Dr. Ervin Staub's book Overcoming Evil: genocide, violent conflict and terrorism has won the 2012 Alexander George Book Award of The International Society of Political Psychology for the Best Book Published in 2011 in the Field of Political Psychology, and also won the the 2013 Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award of the International Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association for significant and fundamental contributions to psychology as a global discipline.
Professor Brian Lickel and graduate student Rachel Steele, from the University of Massachusetts, gave a talk on Thursday August 8, 2013 entitled, Social and Psychological Processes Underlying Intergroup Retaliation and Reconciliation kicking off the season of conferences at the School of Psychology, Catholic University of Chile, Interdisciplinary Center for intercultural and Interdisciplinary Studies.
Rezarta Bilali, a graduate of the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program has been named Assistant Professor in the Doctoral Program in Psychology & Social Interventions of the Department of Applied Psychology, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University.
Celebrity chef Paula Deen's empire is in free fall because of allegations that she used harmful, racist language.Does Dean, 66, need to adjust some of her core beliefs, attitudes and behaviors? Can she, or for that matter, can any of us? And if so, how?
Linda Tropp, had a thesis: racist behavior can grow out of ignorance and fear. An experiment led by Tropp, a professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, concluded that white participants who talked about racially charged issues with African Americans were consistently more comfortable if they spent more time listening rather than talking about, and justifying, themselves and their own behavior.