We wish to thank a number of individuals for making both the Yosemite conference and this book possible. First, we thank President John Welty, former provost Alex Gonzalez, and Dean K. P. Wong of California State University, Fresno, for their generous support of the conference. We also wish to thank Lynnette Zelezny, Chris Wilhite, Tom Breen, Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Connie Jones, Bev Karau, Sheri Osborn, and Wanda Patton for their crucial and extraordinary work both leading up to and during the conference. Thanks are also due to our many other colleagues who supported this conference from the beginning and to the students -- including John Thomas, Barbara Martinez, Robyn Williams, Albert Rodriguez, Poh Chua, and Kim Khoo -- who helped us at the meeting and later, in preparations for this book. We thank John Boyd for his magic and dedication in producing a film of the conference. We thank Lisa Wigutoff for her extremely capable stewardship through the final months of this project and Alice Colwell for her superb copyediting. And we are, of course, very grateful to editor Cathy Murphy of Westview Press for having first recognized the importance of bringing to light the reflections of a "dream team" of social psychologists upon a field that owes so much to them.
R. V. L.