Robert Boeckmann

Office: SSB 219B
Phone: (907) 786-1793


Ph.D. May 1996 - Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley ; 
MA. May 1993 - Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley ; 
BA. May 1990 - Psychology, University of California, Berkeley.


  • Social Justice
  • Social Identity
  • Value Discrepancy and the Legitimacy of Legal Authorities
  • Entitlement and Deserving Perceptions, Collective Guilt and Affirmative Action
  • Procedural Justice Evaluations of Family Group Conferences
  • Victim's Reactions to Hate Speech and Racism
  • Equity Evaluations in Adult Relationships
  • Cultural Disruption, Community Functioning, and Behavioral Health in Alaska Native Communities


Teaching Responsibilities
  • Statistics for Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Independent Research
  • Senior / Honor Thesis
  • Conducting Research in Psychology
  • Social Psychology of Justice
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Quantitative Methods in Psychology


Professional and Departmental Service

·Australian Journal of Psychology

·British Journal of Social Psychology

Journal of Social Psychology

·GroupDynamics: Theory Research & Practice

·Journal ofApplied Social Psychology

·Journal ofSocial Issues

·Psychology Public Policy and Law

·Psychology of Women Quarterly

·Sex Roles

·Social Justice Research

Consulting / Guest Presenter /Volunteer

·Family and Children Community Services (South Australian Government)

·Citizens Advisory Board - McLaughlin Youth Center

Recidivism Working Group (South Australia Attorney General's


·Media (TV,Radio, Newspaper) Consultant on issues relevant to a wide range of SocialPsychology Topics.

·Consult with members of the public on a variety of issues on an ad hoc basis

·Present psychology lectures to local high school students

·Volunteer Judge for Science Fairs in Anchorage School District

·Volunteer Debate Judge for Debate Competitions in Anchorage School District

·Volunteer Alaska Native Oratory Society Judge

·Volunteer inelementary school math classes


·Ph.D.examiner for Australia National University

·External examiner for Ph.D. Qualifying Exams for UAF-UAA biology student (2005)

·Masters thesis examiner for Flinders University

Service to Professional Organization

·Principle member of Annual SASP* Conference Organizing Committee 2002

*Society of Australiasian Social Psychologists


Recent (2002-2013) Administrative Responsibilities

Active and Engaged Membership in the following:

Undergraduate Studies Committee (elected chair for 2005-2011 years)

Adjunct Faculty Applicant Review committee (2008-ongoing)

Clinical Training Committee(2002-2008)

Clinical Masters Selection Committee (as needed)

Joint Ph.D. Program Development Committee (2003-2005)

Joint Ph.D. Program Curriculum Development Sub-committee (2004-2005)

Joint Ph.D. Program Technology Infrastructure Sub-committee (2004-2006)

Vice Provost's task force on IDEA evaluation transition / including response rate issues.

Institutional Review Board (since September 2003) (Co-Chair of committee
in 2008 – 2012) member 2012-13)

Faculty Senate – Senator for Social Sciences (2003-2010)

Faculty Senate President Elect (2011-12); Acting President (2012-2013)

College of Arts and Sciences Peer Review Committee Member (2009 - 2012)

Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Evaluator Training (Chair2012-2013)

Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Research and Creative Activity(2012-2013)

Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee to Improve UAA's Research Culture

Faculty Evaluator for Student Showcase (2011)Faculty Senate DiversityCommittee (2003-2010, elected co-chair for 2005-2008-years)

Member of Committee to organize Alaska Civil Rights Day activities oncampus.

Member of Diversity Action Council (2007-2011)

Member of Library Advisory Committee (2009-2011)

Member National Coalition Building Institute UAA Leadership Team

Awards Selection Committee for the Behavioral Sciences of the North Conference. (occasional)


Compton, D., Blumer, M. C., & Boeckmann, R. J. (2011). Review of'Alice in wonderland' movie. Journal ofFeminist Family Therapy: An International Forum, 23(1), 54-59.doi:10.1080/08952833.2011.548707 

Shepler, D. A., Lupfer-Johnson, G.,Chaudoir, S., & Boeckmann, R.J.(2011).That community becomes you?An examination ofcommunity differences in self-objectification and related variables.TheJournal of General Psychology, 138(3) 1-16.

Boeckmann, R. J. &Feather, N. T. (2007). Gender, discrimination beliefs, group-based guilt, andresponses to affirmative action for Australian women.Psychologyof Women Quarterly, 31, 290-304.

Feather,N. T., & Boeckmann,R. J. (2007). Beliefs about gender discrimination in theworkplace in the context of affirmative action: Effects of gender andambivalent attitudes in an Australian sample. Sex Roles, 57(1-2),31-42.

Strelan, P. & Boeckmann,R. J. (2006). Why drug testing in elite sport does not work:

Perceptual deterrence theory andthe role of personal moral beliefs.Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36,2909-2934.

Pidd,K., Boeckmann, R. J. & Morris,M. (2006). Adolescents in transition: The role of workplace alcohol and otherdrug policies as prevention strategy. Drugs:Education, Prevention and Policy. 13(4), 353-365.

Strelan,P., & Boeckmann, R. J. (2003). Anew model for understanding performance-enhancing drug use by elite athletes. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 15(2),176-183.

Boeckmann, R. J. & Tyler, T. R. (2002). Trust, Respect,and the Psychology of Political Engagement. Journal of Applied Social Psychology,32,2067-2088.

Boeckmann, R. J. & Liew, J.C. (2002) Hate Speech: AsianAmerican Evaluations and Justice Judgments. Journalof Social Issues, 58, 363-381.

Boeckmann, R. J. & Turpin-Petrosino, C. (2002) Introduction and overview: Understandingthe harm of Hate Crime. Journal of SocialIssues, 58, 207-225.