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Jessica Salvatore

Jessica Salvatore

Simply put, I study the antecedents and consequences/implications of DIFFERENCE:
1. Between-group (perceived) differences - e.g., stereotyping and meta-stereotyping in complex intergroup systems; stigma based on social categories
2. Within-group (perceived) differences - e.g., social pressures to construe the self as independent of social influence; stigma based on personal characteristics/conditions

Primary Interests:

  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Gender Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity

Journal Articles:

  • Rees, T.J., Salvatore, J., & Coffee, P., Haslam, S.A., Sargent, A., & Dobson, T. (in press). Reversing downward performance spirals. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
  • Salvatore, J. (in press). Back to basics in the assessment of stigma: Commentary on Conley et al. (2012). Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy.
  • Salvatore, J., & Marecek, J. (2010). Gender in the gym: Evaluation concerns as barriers to weight lifting among women. Sex Roles, 63, 556-567.
  • Salvatore, J., & Shelton, J. N. (2007). Cognitive costs of exposure to racial prejudice. Psychological Science, 18, 810-815.
  • Shelton, J. N., Richeson, J. A., & Salvatore, J. (2005). Expecting to be the target of prejudice: Implications for interethnic interactions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 1189-1202.
  • Shelton, J. N., Richeson, J. A., Salvatore, J., & Trawalter, S. (2005). Ironic effects of racial bias during interracial interactions. Psychological Science, 16, 397-402.

Other Publications:

  • Shelton, J. N., Richeson, J. A., Salvatore, J., & Hill, D. M. (2006). Silence is not golden: The intrapersonal consequences of not confronting prejudice. In S. Levin and C. Van Laar (Eds.), Stigma and Group Inequality. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Salvatore, J., & Prentice, D. A. (2011). The independence paradox. In J. Jetten & M. J. Hornsey (Eds.), Rebels in Groups: Dissent, Deviance, Difference and Defiance. Blackwell-Wiley.
  • Haslam, S. A., Salvatore, J., Kessler, T., & Reicher, S. D. (2008). The social psychology of success. Scientific American Mind, 19, 24-31.

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Graduate Statistics
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Self and Identity

Jessica Salvatore
Department of Psychology
Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar, VA 24595
United States

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