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Addressing Power Differences May Spur Advantaged Racial Groups to Act in Support of Racial Equality

UMass Amherst research advances understanding of interracial contact and communication about inequality

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When different groups of people come into contact, what’s the key to motivating advantaged racial groups to join historically disadvantaged racial minority groups to strive for racial equality and social justice? It’s a complex conundrum studied for years by social scientists like Linda Tropp, professor of social psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

When scientific journals take sides during an election, the public’s trust in science takes a hit

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People lose faith in science when it takes a political side. AP Photo/Wong Maye-E

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When the scientific establishment gets involved in partisan politics, it decreases people’s trust in science, especially among conservatives, according to our recent research.

Dr. Abbie Goldberg Appointed to Rudd Family Visiting Professorship for Spring 2021

Abbie GoldbergDr. Goldberg is the Jan and Larry Landry University Professor of Psychology at Clark University, where she is also the Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Broadly, her research focuses on how a variety of social locations (e.g., gender, sexual orientation, social class) and contexts (e.g., work, family, community) shape processes of development and mental health.

Annabelle Flores-Bonilla authors review paper 'Sex Differences in the Neurobiology of Alcohol Use Disorder'

Annabelle Flores-Bonilla
Annabelle Flores-Bonilla

Graduate student Annabelle Flores-Bonilla and faculty member Heather Richardson of the Behavioral Neuroscience Program have authored a new review paper, "Sex Differences in the Neurobiology of Alcohol Use Disorder" in the journal Alcohol Research: Current Reviews.

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