Robert D. Mather, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of Central Oklahoma. He is an expert in empirical social cognition research on automaticity and cognitive control, attitudes and persuasion, bias correction, stereotypes and discrimination, and leadership. This research has applications in management, consumer behavior, marketing, and forensic science. He has authored three books and more than 40 journal articles.
He served the Journal of Scientific Psychology as Editor from 2007-2012 and as CEO from 2012-2015. He has received awards including the Young Alumni Achievement Award from Westminster College and the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Oklahoma Psychological Society.
He earned his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology (Specialization in Social Psychology) from Texas Tech University, his M.A. in Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma, and his B.A. in Psychology with minors in Political Science and Religious Studies from Westminster College (MO).