Introducing Wilson Merrell
Wilson Merrell recently joined CEPDISC as a postdoc working with Dr. Lotte Thomsen. Wilson holds a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan) and a BA in Psychology and Economics from Macalester College (St. Paul, Minnesota).
At CEPDISC, Wilson studies the psychological processes underlying stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. He is especially interested in how ecological dimensions (e.g., resource scarcity) and sociopolitical motivations (e.g., egalitarianism) can influence (and hopefully attenuate) negative intergroup attitudes, social hierarchies, and economic inequality. In a complementary line of research, he is interested in the discriminatory experiences that multiracial and multiethnic individuals face, especially as they relate to identity and social dominance. If you would like to read more about his research and teaching, you can visit his website: https://www.wilsonmerrell.com/