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College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Stella Lopez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology

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Office: MH 4.04.22
Office hours: W 1:00-2:30 pm

Research area: Social and Personality Psychology

Additional Information
  • Biography

    Stella Lopez received her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology in 1985 at Southern Methodist University and her Ph.D. in Social and Personality Experimental Psychology in 1992 at the University of Texas at Arlington.  She taught at North Dakota State University before arriving at UTSA.  Her current research interests are in social perception (i.e., physical appearance, physical attractiveness, prejudice, stereotyping), social relationships, online, dyadic social interactions, and minority behavioral health. 


    • Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology, 1992, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Master of Science, Psychology, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 1985, Southern Methodist University
  • Recent Courses

    • 2523  Personality
    • 2533  Social Psychology
    • 3403  Experimental Psychology
    • 5113  Professional Ethics & Standards
  • Research in Progress


  • Recent Publications


    • Association for Psychological Science
    • Southwestern Psychological Association
    • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
    • Psi Chi
    • Phi Beta Kappa