My teaching and research interests focus on intergroup relations. I am currently exploring the impact of cross group contact on students' intergroup attitudes and behavior, with a special emphasis on social identity, awareness of privilege and power, and alliance building across difference. In addition to teaching courses in Social Psychology, Intergroup Relations & Dialogue, and Introductory Psychology, I offer seminars on Chicanos and Chicanas in the U.S., Visions of Love and Community, and Social Identity and Group Consciousness.
- Cole, D., Rodriguez, J., & Cole, S. (1978). Locus of control in Mexicans and Chicanos: The case of the missing fatalist. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 46(6), 1323-1329.
- Rodriguez, J., & Gurin, P. (1990). The relationships of intergroup contact to social identity and political consciousness. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 12(3), 235-255.
- Hurtado, A., Rodriguez, J., Gurin, P., & Beals, J. (1992) The impact of Mexican descendants’ social identity on the ethnic socialization of children. In M.E. Bernal and G.P. Knight (Eds.), Ethnic identity: Formation, socialization, and acculturation. Tempe, AZ: Arizona University Press.
- Rodriguez, J. (1993). Social identity theory. In F. N. Magill (Ed.), Magill’s Survey of Social Science: Psychology. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.
- Rodriguez, J., Rodriguez-Scheel, A., Kirkland, A., & Lindsey, S. (2011). Training peer facilitators at small private colleges: Occidental College as a case study. In K. E. Maxwell, B. Nagda, & M. C. Thompson (Eds.), Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues: Bridging Differences, Catalyzing Change. Sterling: Stylus.
- Chicanas and Chicanos
- Intergroup Relations and Dialogue
- Introductory Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Visions of Love and Community
Department of Psychology
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Los Angeles, California 90041
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