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Psychology, Social Psychology

Rios, Kimberley

United States
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Dr. Kimberly Rios is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Ohio University.

She earned her BA in Psychology and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University and her PhD in Organizational Behavior from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Prior to moving to Ohio University, she was an Assistant Professor of Communication at The Ohio State University and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago. Dr. Rios is an experimental social psychologist who studies how members of majority and minority groups stereotype one another and respond to threats to their identities. In particular, she is interested in the consequences of negative stereotypes about Christians’ scientific abilities, as well as the consequences of negative stereotypes about atheists’ morality and trustworthiness, both within the U.S. and across cultures.