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Smith, Eliot R.

Distinguished Professor (Indiana University Bloomington)


Eliot Smith is Distinguished Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he is also affiliated with the Cognitive Science program. He received his PhD from Harvard University and is a fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He currently serves as Editor of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health. Much of his current research focuses on the role of emotion in intergroup relations. With Diane Mackie, he has co-edited a book (From Prejudice to Intergroup Emotions) and published numerous articles on group-based emotions, prejudice, and intergroup conflict. Other research interests include the ways cognitive processes are shaped and altered by the individual’s social context, especially people’s networks of interpersonal relationships and group memberships.

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