Congratulations to Nadia Ganesh, former BA thesis student and current lab manager, for being awarded the David and Carolyn DiBattista Scholarship!
Description: Awarded to a 4th year psychology honours student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and is currently enrolled in PSYC 4F91 – Empirical Research Thesis
Former PhD student Mark Hoffarth to start a Visiting Professor position at Wesleyan University. Congratulations Mark, and best wishes for the next stage!
Congratulations to Tierney Race (who completed her BA thesis in the lab 2018-2019) for being accepted into a Masters of Social Work (MSW) programme at University of Windsor!
Hodson, G., MacInnis, C.C., & Choma, B.L. (2019). Left-right differences in perspective-taking across U.S. states. Personality and Individual Differences, 144, 36-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2019.02.028 [ACCESS LINK, FREE until April 20 2019]
In this article we test whether regions in the U.S. characterized by more (vs. less) conservatism are less prone to perspective taking and empathic concern. We find clear evidence that states with a greater proportion of conservatives or more religious people score significantly lower in perspective taking. This has implications for thinking about ways to bridge the political divide and reach out "across the aisle".
See new posting on whether having daughter makes men less sexist. The answer is more complicated than you might think!
Hodson, G. (2019, Jan 20). Does Having Daughters Make Men Less Sexist? https://bit.ly/2R2IuKa
Two new papers from the lab:
Leite, A.C., Dhont, K., & Hodson, G. (2019). Longitudinal effects of human supremacy beliefs and vegetarian threat on moral exclusion (vs. inclusion) of animals. European Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 179-189. [LINK]
MacInnis, C.C., & Hodson, G. (2019). Extending the benefits of intergroup contact beyond attitudes: When does intergroup contact predict collective action support? Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology, 3, 11-22. DOI: 10.1002/jts5.23 [LINK]
Congratulations to lab member Elvira Prusaczyk; her MA thesis was awarded best Masters (MA) thesis in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Brock University for 2018! (An award won last year by lab member Megan Earle, for her MA thesis, in 2017).
For details and to apply, see click here
Feel free to contact Gordon Hodson at email@example.com if you have questions
New paper from the lab, with student researchers Valerie Rothwell (Plante-Brisebois) and Elvira Prusaczyk.
Sexism in the 2016 US Presidential Election. https://bit.ly/2Px3OHw
Using nationally representative data, we find that sexism predicted voting for Trump (vs. Clinton). However, it did so more among those on the political left than right.
Why pillory Hillary? Sexism played a role, particularly for men and women on the political left who nonetheless voted for Trump.
New column on the large differences between the political left and right in meat consumption at https://bit.ly/2QmoiDA