Linda Tropp, psychology

Professor of psychology and director of the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program

Phone: (o) 413/577-0934


Linda Tropp’s research focuses on how members of different groups approach and interact with each other, and how differences in power or status affect views of and expectations for cross-group relations.

Tropp has worked with national organizations to present social science evidence in U.S. Supreme Court cases on racial integration, on state and national initiatives to improve interracial relations in schools, and with non-governmental and international organizations to evaluate applied programs designed to reduce racial and ethnic conflict.

She is co-author of When Groups Meet: The Dynamics of Intergroup Contact (Psychology Press, 2011), editor of the Oxford Handbook of Intergroup Conflict (Oxford University Press, 2012), and co-editor of Moving Beyond Prejudice Reduction: Pathways to Positive Intergroup Relations (American Psychological Association Books, 2011) and Improving Intergroup Relations (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008).