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University of Connecticut Social Psychology Intergroup Relations

Felicia Pratto, Ph.D.

Professor, Social Psychology

Central research interests are prejudice and intergroup relations. She has studied sex stereotyping, automatic evaluation and preconscious processing, the relationship between political attitudes and group prejudices, gender differences in political roles and social attitudes, and attention biases toward negative information. She is co-author of the book Social Dominance.


Recent Publications

Pratto, F., Sidanius, J., & Levin, S. (2006). Social dominance theory and the dynamics of intergroup relations: Taking stock and looking forwardIn W. Stroebe & M. Hewstone (Eds).,European Review of Social Psychology, 17, 271-320.

Pratto, F., Korchmaros, J., & Hegarty, P. (2007). When race and gender go without saying. Social Cognition, 25, 241-247.

Pratto, F. & Pitpitan, E. V. (2008). Ethnocentrism and sexism: How stereotypes legitimize six types of power relations. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2/6, 2159-2176.

Pratto, F., Pearson, A. R., Lee, I., & Saguy, T. (2008). Power dynamics in an experimental game. Social Justice Research21,377-407.

Pratto, F., & Glasford, D. E. (2008). Prospect theory, ethnocentrism, and the value of a human life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology95, 1141-1428.