Reducing Prejudice and Discrimination

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Frances E. Aboud is Professor of Psychology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she also earned her Ph.D. She has been conducting research on the development of prejudice and ethnic identity in children for the past 25 years. In addition to her publications in child development journals, she authored Children and Prejudice ( 1988). Another area of her interest areas is international health psychology, which has motivated her to work in community problem solving. After several years of teaching and research in Ethiopia, she published a textbook entitled Health Psychology in Global Perspective ( 1998).

Marilynn B. Brewer received her Ph.D in social psychology at Northwestern University in 1968 and is currently Professor of Psychology and Eminent Scholar in Social Psychology at the Ohio State University. Her primary area of research is the study of social identity and intergroup relations, and she is the author of numerous research articles and co-author of several books in this area, including Groups in Contact: The Psychology of Desegregation ( 1984) and Intergroup Relations ( 1996). Dr. Brewer received the 1995 Kurt Lewin Memorial Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), and she has served as President of SPSSI, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the American Psychological Society.

Brenda N. Buswell is a doctoral candidate in psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her current research focuses primarily on prejudice and prejudice reduction as influenced by differences in the source of motivation to respond without prejudice. Her other research interests include work on emotion, in particular self-conscious emotions such as embarrassment, guilt, and shame.

Patricia G. Devine earned her Ph.D. at the Ohio State University, and is Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research primarily focuses on prejudice and intergroup relations. Her research on prejudice was honored by her receipt of SPSSI's 1990 Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize and the 1994 APA Award for a Distinguished Early Career Contribution to social and personality psychology. She is currently the editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition.

John F. Dovidio earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Delaware, and is Charles A. Dana Professor of Psychology at Colgate University. His research

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