Research by Tyrone Hamler, a PhD student at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, was recently published in The Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences, a top-ranked journal in gerontology.
This study contributed to the emerging body of literature on skin tone, discrimination and mental health. Uncovering mechanisms behind the “why” is an important next step in understanding how skin tone influences the relationship between discrimination and mental health. The negative psychological effects associated with darker complexion provide several areas to be examined.
Co-authors on the work included:
- Ann W. Nguyen, an assistant professor at the Mandel School;
- Weidi Qin, a Mandel School alum; and
- Fei Wang, a PhD student at the Mandel School.