2011 Edwards Psychology Lecture #2: How Diversity Science Research Informs Law and Policy Kane Hall Room 120
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Speakers: Cheryl Kaiser, Linda Tropp
Despite societal efforts to promote equality and harmonious intergroup relationships, policies and practices employed in the service of these goals are not always successful. Drs. Kaiser and Tropp draw upon innovations from psychological science to offer empirical evidence and practical strategies for fostering positive outcomes in diverse settings, such as schools and workplaces.
About the speakers
Cheryl Kaiser, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Washington Dr. Kaiser carried out her graduate work at the University of Vermont, and spent her undergraduate years at the State University of New York at Albany. She has been on the faculty at UW since 2006, and prior to that was at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on prejudice and discrimination, particularly from the perspective of members of socially devalued, or stigmatized, groups. She is lab director at UW's Social Identity Laboratory.
Linda Tropp, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Dr. Tropp received her doctorate from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and currently serves as the director of the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program at the University of Massachusetts. Her research focuses on expectations and outcomes of intergroup contact, identification with social groups, interpretations of intergroup relationships, and responses to prejudice and disadvantage.