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Peter Leavitt, Ph.D.
Ph.D. University of Arizona, 2016
Office: Root Hall, B-213
Phone: (812) 237-3263
- Psychology 100: Psychology of Human Sexuality Research
- Psychology 100W: Psychology of Human Sexuality Work Group
- Psychology 270: Social Psychology
- Psychology 321: Diversity & Ethics
- Psychology 376: Psychological Research and Writing
1. Culture and Diversity
- How do the places and circumstances of our upbringing shape the way we see ourselves and the world around us?
2. Social Identity
- What social identities are most important to us and why?
- How do these identities influence the way we interact with tohers?
- When do our social identities help us?
- When are they an obstacle to problem-solving and cooperation?
3. The Psycology of Social Class
- What do people think social class is?
- Why does it matter?
- Do people have strong social class identity?
4. Media Representation and Media Effects
- How are social groups portrayed in popular media and what are the psychological reasons for and effects of such portrayals?
5. Intergroup Contact and Communication
- How do people with different backgrounds, identities, and worldviews communicate with each other?
- How does communication bread down when group differences are significant and emotionally charged?
- What can we do about it?
Dr. Leavitt is always interested in hearing from students who are interested in research experience and hearing from anyone with shared interests!