Robin Bergh

Robin Bergh

Visiting Scholar
Robin Bergh

Robin is a visiting scholar with a recent PhD from Uppsala University, Sweden. Before coming to Harvard he has also spent time as a visiting scholar at Auckland University, New Zealand. His primary line of research deals with the questions of why different kinds of prejudice tend to go hand in hand. People who are more racist than others tend to also be more sexist and look down upon overweight people, and Robin’s research examines how such consistencies relate to basic personality characteristics. This generalized prejudice tendency is explored for both explicit (controlled) and implicit (automatic) measures, and his most recent work focuses on the role of group membership versus group status in explaining the personality underpinnings of prejudice. Another line of research has focused on the relation between personality and social identity for understanding both stability and changeability in people’s self-concepts, attitudes and behaviors.