Jim Sidanius was a Professor in the departments of Psychology and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Stockholm, Sweden and taught at several universities in the United States and Europe, including Carnegie‑Mellon University, the University of Texas at Austin, New York University, Princeton University, the University of Stockholm, Sweden, and the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Sidanius was the recipient of the 2006 Harold Lasswell Award for “Distinguished Scientific Contribution in the Field of Political Psychology” awarded by the International Society of Political Psychology, was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007, and was chosen as the recipient of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology 2013 Career Contribution Award.
Research interests: Interface between political ideology and cognitive functioning; the political psychology of gender, group conflict, institutional discrimination, the evolutionary psychology of intergroup prejudice, and the psychology of terrorism.
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