New Psychology Today column on how interdependence between groups can be good, but can also trigger prejudice and tension. Discusses how past U.S. presidents have been very rattled by, and insulting to, Canadian prime ministers.
Former BA thesis student (and present lab affiliate) Valerie Plante-Brisebois gets recognition for her work developing software to mine text from social media (and other) sites. https://brocku.ca/brock-news/2018/06/brock-and-niagara-data-analytics-company-receive-funding-for-text-mining-research/
New paper on the degree to which the left-right divide on abortion can be explained by sexism. The project uses a large scale, nationally representative dataset. Project led by MA student Elvira Prusaczyk.
Until March 24th the paper can be accessed here for free; after that, please follow links in the Publication section of website.
re: Prusaczyk & Hodson (Personality and Individual Differences, 2018).
Congratulations to PhD student Megan Earle for being awarded the 2017 Social Sciences Graduate Student award for best MA thesis in the entire faculty!
Our department is seeking applications for a tenure track Social position (see https://my.spsp.org/Careers/Job-Search/JBctl/ViewJob/JobID/580)
New paper on whether the common variance among the so-called "Dark Triad" variables are unique or overlap with the low end of Honesty-Humility (from the broader HEXACO personality space).
Hodson, G., Book, A., Visser, B.A., Volk, A.A., Ashton, M.C., & Lee, K. (2018). Is the Dark Triad common factor distinct from low Honesty-Humility? Journal of Research in Personality, 73, 123-129. DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2017.11.012 [LINK] FREE ACCESS (until Jan 28, 2018 at this LINK]
New paper accepted for publication on system justification and skin bleaching. Elvira is presently a Masters student in the Brock Lab of Intergroup Processes (see PEOPLE page)
Choma, B. L., & Prusaczyk, E. (in press). The effects of system justifying beliefs on skin-tone surveillance, skin-color dissatisfaction, and skin-bleaching behavior. Psychology of Women Quarterly.
New publication, led by Dr. Becky Choma at Ryerson
Choma, B.L., Jagayat, A., Hodson, G., & Turner, R. (2018). Prejudice in the wake of terrorism: The role of temporal distance, ideology, and intergroup emotions. Personality and Individual Differences, 123, 65-75. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016./j.paid.2017.11.002 [LINK]
FREE ACCESS (until Dec 30, 2017) at this LINK
New article at Psychology Today describing new lab research (Hodson & Earle, 2018, Appetite) on factors predicting why some people return to meat consumption after attempting to quit. Political ideology is a stronger predictor than factors such as sex, education, or age. Read more to learn about WHY political ideology predicts a return to meat eating. Read article here