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Louis A. Penner

Louis A. Penner

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Dr. Penner has primary research interests in two fairly distinct areas. The first is the causes and consequences of prosocial actions, especially those that occur in an organizational context. The second is social psychological aspects of the provision of health care. Within this broad area, he is interested in communication processes and racial disparities in health care.

Dr. Penner is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society and the Society for the Psychologocal Study of Social Issues. He also served as President of SPSSI (Division 9 of APA), and is Adjunct Research Scientist at the University of Michigan's Research Center for Group Dynamics.

Primary Interests:

  • Communication, Language
  • Health Psychology
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping

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Other Publications:

  • Penner, L. A., Albrecht, T. L., Orom, H. A., Coleman, D., & Underwood, W., III. (2009). The role of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination in Black-White health disparities in the United States. In J. F. Dovidio, M. Hewstone, P. Glick, & V. M. Esses (Eds.), Handbook of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination. London: Sage Publications.
  • Penner, L. A., Albrecht, T. L., Orom, H. A., Coleman, D., & Underwood, W. III. (2009). The role of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination in Black-White health disparities in the United States. In J. F. Dovidio, M. Hewstone, P. Glick, & V. M. Esses (Eds.), Handbook of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination. London: Sage Publications.
  • Penner, L. A., & Orom, H. (2009). Enduring goodness: A person by situation perspective on prosocial behavior. In M. Mikulnicer & P. Shaver (Eds.), Prosocial motives, emotions, and behavior. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Louis A. Penner
4100 John R
1026 Harper Professional Building
Karmanos Cancer Center
Detroit, Michigan 48201
United States

  • Phone: (313) 576-8261

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