Ervin Staub has helped the New Orleans police develop a program to teach officers how to intervene when they see fellow officers on the verge of unethical behavior. The program builds on Staub’s research into bystander behavior and how people respond to violence and intimidation.
Graduate students Mengyao Li and Hemapreya Selvanathan co-authored an article in Forward, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) newsletter on how to respond to the Orlando Shooting. The piece was a result of a meeting at the SPSSI conference with other scholars in the field, including Winnifred Louis, a recent speaker here for our program.
Responding to an article in the Wall Street Journal in which her research had been mentioned, Linda Tropp says increased racial diversity on college campuses can reduce prejudice and foster understanding between different groups of people.
Social Science Research Methods at the Frontier: Affirming Black Lives Matter Wednesday | March 23 | 12:30-2:00 pm – UMass Campus Center Hadley Room
Three scholars of race and politics reflect critically on the frontiers of research methods in each of their disciplines in light of the fight for racial justice. This event is part of a week long, campus-wide and interdisciplinary engagement with the Black Lives Matter movement, and is co-sponsored by ISSR and the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program.