My research examines how stereotypes influence people's behaviors and their sense of belonging. I am interested in the relationship between stereotypes of a group and an individual’s desire to belong to that group. I am also interested in the strategies people use to respond to threats to their social identities.
- Cheryan, S., & Bodenhausen, G. V. (2000). When positive stereotypes threaten intellectual performance: The psychological hazards of “model minority” status. Psychological Science, 11, 399-402.
- Cheryan, S., Meltzoff, A. N., & Kim, S. (2011). Classrooms matter: The design of virtual classrooms influences gender disparities in computer science classes. Computers & Education, 57, 1825-1835.
- Cheryan, S., & Monin, B. (2005). "Where are you really from?" Asian Americans and identity denial. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89(5), 717-730.
- Cheryan, S., & Plaut, V. C. (2010). Explaining underrepresentation: A theory of precluded interest. Sex Roles , 63, 475-488.
- Cheryan, S., Plaut, V. C., Davies, P., & Steele, C. M. (2009). Ambient belonging: How stereotypical cues impact gender participation in computer science. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 1045-1060.
- Guendelman, M., Cheryan, S., & Monin, B. (2011). Fitting in but getting fat: Identity threat and dietary choices among U.S. immigrant groups. Psychological Science, 22, 959-967.
- Kaiser, C. R., Drury, B. J., Spalding, K. E., Cheryan, S., & O’Brien, L. T. (2009). The ironic consequences of Obama’s election: Decreased support for social justice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 556-559.
- Cheryan, S., & Tsai, J. L. (2006). Ethnic Identity. In F. T. Leong, A. G. Inman, A. Ebreo, L. Yang, L. Kinoshita & M. Fu (Eds.), Handbook of Asian American Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Wang, J., Siy, J. O., & Cheryan, S. (2011). Racial discrimination and mental health among Asian American youth. In F. T. L. Leong, L. Juang, D. B. Qin, & H. E. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Asian American and Pacific Islander Children and Mental Health Volume 1: Development and Context (pp. 219-242). Santa Barbara: Greenwood.
Department of Psychology
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195-1525
- Phone: (206) 543-5688