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Morgan Jerald

Morgan Jerald

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Expert on how people learn about gender and race stereotypes from the media and subsequent effects on health.

Assistant Professor, Psychology College of Letters and Science — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @morgancjerald


  • How does people's awareness of stereotypes of their group negatively affect their health?
  • What stereotypical beliefs about gender and race do people learn from the media (telelvision, social media, etc.)?
  • How does media use negatively influence women and girls' attitudes about their body image?
  • How do gendered, racialized stereotypes negatively affect Black women's attitudes toward their sexual experiences and romantic relationships?
  • How can strengthening racial/ethnic identity and media literacy programs help Black Americans protect against negative, stereotypical messages encountered in the media?


  • Published research in a variety of peer-review Psychology journals, including the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Black Psychology, and Psychology of Women Quarterly.
  • Teaches the Psychology of Women & Gender, Human Sexuality, and the Psychology of Black Women
  • Co-organizer of Flourish, an NSF-funded network for pre-tenure psychologists of color
  • Frequently gives invited talks and interviews on research community groups, businesses, and on podcasts.