General Links & Networks
A site developed by Professor Scott Plous of Wesleyan University. The largest social psychology database on the Internet. Contains more than 5,000 links to psychology related resources.
RACE: Origins, Biology and Social Construction
The origins of race.
A history of the interpretations of Race in America. The term “race,” used infrequently before the 1500s, was used to identify groups of people with a kinship or group connection. The modern-day use of the term “race” is a human invention.
Race and racism are complex subjects, but the Natural History Museum takes them on with energy and zeal in a new exhibition, Race: Are We So Different? The show is the first national exhibition to spell out the construct of “race” and all that it encompasses from a biological, cultural and historical point of view.
A resource site for all levels of parents, educators, students and children on talking and understanding the construct of race. The site provides tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation.
Explores the origins of the construct of Race.
Videos on Race
Race: Are We So Different?
Liberalism and Racial Justice-Dr. Charles Mills
Theorizing Racial Justice
The Origin of Race in the US
The Biology of Race, Genetics and Genetic Variation
Anthropology and the Question of Race
Unpack the ambiguities around race, skin color, and biology. After reviewing the history of Social Darwinism,
you’ll see how Franz Boas and other 20th century anthropologists shifted our understanding of race to
show how it is a cultural construct, independent of biology and geography.
Origin of the Human Race and the Invention of White People with Anthropologist Michael Kilman
There is Only One Race-Jane Elliott
Black Noveau-Jane Elliott-Part 1
Black Noveau-Jane Elliott-Part 2
Black Noveau-Jane Elliott-Part 3
Research in Social Psychology
An online journal sponsored by the Center for the Study of Group Processes at the University of Iowa. Articles are made available to the public, but the authors reserve their copyright.
This site features an extensive slide show and information about the classic investigation into the psychology of prison life. The study was conducted by Philip Zimbardo at Stanford University in the summer of 1971.
Research Videos in Social Psychology
Milgram's Experiment on Obedience to Authority
The Psychology of Evil and Heroism
Philip Zimbardo: How People Become Monsters or Heroes