Sapna Cheryan
Published August 9, 2017
Updated April 18, 2021

Sapna Cheryan is a professor of social psychology at the University of Washington. Her research interests include identity, stereotypes and prejudice. Her main research topics involve investigating how stereotypes influence gender disparities in STEM fields, the health consequences of having an important identity go unrecognized by fellow group members, and the negative consequences of positive stereotypes.

Cheryan has published numerous articles on these topics in journals such as Psychological Science, the Journal of Personality & Social Psychology and Psychological Bulletin.

Expertise: Identity, stereotypes, prejudice, gender disparities in STEM, positive stereotypes

Location: Seattle, Wash.


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