York College / City University of New York
Ashton, William

Ashton, William

Associate Professor

Behavioral Sciences

Phone: 718-262-2699
Office Location: AC-4E06
Email: washton@york.cuny.edu

I’m a Social Psychologist and specialize in how people perceive and think about other people and the common errors people make when thinking about people.  My specific research interests involve the stigma of mental illness and how people think about blame and responsibility in sexual assault situations. I also have training in Community Psychology and worked for about 10 years outside of academia in community development, namely leadership development and community organizing. I also have interests in fringe areas of Psychology.  I’ve published articles and letters about Jungian Archetypes and anomalous phenomena (e.g. ESP).

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PhD Miami University Social Psychology 1991 
MA Miami University Social Psychology 1988 
BA Earlham College Psychology 1984 

Areas of Expertise

  • Social Psychology
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Community Psychology

Publications in Field Of Expertise