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Jessica D. Remedios, Ph.D., Principal Investigator

Jessica D. Remedios Jessica D. Remedios, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Social Identity and Stigma Laboratory
Tufts University
School of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology
490 Boston Avenue, Room #021
Medford, MA 02155
Office: 617.627.6090  |  Laboratory: 617.627.0416  |  Fax: 617.627.0439
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Dr. Jessica Remedios is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Social Identity and Stigma Lab (SISL) at Tufts University. She received her Ph.D. in experimental social psychology from the University of Toronto in 2012. Dr. Remedios' research aims to understand the impact of stereotypes on stigmatized group members under conditions of complexity. As such, she focuses on how people with more than one stigmatized group membership are perceived and how these individuals cope with the multiple forms of prejudice they face.

In one line of work, Dr. Remedios explores how stigmatized people are perceived by others. She is interested in how one identity (e.g., gender) may affect how perceivers process information and use stereotypes about another identity (e.g., race) during person perception. Dr. Remedios also examines how individuals who have multiple stigmatized identities cope with facing more than one form of discrimination. Specifically, she aims to understand how having multiple stigmatized identities affects psychological and behavioral outcomes in targets. In both lines of work, Dr. Remedios uses social-cognitive methods to assess controlled and automatic attitudes that people hold about themselves and others.

Dr. Remedios teaches Introduction to Psychology (PSY 1), Introduction to Social Psychology (PSY 13), Social Identity, Stigma and Coping (PSY 115/215), as well as graduate-level classes in Social Psychology.