Profesor Brewer is now living in Sydney, Australia
Marilynn Brewer received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1968. Dr. Brewer's major interests include
(1) social cognition, the perception and cognitive representation of individual persons and person "types;"
(2) intergroup relations, especially the study of ingroup biases and the effects of contact between groups on
intergroup acceptance; and (3) social identities and the self-concept. She has served as President of the
American Psychological Society and has been President of the Western Psychological Association, the Midwestern
Psychological Association, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Society for
Personality and Social Psychology. She has also served as Editor of Personality and Social Psychology Review and Associate Editor of Psychological Review and is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In the News
Think about how you would answer the question, "Who am I?" For many of us, the groups to which we belong come to mind.
Over a distinguished career in social psychology, Dr Marilynn Brewer has studied how our identities are shaped by our
group membership. Read more ...
Brewer, M. B., (1991). The social self: On being the same and different at the same time.
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 17, 475-482.
Brewer, M. B., & Gardner, W. (1996). Who is this "we"? Levels of collective identity and
self representations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 71, 83-93.
Brewer, M. B. (1999). The psychology of prejudice: Ingroup love or outgroup hate? Journal
of Social Issues, 55 (3), 429-444.
Alexander, M.G., Brewer, M.B., & Herrmann, R.K. (1999). Images and affect: A functional analysis
of out-group stereotypes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77, 78-93.
Pickett, C.L., & Brewer, M.B. (2001). Assimilation and differentiation needs as motivational
determinants of perceived ingroup and outgroup homogeneity. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 37, 341-348.
Leonardelli, G., & Brewer, M.B. (2001). Minority and majority discrimination: When and why. Journal
of Experimental Social Psychology, 37, 468-485.
Livingston, R. W. & Brewer, M.B. (2002). What are we really priming? Cue-based versus category-based
processing of facial stimuli. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 5-18.
Roccas, S., & Brewer, M.B. (2002). Social identity complexity. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 6, 88-106.
Yuki, M., Maddux, W., Brewer, M.B., & Takemura, K. (2005). Cross-cultural differences in relationship-
and group-based trust. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 48-62.
Brewer, M.B., & Pierce, K.P. (2005). Social identity complexity and outgroup tolerance.
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 428-437.
Alexander, M.G., Brewer, M.B., & Livingston, R.W. (2005). Putting stereotype content in context: Image
theory and interethnic stereotypes. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin