Jenessa Shapiro

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations


Jenessa Shapiro is an associate professor of Management and Organizations at UCLA Anderson School of Management. She joined the faculty of the UCLA Psychology Department after completing her Ph.D. in 2008 and then joined UCLA Anderson in 2011. Professor Shapiro's research focuses on modern forms of discrimination that emerge in organizational contexts and how stereotypes can undermine performance. She has received fellowships and grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Her research has been published in top management and psychology journals including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, and the Journal of Applied Psychology. In recognition of her research record, she was awarded the Eric and "E" Juline award for excellence in faculty research at UCLA Anderson in 2013. Professor Shapiro teaches the core organizational behavior and leadership foundations course in the FEMBA program. In 2013 Professor Shapiro was awarded the UCLA Anderson George Robbins Teaching Award.


Ph.D. Social Psychology, 2008, Arizona State University
B.A. Psychology, 2002, Rice University


Prejudice, Discrimination, Stereotyping, Stigma, Diversity
  • Shapiro, J. R.. (2011). Different groups, different threats: A Multi-Threat approach to the experience of stereotype threats. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, pp. 464-480. [ Link ]
  • Shapiro, J. R., Baldwin, M., Williams, A. M., & Trawalter, S.. (2011). The company you keep: Fear of rejection in intergroup interaction. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, pp. 221-227. [ Link ]
  • Shapiro, J. R., Mistler, S., & Neuberg, S. L.. (2010). Threatened selves and differential prejudice expression by White and Black perceivers. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, pp. 469-473. [ Link ]
  • Shapiro, J. R., Ackerman, J. M., Neuberg, S. L., Maner, J. K., Becker, D. V., & Kenrick, D. T.. (2009). Following in the wake of anger: When not discriminating is discriminating. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, pp. 1356-1367. [ Link ]
  • Ackerman, J. A., Goldstein, N. J., Shapiro, J. R., & Bargh, J. A.. (2009). You wear me out: The vicarious depletion of self-control. Psychological Science, 20, pp. 326-332. [ Link ]
  • Shapiro, J. R., King, E. B., & Quinones, M. A.. (2007). Expectations of obese trainees: How stigmatized trainee characteristics influence training effectiveness. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, pp. 239-249. [ Link ]
  • Shapiro, J. R., & Neuberg, S. L.. (2007). From stereotype threat to stereotype threats: Implications of a Multi-Threat Framework for causes, moderators, mediators, consequences, and interventions. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 11, pp. 107-130. [ Link ]