Dr. E. Ashby Plant
My primary area of research is Social Psychology with a specific focus on prejudice and stereotyping. Much of my work focuses on the regulation of prejudice, intergroup interactions, and the elimination of stereotypic responses. In order to improve relations between people of different racial, ethnic, religious, and social groups, it is critical to understand the factors that contribute to tension and antipathy between groups as well as the factors that help to reduce these negative responses. I am interested in both the beliefs and motivations that people bring to intergroup settings as well as situational factors that can aid in the reduction of bias.