Christopher Petsko conducts research on how stereotypes influence and often distort our perceptions of the people around us.
His specialty is on the topic of intersectional stereotyping, or how we stereotype others in light of the multiple social groups to which others belong – for example, in light of their race and their gender. A central aim of his research is to make the academic landscape on stereotyping more diverse by examining the kinds of stereotypes that are directed toward those who have been historically overlooked in the scientific record.
Dr. Petsko teaches Leading and Managing to undergraduate students at UNC Kenan-Flagler. At previous institutions, he taught courses on stereotyping and prejudice to undergraduate students at Northwestern University and negotiations to executive MBA students at Duke University.
His research has been published in top social scientific outlets, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Social Psychological and Personality Science and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
Dr. Petsko received his PhD and MS degrees in social psychology from Northwestern University, and he completed his postdoctoral training at Duke University, where he was affiliated with the Fuqua School of Business and The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity. He received his BA in psychology, summa cum laude, from the University of Akron.