Prejudice

Timing can affect whether females and minorities experience discrimination — says a study published today in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Emails were sent from fictional prospective doctoral students to 6,500 professors across 258 institutions, requesting a meeting either that day or next week. Prospective More

Eighty-three years after the birth Martin Luther King, Jr., psychological scientists continue to investigate race, cultural identity, and prejudice. Three APSSC Award presentations at the APS 23rd Annual Convention in Washington, DC addressed how these factors influence health and social interaction. Watch Sabrica Barnett (The City University of New York) More

Süddeutsche Zeitung: Die Einstellungen eines Menschen lassen sich bereits im Kindesalter vorhersagen. Wer als Zehnjähriger in Intelligenztests schlecht abschneidet, pflegt als Erwachsener eher rassistische Vorurteile, berichten Psychologen um Gordon Hodson von der Brock University in Kanada (Psychological Science, online). Rechts-konservative politische Anschauungen spielten dabei die Rolle als Katalysator, argumentieren die More