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Glenn Adams

Glenn Adams

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My research interest is in the social, cultural, and historical grounding of psychological experience. More specifically, my current work focuses on the following topics: (1) the cultural grounding of personal relationship, emphasizing comparisons between North American and West African settings; and (2) liberation social psychology, including research on (a) ethnic identity, constructions of history, and perceptions of current events (e.g., perception of racism); and (b) a sociocultural approach to the topic of oppression.

Primary Interests:

  • Close Relationships
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Gender Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Sociology, Social Networks

Research Group or Laboratory:

Books:

Journal Articles:

  • 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., & Dzokoto, V. A. (2007). Genital-shrinking in Ghana: A cultural-psychological analysis. Culture & Psychology, 13, 83-104.
  • Adams, G., Fryberg, S., Garcia, D. M., & Delgado-Torres, E. U. (2006). The psychology of engagement with Indigenous identities: A cultural perspective. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 12, 493-508.
  • 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., 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.

Other Publications:

  • Adams, G. (2008). Commemorating Brown: Psychology as a force for liberation. In G. Adams, M. Biernat, N. R. Branscombe, C. S. Crandall, & L. S. Wrightsman (Eds.), Commemorating Brown: The social psychology of racism and discrimination (pp. 3-23). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Adams, G., Anderson, S. L., & Adonu, J. K. (2004). The cultural grounding of closeness and intimacy. In D. Mashek & A. Aron (Eds.), The handbook of closeness and intimacy (pp. 321-339). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Adams, G., Biernat, M., Branscombe, N. R., Crandall, C. S., & Wrightsman, L. S. (2008). Beyond prejudice: Toward a sociocultural psychology of racism and oppression.. In G. Adams, M. Biernat, N. R. Branscombe, C. S. Crandall, & L. S. Wrightsman (Eds.), Commemorating Brown: The social psychology of racism and discrimination (pp. 215-246). Washington, DC: APA Books.
  • 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.

Courses Taught:

  • Culture and Psychology
  • Graduate Seminar: Culture and Psychology
  • Graduate Seminar: Sociocultural Sources of Self and Identity
  • Social Psychology
  • Undergraduate Seminar: Liberation Psychology

Glenn Adams
Department of Psychology
University of Kansas
1415 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, Kansas 66045-7556
United States

  • Phone: (785) 864-9481
  • Fax: (785) 864-5696

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