Jasmine M. DeJesus, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Michigan

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I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Human Growth and Development and the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan. I received my Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Chicago in 2015.

My research broadly investigates the development of social cognition. I am especially interested in children’s reasoning about social group membership, and my past work has explored the consequences for that reasoning on children’s social preferences, inferences about other people’s personality traits and national group membership, their reasoning about fairness and resource distribution, and their attention to instances of contamination or core disgust elicitors. In the future, I am interested in examining children’s social reasoning in the context of food, a domain that has been understudied by developmental psychologists but might have important implications for our understanding of early cognitive development and for addressing pressing public health concerns.

Are you a student at the University of Michigan looking for a mentored research opportunity? Please email me! I am always looking for motivated students to help me conduct my research!