Prejudice

Executive Director of Research, Consortium for Police Leadership in Equity www.policingequity.org University of California, Los Angeles www.psych.ucla.edu/faculty/faculty_page?id=147&area=7 What does your research focus on? My research focuses on contemporary racial and gender discrimination, particularly in the domain of criminal justice. It is inspired by a single question: How does one explain More

The University of Auckland, New Zealand http://www.psych.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/chris–sibley/ What does your research focus on? My research focuses on trying to understand how and why people use ideology to justify social inequality and group hierarchy. I am particularly interested in modeling how individual differences interact with situational factors in society to predict More

anti-prejudice_THUMB

A study in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science demonstrated that some anti-prejudice campaigns are not only ineffective, they may actually encourage prejudice. The researchers found that autonomy-focused interventions, which emphasize anti-prejudice as a personal value, can effectively reduce prejudice. But controlling anti-prejudice messages, which focus on what people should More

University of Queensland, Australia http://www.psy.uq.edu.au/directory/index.html?id=1239 What does your research focus on? In one line of research, I investigate people’s emotional responses to inequality and injustice, and the ways in which these emotions predict distinct political attitudes and behaviors. I also study institutional efforts to address inequality (e.g. affirmative action), focusing More