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OppNet Request for Applications: Basic Sociobehavioral Research on Stigma

The NIH Opportunity Network (OppNet) request for applications is to support projects that elucidate mechanisms underlying stigma that are relevant across health conditions or stigmatized statuses. ... More>


How To Defuse a Hateful Slur

I grew up in a town, and a time, with a great deal of racial and ethnic tension, and I heard hateful slurs constantly at school.  African-Americans, then politely called […]... More>


A Vaccination Against Social Prejudice

Evolutionary psychologists suspect that prejudice is rooted in survival: Our distant ancestors had to avoid outsiders who might have carried disease. Research still shows that when people feel vulnerable to illness, they exhibit more bias toward stigmatized groups. But a new study in Psychological Science, a journal published by the Association for Psychological Science suggests there might be a modern way to break that link.... More>


It’s flu season. Watch your prejudices.

I tried not to breathe too much on the elevator this morning. I was trying to avoid the germs of a fellow who clearly had the flu—or at least a […]... More>


Understanding Mind-Body Influences

Wendy Berry Mendes focuses her research on embodiment — how the mind and body reciprocally influence each other. Specifically, she looks at how the brain and body experience emotions, stress, […]... More>