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Kristin Nicole Dukes

Kristin Nicole Dukes

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Kristin Nicole Dukes earned a B.A. in Psychology from Rice University in 2005. She earned an M.S. in Social Psychology in 2007 as well as a Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 2012 from Tufts University in Medford, MA. Dr. Dukes is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Simmons College in Boston, MA.

She is also director of the Simmons College Social Cognition (SC2) Lab. SC2 Lab conducts research examining the social cognitive aspects of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. The lab’s primary goal is to understand how people perceive others and the world around them--how we form impressions of others and what factors influence our beliefs and attitudes about our social world. Current research topics of interest to the lab include determining the types of features used when forming impressions of others, from skin tone to attire; representations and perceptions of women as a function of their race/ethnicity and gender; and obesity stigma, attitudes concerning weight-loss and maintenance, and body image.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Health Psychology
  • Person Perception
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping

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Journal Articles:

  • Sommers, S., Apfelbaum, E., Dukes, K. N., Toosi, N., & Wang, E. (2006). Race and media coverage of Hurricane Katrina: Analysis, implications, and future research questions. Analysis of Social Issues and Public Policy, 6(1), 1-17.

Other Publications:

  • Maddox, K. B., & Dukes, K. N. (2008). Social categorization and beyond. In N. Ambady and J. Skowronski (Eds.), First impressions. New York: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Psychological Science
  • Psychology of Women
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Research Methods in Social Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Kristin Nicole Dukes
Department of Psychology
Simmons College
300 The Fenway
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
United States

  • Phone: (617) 521-2608

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