About the Authors
Sally Walters earned a PhD in evolutionary psychology from Simon Fraser University in 1998. Since then, she has taught numerous introductory psychology classes in various formats — face-to-face, online, and mixed-mode — at Capilano University. She also teaches a variety of upper level courses and has developed a new course on Psychology and the Internet. Since 2012, she has been an Open Learning Faculty Member at Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning. She enjoys interacting with students in a variety of online courses. At TRU, Dr. Walters has been responsible for designing online courses and revising existing ones. She enjoys the challenge of making psychology interesting and accessible to students from diverse backgrounds. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, genealogy, listening to podcasts while walking, creating art, and an excellent cup of coffee.
Charles Stangor is professor and associate chair of psychology within the Social, Decisional, and Organizational Sciences Specialty Area at the University of Maryland. He has also taught at the New School for Social Research, Michigan State University, and at the University of Tübingen in Germany.
He received his BA from Beloit College in 1973 and his PhD from New York University in 1986. Dr. Stangor is the recipient of research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and from the National Science Foundation. He has published seven books and over 70 research articles and book chapters and has served as an associate editor of the European Journal of Social Psychology. He is a charter fellow of the American Psychological Society. He has served as the chair of the executive committee and is currently executive officer for the Society for Experimental Social Psychology.
Dr. Stangor’s research interests concern the development of stereotypes and prejudice and their influences upon individuals who are potential victims of discrimination. Dr. Stangor regularly teaches Social Psychology, Research Methods, and at the graduate level, Fundamentals of Social Psychology and Group Processes. Dr. Stangor is chair of the undergraduate committee in the psychology department and has won the distinguished teaching award from the University of Maryland. Dr. Stangor also serves as the chair of the department’s human subjects committee.