Sonja Peterson-Lewis, Ph.D.
829 Gladfelter Hall
Teaching And Research Interests:
African American Psychology, Research Methods, Popular Culture, Ethnographic Methods
Ph.D. University of Florida, 1979-1983. Social Psychology.
Doctoral Dissertation: "Evaluating the Criminal Offender: The Effects of Offender's Socio-Economic Status, Educational Achievement, and Appearance on Evaluator's Attributions and Sentencing."
Selected Research Articles:
- "Aesthetic Practices Among African-American Women; Empirical Analysis of Three Competing Theories." in The African Aesthetic: Keeper of the Traditions, 103-142. Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1993.
- "A Feminist Analysis of Misogynist Rap Music Lyrics." in Journal of Black Sacred Music. 1992.
- (With Turner and Adams) "Why Women Return to Abusive Marital Relationships: An Attributional Analysis." in Violence In Intimate Relationships. Toronto: Spectrum Press, 1987.
- (With Turner and Hesse) "Naturalistic Studies of the Long-Term Effects of Television Violence." in Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 42, (3) p.51-73. 1986.
- (With Chennault) "Black Music Videos: Three Strategies for Success." Journal of Communication, 107-114. 1986.
The Department of African American Studies
1115 Polett Walk
810 Gladfelter Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19122
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