IDENTITY MANAGEMENT LAB

 

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About the IMg Lab

Research in the Identity Management (IMg) Lab focuses on diversity and identity in work contexts. How do individuals discuss, disclose, describe their various social identities (gender, sexual orientation, mental health status) at work, particularly when those identities are stigmatized? How do we react when others discuss sensitive topics related to stigmatized social identities (e.g., racism)? What types of identities do individuals "bring to work", and what are the consequences of activating different identities in the workplace (e.g., being more/less authentic, identifying with superordinate/subordinate groups)? Our research focuses on these questions and others related to identity management.

 

 

Dr. Jennifer Wessel

Assistant Professor University of Maryland, College Park

Department of Psychology

Biology-Psychology Building 1221

Email: jwessel@umd.edu