Seminar Series on Ideas, Identities and Decisional Processes that Affect Security
"Being Face-to-Face But Not Seeing Eye-to-Eye: Divergent Goals During Intergroup Interactions"
Friday, January 14, 2011
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
1501 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43201
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Nicole Shelton is currently an associate professor at Princeton University. The focus of her research is on understanding prejudice and discrimination from the target's perspective. In one line of research, Shelton examines social interactions between whites and ethnic minorities. Here she explores how interpersonal concerns about issues of prejudice (i.e., concerns with appearing prejudiced and concerns with being rejected) influence the dynamics of intergroup contact.
Additionally, Shelton has been exploring personality and situational factors that influence the development and maintenance of cross-racial friendships. In her second line of research, she has been studying issues related to targets' detection of and responses to prejudice and discrimination. Here Shelton has been examining situational and personality factors that influence the extent to which ethnic minorities and women will make attributions to discrimination and confront perpetrators of prejudice.
Shelton has been published in a variety of journals including: Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Science, Social Science & Medicine, and the Current Directions in Psychological Science. From 2006-09, she was an associate editor at the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. In 2004-05, Shelton was a visiting fellow at the Research Institute of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University. In 2002-03, she was a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation.
In 1993, Shelton received her B.A. in Psychology from the College of William and Mary. In 1996 she received her M.A. in Psychology at the University of Virginia. From there, Shelton went on to get her Ph.D. in Psychology at University of Virginia (1998). She was also a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan from 1998-2000.
Associate Professor of Psychology