Glenn Adams is professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Kansas.. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone before completing his Ph.D. in Social Psychology at Stanford University. His graduate training included two years of field research in Ghana, which provided the empirical foundation for his research on cultural-psychological foundations of relationship. His current work builds on this foundation to investigate the coloniality of knowledge in psychological science and to articulate models of human development and ways of living that promote sustainable well-being for broader humanity.
- Aggression, Conflict, Peace
- Close Relationships
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Gender Psychology
- Health Psychology
- Intergroup Relations
- Law and Public Policy
- Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
- Political Psychology
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Research Methods, Assessment
- Self and Identity
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- Adams, G., Biernat, M., Branscombe, N. R., Crandall, C. S., & Wrightsman, L. S. (Eds.). (2008). Commemorating Brown: The social psychology of racism and discrimination. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Gillath, O., Adams G., & Kunkel, A.D. (Eds.) (2012). Relationship science: Integrating evolutionary, neuroscience, and sociocultural approaches. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Adams, G. (2005). The cultural grounding of personal relationship: Enemyship in North American and West African worlds. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 948-968.
- Adams, G., Edkins, V., Lacka, D., Pickett, K., & Cheryan, S. (2008). Teaching about racism: Pernicious implications of the standard portrayal. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 30, 349-361
- Adams, G., Garcia, D., M., Purdie-Vaughns, V., & Steele, C. M. (2006). The detrimental effects of a suggestion of sexism in an instruction situation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 602-615.
- Adams, G., & Plaut, V. C. (2003). The cultural grounding of personal relationship: Friendship in North American and West African worlds. Personal Relationships, 10, 333-348.
- Adams, G., & Salter, P. (2007). Health psychology in African settings: A cultural-psychological analysis. Journal of Health Psychology, 12, 539-551
- Adams, G. & Salter, P. S. (2011). A Critical Race Psychology is not yet born. Connecticut Law Review, 43, 1355-1375.
- Adams, G. & Stocks, E. (2008). A cultural analysis of the experiment and an experimental analysis of culture. Social Psychology and Personality Compass, 2, 1895-1912.
- Adams, G., Thomas Tormala, T., & O'Brien, L. T. (2006). The effect of self-affirmation on perceptions of racism. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 616-626.
- Anderson, S.L., Adams, G., & Plaut, V.C. (2008). The cultural grounding of relationship: The importance of attractiveness in everyday life. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 352-368.
- Kurtiş, T., Adams, G., & Yellow Bird, M. (2010). Generosity or genocide? Identity implications of silence in American Thanksgiving celebrations. Memory, 18(2), 208-224.
- Mukherjee, S., Molina, L. E., & Adams, G. (2012). National identity and immigration policy: Concern for legality or ethnocentric exclusion? ASAP: Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 12, 21–32
- Nelson, J.C., Adams, G., & Salter, P.S. (2013). The Marley Hypothesis: Racism denial reflects ignorance of history. Psychological Science,24(2), 213-218.
- O’Brien, L.T., Blodorn, A., Adams, G., Garcia, D.M., & Hammer, E.D. (2015). Ethnic variation in gender-STEM stereotypes and STEM participation: An intersectional approach. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21(2), 169-180.
- Salter, P.S., & Adams, G. (2012). Mother or wife? An African dilemma tale and the psychological dynamics of sociocultural change. Social Psychology, 42(4), 232-242.
- Adams, G. (2012). Context in person, person in context: A cultural psychology approach to social-personality psychology. In K. Deaux and M. Snyder (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology (pp. 182-208). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Adams G., Kurtiș, T., Salter, P.S., & Anderson, S.L. (2012). A cultural psychology of relationship: Decolonizing science and practice. In O. Gillath, G. Adams, & A.D. Kunkel, (Eds.), Relationship science: Integrating evolutionary, neuroscience, and sociocultural approaches (pp. 49-70). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Adams, G. & Markus, H. R. (2004). Toward a conception of culture suitable for a Social Psychology of Culture. In M. Schaller & C. S. Crandall (Eds.), The psychological foundations of culture (pp. 335-360). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Kurtiș, T., & Adams, G. (2013). A cultural psychology of relationship: Toward a transnational feminist psychology. In M. K. Ryan & N. R. Branscombe (Eds.) Handbook of gender and psychology (pp. 251-269). London: Sage.
Department of Psychology
University of Kansas
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Lawrence, Kansas 66045-7556
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