Samantha Moore-Berg, Ph.D.
- Emile Bruneau Postdoctoral Fellow
- Lecturer, Annenberg Undergraduate Program
Samantha Moore-Berg investigates the antecedents and consequences of intergroup conflict around the globe. She then uses these findings about the drivers of conflict to develop theory-driven interventions to promote peace and reconciliation.
Samantha Moore-Berg is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Peace and Conflict Neuroscience Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research bridges the areas of social & cognitive psychology, communications, and political science to study links between behavior and social-cognitive processes that evolve in intergroup contexts. Her main research interests include 1) isolating socio-cognitive functions that contribute to or predict intergroup conflict and 2) designing and implementing interventions that directly combat intergroup conflict. She conducts her research in many contexts around the globe, and she often works with outreach organizations in order to tailor her research to the needs of communities that can most benefit from it. Her work has been published in top journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. Moore-Berg received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology at Temple University in 2018 and her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology at Florida State University in 2013.
- B.A., Florida State University, 2013
- Ph.D., Temple University, 2018
"Empathy, Dehumanization, and Misperceptions: A Media Intervention Humanizes Migrants and Increases Empathy for Their Plight but Only if Misinformation About Migrants is Also Corrected." Social Psychology and Personality Science, 2021.
“Intergroup Contact Reduces Dehumanization and Meta-Dehumanization: Cross-Sectional, Longitudinal, and Quasi-Experimental Evidence From 16 Samples in Five Countries.” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2020.
- COMM 3400 (formerly 311) Peace Communication: The Use and Abuse of Communications in Intergroup Conflict
Video-Based Experiment Proves Successful at Brokering Peace Among Ex-FARC Combatants and Local Communities In Colombia
Five-minute videos showing ex-guerilla fighters co-existing with their new neighbors promoted peaceful reintegration.