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Jessica Cundiff Ph.D.


Jessica L. Cundiff is an Associate Professor of Psychological Science at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Dr. Cundiff earned a dual PhD in Social Psychology and Women’s Studies at Penn State University. Her research focuses on the psychological processes that contribute to social inequality, with an emphasis on the types of biases that are demonstrated in WAGES—biases that are often unintentional, unconscious, and difficult to detect. Her work aims to uncover what these biases look like, document their impact, and identify effective strategies (and pitfalls) for addressing bias. She has collaborated on multiple projects testing WAGES’ effectiveness as a tool for educating about gender bias. She is currently collaborating on a classroom version of WAGES, which has received funding from the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Her research has been published in outlets such as Sex RolesJournal of Social IssuesGroup Processes and Intergroup RelationsJournal of Higher Education, and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. She also serves as a consulting editor for Psychology of Women Quarterly.