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University of ConnecticutSocial Psychology Prof. Colin Wayne Leach, Ph.D.


Colin Wayne Leach (B.A. 1989, M.A. 1991, Boston University; Ph.D. 1995, University of Michigan) is a Professor of psychology, and head of the social psychology program, at the University of Connecticut. He was formerly on the faculty of the University of California-Santa Cruz (USA) and the University of Sussex (UK).

Colin is a fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology and has previously held fellowships from the University of California-Berkeley and the Ford Foundation.  He has also been a visiting scholar in Australia, Italy, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Turkey.

Most of Colin’s research is concerned with status and morality
in self-evaluation, emotion, and social relations.  He has lectured in over a dozen countries and has published over seventy articles and chapters on these topics. 

He has co-edited two books: Immigrant Life in the U.S.:  Multi-disciplinary Perspectives (Routledge, 2003) and The Social Life of Emotions (Cambridge, 2004).  His research has been supported by the (U.S.) Ford Foundation, the (UK) Economic and Social Research Council, the European Science Foundation, and the (Dutch) Organization for Scientific Research.

Colin has served as Consulting Editor for numerous journals, including the Journal of Social Issues,
Journal of Social & Political Psychology, and Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.  He is former Associate Editor of the European Journal of Social Psychology and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and incoming Associate Editor of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

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