Clark R. McCauley Jr.

Reasearch Professor of Psychology
Co-Director, Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict
Investigator and Research Affiliate, START
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Clark Richard McCauley
Department of Psychology
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-526-5017
Fax: 610-526-7476


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Social Psychology 208
Psychological Measurement and Testing 305

Ethnic Conflict 358
Cognitive Issues in Personality and Social Psychology 398


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Clark McCauley (B.S. Biology, Providence College, 1965; Ph.D. Social Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 1970) is a Professor of Psychology and co-director of the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at Bryn Mawr College.  His research interests include the psychology of group identification, group dynamics and intergroup conflict, and the psychological foundations of ethnic conflict and genocide.  He is founding editor of the journal Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward Terrorism and Genocide.  


Other Research Interests

  • What does it mean to essentialize a group, our own or others, and how does essentializing enable killing by category? 
  • What is the role of emotions (disgust, humiliation, anger) in intergroup conflict, and what is the relation between interpersonal emotions and intergroup emotions?
  • How can polling be used to track variation over time in support for terrorism?
  • What is the process of radicalization that leads individuals from support for terrorism to acts of terrorism?
  • Psychology of Terrorism