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Michelle Reyna Nario-Redmond

Michelle Reyna 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 the disability community has positive implications for self-advocacy, political 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 unintended consequences of simulating disability. She is finishing her first book called, Ableism: The Causes and Consequences of Disability Prejudice, to be published for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.

Michelle is passionate about inclusive pedagogy, Universal Design for Learning, and increasing access to education. Most recently, she participated in the American Psychological Association’s Leadership Institute, and the Women with Disabilities in STEM Education Project. She serves on the board of Hattie Larlham, an agency working to increase the employment and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities. In collaboration with her daughter, she created a school-based intervention to raise awareness of disability culture as a valued aspect of human diversity and multiculturalism.

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: Representations of Disability and Aging
  • Personality Psychology
  • Senior Seminar
  • Social Psychology
  • Stereotyping and Prejudice
  • The Social Construction of Human Variability

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

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