Dr. Chantrey J. Murphy, Associate Professor

Email: chantrey.murphy@csulb.edu 
Office: PSY-126
Phone: (562) 985–5650
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Main Courses:

  • Social Psychology (SOC 335)
  • Quantitative Methods of Social Research (SOC 355)

Research Interests:

  • Social Psychology, Group Processes, Self & Identity, Experimental Methods, Incarcerated Populations, Theory Development, Quantitative Methods.


  • B.A., Sociology, Winthrop University, 2008
  • M.A., Sociology, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, 2011
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Texas A&M University, 2016

Overview of Dr. Murphy’s Research:

Dr. Chantrey J. Murphy began her appointment here at CSULB in Fall 2016. She received her B.A. at Winthrop University (SC), her M.A. at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and her Ph.D. at Texas A&M University, each in Sociology. Since joining the department, Dr. Murphy has taught sections of Social Psychology (SOC 335) and Quantitative Methods of Social Research (SOC 355). Her research interests center on remedying disparate and unequal outcomes that happen during interpersonal (micro) settings. In the area of Social Psychology, Dr. Murphy uses experimental methodology to examine how routine face-to-face interactions contribute to, and also work against, inequality. She is also continuing her research in Criminology that focuses on understanding how a person’s gender presentation might be linked to experiences with aggression and victimization.

Selected publications:

  • Ramasubramanian, Srividya & Chantrey J. Murphy. 2014. “Experimental Studies of Media Stereotyping Effects.” Pg. 385-402 in Laboratory Experiments in the Social Sciences 2nd Edition, Murray Webster, Jr. and Jane Sell (eds.) New York: Elsevier.