Fathali M. Moghaddam: On Multiculturalism and Intergroup Relations

Dr. Fathali Moghaddam is a professor of psychology at Georgetown University, where he also directs the Interdisciplinary Program in Cognitive Science. Iranian-born and UK-educated, he worked for the United Nations and taught at McGill University before joining Georgetown in 1990. In 2007 the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence (Division 48 of the APA) awarded Moghaddam with its Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2012 he received the Outstanding International Psychologist award from the APA Division of International Psychology. He is the editor for Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology and he has written or edited over 20 books.

Here he discusses Multiculturalism and Intergroup Relations: Implications for Democracy in the Global Context . In this book Moghaddam applies psychological theories to explore intergroup relations and conflicts across the globe, seeking effective ways to manage cultural diversity and avoid intergroup violence and terrorism in a rapidly globalizing world.

A transcript of this interview is available.

Note: The opinions expressed in this interview are those of the authors and should not be taken to represent the official views or policies of the American Psychological Association.


Moghaddam, F. M. (2008). Multiculturalism and intergroup relations: Psychological implications for democracy in global context. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/11682-000

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