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Dr. Miriam Matthews is a senior behavioral and social scientist at the RAND Corporation where she conducts research in the areas of political psychology and diversity and multiculturalism. Dr. Matthews has published research on multiple topics, including the factors that contribute to negative intergroup attitudes among Americans and Arabs, the effects of threats on political attitudes, the situations that influence support for anti-Western jihad, and the possible effects of malign and subversive information efforts on attitudes and behaviors. She has also examined barriers to diversity within the Department of Defense civilian workforce and the Federal Emergency Management Agency workforce, hazing measurement and prevention, sexual assault prevention and response, and racial/ethnic harassment and discrimination.

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