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Dr. Özden Melis Uluğ and her colleagues received the Donald J. Brenner Early Career Award given by the International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity (ISSSS)

Dr. Özden Melis Uluğ

Dr. Özden Melis Uluğ, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Psychology of Peace a Violence Program, and her colleagues Mehmet Karasu (project leader) and Prof. Melek Göregenli received the Donald J. Brenner Early Career Award given by the International Society for the Scientific Study of Subjectivity (ISSSS). They won this award for their project which focuses on the social representations of Armenians and Turks towards the disagreements between Armenia and Turkey. 

 

Linda Tropp is recipient of the 2018 Scientific Impact Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP)

Linda Tropp and her group of researchers spent over five years “trying to find every study on intergroup contact we could,” she says. Now Tropp has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Scientific Impact Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP), which “honors the author(s) of a specific article or chapter offering a theoretical, empirical, and/or methodological contribution that has proven highly influential over the last 25 years.” 
 
The award was presented at the 2018 SESP conference Oct. 4-6 in Seattle

Linda Tropp to lead post-film discussion on "Two Towns of Jasper" at Forbes Library

Film showing: October 10 Wed. 6:30 – 8:30 pm Forbes Library

“Two Towns of Jaspar” is perhaps the most revealing film about race relations ever made. Two filmmakers, one black and one white, who grew up together in one town, co—directed a film about a horrific murder of a black man in their home town. The fundamental difference in their reactions led them to conclude that making a film about the crime would provide an illuminating window on how race is lived in America. 

Özden Melis Uluğ wins grant from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

Dr. Özden Melis Uluğ, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Psychology of Peace a Violence Program, received a new grant from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology(SPSP). This new research project of Dr. Uluğ explores how conflict narratives may be helpful in achieving peace and justice in conflict contexts. Dr. Uluğ plans to conduct two studies in two different conflict contexts: (1) Israel and (2) Poland. In both studies, adaptation of materials to the Israeli and Polish context as well as translations will be facilitated by Dr. Gilad Hirschberger and Dr. Michał Bilewicz as collaborators.

David Reinhard wins grant from the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence (APA Division 48)

Dr. David Reinhard, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Psychology of Peace a Violence Program working on a project awarded by the National Science Foundation program faculty member Dr. Bernhard Leidner, received a new grant from the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence (APA Division 48). This new research project of Dr. Reinhard explores the roots and consequences of adversarial international relationships on support for violent approaches to conflict.

David Reinhard receives funding from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Office of Equity and Inclusion

Dr. David Reinhard, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Psychology of Peace a Violence Program working on a project awarded by the National Science Foundation program faculty member Dr. Bernhard Leidner, received a new grant from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Office of Equity and Inclusion. This new research project of Dr. Reinhard, entitled “Bridging the Great Divide,” was awarded as part of the Campus Climate Improvement grant program. The project aims to foster effective communication strategies "across the political aisle" on campus.

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