In Focus

In Focus communicates the latest research and expertise, as well as reflects upon current events and trends, related to divisive stereotypes and/or textbooks in concise and digestible analytical articles, opinion pieces, and briefs. Contact us if you would like to contribute.

An Engineering Perspective: The lessons of the camps

By Dr. Muhammad Hamid Zaman


In Zahle, about an hour from Beirut, is an informal settlement of Syrian refugees. A place where some have been living for nearly seven years.

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A Psychological Perspective: The Effects of Conflict and Trauma on Leaders

By Prof. Joop de Jong


Robert Mugabe’s presidency illustrates a problem several countries are wrestling with. Their leaders have had military careers, whose personalities are shaped by long years in combat – and all the traumas that such experiences bring.

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A Neuroscience Perspective: Divisive Stereotypes and their Impacts

By Dr. Marin Been


As a cognitive neuroscientist, I approach topics of interest for psychological research by integrating the knowledge we have of brain activity...

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