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Jennifer Eberhardt

Stanford University
United States of America


A social psychologist at Stanford University, Jennifer Eberhardt investigates the consequences of the psychological association between race and crime. Through interdisciplinary collaborations and a wide ranging array of methods—from laboratory studies to novel field experiments—Eberhardt has revealed the startling, and often dispiriting, extent to which racial imagery and judgments suffuse our culture and society, and in particular shape actions and outcomes within the domain of criminal justice.

Research Interest

Her research is on race and inequality. She especially interested in examining race and inequality in the criminal justice context. Her most recent research focuses on how the association of African Americans with crime might matter at different points in the criminal justice system and how this association can affect in surprising ways.


  • Cikara M, Eberhardt JL, Fiske ST (2011) From Agents to Objects: Sexist Attitudes and Neural Responses to Sexualized Targets. J Cognitive Neu Sci 23: 540-551

  • Rattan A, Levine CS, Dweck CS, Eberhardt JL (2012) Race and the Fragility of the Legal Distinction between Juveniles and Adults. PLOS ONE 7:5.

  • Hetey RC, Eberhardt JL (2014)Racial Disparities in Incarceration Increase Acceptance of Punitive Policies Psychological Science. J Ass Psychological Science.

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