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Felicia Pratto

Felicia Pratto

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Professor Pratto researches power, intergroup relations, prejudice and discrimination, and social cognition. She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and a Fellow of the American Psychological Society. She teaches courses in experimental research methods, social cognition, theories of intergroup relations, social psychology, and the communication of prejudice.

People seeking the Social Dominance Orientation Scale should read Pratto, Sidanius, Stallworth & Malle (1994).

Primary Interests:

  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Ethics and Morality
  • Gender Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Political Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • Pratto, F. (1999). The puzzle of continuing group inequality: Piecing together psychological, social, and cultural forces in social dominance theory. In M. P. Zanna, Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol. 31, pp. 191-263). San Diego: Academic Press.
  • Pratto, F. (1996). Sexual politics: The gender gap in the bedroom, the cupboard, and the cabinet. In D. M. Buss & N. Malamuth (Eds.), Sex, power, and conflict: Evolutionary and feminist perspectives (pp. 179-230). NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Pratto, F. (1994). Consciousness and automatic evaluation. In P. Niedenthal & S. Kitayama (Eds.), The heart's eye: Emotional influences on perception and attention (pp. 115-143). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
  • Pratto, F., & Walker, A. (2004). The bases of gendered power. In A. H. Eagly, A. Beall, & R. Sternberg (Eds.), The psychology of gender, 2nd edition (pp. 242-268). NY: Guilford Publications.
  • Pratto, F., & Walker, A. (2000). Dominance in disguise: Power, beneficence, and exploitation in personal relationships. In A. Lee-Chai & J. A. Bargh (Eds.), The use and abuse of power: Multiple perspectives on the causes of corruption. (pp. 93-114). Philadelphia, PA: Psychology Press.

Courses Taught:

  • Laboratory in Social Psychology
  • Research Methods in Experimental Social and I/O Psychology
  • Social Cognition
  • Social Psychology
  • The communication of prejudice
  • Theories of Intergroup Relations

Felicia Pratto
Department of Psychology, U-20
University of Connecticut
406 Babbidge Road
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1020
United States of America

  • Phone: (860) 486-4772
  • Fax: (860) 486-2760

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