Understanding Prejudice.org

  • Welcome to UnderstandingPrejudice.org, a web site for students, teachers, and others interested in the causes and consequences of prejudice.
  • In these pages you will find more than 2,000 links to prejudice-related resources, as well as searchable databases with hundreds of prejudice researchers and social justice organizations.
  • To the right, you’ll also find a variety of interactive exercises offering unique perspectives on prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination …  (full text homepage).

Readings; Exercises, Demos; Multimedia; Teachers; Experts; Organization; Links;
Address: Professor Scott Plous, Department of Psychology, 207 High Street, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 06459-0408, USA;

About: UnderstandingPrejudice.org was established in 2002 with funding from the National Science Foundation (Grant Number 9950517) and McGraw-Hill Higher Education. The purpose of the site is to offer educational resources and information on prejudice, discrimination, multiculturalism, and diversity, with the ultimate goal of reducing the level of intolerance and bias in contemporary society.  

Although UnderstandingPrejudice.org is organized to supplement Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination (a university-level anthology published by McGraw-Hill), all pages and features of the site are freely available to teachers, students, and other visitors regardless of whether they purchase the McGraw-Hill anthology.

Site Credits:

  • The site was developed by Professor Scott Plous of Wesleyan University, co-designed with Mike Lestik, and programmed by David Jensenius and Mike Lestik. It also benefited from the talents of several student interns.
  • In addition, thanks are due to several researchers and other professionals who contributed to the site, including Peter Glick, Susan Fiske, Brian Nosek, Tony Greenwald, Mahzarin Banaji, and Jay Rosenstein.

Finally, several social justice organizations donated materials free of charge, including:

  • Adbusters Magazine
  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Farm Sanctuary
  • Humane Society of the United States
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Tribe of Heart

Please consider supporting these groups in their important work.

How to Contribute to This Web Site: … (full text about).

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