Michelle Nario-Redmond specializes in stereotyping, prejudice and disability studies. Her research on disability identity shows that self-conceptualization as a member of a minority culture has positive implications for self-advocacy, community participation and responses to social injustice. Other empirical projects relate to the measurement and judgment implications of culturally shared stereotypes about disabled men and women; the effects of existential anxiety on the expression of disability prejudice; the antecedents and consequences of inspiration and paternalistic pity; and the mentoring practices of college professors toward students with learning disabilities.
Michelle has also developed and is currently piloting a new school-based intervention to promote self-determination and raise awareness of disability culture as a valued aspect of multiculturalism. The Disability Cultural Awareness Project is designed to address misconceptions, identify role models and increase complex thinking about human variability and universal design. From 1990 to 1993, Michelle served as a Ford Foundation Fellow, was the 1994 recipient of the SPSP Student Publication Award, and in 2005, was honored as a profiled member of the Society for Disability Studies. In 2011 she was promoted to Associate Professor of Psychology and is currently serving on the Board of Hattie Larlam.
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Intergroup Relations
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Self and Identity
- Disability Identity Project
- Disability Prejudice Project
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- Biernat, M., Ma, J. E., & Nario-Redmond, M. R. (2008). Standards to suspect and diagnose stereotypical traits. Social Cognition, 26 (3), 288-313. doi: 10.1521/soco.2008.26.3.288
- Grahe, J. E., Reifman, A., Herman, A., Walker, M., Oleson, K. C., Nario-Redmond, M.R, & Wiebe, R. P. (2012). Harnessing the undiscovered resource of student research projects. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7, 605. DOI: 10.1177/1745691612459057
- Lindly, O., Nario-Redmond, M. R., & Noel, J. G. (2014). Creatively re-defining fat: Identification predicts strategic responses to stigma, ingroup attitudes, and well-being. Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society, 3(2), 179-195. DOI 10.1090/21604851.2014.865968
- Nario, M. R., & Branscombe, N. R. (1995). Comparison processes in hindsight and causal attribution. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 21(12), 1244-1255.DOI: 10.1177/01461672952112001
- Nario-Redmond, M.R. (2010). Cultural stereotypes of disabled and nondisabled men and women: Consensus for global category representations and diagnostic domains. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 471-488. DOI: 10.1348/014466609X468411
- Nario-Redmond, M. R., Biernat, M., Eidelman, S., & Palenske, D. J. (2004). The social and personal identities scale: A measure of the differential importance ascribed to social and personal self-categorizations. Self and Identity, 3, 143-175. DOI:10.1080/13576500342000103
- Nario-Redmond, M. R., & Branscombe, N. R. (1996). It could have been better or it might have been worse: Implications for blame assignment in rape cases. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 18, 347-366. DOI:10.1207/s15324834basp1803_6
- Nario-Redmond, M. R., & Gospodinov, D. N. (2015). Evaluating disability simulations: Altering mood, interpersonal attitudes, and willingness to help improve college access. Manuscript submitted for publication.
- Nario-Redmond, M.R., Noel, J. G, & Fern, E. (2013). Redefining disability, reimagining the self: Disability identification predicts self-esteem and strategic responses to stigma. Self and Identity, 12(5), 468-488. DOI:10.1080/15298868.2012.681118
- Nario-Redmond, M. R. & Oleson, K. C. (in press). Disability group identification, disability rights advocacy and political attitudes: Contingencies among emerging adults. Emerging Adulthood Journal.
- Ball, T. C., & Nario-Redmond, M. R. (2014). Positive social identity interventions: Finding a conduit for well-being in members of stigmatized groups. In Parks, A. C. & Schueller, S. (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of positive psychological interventions. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
- Molloy, E., & Nario-Redmond, M. R. (2007). College faculty perceptions of learning disabled students: Stereotypes, group identity and bias. In M. L. Vance (Ed.), Disabled faculty and staff in a disabling society: Multiple identities in higher education. Huntersville, NC: Association on Higher Education and Disability.
- Nario, M. R. (1994, October). Judging members of stereotyped groups: Are we using different standards? Paper presented at the National Academy of Sciences, Ford Foundation Conference of Fellows, Washington, DC.
- Nario-Redmond, M. R. (2006, October). Students with disabilities in higher education: The social and psychological implications of identifying as a member of the disability community. Paper presented at the meeting of the Oregon Association for Higher Education and Disability, Cannon Beach, OR.
- Nario-Redmond, M. R., & Oleson, K. C. (2011). Simi Linton. In Stange, M. Z., Oyster, C. K., and Golson, J. G (Eds.), The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
- Experimental Methods and Statistics
- Freak, Gimp, Crazy, Crip
- General Psychology
- Gimpy Geezers
- Social Psychology
- Stereotyping and Prejudice
- The Social Construction of Human Variability
Michelle R. Nario-Redmond
Department of Psychology
P.O. Box 67
Hiram, Ohio 44234
- Phone: (330)-569-5230