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Dr Amanda Williams

Broadly, I study how prejudice and stereotypes emerge across the lifespan. My research interests fall into the following three areas:

Development of (Implicit) Prejudice and Stereotypes in Childhood: When do children begin to use race to guide their beliefs and cognitions about others? Is there a critical point for interventions in childhood?

Visual Attention during Person Perception: How do we process outgroup faces? Does visual attention correspond to behavior? Is visual attention malleable?

Behavior during Interracial Interactions: How do children and adults negotiate intergroup interactions? Can contextual cues impact behavior?

Research keywords

Prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, intergroup relations, implicit social cognition, children