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Winnifred Louis

Winnifred Louis

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  • SPN Mentor

I graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.Sc. in psychology and a minor in sociocultural anthropology, having done my honours thesis on stereotyping and subtyping (with Ken Dion and Kerry Kawakami). I went to McGill University and did an MSc with Don Taylor on responses to discrimination and a Ph.D. with him on decision making in conflict.

My current research interests focus on the influence of identity and norms on social decision making. I have studied this broad topic in contexts from politics and community activism to financial decision making to health choices.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Political Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • Louis, W. R. (2009). If they’re not crazy, then what? The implications of social psychological approaches to terrorism for conflict management. In W. Stritzke, S. Lewandowsky, D. Denemark, F. Morgan, & J. Clare (Eds.), Terrorism and torture: An interdisciplinary perspective (pp. 125-153). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Louis, W. R. (2008). Intergroup positioning and power. In F. M. Moghaddam, R. Harré, and N. Lee (Eds.), Global conflict resolution through positioning analysis (pp. 21-39). New York: Springer.

Courses Taught:

  • Attitudes and Social Cognition
  • Intergroup Relations and Group Processes
  • Psychological Research Methodology

Winnifred Louis
School of Psychology
McElwain Building
University of Queensland
St. Lucia, QLD 4072

  • Phone: +61 7 3346 9515
  • Fax: +61 7 3365 4466

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