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Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton

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Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton is professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is currently Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Division of Social Sciences. He also serves as Associate Executive Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in the College of Letters and Science. Childhood experiences living in Mexico, the U.S., Ivory Coast, and Thailand cemented an early interest in cultural differences and intergroup relations. He received his BA from Yale University and his PhD from Columbia University. Mendoza-Denton’s professional work covers stereotyping and prejudice from the perspective of both target and perceiver, intergroup relations, as well as how these processes influence educational outcomes. He received the UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in 2015, and the University-wide Distinguished Teaching Award in 2018.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
  • Person Perception
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Social Cognition

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Courses Taught:

  • Stigma and Prejudice
  • Teaching Psychology
  • Writing Workshop

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton
Department of Psychology
3210 Tolman Hall
UC--Berkeley, Mail Code 1650
Berkeley, California 94720
United States

  • Phone: (510) 642-5292
  • Fax: (510) 642-5293

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