Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

Jesús Serrano-Careaga

Jesús Serrano-CareagaAssistant Professor


Contact Information


  • Ph.D., M.A., Social Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A., Psychology & Sociology, University of Arizona

Courses Taught

  • PSY 329 Research Methods in Psychology

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in the areas of intergroup relations, political psychology, and diversity science. My research examines the conditions under which members of minority groups are more likely to mobilize politically on behalf of other minority groups. I explore how perceptions of linked fate with a minority group (e.g., does my personal wellbeing depend on how well the group does?) and feelings of interdependence between stigmatized groups (e.g., does the wellbeing of my group depend on how well another group does?) play in this process. Similarly, I look at how emotions, such as fear and anger, can motivate or suppress political action.

Selected Publications

  • Danbold, F., Serrano-Careaga, J., & Huo, Y. J. (2022). Prototypicality Threat Drives Support for Nativist Politics in US and UK Elections. Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology, 100080.

  • Serrano‐Careaga, J., & Huo, Y. J. (2019). “Illegal” by association: Do negative stereotypes divide or unite Latinxs in the United States?. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 19(1), 204-223.


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