Jennifer Ma

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

Department: Psychology

Office Address: Steele 106

Email: jennifer.ma@scrippscollege.edu

Academic History

  • B.A. in Psychology - Stanford University
  • M.A. in Social Psychology - University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Ph.D. in Social Psychology - University of Colorado, Boulder

Areas of Expertise

Stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination; Attribution theory; Decision-making; Applied Psychology

Personal Interests

My primary areas of research explore multiple parts of the processes of both implicit and explicit stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination: from acquisition to application, and then finally to change. As far as applied psychology, I have been focusing on stereotyping and decision-making in the legal system, political realm, and the media.

Selected Research and Publications

  • Biernat, M.R., Ma, J.E., & Nario-Redmond, M. R. (2008). Standards to suspect and diagnose stereotypical traits. Social Cognition, 26, 288-313.
  • Blair, I.V., Ma, J.E., and Lenton, A.P. (2001) Imagining stereotypes away: The moderation of implicit stereotypes through mental imagery. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 81 (5), 828-841.

Courses Taught

  • Psyc 103 – Psychological Statistics
  • Psyc 169 – Topics in Social and Personality Psychology- Stereotyping and Prejudice in Society
  • Psyc 168 – Social Psychology
  • Psyc 168L – Social Psychology Laboratory

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