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Anthony Greenwald


November 2, 2015

Children’s self-esteem already established by age 5, new study finds

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By age 5 children have a sense of self-esteem comparable in strength to that of adults, according to a new study by University of Washington researchers.


May 19, 2014

Favoritism, not hostility, causes most discrimination, says UW psychology professor

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Most discrimination in the U.S. is not caused by intention to harm people different from us, but by ordinary favoritism directed at helping people similar to us, according to a theoretical review published online in American Psychologist.


January 24, 2014

How strong of a football fan are you? There’s a test for that

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UW psychologist Anthony Greenwald has developed a scientific test to measure the strength of one’s support for a football team.