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About Angela Cole-Dixon

Chair of the Department,  is an Associate Professor at Howard University in the Department of Psychology.  She earned her B.S. (1994) in psychology, with a minor in mathematics, at Howard and her Ph.D. (1999) in cognitive psychology at Stanford University.  She was a post-doctoral fellow from 1999-2001 in the Research Center for Group Dynamics at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research.  She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Research Methods, Statistics, Experimental Psychology, Decision Making, and Social Psychology.  Her research focuses on information-processing models of decision making, social justice, and terror management theory; and members of her research laboratory are actively engaged in projects investigating the impact of values, social justice considerations, and group identity on decision making in areas varying from manmade and natural disasters to intimate relationships to criminal trials.  She has been awarded research support in the form of grants and/ or fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the American Psychological Association, the Department of Homeland Security, and Howard University; and currently serves as Co-PI for the NSF-funded Atlantic Coast Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences Alliance (AC-SBE) and director of the AC-SBE Alliance’s Summer Writing Institute. 


Present Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, Howard University


  • statistics and methods
  • social cognition
  • Social Decision-making

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