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Michelle R. Nario-Redmond

Michelle R. Nario-Redmond

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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.

Primary Interests:

  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity

Online Studies:

  • Disability Identity Project
  • Disability Prejudice Project

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Other Publications:

  • 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.

Courses Taught:

  • Experimental Methods and Statistics
  • Freak, Gimp, Crazy, Crip
  • General Psychology
  • Gimpy Geezers
  • Personality
  • Social Psychology
  • Stereotyping and Prejudice
  • The Social Construction of Human Variability

Michelle R. Nario-Redmond
Department of Psychology
Hiram College
P.O. Box 67
Hiram, Ohio 44234
United States

  • Phone: (330)-569-5230

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