- Office Location: SH 350H
Office Phone: (818) 677-2827
- Ph.D. 1971, University of Illinois
M.A. 1968, University of Illinois
B.A. 1966, College of Mount St. Joseph
Specialty Areas: Applied Social Psychology, Developmental.
- Psych 475 Adolescents in the School Context
- Advanced Social Psychology (Psy 641)
- Applied Intergroup Relations and Conflict Resolution (Psy 432
- Internships (Psy 498, 499)
Selected Publications and Presentations
Maton, K., Wimms, H. E., Grant, S. K., Wittig, M. A., Rogers, M. R. and Vasquez, M. J. T. Experiences and perspectives of African-American, Latino/a, Asian-American and European-American psychology graduate students: A national study. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, in press.
Ghavami, N., Fingerhut, A. W., Peplau, L. A., Grant, S. K., & Wittig, M. A.. Testing a model of minority identity achievement, identity affirmation and psychological well-being among ethnic minority and sexual minority individuals. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, in press.
Simmons, S. J., Wittig, M., & Grant, S. (2010). A mutual acculturation model of multicultural campus climate and acceptance of diversity. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 14(4), 468-475. DOI: 10.1037/a0020237
Mata, J., Ghavami, N., & Wittig, M.A. (2010). Understanding gender differences in early adolescents' sexual prejudice. Journal of Early Adolescence, 30(1), 50-75. DOI: 10.1177/0272431609350925
Whitehead, K., Ainsworth, A., Wittig, M. A., & Gadino, B. (2009). Implications of ethnic identity exploration and ethnic identity affirmation and belonging for intergroup attitudes among adolescents. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 19(1), 123-135. PMC2743324
The social and developmental psychology of intergroup relations, acculturation, social identities, prejudice reduction, political activism, conflict resolution, as well as multicultural education and cultural inclusion intervention strategies. Research assistants conduct literature searches and write reviews; assist in research design, data collection, coding and analysis; & report writing. Service interns are trained to lead discussions in schools and other settings with youth and adults; design and conduct workshops on intergroup relations, and write reports of their interventions. Motivated students have opportunities to present their work at professional conferences and co-author publications, depending on the nature of their contributions. Enrollment in Psych 432 (Applied Intergroup Relations and Conflict Mediation) and Psych 475 (Adolescents in the School Context) is encouraged.
See also: http://wittig.socialpsychology.org/