John Dovidio Ph.D.

  • Carl Iver Hovland Professor Emeritus of Psychology
  • Professor Emeritus in the Institute for Social and Policy Studies and of Epidemiology
  • Dean of Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Prejudice, intergroup relations, altruism


My work centers around issues of social power and social relations, both between groups and between individuals. I explore both conscious (explicit) and unconscious (implicit) influences on how people think about, feel about, and behave toward others based on group membership. I continue to conduct research on aversive racism, a contemporary subtle form of prejudice, and on techniques for reducing conscious and unconscious biases. My research further explores how the bias of health care providers and perceptions by members of traditionally disadvantaged groups of being stigmatized affects medical interactions, decisions, and outcomes.