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Marilynn B. Brewer is a prominent American social psychologist and is currently Ohio Eminent Scholar and professor of psychology at Ohio State University.


Brewer is well-known for her contributions to the field of social identity and has also conducted research in the areas of social cognition and intergroup relations. While she is particularly recognized for her theory of optimal distinctiveness, she has been honored by a variety of organizations for wide-ranging and diverse contributions to the field of social psychology.

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(Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1968)


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  • APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award
  • 1995 Kurt Lewin Memorial Award
  • Donald T. Campbell Award for Distinguished Research in Social Psychology
  • Society of Experimental Social Psychology Distinguished Scientist Award
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences (member)

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