James M. Jones
Ph.D., Yale University, 1970
Department of Psychology
Phone: Office (302) 831-2489: Lab 831-1140: Fax
Office: Room 224C Wolf Hall
Professor Jones' major interests are in the analyses of cultural and racial
diversity in the social context of delimited, ethnocentric power structures
and the consequences of such socio-political arrangements for the emergence
of Black Personality. These interests focus on prejudice and racism in
the United States; the second-class status or race and culture as variables
in social psychological research; the development of theory and research
in Black Psychology; and the dynamics of Black Personality structure and
The second major area of work is in the social psychology of time. That
interest is concerned with individual orientations toward the past, present
and future, and how those differences in temporal perspective may influence
the development of achievement motivations and personal expressive styles.
This interest also involves determining how cognitive and emotional factors
influence the perception of the passage of time.
Jones, J. M. (1997). Prejudice and racism (2nd edition).
New York: McGraw-Hill.
Jones, J. M. (1972). Prejudice and racism. Reading, MA: Addison
Jones, J. M. (1992). Understanding the mental health consequences of race:
Contributions of basic social psychological processes. In d. Ruble, P.
Costanzo, & M. Oliveri (Eds.), The social psychology of mental health:
Basic mechanisms and applications (pp. 199-240). New York: Guilford
Jones, J. M. (1991). Psychological models of race: What have they been
and what should they be? In J. D. Goodchilds (Eds.), Psychological perspectives
on human diversity in America (pp. 3-46). Washington, DC: American
Jones, J. M. (1983). The concept and usage of race in social psychology:
From color to culture. In L. Wheeler & P. Shaver (Eds.), Review
of personality and social psychology, Vol. 4. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage
Jones, J. M. (1991). The politics of personality: Being Black in America.
In R. L. Jones (Ed.), Black psychology: Third Edition (pp. 305-318).
Berkeley, CA: Cobb & Henry Publishers.
Jones, J. M. (1988). Cultural and individual differences in temporal orientation.
In J. McGrath (Ed.), Research toward a social psychology of time.
Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.
Jones, J. M. (1994). An exploration of temporality in human behavior. In
R. C. Schank & e. Langer (Eds.), Beliefs, reasoning and decision-making:
Psycho-logic in honor of Bob Abelson. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum
Associates, pp. 389-411.
Jones, J. M., Pomare, M., & Lasane, T. P. (1992). Temporal orientation:
Its measurement and some behavioral consequences. Paper presented at
the VIIth Conference of the International Society for the Study of Time.
Cerisy-la-Salle, France, July 3rd.