Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Fredric Agatstein

Visiting Professor of Psychology

B.A., Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham
M.A., Psychology, Boston University, Boston
Ph.D., Psychology, Boston University, Boston (specializations: social psychology and personality)

Main Interests

Social psychology, personality, social congnition, research methods in psychology

Research Interests

  • Impact of awareness of death on social psychological phenomena
  • Social power and cognitive processes
  • Social aspects of memory

Teaching Interests

Social psychology, personality, social cognition, research methods in psychology


Agatstein, F.C. (1980). Attitude change and death education: A consideration of goals. Death Education, 3, 323-332.

Agatstein, F.C., & Buchanan, D.B. (1984). Public and private self-consciousness and the recall of self-relevant information. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 10, 314-325.

Lavin, M.W., & Agatstein, F.C. (1984). Personal identity and the imagery of place: Psychological issues and literary themes. Journal of Mental Imagery, 8, 51-56.

Malloy, T.E., Agatstein, F., Yarlas, A. & Albright, L. (1997). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 73, 270-280.

Malloy, T.E., Albright, L., Kenney, D.A., Agatstein, F., & Winquist, L. (1997). Interpersonal perception and metaperception in nonoverlapping social groups. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 390-398.

Honors and Awards

  • 1969 Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1970-74 NDEA Title IV Fellow