David Reinhard, a new Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Psychology of Peace a Violence Program working under the supervision of Bernhard Leidner, received a new grant from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). His research project entitled “De-escalating Conflict in International Rivalries” aims to understand how rivalries between nations can lead to conflict escalation, and whether this understanding can be leveraged for conflict reduction and prevention.
Before becoming a Postdoc in the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program in the fall of 2017, David Reinhard received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Social Psychology from the University of Virginia, and his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan. He also worked as a lab manager in the Research Center for Group Dynamics at Michigan’s Institute for Social Research.