Midge Wilson is a Professor of Psychology, and an Associate Dean in the Liberal Arts and Science College, at DePaul University. Since the mid-1980s, Dr. Wilson has been investigating how initial impressions formed of African American and White women are influenced by facial features, skin color variations, and body size. She also investigates the role of humor in raising consciousness about issues of diversity.
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Gender Psychology
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Sexuality, Sexual Orientation
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- Wilson, M., & Russell, K. (1996). Divided sisters: Bridging the gap between Black women and White women. New York: Anchor Publishing.
- Russell, K., Wilson, M., & Hall, R. (1992). The color complex: The politics of skin color among African Americans. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich.
- Halpert, J. A., Wilson, M., & Hickman, J. (1993). Pregnancy as a source of bias in performance appraisals. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 14, 649-663.
- Neal, A. M., & Wilson, M. L. (1989). The role of skin color and features in the Black community: Implications for Black women and therapy. Clinical Psychology Review, 9, 323-333.
- Advanced Psychology of Women
- Human Sexuality
- Humor and Group Identity
- Love, Beauty, and Friendship: Women's Cross-Cultural Perspective
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