Opinion: What underlies public prejudice towards asylum seekers May 12, 2014 Dr Anne Pedersen and fellow Curtin University researcher Dr Lisa Hartley have jointly contributed an article to The Conversation about the underlying causes of prejudice in Australia towards asylum seekers. Research has shown that common myths about asylum seekers being “queue jumpers” and “illegals,” fuelled the prejudice. Read the full article here. Dr Pedersen is an applied social/community psychologist. Her main interests involve prejudice against different cultural groups – in particular asylum seekers, Indigenous Australians and Muslim Australians. Print This Post Media contact: Hayley Mayne Tel: (08) 9360 2491 | Mobile: 0400 297 221 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, International, School of Psychology, School of Psychology and Exercise Science, School of Psychology and Exercise Science Research Tags: anne pedersen, asylum seeker myths, asylum seekers Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!