Ashley Lytle

Assistant Professor of Psychology

School: College of Arts and Letters

Building: Morton

Room: 321

Phone: (201) 216-3578

Email: alytle@stevens.edu

Education
  • PhD (2016) Stony Brook University (Social/Health Psychology)
  • MA (2013) Stony Brook University (Social/Health Psychology)
Research

stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination, intergroup relations, STEM engagement and retention, health, gender, sexual orientation, age, race/ethnicity, belief systems


PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Lytle, A., Apriceno, M., Macdonald, J., Monahan, C., & Levy, S.R. (2020). Pre-pandemic attitudes toward older adults predict behavioral intentions during COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Gerontology: Series B. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbaa210

Apriceno, M., Lytle, A., Monahan, C., Macdonald, J., & Levy, S.R. (2020). Prioritizing healthcare and employment resources during COVID-19: Roles of benevolent and hostile ageism. The Gerontologist. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnaa165

Lytle, A., Macdonald, J., Apriceno, M., & Levy, S.R. (2020). Reducing ageism with brief videos about aging education, ageism, and intergenerational contact. The Gerontologist. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnaa167

Karl, K. & Lytle, A. (2020). Nuclear weapons risk communication: Evaluating the impact of message exposure and format. Journal of Risk Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2020.1819387

Monahan, C., Macdonald, J., Lytle, A., Apriceno, M., & Levy, S.R. (2020). COVID-19 and ageism: How positive and negative responses impact older adults and society. American Psychologist, Advance Online Publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/amp0000699

Lytle, A., Nowacek, N., & Levy, S. R. (2020). Instapals: Reducing ageism by facilitating intergenerational contact and providing aging education. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 41(3). https://doi.org/10.1080/02701960.2020.1737047

Lytle, A., & Shin, J.E. (2020). Incremental Beliefs, STEM Efficacy, and STEM Interest among First Year Undergraduate Students. Journal of Science Education and Technology

Lytle, A., & Karl, K. (2020). Understanding Americans’ perceptions of nuclear weapons risk and subsequent behavior. International Journal of Communications, 14, https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/12369/2909

Lytle, A., Apriceno, M., & Kowal, M. (2019). How intergroup contact and demographic factors influence attitudes towards and perceptions of addiction. Addiction Research and Theory. doi: 10.1080/16066359.2019.1680647

Lytle, A., Apriceno, M., Dyar, C., & Levy, S.R. (2018). Sexual Orientation and Gender Differences in Aging Perceptions and Concerns among Older Adults. Innovations in Aging, 2(3), 1-9. doi: 10.1093/geroni/igy036.

Lytle, A. (2018). Intergroup Contact Theory: Recent Developments and Future Directions. Social Justice Research, 31(4), 374-385.doi: 10.1007/s11211-018-0314-9

Bernardo, A., Levy, S. R., & Lytle, A. (2018). Culturally relevant meanings of the Protestant work ethic and attitudes towards poor persons. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 21, e40, 1-9. doi:10.1017/sjp.2018.48

Ramírez, L.F., Palacios-Espinosa, X., Dyar, C., Lytle, A., & Levy, S.R. (2018). The Relationships among Aging Stereotypes, Aging Anxiety, Social Support, Religiosity, and Expected Health among Colombians. Journal of Adult Development, 1-14. doi: 10.1007/s10804-018-9299-8

Lytle, A., Macdonald, J., Dyar, C., & Levy, S.R. (2018). Ageism and Sexism in the 2016 United States Presidential Election. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. doi: 10.1111/asap.12147

Lytle, A., & Levy, S.R. (2017). Reducing Ageism: Education about Aging and Extended Contact with Older Adults. The Gerontologist. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnx177.

Dyar, C., Lytle, A., London, B., & Levy, S. R. (2017). An experimental investigation of the application of binegative stereotypes. Psychology Of Sexual Orientation And Gender Diversity, 4(3), 314-327. doi:10.1037/sgd0000234

Lytle, A., Dyar, C., Levy, S.R., & London, B. (2017). Contact with Bisexual Individuals Reduces Binegativity among Heterosexuals and Lesbian Women and Gay Men. European Journal of Social Psychology, doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2241.

Lytle, A., Dyar, C., Levy, S. R., & London, B. (2017). Essentialist beliefs: Understanding contact with and attitudes towards lesbian and gay individuals. British Journal Of Social Psychology, 56(1), 64-88. doi:10.1111/bjso.12154

Shin, J. E. L., Rosenthal, L., Levy, S. R., Lytle, A., London, B., & Lobel, M. (2016). The roles of the Protestant work ethic and perceived identity compatibility in graduate students' feelings and attitudes toward STEM and non-STEM fields. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 22, 309-327.

Lytle, A., & Levy, S. R. (2015). Reducing heterosexuals’ prejudice toward gay men and lesbian women via an induced cross-orientation friendship. Psychology Of Sexual Orientation And Gender Diversity, 2(4), 447-455. doi:10.1037/sgd0000135

Dyar, C., Lytle, A., London, B., & Levy, S.R. (2015). Application of bisexuality research to the development of a set of guidelines for intervention efforts to reduce binegativity. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 1(4), 352-362. doi:10.1037/tps0000045



Chapters

Levy, S.R., Lytle, A., Monahan, C., Macdonald, J., & Apriceno, M. (in press). Ageism Reduction Programs. Innovative Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Programs.

Lytle, A. (2019). Heterosexism and ageism. Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging.

Levy, S. R. & Lytle, A. (2019). Intergenerational programs on anti-ageism. Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging.

Lytle, A. & Macdonald, J. (2019). Leadership, politics, and ageism. Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging.

Levy, S. R., Apriceno, M., Macdonald, J., & Lytle, A. (2018). Ageism. In D. S. Dunn (Ed)., Oxford Bibliographies in Psychology. New York, NY, US: Oxford University Press.

Levy, S.R., Shin, J.E., Lytle, A., & Rosenthal, L. (2016). Systemic approaches to reduce prejudice in schools. In E.C. Lopez, S.G. Nahari, & S.L. Proctor (Eds.), The Handbook of Multicultural School Psychology: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, Second Edition (pp. 237-257). New York, NY, US: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group

Levy, S.R., Lytle, A., Shin, J.E., & Hughes, J. (2015). The development of prejudice and stereotypes in children and adolescents.In T. Nelson (Ed.). Handbook of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination: Second Edition.(pp. 455-583). New York, NY, US: Psychology Press.

General Information

Lytle's research explores how prejudice, discrimination, and stereotyping impact academic, social, and health outcomes among marginalized groups.

Institutional Service
  • Task Force on Mental Health Member
  • Academic Appeals Committee Member
  • Safe Zone Facilitator Member
  • Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) Member
  • Junior Faculty Board of Representatives Member
  • Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Quantitative Social Science Member
  • Improving the Evaluation of Teaching Member
  • Young Alumni Board of Trustee Selection Committee Member
  • External search committee member for the School of Business Richard R. Roscitt Endowed Chair in Leadership Member
Professional Service
  • Journal Reviewer
Honors and Awards

2016 - President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA

2015 - Department of Psychology Award for Excellence in Teaching, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA

2009 - Phi Beta Kappa, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, USA

Professional Societies
  • GSA – Gerontological Society of America Member
  • APA – American Psychological Association Member
Grants, Contracts, and Funds

2020 - 2023: National Science Foundation: Supporting Sustainable Evolution of Electrical Energy Systems via Closed-Loop Consumer Behavior and Market System Modeling (PI: Steven Hoffenson, Co-PIs: Ashley Lytle, Lei Wu).

2018 - 2022: National Science Foundation: Aging In Place Through Enhanced Mobility and Social Connectedness: An Integrated Robot and Wearable Sensor Approach (PI: Yi Guo, Co-PI: Ashley Lytle, Co-PI: Damiano Zanotto).

2017 - 2018: Thompson Family Foundation: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Nuclear RiskCommunication Tools (PI: Kristyn Karl, Co-PI: Ashley Lytle).

2017 - 2018: Stevens Institute of Technology: Intergenerational Contact (PI: Ashley Lytle).


Selected Publications
Book Chapter
  1. Levy, S. R.; Lytle, A. (2019). Intergenerational programs on anti-ageism. Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Springer .
    https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-319-69892-2_598-1.
  2. Lytle, A.; Macdonald, J. (2019). Leadership, politics, and ageism.. Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Springer .
    https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-319-69892-2_600-1.
  3. Lytle, A. (2019). Heterosexism and ageism. . Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging (978-3-319-69892-2 ed.). Springer.
    https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-319-69892-2_596-1.
Conference Proceeding
  1. Lytle, A.; Macdonald, J.; Dyar, C.; Levy, S. R. (2018). Ageism and Sexism in the 2016 United States Presidential Election. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (1 ed., vol. 18, pp. 81-104).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85042150435.
Erratum, Journal
  1. Lytle, A.; Shin, J. E. (2020). Correction to: Incremental Beliefs, STEM Efficacy and STEM Interest among First-Year Undergraduate Students (Journal of Science Education and Technology, (2020), 29, 2, (272-281), 10.1007/s10956-020-09813-z). Journal of Science Education and Technology (2 ed., vol. 29, pp. 282).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85079638723.
Journal Article
  1. Lytle, A.; Nowacek, N. (2020). Instapals: Reducing ageism by facilitating intergenerational contact and providing aging education. .
  2. Monahan, C.; Macdonald, J.; Lytle, A.; Apriceno, M. B.; Levy, S. R. (2020). COVID-19 and Ageism: How positive and negative responses impact older adults and society. American Psychologist (7 ed., vol. 75, pp. 887-896).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85088456717.
  3. Monahahn, C.; Macdonald, J.; Lytle, A.; Apriceno, M.; Levy, S. (2020). COVID-19 and ageism: How positive and negative responses impact older adults and society. . American Psychologist. American Psychologist.
  4. Lytle, A.; Shin, J. E. (2020). Incremental Beliefs, STEM Efficacy and STEM Interest Among First-Year Undergraduate Students. Journal of Science Education and Technology (2 ed., vol. 29, pp. 272-281).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85079368313.
  5. Lytle, A.; Nowacek, N.; Levy, S. R. (2020). Instapals: Reducing ageism by facilitating intergenerational contact and providing aging education. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education (3 ed., vol. 41, pp. 308-319).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85080935910.
  6. Lytle, A.; Shin, J. L. (2020). Incremental beliefs, STEM efficacy, and STEM interest among first year undergraduate students. . Journal of Science Techology and Education (pp. 1-10).
  7. Lytle, A.; Karl, K. (2020). Understanding Americans’ Attitudes toward Nuclear Weapons and Estimated Risk of Nuclear Attack. International Journal of Communication (14 ed., pp. 299-323). International Journal of Communication.
  8. Monahan, C.; Lytle, A.; Apriceno, M.; Macdonald, J.; Inman, E.; Levy, S. R. (2020). Endorsement of Stereotypes of Older Adults, Older Men, and Male Leaders Predict Expected Job Performance, Voting Stance, and Voting Intentions in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy.
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85093847891.
  9. Karl, K.; Lytle, A. (2020). Nuclear weapons risk communication: evaluating the impact of message exposure and format. Journal of Risk Research.
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85091798222.
  10. Lytle, A.; Apriceno, M. B.; Kowal, M. (2020). How intergroup contact and demographic factors influence attitudes toward and perceptions of addiction. Addiction Research and Theory (5 ed., vol. 28, pp. 425-432).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85074473304.
  11. Lytle, A.; Apriceno, M.; Kowal, M. (2019). How Intergroup Contact and Demographic Factors Influence Attitudes towards and Perceptions of Addiction. Addiction Research and Theory .
  12. Lytle, A.; Levy, S. R. (2019). Reducing ageism: Education about aging and extended contact with older adults. Gerontologist (3 ed., vol. 59, pp. 580-588).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85066863990.
  13. Lytle, A.; Apriceno, M.; Dyar, C.; Levy, S. R. (2018). Sexual Orientation and Gender Differences in Aging Perceptions and Concerns among Older Adults. Innovations in Aging (3 ed., vol. 2, pp. 1-9).
  14. Lytle, A.; Dyar, C.; Levy, S. R.; London, B. (2017). Contact with bisexual individuals reduces binegativity among heterosexuals and lesbian women and gay men. European Journal of Social Psychology (5 ed., vol. 47, pp. 580-599).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85022332844.
  15. Lytle, A.; Dyar, C.; Levy, S. R.; London, B. (2017). Essentialist beliefs: Understanding contact with and attitudes towards lesbian and gay individuals. British Journal of Social Psychology (1 ed., vol. 56, pp. 64-88).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84987990676.
  16. Dyar, C.; Lytle, A.; London, B.; Levy, S. R. (2017). An experimental investigation of the application of binegative stereotypes. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (3 ed., vol. 4, pp. 314-327).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85040995328.
Magazine/Trade Publication
  1. Karl, K.; Lytle, A. (2019). This is not a drill: Lessons from the false Hawaiian missile alert. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist.
    https://thebulletin.org/2019/01/this-is-not-a-drill-lessons-from-the-false-hawaiian-missile-alert/.
Newspaper Article
  1. Karl, K.; Lytle, A.; Wellerstein, A. (2019). A nuclear bomb might not kill you. But not knowing how to respond might.. Washington Post.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/01/14/nuclear-bomb-might-not-kill-you-not-knowing-how-respond-might/.
Other
  1. Lytle, A.; Shin, J. E. (2020). Correction to: Incremental Beliefs, STEM Efficacy and STEM Interest among First-Year Undergraduate Students (Journal of Science Education and Technology, (2020), 29, 2, (272-281), 10.1007/s10956-020-09813-z). Journal of Science Education and Technology (2 ed., vol. 29, pp. 282).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85079638723.
Courses

Fundamentals of Psychology
Social Psychology
Health Psychology
Psychology of Prejudice