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).
- Aggression, Conflict, Peace
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Causal Attribution
- Intergroup Relations
- Persuasion, Social Influence
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Social Cognition
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- Brewer, M. B., & Hewstone, M. (Eds.). (2004). Applied social psychology. Oxford, UK & Malden, MA: Blackwell.
- Brewer, M. B., & Hewstone, M. (Eds.). (2004). Emotion and motivation. Oxford, UK & Malden, MA: Blackwell.
- Brewer, M. B., & Hewstone, M. (Eds.). (2004). Self and social identity. Oxford, UK & Malden, MA: Blackwell.
- Brewer, M. B., & Hewstone, M. (Eds.). (2004). Social cognition. Oxford, UK & Malden, MA: Blackwell.
- Dovidio, J. F., Hewstone, M., Glick, P., & Esses, V. M. (Eds.). (2010). The SAGE handbook of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination. London: Sage Publications.
- Hewstone, M. (Ed.). (1983). Attribution theory: Social and functional extensions. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.
- Hewstone, M. (1989). Causal attribution: From cognitive processes to collective beliefs. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.
- Hewstone, M. (1986). Understanding attitudes to the European community: A social psychological study in four member states. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Hewstone, M., & Brewer, M. B. (Series Eds.). (2001). Blackwell handbooks of social psychology (4 volumes: Intrapersonal processes, Interpersonal processes, Group processes, Intergroup processes). Oxford: Blackwell.
- Hewstone, M., & Brown, R. J. (Eds.). (1986). Contact and conflict in intergroup encounters. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.
- Hewstone, M., Fincham, F., & Foster, J. (Eds.). (2005). Psychology. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
- Hewstone, M., Manstead, A. S. R., & Stroebe, W. (Eds.). (1997). The Blackwell reader in social psychology. Oxford: Blackwell.
- Hewstone, M., Stroebe, W., & Jonas, K. (Eds.). (2007). Introduction to social psychology: A European perspective (4th ed.). Oxford: Blackwell.
- Jaspars, J., Fincham, F., & Hewstone, M. (Eds.). (1983). Attribution theory and research: Conceptual, developmental and social dimensions. London: Academic Press.
- Macrae, C. N., Stangor, C., & Hewstone, M. (Eds.). (1996). Stereotypes and stereotyping. New York: Guilford.
- Manstead, A. S. R., & Hewstone, M. (Eds.). (1995). The Blackwell encyclopedia of social psychology. Oxford: Blackwell.
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