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  • Position: Experimental Faculty
  • Department: Psychology
  • Campus Address: Sloan Hall 220, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
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Rachel Foster-Lifson received her Ph.D. in Social-Personality Psychology from the University of Washington in 1989. She has been at Central Michigan University since 1989.

Research Interest:

Dr. Foster-Lifson is interested in how beliefs about men and women (gender stereotypes) affect self-esteem and the self-concept. In the past, she has focused on the impact of cultural religious beliefs on the self-concept. Dr. Foster-Lifson has also conducted research on eyewitness memory.

Recent Research:

Foster, R. A., & Babcock, R. L. (2001).  God as a man versus God as a woman: Perceiving God as a function of the gender of God and the gender of the participant.  The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion.