Mark White

B.A. Psychology (2014) University of Missouri
B.A. Sociology (2014) University of Missouri
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Research Lab: Crandall Lab
Advisor: Dr. Christian Crandall
Research Interests: I study how people justify their prejudicial attitudes to themselves and others. Prejudice is everywhere, yet expressing prejudice is taboo—the primary question I investigate is, "How do people deal with this contradiction?" My research has found that people can use ideologies (e.g., non-egalitarianism) and social norms (e.g., freedom of speech) to justify feeling negatively about groups and expressing these negative feelings. I have also done research concerning sports, dehumanization, historical nostalgia, and collective guilt.


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