Galen V. Bodenhausen is Lawyer Taylor Professor of Psychology and Marketing. He is an elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.
Professor Bodenhausen studies a wide variety of issues involved in consumer cognition, including: understanding the origins, nature, and consequences of consumer attitudes, including both explicit and implicit (or automatic) attitudes; the role of identity concerns in judgment and behavior; the influence of prejudice and stereotypes on perception, judgment, memory, and behavior; how moods and other kinds of emotional states influence judgment and preference; and the nature and consequences of materialistic mindsets. He has served as the editor of the Personality and Social Psychology Review and three other journals and is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Experimental Psychology, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Cognition, and Social Psychological and Personality Science, among others.
Bodenhausen teaches theories of social psychology, principles of social cognition, attitudes and attitude change. He received his PhD in social psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.