Thomas Pettigrew, PhD

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Thomas Pettigrew, PhD

In Honor Of… Thomas Pettigrew

Honoring scientists who have made important and lasting contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.

Thomas Pettigrew, PhD
Professor Emeritus
University of California, Santa Cruz

Thomas Pettigrew is currently Research Professor of Social Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has also taught at the Universities of North Carolina (1956-1957), Harvard (1957-1980), and Amsterdam (1986-1991). In addition, in 2001 he was a Senior Fellow at the Research Institute for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University.

Professor Pettigrew has been at the forefront of research on racial prejudice for a half-century. An expert on black-white relations in the United States, he has also conducted intergroup research in Australia, Europe, and South Africa. He served as President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues in 1967-1968 and later received the Society’s Kurt Lewin Award and twice the Gordon Allport Intergroup Research Award. Other national awards include the Sydney Spivack Award for Race Relations Research from the American Sociological Association (1979), the 2002 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for Experimental Social Psychology), and a Senior Fulbright Fellowship (2003-2004).



Individuals Honoring Thomas Pettigrew:  

Nancy Adler, University of California, San Francisco
Mahzarin Banaji, Harvard University
Thomas G. Bever, University of Arizona
Marilynn Brewer, Ohio State University
Faye Crosby, University of California, Santa Cruz
Patricia Devine, University of Wisconsin-Madison
* Susan T. Fiske, Princeton University
James Jones, University of Delaware
John T. Jost, New York University
Brenda Major, University of California, Santa Barbara
Joanne Martin, Stanford University
Frederick D. Miller, Deloitte Consulting
Anne Peplau, University of California, Los Angeles
Laurie Rudman, Rutgers University
Janet Schofield, University of Pittsburgh
Norbert Schwarz, University of Michigan
Eliot R. Smith, Indiana University
Shelley Taylor, University of California, Los Angeles
Linda Tropp, Boston College
M. Richard Cramer University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


 * The FABBS Foundation would like to thank Dr. Susan Fiske for nominating Dr. Pettigrew for this honor and for leading the effort to spread the word about his nomination.


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