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Linda Bastone

Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Linda Bastone has been Chair of the School of Natural and Social Sciences since 2014 and has been a member of the Psychology faculty since 1991. As an administrator, teacher, and researcher, Dr. Bastone is committed to increasing access and excellence in higher education. She currently serves as co-director of the Purchase College MARC U-STAR Honors Program, funded by a grant from the NIH/NIGMS. She has also served as Coordinator of the Psychology Program, Director of the Liberal Arts Freshman Seminar Program, Faculty Coordinator of Assessment, and Coordinator of the Baccalaureate and Beyond summer program for community college students in the social sciences and humanities. Her research examines factors that facilitate or impede academic success and the causes and consequences of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination.

Research Interests

Student engagement and success

Stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination

Self and identity


Representative Courses

Psychological Perspectives on the Self

Psychology of Emotion

Psychology of Personality

Social Psychology

Stereotypes, Prejudice and Discrimination


Singer-Freeman, K. E., & Bastone, L. (2016). Pedagogical choices make large classes feel small. (Occasional Paper No. 27). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA).

Singer-Freeman, K. E., Bastone, L. & Skrivanek, J. (2016). Using ePortfolios to assess applied and collaborative learning and academic identity in a summer research program for community college students. International Journal of ePortfolio, 6(1).

Singer-Freeman, K., Bastone, L., and Skrivanek, J. (2014). ePortfolios reveal an emerging community of underrepresented minority scholars. International Journal of ePortfolio, 4, 85-94.  

Singer-Freeman, K., Bastone, L., and Skrivanek, J. (2014). Using e-portfolios to support transfer student success. Diversity and Democracy, 17, 14-15.

Frost, D.M., & Bastone, L.M. (2007). The role of stigma concealment in the retrospective high school experiences of gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals.  Journal of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth, 5, 27-36.