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Jasmine M. DeJesus, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Contact me: jmdejes2 [at] uncg [dot] edu

Visit my lab webpage: devculturehealth.com

I am thrilled to be joining the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Department of Psychology this fall! I recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Psychology and Pediatrics at the University of Michigan, where I have been funded by the NICHD and American Heart Association. I received my Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Chicago in 2015 and my B.A. in Psychology from Harvard in 2007.

My research broadly investigates the development of social cognition. I am especially interested in examining children's social reasoning in the context of food. The domain of food provides particularly interesting opportunities to examine questions about social learning and cultural group membership and to consider the implications of basic research for pressing public health issues.

My research on food is situated within a broader interest in understanding the development of cultural cognition. I have studied the development of social categorization and social biases (particularly in regard to language and nationality), how ideals about fairness and resource distribution develop, and how early social cognition may differ across diverse socio-cultural contexts.


I am recruiting graduate students to start in fall 2019. Please contact me if you are interested in applying!