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Deborah Wu

Graduate Researcher

My research broadly covers the topics of stereotyping and emotion, how they intersect, and how they affect our behavior and well-being across the lifespan. To answer these questions, I utilize neural (EEG) and physiological techniques (autonomic nervous system responses) as well as behavioral tasks (IATs), emotional response coding, and survey methods. My current lines of research with Dr. Dasgupta focus on females' experiences of stereotype threat in STEM-related contexts among both college students and young children. I am also examining the impacts of race-based dehumanization. Before coming to UMass, I completed my bachelor's degree at Northwestern University, where my research projects focused on facial prototypicality of race and gender and the coherence between our different emotional response systems.