Sally Dickerson

Sally Dickerson

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology - NYC
41 Park Row


Faculty Bio

Sally Dickerson has been a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Pace University since 2015. She served as Pace's Associate Provost for Research from 2015-2019. Prior to her appointment at Pace, she was on the faculty in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine (2004-2015) and was a Director of the Social Psychology program at the National Science Foundation (2012-2015).

Awards and Honors

  • American Psychological Association Division 38 (Health Psychology), 2013, Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Health Psychology
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2010, Sage Young Scholars Award
  • University of California, Irvine, 2008, Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Fostering Undergraduate Research
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2005, Theoretical Innovation Prize (Honorable Mention)


PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2004
Social Psychology

BA, Southern Methodist University, 1998

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

Dr. Dickerson’s research integrates psychological and biological levels of analysis by applying theories of social and emotional processes to the context of stress and disease. She examines how social-evaluative threat and accompanying self-conscious emotional responses affect physiological outcomes, and how individual differences may heighten vulnerability to these psychological and physiological changes.

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • Social Personality and Health Network [Steering Committee]
  • Society for Experimental Social Psychology
  • Society for Social and Personality Psychology
  • American Psychosomatic Society