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Reducing prejudice and discrimination

Department of Psychology

About the Project

Prejudice and discrimination against people based on their race (i.e., racism) remains a significant issue in the UK. For example, a recent survey indicates that 64% of Britons with a Black ethnic background report experiencing racism (Abrams et al., 2018). The current salience of contemporary social movements relating to race (e.g. Black Lives Matter, #IAmNotAVirus) indicate not only that racism is a critical and widespread issue, but also suggest increased awareness of, and motivation to reduce bias amongst the White majority. This PhD project would take a novel approach to tackling racism by integrating the literatures on prejudice-reduction and behaviour change, with the aim of developing interventions that increase behaviours to tackle racism in oneself and others (e.g. challenging instances of racism; engaging in race-talk, educating oneself on issues of racial bias etc).

Funding Notes

Self funded or externally sponsored students only. Intakes are usually October and March annually.

NB The University has some scholarships under competition each year. More details can be found - View Website

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