Deborah J. Wu

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University.

I study how social identities and emotions shape our experiences, attitudes, and behavior.

I have three main lines of research:

  1. Examining how stereotypes impact stigmatized individuals and developing interventions to mitigate the negative effects of these stereotypes

  2. Identifying the situational contexts that impact intergroup perceptions

  3. Testing why and how different emotions have distinct impacts on our attitudes and behavior

I utilize multiple methods, ranging from surveys, implicit measures, nonverbal behavioral coding, autonomic nervous system physiology, and EEG.


University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ph.D., Social Psychology (2022)

M.S., Social Psychology (2019)

Northwestern University

B.A. Psychology, Music (2016)