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Review of talk on intergroup contact by Linda Tropp

Linda Tropp

Linda Tropp presented her years of research on the relationship between intergroup contact and its effect on racial tensions Monday April 3 in Thompson Hall. Community members and faculty from the psychology, sociology, public policy and economics departments attended the talk titled, “Are We Stronger Together? How Contact Between Groups Transforms Attitudes and Social Relations.”

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Linda Tropp co-wrote a blog for the APA

Linda Tropp co-wrote a blog for the Psychology Benefits Society of the American Psychological Association titled  "Crossing Boundaries: How Intergroup Contact Can Reduce Racial Anxiety and Improve Race Relations"

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Dr. Bernhard Leidner wins NSF-BSF grant

Dr. Bernhard Leidner

Program faculty Dr. Berni Leidner received a new grant to study how past collective trauma of suffering and perpetrating intergroup violence can facilitate or prevent intergroup violence in the present.Together with Co-PI Dr. Gilad Hirschberger from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, Dr.  Jiyoung Park (UMass), and students Mengyao Li and
Quinnehtukqut McLamore  (both UMass) and Mabelle Kretchner (IDC), Dr. Leidner will test a comprehensive theoretical approach that links collective trauma and future intergroup violence. The project will be funded by the U.S National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) for the next three years.

 

Mengyao Li and Hemapreya Selvanathan co-authored article in SPSSI newsletter

Forward: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

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.

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