Hate crime laws won’t actually prevent anti-Asian hate crimes. Vox (June 15, 2021). Li Zhou.
Examining the intersection of behavioral science and advocacy. Behavioral Scientist (June 14, 2021). Cintia Hinojosa and Evan Nesterak.
White boys who grew up with Black neighbors are more likely to become Democrats, study finds. Los Angeles Times (June 11, 2021). Amina Khan.
How to generate research ideas that impact society. Inside Higher Ed (April 22, 2021). Adam Seth Levine and J. Nathan Mathias.
It’s time to broaden your friend group. Here’s how to start. Huffington Post (March 15, 2021). Kelsey Borresen.
White Noise: Inside the Racist Right (February 23, 2021), film screening and panel discussion with filmmaker Daniel Lombroso. Sponsored by Critical Connections.
Can witnessing discrimination lead white people to take action? (January 22, 2021). Özden Melis Uluğ and Linda R. Tropp. Invited blog post, Character and Context, Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
One Small Step: Courageous political conversations (November 17, 2020). Chris Green. KMUW Wichita and Kansas Leadership Center in partnership with StoryCorps. http://engageict.org/
How to unlearn racism. Scientific American (October 2020). Abigail Libers.
How to meet people who are different from you. Yes! Magazine (October 2020). Amanda Abrams.
Examining race relations in the U.S. Mass Appeal, broadcast by WWLP Springfield.
(September 4, 2020). Patrick Berry.
Understanding the state of race relations. Mass Appeal, broadcast by WWLP Springfield. (June 30, 2020). Patrick Berry.
Webinar Panelist: Virology, Epidemiology, and Social Impacts of Covid-19, Life Science Café, UMass Amherst https://oebsciencecafe.org/2020/05/04/covid-19-webinar-panel-may-7th-4pm/
Interview with Linda Tropp: Bringing disparate groups together. Story in the Public Square, broadcast by WTTW-Chicago, NH PBS, among others. (January 30, 2020). Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller, Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Salve Regina University.
Why shared goals can bridge divides. Science of Happiness Podcast, Greater Good Science Center and Public Radio International (January 16, 2020). Shuka Kalantari.
Make friends who don’t look like you. Michigan Daily (December 8, 2019). Cheryn Hong.
Building bridges: Yes, you can change someone’s mind (but not through facts). Yes! Magazine (November 12, 2019). Amanda Abrams.
Video games: A unifying force for the world. Microsoft Blog (May 20, 2019). Phil Spencer (Head of Xbox).
The utter inadequacy of America’s efforts to desegregate schools. The Atlantic (April 11, 2019). Alana Semuels.
Societal trends are necessary to reduce prejudice. Science Trends (March 21, 2019). Judit Kende.
Tips for reducing prejudice: Stories from the field. SPARQ Toolkits (January, 2019).
SPARQ: Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions, Stanford University.
Who should see ‘Crazy Rich Asians’. Forbes (August 13, 2018). Dolly Chugh.
Support for refugees increases when refugees participate in integration programs. The Conversation (July 6, 2018). Paul van Lange and Robert Bohm.
Eating for peace: How cuisine bridges cultures. Nautilus (July 5, 2018). Matthew Sedacca.
How to get people to care about inequality. APS Observer (May 2, 2018). Association for Psychological Science.
Trump wants America to revert to the Queens of his childhood. New York Times (April 12, 2018). Thomas Edsall.
Opinion: Why a US government agency deleted the words 'nation of immigrants'. The Guardian (March 2, 2018). Linda R. Tropp and Dina G. Okamoto.
Dismantling hate: Psychologists are identifying factors that fan the flames of hostility, and those that might quench them. APA Monitor (January 2018), Kirsten Weir.
The Las Vegas shooting and our age of anger. Time Magazine (October 4, 2017). Jeffrey Kluger. http://time.com/4969640/las-vegas-shooting-anger/
Eloiteletek: Aki mas, az ellenseg? [Prejudices: Who is the enemy?]. (October 4, 2017). Magyarul Baloval [In Hungary with Baló György]. http://rtl.hu/rtlklub/magyarulbaloval/eloiteletek-aki-mas-az-ellenseg
How interracial love is saving America. New York Times Sunday Review (June 3, 2017). Sherryl Cashin. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/03/opinion/sunday/how-interracial-love-is-saving-america.html?ref=opinion&_r=0
A safe space for hate: Donald Trump’s rhetoric is not the only factor in the nation’s growing tolerance for intolerance U.S. News & World Report (March 24, 2017). Susan Milligan.
The contact hypothesis offers hope for the world. New York Magazine (February 10, 2017). Jesse Singal. http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/02/the-contact-hypothesis-offers-hope-for-the-world.html?mid=fb-share-scienceofus
The Trump voters you don’t know. Christian Science Monitor (November 20, 2016). Mark Sappenfield. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2016/1117/The-Trump-voters-you-don-t-know
Unequal opportunity. Researchers ask tough questions about unconscious bias and racial inequality in schools. Research NEXT, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Want more Trump-like politicians? Make white people feel whiter. New York Magazine (November 3, 2016). Jesse Singal. http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/11/for-more-donald-trumps-make-white-people-feel-whiter.html
Donald Trump and the rise of white identity in politics. The Conversation (October 20, 2016). Eric D. Knowles and Linda R. Tropp. https://theconversation.com/donald-trump-and-the-rise-of-white-identity-in-politics-67037 (reprinted by Huffington Post, The New Republic, Salon, San Francisco Chronicle, Raw Story, Quartz, among others)
Lessons in the delicate art of confronting offensive speech. New York Times (October 12, 2016). Benedict Carey and Jan Hoffman. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/13/science/donald-trump-billy-bush-offensive-speech.html
Campus racial diversity is worth the effort. Wall Street Journal (May 19, 2016), Letter to the Editor, in response to “Hard truths about race on campus” (below). http://www.wsj.com/articles/campus-racial-diversity-is-worth-the-effort-1463694878
Hard truths about race on campus. Wall Street Journal (May 6, 2016), Jonathan Haidt and Lee Jussim. http://www.wsj.com/articles/hard-truths-about-race-on-campus-1462544543
City police training will address implicit bias. Daily Hampshire Gazette (February 3, 2016). Dan Crowley. http://www.gazettenet.com/home/20865725-95/city-police-training-will-address-implicit-bias
Three ways white kids benefit most from racially diverse schools. Mother Jones (January 16, 2016), Kristina Rizga. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/01/white-kids-benefits-diverse-schools
Why Abby Fisher and Justice Scalia need an education about the realities of Black students and institutionalized racism. Atlanta Black Star (December 16, 2015), Amilcar Shabazz. https://atlantablackstar.com/2015/12/16/why-abby-fisher-and-justice-scalia-need-an-education-about-the-realities-of-black-students-and-institutionalized-racism/
Paris attacks: Why terror won’t keep people from entertainment. Variety (November 17, 2015), Cynthia Littleton. http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/paris-attacks-why-terror-wont-keep-people-from-entertainment-1201642060/
Baltimore and beyond: Panelists discuss racial disparities. WMDT Channel 47 News (November 4), Jobina Fortson. http://www.wmdt.com/news/more-local-news/Baltimore-and-Beyond-panelists-discuss-racial-disparities/36266890
Community trust of police requires reforms, experts say. Capital News Service (November 4), Alessia Grunberger. http://cnsmaryland.org/2015/11/04/community-trust-of-police-requires-reforms-experts-say/
How do we improve dialogue about race relations? PBS News Hour (October), Charlayne Hunter-Gault. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/improve-dialogue-race-relations/
Racism is not a mental illness. LA Progressive (June), Jeremy Adam Smith.
Program examines issues around peace, conflict. New England Psychologist (June), Catherine Robertson Souter.
Amherst task force takes on implicit bias in schools. New England Public Radio (April), Karen Brown.
Four-part invited series on Sound Science, Sound Policy blog on Psychology Today website (January), co-authored with Rachel Godsil.
1. Resolving the paradox of race: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sound-science-sound-policy/201501/resolving-the-paradox-race
2. Cognitive traps can harm intergroup relations: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sound-science-sound-policy/201501/the-cognitive-traps-can-harm-intergroup-relations
3. Racial dynamics in education and health care: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sound-science-sound-policy/201501/racial-dynamics-in-education-and-health-care
4. Overcoming implicit bias and anxiety: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sound-science-sound-policy/201501/overcoming-implicit-bias-and-racial-anxiety
Forcing bias to show its face. Feature article on ResearchNext, UMass Amherst.
The science of inequality in education. The Youth Project, Chicago Bureau (November). Jason Mast. http://www.chicago-bureau.org/science-inequality-education/
Inclusiveness counts: Children can influence each other for the better. Featured research in Sound Science, Sound Policy blog on Psychology Today website (October). Marc Halusic and Ann Bettencourt.
Crossing boundaries: How intergroup contact can reduce racial anxiety and improve race relations (co-authored with Rachel Godsil). Invited blog for the American Psychological Association series on Race, Racism, and Law Enforcement: A Call to Action.
What fosters peace? New research offers new insights. APA Monitor (January), Robin Tricoles.
Is war inevitable? Voice of America (October 23), Joe DeCapua.
Are war and violence inevitable? Political psychologists argue for the importance of peace research. Headlines and Global News (October 18), Julia Lynn Rubin.
Social psychologists say war is not inevitable, psychology research should promote peace. Phys.org (October 17).
Paula Deen’s teachable moment: Can we change our attitudes? AARP Blog (June 28), Steve Mencher.
What can psychology contribute to peace? World Peace Radio Hour with Don Freeman, WXOJ Valley Free Radio (May 29).
Understanding the psychology of violence and peace. UpFront with Daria Fisk. WMUA UMass Amherst Radio (May 3).
Coping with violence. New England Public Radio (April 26), Susan Kaplan.
Why do people keep lists of enemies? BBC News Magazine (February 13), Jon Kelly.
“Race-Baiter”: Media feeds on fear and prejudice. Talk of the Nation, National Public Radio (November 1), Neal Conan, Host.
Psychology’s peace builders. APA Monitor (July/Aug), Cassandra Willard.
A tale of two peace offerings. UMass Magazine (Summer), Judith Cameron.
Trayvon Martin furor endures. Tampa Bay Times (April 3), Eric Deggans.
Trayvon Martin case highlights need to talk about race issues before someone gets killed. Tampa Bay Times (April 2), Eric Deggans.
Are you hard-wired for compassion? How about cruelty? National Public Radio, Science and Culture Blog (February 23), Barbara King.
The Debate: Making Contact. The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO Toronto (August 12). Panelists: John Berry, Donald Forbes, Gerald Owen, Lewis Feldstein, and Linda Tropp.
Psychology of debt talks is all in game of chicken. Associated Press (July 28), Seth Borenstein.
Halle Berry Cites 'One-Drop' Rule in Battle Over Whether Her Daughter Is Black or White ABC News Online (February 8), Susan Donaldson James
UMass professor publishes book on race relations. Daily Collegian (January 23), Sahar Ashraf.
Strategies suggested for closing racial, ethnic divides. WAMC Northeast Public Radio (January 17), Paul Tuthill, Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief.
The four conditions of intergroup contact. The Daily Beast, Newsweek Online (September 8, 2009), Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman.
Let’s, um, try talking about race. St Petersburg Times (December 2008), Eric Deggans
Tolerance over race can spread, studies find. New York Times (November 2008), Benedict Carey
(also published online in the International Herald Tribune and San Jose Mercury News)
How a race about race could be less about race. Miller McCune (September 2008), Michael Haederle
Let’s not fight!: Five ways to keep the peace. O Magazine (May 2008), Sara Reistad-Long
Those people… What if our prejudices could be transformed into a force for good? Boston Globe (January 2008), Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow
How not to be racist. Discover Magazine (October 2007), Clara Moskowitz
Editor’s Choice: Highlights of the recent literature. Science (July 2006), Gilbert J. Chin
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