Dr. Linda Tropp had a very productive visit to the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship, where she met their staff working with the project team for the 'linkage' grant. She met with the staff who are in charge of funding integration and diversity-related programs throughout the country and shared the latest on intergroup contact research with them.
One week ago the public was stunned by the Boston Marathon bombings. A week later, we’re learning about the two brothers who allegedly committed this act of terrorism. New England Public Radio’s Susan Kaplan spoke with Professor Linda Tropp, the director of Umass-Amherst’s Psychology of Peace and Violence program. She says when something terrible happens — psychologically, we want to re-establish a sense of security.
Dr. Bernhard Leidner has received a Grant-in-Aid from the Society for the Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) for a research project entitled “Understanding and Alleviating Competitive Victimhood to Promote Intergroup Reconciliation: A Field-Experimental Investigation of Causes of Competitive Victimhood and an Intervention to Counter It.”