PhD Candidate



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Dittmann, A.G., Stephens, N.M., & Townsend, S.S.M. (invited revision at JPSP). When people from working-class contexts outperform people from middle-class contexts. (title disguised)

Stephens, N.M., Townsend, S.S.M., & Dittmann, A.G. (2019). Social class disparities in higher education and in professional workplaces: The role of cultural mismatch. Current Directions in Psychological Science.

Dittmann, A.G. & Stephens, N.M. (2017). Interventions aimed at closing the social class achievement gap: Changing individuals, structures, and construals. Current Opinion in Psychology, 18, 111- 116.

Maner, J.K., Dittmann, A.G., McNulty, J., & Meltzer, A. (2017). Implications of life-history strategies for obesity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(32), 8517–8522. doi:10.1073/pnas.1620482114

Dittmann, A.G. & Maner, J.K. (2017). A life-history theory perspective on obesity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40. doi:10.1017/S0140525X16001400

Stephens, N.M., Dittmann, A.G., & Townsend, S.S.M. (2017). Social class and models of competence: How gateway institutions disadvantage working-class Americans and how to intervene. In C.S. Dweck, A.J. Elliot, & D. Yeager (Eds.), Handbook of Competence and Motivation (2nd Edition): Theory and Application. New York, NY: Guilford Press.


Dittmann, A.G., Birnbaum, H.J., & Stephens, N.M. (under review at SPPS). College financial resources and social psychological interventions to improve the academic achievement of working-class students. (title disguised)


Dittmann, A.G., Kteily, N., & Bruneau, E. (In preparation). Subtle signals of self-value shape perceptions of a group’s human worth.

Dittmann, A.G., Stephens, N.M., Townsend, S.S.M., & Rivera, L. (In preparation for AMJ). Working in professional organizations but still working class: How social class background impacts subjective workplace experiences. (Dissertation Chapter 2)