Jennifer Richeson: Coalition or Derogation? Psychological Perspectives on Race Relations in the 21st Century

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University
Saturday, February 13, 2016: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Marshall Ballroom West (Marriott Wardman Park)
Dr. Jennifer Richeson’s research examines psychological phenomena related to cultural diversity. Her work generally considers the ways in which sociocultural group memberships such as race, gender, and socioeconomic status shape the way people think, feel, and behave, especially during interactions with members of different sociocultural groups. Her research investigates the antecedents and consequences of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination from dual perspectives: those of individuals whose sociocultural groups have traditionally been stigmatized in society and those of dominant sociocultural groups. She received a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Association for Psychological Science, American Psychological Association (APA), Society for Experimental Social Psychology, and Society for Personality and Social Psychology. In 2006, she was named a MacArthur Fellow for “highlighting and analyzing major challenges facing all races in America and in the continuing role played by prejudice and stereotyping in our lives.” She is a recipient of the APA Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions to Psychology and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
Jennifer Richeson, Northwestern University
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