Dr. Carrie Fried


Dr. Carrie Fried  


  • PhD Psychology - University of California, Santa Cruz, 1994
  • MS Psychology - University of California, Santa Cruz, 1993
  • BS Psychology - Iowa State University, 1987

Dr. Fried is interested in the general processes of social influences and decision making, the influences and effects of media, stereotypes and their influences, and the effects of individual differences on social behavior and decisions. She also routinely supervises students who wish to pursue their own interests either through independent study or the Advanced Experimental Psychology course.

Dr. Fried teaches the following courses:
  • PSY 210 Intro to Psychological Sciences
  • PSY 308/309 Experimental Psychology with Lab
  • PSY 325 Social Psychology
  • PSY 330 Psychology & Law
  • PSY 408 Advanced Experimental Psychology

A complete list of Dr. Fried’s interests and publications can be found on her Vitae (PDF)

Supervised Student Research

Dr. Fried has supervised many undergraduate research projects, often in conjunction with Advanced Experimental Psychology (P408).  A list (PDF) of student research projects Dr. Fried has supervised is provided.


Fried, C. B., & Johanson, J. C. (2008). Sexual and violent media's inhibition of advertisement memory: Effect or artifact? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38, 1716-1735. (PDF)

Fried, C. B. (2008). In-class laptop use and its effects on student learning. Computers and Education, 50, 906-914. (PDF)

Fried, C. B. & Maxwell, A. (2006) Rape rumors: The effects of reporting or denying rumors of sexual assaults on campus. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36, 2766-2784.(PDF)

Johanson, J. C. & Fried, C. B. (2002). Job training vs. graduate school preparation: Do the two educational goals warrant separate educational tracks? Teaching of Psychology, 29, 241-243.

Aronson, J., Fried, C. B., & Good, C. (2002). Reducing the effects of stereotype threat on African American college students: The role of theories of Intelligence. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 38, 113-125.