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Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, associate professor of psychology

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton is an associate professor of psychology at UC Berkeley, faculty director of the campus's Greater Good Science Center, and co-editor of the Greater Good book Are We Born Racist?: New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology. He co-directs the psychology department's Relationships and Social Cognition Laboratory.

Mendoza-Denton studies stereotyping, intergroup relations, cross-race friendships and cultural psychology. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

Posts by Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton

8-9-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?How others’ (and our) attitudes about race affect our health
7-24-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Using science-based strategies for successful willpower
7-17-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Human origins and Africa
7-10-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?On prejudice against fat people
6-26-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?What type of learner are you? And why it does not matter
6-5-12Other Subjects: What's on your mind?The spotlight effect
5-23-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?The dependency paradox: Why people are not like feet
5-15-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?The Precarious Couple Effect
5-7-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Minority students, self-esteem, and education
5-2-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Cultural stereotypes or national character?
4-17-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Writers — and parents: Show, don’t tell
4-13-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Sculpt your partner: Be like Mike (Michaelangelo)
4-2-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Star-crossed lovers: When not to trust an intuition of compatibility
3-26-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Minding your (other party’s) manners
3-21-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?How subtle discrimination affects targets II: American as Apple Pie
3-14-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Idealizing your partner: Relationship poison or protection?
3-6-12Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Does White identity predict positive or negative attitudes towards diversity?
2-24-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Jeremy Lin and racism? How subtle discrimination affects targets
2-17-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Is Jeremy Lin like Jackie Robinson?
2-10-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Is it best to be greedy in tough economic times?
2-2-12Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Have goals? Try this strategy for maximizing success
1-26-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Racial bias and bankruptcy: Implications for the 2012 election
1-19-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Steve Jobs: ‘We’re just one world now’
12-22-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?A vicarious shame: The resignation of Yale’s football coach
12-15-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?A resolution for 2012: Find yourself some trouble
12-1-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Two months after the UC Berkeley “Diversity Bake Sale”: Where to now?
11-22-11Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Do standardized tests predict your future success?
11-15-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?What would you do if you were witness to child abuse?
11-2-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Subtle stereotypes and their negative effects on targets
10-24-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Battle hymn of the jellyfish son: On life after a parent’s death
10-15-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Curbing LGBT teen bullying: Neutrality is not an option
10-10-11Science & Technology: What's on your mind?On the genius of infants: Are we really born racist?
10-4-11Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Just how offended are we by racist events? Imagine yourself in these situations
9-26-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Making the invisible visible: Campus Republicans’ bake sale
9-23-11Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Why we need Obama now, more than ever
9-14-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Accusations of discrimination: Finger pointing vs. teachable moments
9-6-11Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?On not blowing your diet after those long holiday weekends
9-2-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?What motivates the formation of stereotypes?
8-25-11Science & Technology: What's on your mind?What do we do when science contradicts itself?
8-17-11Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Best not to label kids as being good or bad at math
8-15-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Can empathy be bad for intergroup interactions?
6-21-11Health & Medicine: What's on your mind?Can perfectionism lead you to overeat?
6-14-11Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Working through discrimination and other negative experiences
5-31-11Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Anger leads to mental shortcuts
5-25-11Politics & LawPolitics & Law: What's on your mind?Gender and linguistic micro-aggressions
5-13-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Does rap belong in the White House’s celebration of American poetry?
5-5-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Why getting “Trumped” has been good for America
4-28-11Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Should we talk to young children about race?
4-23-11Science & Technology: What's on your mind?How to not overeat on Easter Sunday
4-14-11Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Why do we self-sabotage our success?
4-5-11Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Is your intelligence genetically-based?
3-25-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Drawing from experience
3-18-11Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Earthquake, Tsunami: When are we likely to blame victims?
3-9-11Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Racism against whites: So what’s the problem?
3-4-11Science & Technology: What's on your mind?How to think differently about midterms and other exams
2-23-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Reggie Miller for President, or who can look presidential
2-16-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Whitewash: Is Hollywood racist?
2-2-11Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Why are stereotypes so difficult to eradicate?
1-25-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Why football injuries can be like prejudiced remarks
1-12-11Science & Technology: What's on your mind?The Arizona shootings and the mental illness-violence link
12-30-10Science & Technology: What's on your mind?The top 10 strategies for reducing prejudice (part 3 of 3)
12-24-10Science & Technology: What's on your mind?The top 10 strategies for reducing prejudice (part 2 of 3)
12-22-10Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Top 10 strategies for reducing prejudice (Part I)
12-16-10Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Forensic linguistics
12-9-10Science & Technology: What's on your mind?When dire messages backfire
12-1-10Science & Technology: What's on your mind?Ambiguous events, interpreted in stereotype-consistent ways
11-23-10Other Subjects: What's on your mind?Science & TechnologyThis holiday, a toast to cross-race friendship
11-19-10Arts, Culture & HumanitiesOther Subjects: What's on your mind?Science & TechnologyStereotypes are tools for the perpetuation of inequality
11-9-10Arts, Culture & HumanitiesArts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Science & TechnologyStereotype threat: Practice can protect us from its negative effects
10-26-10Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Science & TechnologyLicense to ill: When are we at greatest risk for being prejudiced?
10-20-10Arts, Culture & HumanitiesArts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Science & TechnologyYoko Ono: ‘Racism played a role…’ How do you really know?
10-14-10Politics & Law: What's on your mind?Are we considering a Nazi enthusiast for Congress?
10-7-10Arts, Culture & HumanitiesArts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Science & TechnologyIs Hillary Clinton pathologically ambitious?
10-1-10Arts, Culture & HumanitiesArts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Science & Technology‘Spook Drop Parachuters’: Racism or Halloween spirit?