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Midge Wilson

Midge Wilson

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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.

Primary Interests:

  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Gender Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

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Journal Articles:

  • 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.

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Psychology of Women
  • Human Sexuality
  • Humor and Group Identity
  • Love, Beauty, and Friendship: Women's Cross-Cultural Perspective

Midge Wilson
Department of Psychology
DePaul University
2219 N. Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614
United States

  • Phone: (773) 325-4258
  • Fax: (773) 325 7888

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