Two Views: "Prejudice and Biases in Childhood and Adolescence: A Developmental Perspective"
Adam Rutland, PhD, is a Professor of Developmental Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Exeter, UK. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, U.K. Dr. Rutland received his Ph.D. from the University of Stirling, Scotland. He has contributed widely to various books and journals and has authored and co-authored monographs and edited books. Dr. Rutland has received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Wellcome Trust and British Academy for his research on prejudice development and reduction in childhood, social exclusion and developmental intergroup processes. He conducts intervention research on enhancing STEM participation using a museum based program with peer tutors who are trained explain science to their adolescent peers. He is a Fellow of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), Division 9 of the American Psychological Association (APA) and an organizational affiliate of the American Psychological Society (APS). Dr. Rutland's research interests are: social-cognitive development, prejudice, intergroup relationships, peer exclusion, rejection, group dynamics and deviance from peer group norms, cross-group friendships, intergroup attitudes, interventions to reduce prejudice, intergroup contact, and children’s acculturation, ethnic and national identification.