Researches the dynamics of power in intergroup and interpersonal relationships, how inequality develops and can be lessened, and related ideologies and perceptions of justice, morality, trust, and power. She has studied why people violate moral norms, stereotyping, automatic evaluation and pre-conscious processing, socio-political attitudes, and attention biases toward negative information. She is co-author of the book Social Dominance.
Pratto, F., Sidanius, J., & Levin, S. (2006). Social dominance theory and the dynamics of intergroup relations: Taking stock and looking forward. In 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 Research, 21,377-407.
Pratto, F., & Glasford, D. E. (2008). Prospect theory, ethnocentrism, and the value of a human life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 1141-1428.