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 experiences of and attitudes toward international students is a core part of my work.

Selected Publications

  • 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(3), 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(24), 2204-2223.