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John Dovidio
Professor of Psychology

My work centers around issues of social power and social relations, both between groups and between individuals. I explore both conscious (explicit) and unconscious (implicit) influences on how people think about, feel about, and behave toward others based on group membership. I continue to conduct research on aversive racism, a contemporary subtle form of prejudice, and on techniques for reducing conscious and unconscious biases.

Curriculum Vitae

Graduate Student, Social Psychology

Katie Oltman is a Social Psychology Ph.D student. Katie researches “entitativity”, the perception of the self or others as being part of a cohesive group. Her work explores which factors of a social group predict discrimination, and how manipulating perceptions of cohesion can be used to benefit disadvantaged groups.

In addition to her dissertation work, Katie works with Dr. Nearon and the Office for Graduate Student Development & Diversity to provide empirical solutions to problems of inequality at Yale. 

David Rand
Assistant Professor of Psychology

David Rand is Assistant Professor of psychology, economics, cognitive science, and management at Yale University, and the director of Yale University’s Human Cooperation Laboratory.

Jennifer Richeson
Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology
Professor Richeson’s research examines multiple psychological phenomena related to cultural diversity. Her work generally concerns the ways in which sociocultural group memberships such as race, gender, and socio-economic status impact the way people think, feel, and behave, especially during interactions with members of different sociocultural groups.

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