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Dr Amanda Williams

Dr Amanda Williams

Dr Amanda Williams
BA(Waterloo, Canada), MEd(W.Ont.), PhD(York CA)

Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology

Office Room 3.09b
Helen Wodehouse Building,
35 Berkeley Square, Clifton BS8 1JA
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 4497

Research summary

Broadly, I study how prejudice and stereotypes emerge across the lifespan. My research interests fall into the following three areas:

Development of (Implicit) Prejudice and Stereotypes in Childhood: When do children begin to use race to guide their beliefs and cognitions about others? Is there a critical point for interventions in childhood?

Visual Attention during Person Perception: How do we process outgroup faces? Does visual attention correspond to behavior? Is visual attention malleable?

Behavior during Interracial Interactions: How do children and adults negotiate intergroup interactions? Can contextual cues impact behavior?

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Biography

Amanda joined the GoSE in December, 2015. Before coming to Bristol Amanda held positions as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Sheffield Hallam University (Sheffield, United Kingdom) and Postdoctoral Researcher in the Interpersonal and Social Perception Lab at the University of Hawaii (Honolulu, United States). Amanda received her B.A. (Psychology & Sociology) from the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), Ed.M. (Educational Studies) from the University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario, Canada), and Ph.D. (Social Psychology) from York University (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). 

As an avid people-watcher, Amanda is fascinated by how individuals from diverse backgrounds interact ...

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