Alan Lambert

‚ÄčAssociate Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Alan Lambert

Lambert's work is highly interdisciplinary, drawing from research and theory within psychology (social, personality, cognitive) as well as from sociology and political science. His work encompasses the following specific lines of research:

  • Dynamics of racial/ethnic prejudice, particularly with respect to the role of individual differences (social dominance orientation, right wing authoritarianism)
  • Consequences of empathy on intergroup polarization and prejudice
  • Activation and suppression of stereotypic knowledge in private vs. public contexts
  • The effects of psychological threat (e.g. fear of terrorism, mortality threats) on social and political judgment
  • Processes underlying perceptions of income disparity

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