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Allison Briscoe-Smith

Allison Briscoe-Smith

 

Allison Briscoe-Smith, Ph.D., is a former Greater Good Science Center Graduate Fellow who is now a psychologist and assistant professor at the Wright Institute.

 
 
  

Stories by Allison Briscoe-Smith

Articles: How to Talk with Your Kids about Donald Trump

By Allison Briscoe-Smith | April 13, 2016

The GOP candidate is creating fear and confusion in children, especially kids of color. Here are three suggestions for talking with kids about race and racism in the media.

 
Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps

Articles: Three Lessons from Zootopia to Discuss with Kids

By Allison Briscoe-Smith | March 23, 2016

The new Disney film raises tough questions about prejudice for parents and teachers to explore with children.

 

Articles: Rubbing Off

By Allison Briscoe-Smith | June 1, 2008

Allison Briscoe-Smith explains how kids learn about race—and how their parents can foster tolerance.

 

Articles: How to Befriend People You Don’t Like

By Allison Briscoe-Smith | September 1, 2004

 

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