Social Psychology

General Links & Networks

Social Psychology Network
A site developed by Professor Scott Plous of Wesleyan University. The largest social psychology database on the Internet. Contains more than 5,000 links to psychology related resources.

 RACE: Origins, Biology and Social Construction

Forget the Old Labels.  Here's a New Way to Look at Race-Washington Post
The origins of race.

Historical Foundations of Race
A history of the interpretations of Race in America. The term “race,” used infrequently before the 1500s, was used to identify groups of people with a kinship or group connection. The modern-day use of the term “race” is a human invention.

Is Race a Social Construct? The Natural History Museum Investigates
Race and racism are complex subjects, but the Natural History Museum takes them on with energy and zeal in a new exhibition, Race: Are We So Different? The show is the first national exhibition to spell out the construct of “race” and all that it encompasses from a biological, cultural and historical point of view.

Talking About Race
A resource site for all levels of parents, educators, students and children on talking and understanding the construct of race. The site provides tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation.

The Race Project
Explores the origins of the construct of Race.

 Videos on Race

Cheikh Anta Diop: The African Origin

Dr. Ivan Van Sertima: They Came Before Columbus

Dr. Asa Hilliard & Samuel Matthews: Stolen Legacy

Race: Are We So Different?

Liberalism and Racial Justice-Dr. Charles Mills

Theorizing Racial Justice

The Origin of Race in the US

The Biology of Race, Genetics  and Genetic Variation

Anthropology and the Question of Race
Unpack the ambiguities around race, skin color, and biology. After reviewing the history of Social Darwinism,
you’ll see how Franz Boas and other 20th century anthropologists shifted our understanding of race to
 show how it is a cultural construct, independent of biology and geography.

Origin of the Human Race and the Invention of White People with Anthropologist Michael Kilman

There is Only One Race-Jane Elliott

Black Noveau-Jane Elliott-Part 1

Black Noveau-Jane Elliott-Part 2

Black Noveau-Jane Elliott-Part 3

Research in Social Psychology

Current Research in Social Psychology
An online journal sponsored by the Center for the Study of Group Processes at the University of Iowa. Articles are made available to the public, but the authors reserve their copyright.

The Psychology of Imprisonment
This site features an extensive slide show and information about the classic investigation into the psychology of prison life.  The study was conducted by Philip Zimbardo at Stanford University in the summer of 1971.

Research Videos in Social Psychology

Milgram's Experiment on Obedience to Authority

Mindfield: Conformity

Mindfield: The Cognitive Tradeoff Hypothesis

The Stanford Prison Experiment

The Psychology of Evil and Heroism

Philip Zimbardo: How People Become Monsters or Heroes