Sam Sommers

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Sam Sommers

Sam SommersSam Sommers earned his B.A. in Psychology from Williams College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan.  He is Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Psychology Department at Tufts University.  He is an experimental social psychologist interested in issues related to stereotyping, prejudice, and group diversity.  More specifically, his research focuses on two (often overlapping) topics: 1) race and social perception, judgment, and interaction; 2) the intersection of psychology and the U.S. legal system.  In other words, he is interested in how race impacts the way people see and interact with the world in a wide range of social settings.  For his efforts to promote an inclusive climate on campus for all students he has been inducted into the Tufts Hall of Diversity and named recipient of the Tufts Multicultural Service Award.