Using social connection to reduce prejudice

We are testing interventions to reduce intergroup anxiety and prejudice in medical settings and on college campuses. Our racism research agenda explores the tendency of individuals in positions of power and privilege to microaggress against others and how to reduce this tendency. 

Increase in risk of death  due to various public health conditions

Social connection increases life expectancy

Researchers have found that loneliness and poor social connections increase your risk of death as much as excessive cigarette smoking, and more than excessive drinking, obesity, and being chronically exposed to air pollution. 

Mission

Our mission is to maximize human growth and potential through research on social connection. We are committed to improving lives by impacting matters of public health significance. Our research explores how imrpoved relationships and social connections may reduce racism and prejudice and improve physical and mental health. 

Using social connection to reduce prejudice
Social connection increases life expectancy
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Addressing issues of race in America

Two Center affiliated scientists obtained grants to work with the CSSC on reducing racism.

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Free racism/anti-racism consultation

The Center for the Science of Social Connection at the UW is looking to have conversations about race