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What happens when we define some people as more human than others? A Q&A with Susan Fiske about the new science of racism.
Articles: Can Patriotism Be Compassionate?By Jeremy Adam Smith | July 2, 2013
Feeling ambivalent about the Fourth of July? New psychological research points to how we can feel authentic pride for our country—and still be citizens of the world.
What a recent TED talk teaches us about our hidden stereotypes--and their pernicious effects.
Articles: Racism: Bad for Everyone’s HealthBy Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | September 19, 2012
New studies reveal how racism hurts health. But they also show how having the right attitude can mitigate bad effects.
A recent New York Times column suggests we have no choice but to ignore or excise racist imagery in children's books. But Jeremy Adam Smith offers another way, guided by research.
Articles: Does White Pride Lead to Prejudice?By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | April 26, 2012
Does identifying as "White" predict negative attitudes towards diversity? That depends on how conscious you are of power, says new research.
Articles: Is it Racism or Politics as Usual?By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | February 3, 2012
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton explains what a new study on racial bias means for the presidential election.
Articles: Why I Skipped This “Diversity” Bake SaleBy Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | September 29, 2011
What UC Berkley's College Republicans get wrong about racism and colorblindness.
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton explains how to make sense of conflicting scientific evidence.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Is Racism a Zero-Sum Game?
Articles: Can Empathy Reduce Racism?By Alex Dixon | July 21, 2011
A new study suggests we can keep our prejudices in check by trying to see the world through someone else's eyes.
Articles: How to Deal with PrejudiceBy Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | June 30, 2011
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton explains how to confront negative experiences without letting our emotions overwhelm us.
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton explains why colorblindness doesn't work.
Articles: Drawing from ExperienceBy Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | March 31, 2011
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton explains how our cultural backgrounds can skew our opinions and judgments--but realizing this can help overcome tensions between groups.
Articles: Is Hollywood Racist?By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | February 28, 2011
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton considers why the top movies seem "whitewashed."
Research Digest Items/Studies: Reduce Prejudice? Yes, You Can
To greet the new year, Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton provides the best research-based tips for overcoming our differences.
Research Digest Items/Studies: The Key to Positive Interracial Interactions
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton explains the difference between Juan Williams and Jesse Jackson.
Teens are naturally driven to seek new experiences—and that may be the key to helping them develop a sense of purpose in life.
What helps us to take responsibility for our mistakes? A recent study says the key might lie with your belief that people can change.
Narcissists struggle to forgive people for even minor transgressions. But a new study points the way forward.
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