Winter 2021 Newsletter

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Catch up with the latest PBS news including spotlights on our talented students, faculty, and alumni!

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Features include:

  • Can Mindfulness Enhance Athletic Performance?
  • Resiliency and Recovery from Trauma
  • Alumni Profile: Stefan Tiefenbacher ‘01PhD, Neuroscientist and Hemophilia Expert
  • Our new Spotlight on Alumni section!
  • What's Your Internship Story?
  • Research Highlights
  • Awards and Updates
  • In the Media

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.