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Scott Plous

Scott Plous

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Scott Plous joined the Wesleyan University faculty in 1990. His research interests include the psychology of prejudice and discrimination, international security, decision making, and the human use of animals and the environment.

Among social psychologists, Professor Plous is perhaps best known as the founder and Executive Director of Social Psychology Network, a suite of nonprofit web sites supported by the National Science Foundation, several other organizations, and nearly 2,000 members. Collectively, these sites have received more than 200 million page views.

Professor Plous is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association, and he serves on the FABBS Foundation Board of Directors, Institute for Humane Education Curriculum Advisory Board, and SPSSI Council. He is a former recipient of the American Psychological Foundation Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology as well as several APA division awards, including the William James Book Award (for his book The Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making), the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize, the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award, the SPSSI Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring, an APA Division 1 Presidential Citation for developing Social Psychology Network, and the SPSP Award for Distinguished Service to the Society.

He has also received the Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching from Wesleyan University in 1998 and 2011, and in 2006 he was named "Connecticut Professor of the Year" by the Carnegie Foundation and Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Ethics and Morality
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Political Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping

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Department of Psychology
207 High Street
Middletown, Connecticut 06459
United States

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