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Jenessa Shapiro [Edit Page]

Associate Professor

Ph. D., Arizona State University

Social Psychology

Contact Information

Office: 4441C FH

Phone: (310) 267-4677


Research and Teaching Interests

My main interests lie in the psychology of being a target of prejudice and intergroup interaction. In particular I have focused on questions pertaining to: (1) stereotype threat, (2) intergroup interaction, and (3) social cognitive biases in the perception and evaluation of ingroup and outgroup members.


Representative Publications

  • Shapiro, J. R. (in press). Different groups, different threats: A Multi-Threat approach to the experience of stereotype threats. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

  • Shapiro, J. R., Baldwin, M., Williams, A. M., & Trawalter, S. (in press). The company you keep: Fear of rejection in intergroup interaction. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

  • Shapiro, J. R., Mistler, S., & Neuberg, S. L. (2010). Threatened selves and differential prejudice expression by White and Black perceivers. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 469-473.

  • Shapiro, J. R., & Neuberg, S. L.  (2008).  When do the stigmatized stigmatize? The ironic effects of being accountable to (perceived) majority group prejudice-expression norms.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 877-898.

  • Shapiro, J. R., & Neuberg, S. L. (2007). From stereotype threat to stereotype threats: Implications of a multi-threat framework for causes, moderators, mediators, consequences, and interventions. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 11, 107-130.

  •  King, E. B., Shapiro, J. R., Hebl, M. R., Singletary, S., & Turner, S. (2006).  The stigma of obesity in customer service: A mechanism for remediation and bottom-line consequences of interpersonal discrimination. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91, 579-593.

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