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Dr. Henry A. Danso, Professor of Psychology

Henry danso

Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, 2001
M.A., Wilfrid Laurier University, 1996
B.A., University of Ghana, 1992

Teaching Interests:

Social Psychology, Life Span Development, Advanced Social Research, Psychology of the Self


Immigration attitudes, Intellectual Test Performance, Reconciliation

Current Projects:

Research on attitudes toward immigrants and immigration

Recent Publications:

Wout, D., Danso, H., Jackson, J. & Spencer, S. (2008). The many faces of stereotype threat: Group- and self-Threat. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 792-799.

Danso, H. A., Sedlovskaya, A., & Suanda H. Sumarga. (2007). Perceptions of immigrants: modifying the attitudes of individuals higher in social dominance orientation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 1113-1123.

Jameson, M., Diehl, R. & Danso, H.  (2007). Stereotype threat impacts college athletes’ academic performance. Current Research in Social Psychology, 12, 68-79.

Danso, H. A. (2006).  Immigrants.  In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Development (Vol. 2, pp. 675-678).  Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Ashton, M. C., Danso, H. A., Maio, G. R., Esses, V. M., Bond, M. H., & Keung, D K. Y. (2005). Two dimensions of political attitudes and their individual difference correlates: A cross-cultural perspective.  In. R. M. Sorentino, D. Cohen, J. Olson, & M. P. Zanna (Eds.), Cultural and Social Behavior: The Ontario Symposium (Vol. 10, pp. 1-29).  Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Esses, V.M., Dovidio, J.F., Danso, H.A., Jackson, L.M. (2005). Historical and modern perspectives on group competition. In  Crandall, C.S. & Schaller, M. (Eds.), The social psychology of prejudice: Historical and contemporary issues. (pp. 94-112). Seattle, WA: Lewinian Press.


Spending time with family and friends, Cars, Electronics, Table Tennis

Recent Consultations:

Editorial Board Member of the Social Issues and Policy Review, a scholarly journal of SPSSI

Road to Psychology

International Cross Cultural Experiences

Contact Information:

Boyer 373;; (717) 796-1800, ext. 3600