James M. Jones, Emeritus Professor of Psychology
Emeritus Professor of Psychology
University of Delaware
108 Wolf Hall
Newark, DE 19716
James M. Jones is Professor of Psychology and Africana
Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Diversity at the
University of Delaware. Professor Jones’ first book, Prejudice and
racism, was published in 1972, and the second edition in 1997. It still
stands as a classic analysis of race, class and culture in psychology.
His most recent book, The Psychology of Diversity (with Jack Dovidio and
Deborah Vietze) was published by Wiley in 2013 He currently serves on
the American Bar Association Task Force on the impact of Stand Your
Ground laws on Black and Latino communities.
Jones, J.M., Dovidio, J.F. & Vietze, D.L. (2014)
The Psychology of Diversity: Beyond Prejudice and racism. New York:
Jones, J.M. & Leitner, J.B. (2014) The Sankofa Effect: Divergent
Effects of Thinking about the Past for Blacks and Whites. In Nicolas
Fieulaine, Maciej Stolarski & Wessel VanBeek (Eds.) Time perspective
: Theory, research and application : Essays in Honor of Philip G.
Zimbardo, London, Springer Publishers.
Jones, J.M. (2012) From Racial Inequality to Social Justice: The Legacy
of Brown v. Board and Lessons from the New South Africa. In, D.
Slaughter-Defoe (Ed.), Messages for Educational Leadership: The
Constance E. Clayton Lectures 1998-2007. Philadelphia: Peter Lang
Academic Publishing Group
Jones studies the psychology of time and ways in which
consideration of the past, present and future following different paths
in different cultures. He also studies cultural psychology from the lens
of his psycho-cultural theory, which argues that Time, Rhythm,
Improvisation, Orality and Spirituality (TRIOS) provide a source of
coping and adaptation for people belonging to marginalized and oppressed
Professor Jones teaches
courses that examine the psychological and cultural legacy of Black
Americans, and the dynamics of racism in American society. His courses
include: cultural psychology, psychological perspectives on Black
Americans, Cultural psychology of race and Personality.
Ph.D from Yale University
M.A., Temple University
B.A., Oberlin College
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