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Miles Hewstone

Miles Hewstone

Miles Hewstone is the head of the Oxford Centre for the Study of Intergroup Conflict at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.

Miles Hewstone studied psychology at the University of Bristol in 1978, obtained his D.Phil from Oxford University in 1981, and his Habilitation from the University of Tubingen, Germany, in 1986. He then undertook postdoctoral work with Serge Moscovici (in Paris) and Wolfgang Stroebe (in Tübingen). He has previously held chairs in social psychology at the universities of Bristol, UK; Mannheim, Germany; and Cardiff, UK.

Professor Hewstone has published widely in the general field of experimental social psychology. His major topics of research, thus far, have been attribution theory, social cognition, social influence, stereotyping and intergroup relations, and intergroup conflict. His current work centres on the reduction of intergroup conflict via intergroup contact, stereotype change, and crossed categorization.

Professor Hewstone is a former editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology and co-founding editor of the European Review of Social Psychology. He is a past recipient of the British Psychological Society's Spearman Medal (1987) and its Presidents' Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge (2001). Professor Hewstone has twice been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford (1987-1988, 1999-2000). He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Society for Personality & Social Psychology, and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and an Academician of the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences. He was also recently elected to the British Academy (the National Academy for Arts and Social Sciences).

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Causal Attribution
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Social Cognition

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Miles Hewstone
Department of Experimental Psychology
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3UD
United Kingdom

  • Phone: 44 (0) 1865-271317
  • Fax: 44 (0) 1865-310447

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