Develop the Mind of a Superhero! with Jenn Hunt, Ph.D.

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NOTE: This is a legacy episode from the Women Inspired podcast, before it transitioned to be the Building Psychological Strength podcast. While you will hear some mention of the Women Inspired brand during this episode, the content is highly relevant to the goals of Peak Mind, which is why we have included it here. Enjoy!

As discussed with Dr. Hunt, self-perception is a very important topic here at Peak Mind. When considering perception theory and cognitive biases for a group of people, it is only natural that some members of a group will possess negative stereotypes about some of the other members.

Jenn Hunt is an Associate Professor of Psychology at SUNY Buffalo State. She earned her BA at Creighton University in 1995 and her PhD in Social Psychology (minoring in Law) at the University of Minnesota in 2001. Dr. Hunt’s research examines the way that stereotypes, prejudice, and other expectations related to gender, race, and culture influence people’s judgments and behavior. Much of her research examines these issues in legal contexts, examining racial bias in juror decision-making, and the influence of race, ethnicity, and culture on jurors’ deliberation behavior. She also investigates the development and impact of gender ideologies and stereotypes on women’s attitudes, relationship beliefs, and career goals.

She teaches courses on the Psychology of Gender, the Psychology of Diversity, and Advanced Legal Psychology. Dr. Hunt served as Coordinator for the Women and Gender Studies program at SUNY Buffalo State for six year, and she has an appointment at the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy at the University at Buffalo School of Law. She won the Action Teaching Award from the Social Psychology Network in 2012.

Dr. Hunt is on the editorial board of Law and Human Behavior, and is currently is serving as a Member-at-Large of the American Psychology-Law Society.