Wendy Quinton


Wendy Quinton.

Wendy Quinton


Wendy Quinton


Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Psychology Honors Program

Research Interests

Prejudice, discrimination, and stigma; social identity; stress and coping; international students

Contact Information

348 Park Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260-4110

Phone: (716) 645-0230



  • PhD, University of California - Santa Barbara


I regularly teach undergraduate courses in Introductory Psychology, Scientific Inquiry, Social Psychology, History of Psychology, and the Honors Seminar in Psychology. As Director of the Psychology Honors Program, I work with senior psychology majors who are completing an independent research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor. 

My research interests are focused on theoretically driven investigations of social issues. In particular, I center on issues that are at the interface of a number of core psychological topics, including the psychology of the self, prejudice and discrimination, social identity and social groups, and stress and coping. Investigating the international student experience is a core part of my current work.

Selected Publications

  • Quinton, W. J. (2020). So close and yet so far? Predictors of international students’ socialization with host nationals. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 74, 7-16.
  • Quinton, W. J. (2019). Unwelcome on campus? Predictors of prejudice against international students. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 12, 156-169.
  • Seery, M. D., & Quinton, W. J. (2016). Understanding resilience: From negative life events to everyday stressors. In J. M. Olson & M. P. Zanna (Eds.), Advances in experimental social psychology (Vol. 54, pp. 181-245). Cambridge, MA: Academic Press.
  • Seery, M. D., & Quinton, W. J. (2015). Targeting prejudice: Personal self-esteem as a resource for Asians’ attributions to racial discrimination. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 677-684.
  • Leo, R. J., & Quinton, W. J. (2011). Psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches to pain. In M. Ebert & R. Kerns (Eds.), Behavioral and psychopharmacological therapeutics in pain management. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
  • Leo, R. J., Quinton, W. J., & Ebert, M. (2011). Psychological/psychosocial evaluation of the chronic pain patient: Behavioral and psychopharmacological therapeutics in pain management. In N. Vadivelu, R. Hines, & R. Urman (Eds.), Essentials of pain management. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Major, B., Quinton, W. J., & Schmader, T. (2003). Attributions to discrimination and self-esteem: Impact of group identification and situational ambiguity. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 39, 220-231.
  • Major, B., Kaiser, C., McCoy, S. K., & Quinton, W. J. (2003). Prejudice and self-esteem: A transactional model. In W. Stroebe & M. Hewstone (Eds.), European Review of Social Psychology (pp. 77-104). East Sussex, UK: Psychology Press.
  • Major, B., Quinton, W. J., & McCoy, S. K. (2002). Antecedents and consequences of attributions to discrimination: Theoretical and empirical advances. In M. P. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology (Vol. 34, pp. 251-330). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
  • Quinton, W. J., Major, B., & Richards, C. (2001). Adolescents and abortion: Are minors at greater risk? Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 7, 491-514.
  • Quinton, W. J., Cowan, G., & Watson, B. D. (1996). Personality and attitudinal predictors of support of Proposition 187–California’s anti-illegal immigrant initiative. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 26, 2204-2223.