Research Center for Group Dynamics


James S. Jackson

Research Professor, Research Center for Group Dynamics, ISR;
Daniel Katz Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, LSA

James S. Jackson
5057 ISR
426 Thompson Street
Phone: 734-647-3668

Research efforts include conducting national and international surveys of black populations focusing on racial and ethnic influences on life course development, attitude change, reciprocity, social support, physical and mental health and coping. Jackson is currently principal investigator of one of the most extensive social, political, economic, and mental and physical health studies of the African American and Caribbean populations ever conducted, "The National Survey of American Life" and the "The Family Survey across Generations and Nations," and the "National Study of Ethnic Pluralism and Politics." Teaching centers on social factors in health, race and racism, and social exchange and social influences.