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Magali Mari

PhD Candidate • Cognitive Science Centre • University of Neuchâtel

In my research, I investigate how stereotypes are acquired during socialisation and how they impact on people’s understanding of the world and decision-making processes. Notably, I have studied the impact of gender stereotypes on visual attention and showed that stereotypes affect our perception of the social environment.

In the future, I intend to uncover when and how children acquire stereotypes, and more generally, what we name social schemas (implicit knowledge about the social world). With this in mind, I anticipate studying the role of memory, emotions and attention in the formation and transmission of social schemas.