Gina Roussos, M.S
Gina Roussos is a PhD candidate in the Social Psychology program at Yale University, studying under the direction of Dr. John Dovidio and Dr. Yarrow Dunham. Before coming to Yale, she received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. She investigates the antecedents and consequences of prejudiced attitudes, beliefs, and behavior as well as how these biases can be mitigated. Her dissertation examines how racial prejudice and freedom of speech beliefs influence individuals’ willingness to punish racially motivated threats of violence toward White versus Black individuals. Gina's goal is to use psychological research to inform the creation of, garner support for, and assist in implementing policies and practices in the public and/or private sector that promote positive intergroup relations and enhance the wellbeing of individuals from marginalized communities.