Michael T. Rizzo

Michael T. Rizzo, Ph.D., is an assistant professor and director of the Developing Equitable Minds Lab at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Michael’s research aims to promote social equity in childhood by revealing the psychological processes and developmental mechanisms that underlie children’s developing conceptions of fairness and emerging social biases. Specifically, Michael’s research examines three interrelated questions: How do conceptions of equity develop? How do social biases develop? And how can we promote the concern for equity and disrupt the formation and expression of social biases?