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Dr. Jason Okonofua is a social psychologist in the Psychology Department at Stanford University. Dr. Okonofua is interested in how the effects of one person’s stereotyping and another person’s threat reverberate and escalate over time. He currently researches this interest in the context of education and criminal justice. He asks how stereotypes about stigmatized children can shape how they interact with teachers, administrators, and police officers. He also develops theory-based psychological interventions that affect motivation on a large scale to improve upon societal issues (., the school-to-prison pipeline). Dr. Okonofua's work is situated to inform psychological theory, field experimentation, and public policy.