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Jasmine DeJesus, Ph.D.

  • Research Fellow
  • 300 N. Ingalls Building
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5406

  • dejesus@umich.edu
  • 734-764-2443

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Jasmine recently completed her Ph.D in Psychology at the University of Chicago and joined our team as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Human Growth and Development.

Her research broadly investigates the development of social cognition. She is especially interested in children’s reasoning about social group membership, and her past work has explored the consequences for that reasoning on children’s social preferences, inferences about other people’s personality traits and national group membership, their reasoning about fairness and resource distribution, and their attention to instances of contamination or core disgust elicitors. In the future, Jasmine is interested in examining children’s social reasoning in the context of food, a domain that has been understudied by developmental psychologists but might have important implications for our understanding of early cognitive development and for addressing pressing public health concerns.