Alan J. Lambert, PhD, MA, BA

Associate Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences, Arts & Sciences

Professor Lambert’s interests include (a) the dynamics of perceived risk and emotion and (b) political ideology. His research includes the dynamics of racial/ethnic prejudice, particularly with respect to the role of individual differences (social dominance orientation, right wing authoritarianism); consequences of empathy on intergroup polarization and prejudice; activation and suppression of stereotypic knowledge in private vs. public contexts; the

effects of psychological threat (e.g. fear of terrorism, mortality threats) on social and political judgment and processes underlying perceptions of income disparity.