Geraldine Downey

Geraldine Downey is Professor of Psychology and Director of Research for the Justice Institute at Columbia. The mission of the Justice Institute is to reduce the nation’s reliance on incarceration through education, research, and policy. Her research has focused on the personality disposition of rejection sensitivity (RS). This line of work has led her to study sensitivity to rejection based on personal, unique characteristics, as well as sensitivity to rejection based on group characteristics such as race and gender.