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Dr. David Reinhard received a new grant from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) for a research project entitled “De-escalating Conflict in International Rivalries

Dr. David Reinhard

Dr. David Reinhard, a new Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Psychology of Peace a Violence Program working under the supervision of Dr. Bernhard Leidner, received a new grant from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). His research project entitled “De-escalating Conflict in International Rivalries” aims to understand how rivalries between nations can lead to conflict escalation, and whether this understanding can be leveraged for conflict reduction and prevention.

Linda Tropp gave an invited talk at HeroiKon Conference in Budapest, Hungary

Linda tropp gave an invited talk at HeroiKon Conference in Budapest, Hungary

Linda Tropp gave an invited talk at the HeroiKon Conference in Budapest, Hungary on October 4, 2017 entitled "Transforming Group Relations Through Contact: Changing Attitudes, Pursuing Peace, and Promoting Social Justice"

She discussed how and why contact can promote more positive attitudes and relations between groups, and how it can motivate members of  advantaged groups to engage in activism for equality and social justice.

Johanna Ray Vollhardt elected Vice President of the International Society of Political Psychology (2017-2020) and co-edited a special issue of the European Journal of Social Psychology on The Social Psychology of Collective Victimhood

Johanna Ray Vollhardt

Johanna Ray Vollhardt was elected as Vice President of the International Society of Political Psychology (2017-2020)  and recently co-edited a special issue of the European Journal of Social Psychology on The Social Psychology of Collective Victimhood, now available.

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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