After receiving her BA and MA from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, Diane Mackie worked as a research assistant for a year at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. She received her MA and PhD in Social Psychology from Princeton University in 1984 and was hired by UCSB in the same year. The author of more than 100 articles and chapters on social influence and intergroup relations, Dr. Mackie is also co-author (with Eliot Smith, Indiana University) of an introductory social psychology textbook, Social Psychology (3rd Edition, 2007) co-editor (with David Hamilton) of Affect, Cognition, and Stereotyping: Interactive Processes in Group Perception (1993); and Beyond Prejudice: Differentiated Reactions to Social Groups (2002; with Eliot Smith). A fellow of APS and SPISSI, she has served on the Editorial boards of most major social psychology journals, and has served as Associate Editor for Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, and Personality and Social Psychology Review. She includes among her professional honors being named the Western Psychological Association Outstanding Researcher Award in 1992; the Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association in 2000, and the winner of the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Award, from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, in 1998.
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences