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Rianna Grissom

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Rianna Grissom, M.S. Doctoral Candidate, Research Assistant


Multiracial Studies, Stereotyping and Prejudice, Community-Based Research, Program Evaluation

Research Interests

Rianna is interested in the perception and treatment of mixed-race individuals and those who are racially ambiguous. Specifically, her research investigates how knowledge of ancestry and racial categorization choices inform stereotypes about Black/White biracial people. She is also interested in how different ideologies and circumstances contribute to racial prejudice. As a researcher trained in both community and applied social psychology, the goal of her work is to better understand multiracial prejudice in order to address it in real-world settings.


MS: Psychological Science, (2016), Shippensburg University - Shippensburg, PA

BS: Psychology, (2014), Edinboro University - Edinboro, PA