Selected Publications from Program Faculty, Students and Graduates

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FACULTY: Bernhard Leidner, Brian Lickel, Ervin Staub, Linda Tropp, Stellan Vinthagen

CURRENT STUDENTS: Thomas O'BrienRachel SteeleMengyao Li, Daniel Chapman

PAST STUDENTS: Rezarta BilaliManisha GuptaDiala Hawi, Jaeshin Kim, Katya Migacheva, Ramila Usoff-Thowfeek, Johanna Ray Vollhardt, Amelie Werther


Milman, A., Warner, B.P., Chapman, D.A. and Short Gianotti, A.G. (2017), Identifying and quantifying landowner perspectives on integrated flood risk management. Journal of Flood Risk Management. doi:10.1111/jfr3.12291


Chapman, D. A., Corner, A., Webster, R., & Markowitz, E. M. (2016). Climate visuals: A mixed methods investigation of public perceptions of climate images in three countries. Global Environmental Change, 41, 172-182.

Chapman, D. A. & Lickel, B. (2016). Climate change and disasters: how framing affects justifications for giving or withholding aid to disaster victims. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7(1), 13-20.


Carnes, N., Lickel, B., & Janoff-Bulman, R. (2015).  Shared perceptions:  Morality is embedded in social contexts. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 351-362.

Leidner, B., Li, M. (2015). How to (Re)Build Human Rights Consciousness and Behavior in Postconflict Societies: An Integrative Literature Review and Framework for Past and Future Research. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology  21(1), 106–132.

Leidner, B.,  Li, M. & Kardos, P(2015). Healthy and Unhealthy Wars: The Effects of Ingroup-Committed Violence on Physical and Mental Health. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology  21(3), 334–358.

Migacheva, K. (2015). Searching for puzzle pieces: How (social) psychology can help inform human rights policy. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology 21(1) 142-149.

O’Brien, T.C., & Tropp, L.R. (2015). Psychology: The phenomenology of human security, pp. 137-155. P. Bourbeau (Ed.) Security: Dialogue across disciplines. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Schmader, T., Block, K., & Lickel, B. (2015). Social identity threat in response to stereotypic film portrayals:  Effects on self-conscious emotion and implicit ingroup attitudes. Journal of Social Issues, 71, 54-72.

Steele, R. R., Lickel, B., & Parker, M. T. (2015). Bias within because of threat from outside: The effects of an external call for terrorism on anti-Muslim attitudes in the United States. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6(2), 193-200.

Vinthagen, S. & Johansson, A. (2015 ) Dimensions of Everyday Resistance: The Case of Palestinian Sumûd. Journal of Political Power, published online on Feb 20.

Vinthagen, S.,  Smedjeback, M., Spalde, A., Sternfeldt, A. & Strindlund , P. (ed.) (2015).  Inburad – Svenska fredsaktivister skriver från fängelse (Locked In – Swedish Peace Activists Writes From Prison). (pp. 37-77) Nössemark, Sweden: Irene Publishing.


Adams, M., Perry-Jenkins, M., & Tropp, L. R. (2014).  Pedagogical tools for social justice and psychology.  In C. Johnson, H. Friedman, J. Diaz, Z. Franco, & B. Nastasi (Eds.), Praeger handbook on social  

justice and psychology (pp. 227-247).  Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Bilali, R. (2014). Between fiction and reality in post-genocide Rwanda: Reflections on a social-psychological media intervention for social change. Journal of Social and Political Psychology 2(1).

Bilali, R. (2014). The downsides of a shared national identification for minority group outcomes in intergroup conflicts in assimilationist societies. British Journal of Social Psychology, 53, 21-38.

Campbell, M. & Vollhardt, J.R. (2014). Fighting the good fight: The relationship between belief in evil and support for violent policies. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40,

Lickel, B., Kushlev, K., Savalei, V. Matta, S., & Schmader, T. (2014). Shame and the motivation to change the self. Emotion, 14, 1049-1061.

Steele, R. R., & Blatz, C. W. (2014). Faith in the just behavior of others: Intergroup apologies and apology elaboration. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 2(1), 268-288

Tropp, L.R., O’Brien, T.C., & Migacheva, K. (2014). How peer norms of inclusion and exclusion predict children’s interest in cross-ethnic friendship. Journal of Social Issues, 70(1), 151-166.

Tropp, L. R., & Page-Gould, E. (2014).  Contact between groups.  In M. Mikulincer, P. R. Shaver, J. F. Dovidio & J. A. Simpson (Eds.), APA handbook of personality and social psychology, Volume 2: Group  

Processes (pp. 535-560). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

Vinthagen, S., Johansson, A. (2014) Dimensions of Everyday Resistance: An Analytical Framework. Critical Sociology, published online on May 12.

Vinthagen, S., Lilja, M. (2014) Sovereign Power, Disciplinary Power and Biopower: Resisting What Power With What Resistance?  Journal of Political Power, 7:1, 107-126.

Vollhardt, J.R., Mazur, L.B., & Lemahieu, M. (2014). Acknowledgment after mass violence: Effects on psychological well-being and intergroup relations. Group Processes and
Intergroup Relations,
17, 306 - 323.


Bilali, R. (2013). National narrative and social psychological influences in Turks’ denial of the mass killings of Armenians as genocide. Journal of Social Issues, 69, 16-33.

Bilali, R., & Vollhardt, J. R. (2013). Priming effects of a reconciliation radio drama on historical perspective-taking in the aftermath of mass violence in Rwanda. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 144-151.

Ka, S., An, S., Kim, G., & Kim, J. (2013). Political economy of public disputes caused by NIMBY and PIMFY facilities. The 21st Century Political Science Review, 23(2), 193-210.

Kim, J., & Lim, J. (2013). The ideological conflict between conservatives and progressives in university students’ voting for the 19th general election. The Journal of Political Science & Communication, 16(2), 61-87.

Kim, J. (2013). The characteristics and trends of environmental conflicts in South Korea: 1990-2011. Korean Policy Studies Review, 22(2), 259-281.

Leidner, B., Tropp, L.R., & Lickel, B. (2013). Bringing Science to bear- on peace, not war: Elaborating on psychology's potential to promote peace. American Psychologist, 68(7), 514-526.

Leidner, B., Castano, E., & Ginges, J. (2013). Dehumanization, retributive and restorative justice, and aggressive versus diplomatic intergroup conflict resolution strategies. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39(1), 82-91.

Lickel, B & Gupta, M.  (2013). Intergroup Conflict. Oxford Bibliographies Online in Psychology.

Migacheva, K., & Tropp, L. R. (2013). Learning orientation as a predictor of positive intergroup contact.Group Processes and Intergroup Relations,16, 426-444

Staub, E. (2013). A World without Genocide: Prevention, Reconciliation and the Creation of Peaceful Societies. In Vollhardt, J. & Bilewicz, M. (eds). The Aftermath of Genocide: Psychological Perspectives. Journal of Social Issues. 180-199.

Staub, E. (2013). Understanding the Origins of Mass Violence, Prevention, and Reconciliation:Workshops/Trainings and Educational Radio Programs Promoting Healing And Reconciliation in Rwanda (and Burundi and the Congo). International Psychology Bulletin, 17 (2).52-56.

Staub, E. (2013). Building a peaceful society: Origins, prevention, and reconciliation after genocide and other group violence. American Psychologist, 68(7), 576-589.

Vasquez, E. A., Lickel, B., & Hennigan, K. (2013). Applying socio-psychological models to understanding displaced and group-based aggression in street gangs.  In J.L. Wood & T. A. Gannon (Eds.) Group influence: Criminal activity and crime reduction, (pp. 56-74). New York: Routledge and Psychology Press.

Vinthagen, S., & Johansson, A. (2013). Everyday Resistance: Exploration of a Concept & its Theories. , Resistance Studies Magazine, Issue 1, 1-46.

Vinthagen, S., & Gustafsson, H. (2013). Law on the Move - Reflections on Legal Change and Social Movements. Retfærd: Nordisk Juridisk Tidskrift, 36,  23-59.

Vinthagen, S., Baaz, M., & Lilja, M. (2013). Exploring Irrational Resistance.  Journal of Political Power. 6,(2), 201-217. 

Vinthagen, S. (2013). Ten Theses on Why We Need a Social Science Panel on Climate Change. ACME 12(1),155-176.

Vinthagen, S. (2013). Legal Mobilization and Resistance Movements as Social Constituents of International Law. Finnish Yearbook of International Law, 21 (2010), 287-327.

Vollhardt, J.R. & Bilewicz, M. (Eds.). (2013). The aftermath of genocide: psychological perspectives. Journal of Social Issues, 69 (1).

Vollhardt, J.R., & Cohrs, J.C. (2013). Aktuelle Sozialpsychologische Beitrӓge zur Friedens- und Konfliktforschung [Current social psychological contributions to Peace and Conflict
Studies]. Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung [Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies], 2, 246-277.

Vollhardt, J.R. (2013). “Crime against humanity” or “Crime against Jews”? Acknowledgment in construals of the Holocaust and its importance for intergroup relations. Journal of Social
Issues, 69,

Vollhardt, J.R. & Bilewicz, M. (2013). After the genocide: psychological perspectives on victim, bystander, and perpetrator groups. Journal of Social Issues, 69, 1-15.


Bilali, R. (2012). Identity centrality and ingroup superiority differentially predict reactions to historical victimization and harm doing. International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 6, 322-388.

Bilali, R., Tropp, L. R., & Dasgupta, N. (2012). Attributions of responsibility  and perceived harm in the aftermath of mass violence. Peace & Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 18, 21-39.

Bilali, R., & Ross, M. (2012).  Remembering intergroup  conflict. In Tropp, L. R. (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Intergroup Conflict (pp. 123-135). New York: Oxford University Press.

Bilali, R. (2012).  Collective memories of intergroup conflict. In D. Christie (Ed.),  Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology (pp. 147-151). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Bilali, R. (2012). Image theory. In D. Christie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology (pp. 544-548). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Bilewicz, M., & Vollhardt, J. R. (2012). Evil transformations: Psychological processes underlying genocide and mass killing. In A. Golec De Zavala & A. Cichocka (Eds.), Social psychology of social problems. The intergroup context (pp. 280 - 307).  New York: Palgrave Macmillan.  

Braun, E., Woodley, A., Richardson, J. T., &  Leidner, B. (2012). Self-rated competences questionnaires from a design perspective. Educational Research Review, 7(1), 1-18.

Christ, O., Hewstone, M., Tropp, L. R., & Wagner, U. (Eds.) (2012). Special Section, Dynamic processes in intergroup contact. British Journal of Social Psychology, 51 (2), 219-220.

Cronin, T. J., Levin, S., Branscombe, N., Van Laar, C., & Tropp, L. R. (2012). Ethnic identification in response to perceived discrimination protects well-being and promotes activism: A longitudinal study of Latino college students. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 15, 393-407.

Groeben, N. & Vollhardt, J.R. (2012). Friedenspsychologie als zielorientierte Praxisforschung. Eine metatheoretisch-methodologische Kritik. [Peace psychology as goal-oriented, practice-focused research. A meta-theoretical methodological critique.] In W. Baros & J. Rost (Eds.), Natur- und kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven in der Psychologie. Methodologie - Methoden - Anwendungsbeispiele [Natural and cultural science perspectives in psychology. Methodology - methods - application examples] (pp. 17-27). Berlin, Germany: Verlag.

Jeon, H., & Kim, J. (2012). Effects of message sidedness on credibility of the message and attitude toward the conflict issue: An experiment on the PR message of the Korean Government. Journal of Public Relations Research, 16(2), 5-31.

Lee, S., Moon, J., Chang, E., Park, H., Kim, G., & Kim, J. (2012). Determinants of public conflict resolution in regional development projects. The Korea Spatial Planning Review, 74, 195-220

Leidner, B., Sheikh, H., & Ginges, J. (2012). Affective dimensions of intergroup humiliation. PLosOne, 7(9), 1-6.

Leidner, B., & Castano, E. (2012).  Morality shifting in the context of intergroup violence. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42(1), 82-91.

Lickel, B. (2012). Retribution and revenge. In L. R. Tropp (Ed.) Oxford Handbook of Intergroup Conflict (pp. 89-105). New York: Oxford University Press.

Lickel, B. (2012). Emotion. In D. J. Christie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology (pp. 378-381) Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Saguy, T., Tropp, L.R.., & Hawi, D. R. (2012). The role of group power in intergroup contact. In G. Hodson & M. Hewstone (Eds).  Advances in Intergroup Contact (pp. 113-131). New York: Psychology Press

Schmader, T., Croft, A., Scarner, M., Lickel, B., & Mendes, W. B., (2012) Implicit and explicit emotional reactions to witnessing prejudice., Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 15, 379-392

Staub, E. (2012). Psychology and morality in genocide and violent conflict: perpetrators, passive bystanders and rescuers. In M. Mikulincer & P. Shaver (Eds), The Social Psychology of Morality (pp. 381-398). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.

Staub, E. (2012). Genocide and mass killing: Origins and prevention. In  Christie, D. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology (pp. 481- 486). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Staub, E. (2012). Uncertainty and the roots and prevention of genocide and terrorism. In M. A. Hogg and D. Blaylock, D. (Eds.), Extremism and the Psychology of Uncertainty (pp. 263-280). Oxford: Blackwell.
Staub, E (2012). The roots and prevention of genocide and related mass violence. In M. Anstey, P.  Meerts, & I. W. Zartman (Eds.), The slippery slope to genocide: Reducing identity conflicts and preventing mass murder (pp. 35-54). New York: Oxford University Press.

Staub, E. (2012).  Bystandership - One can make a difference: Interview with Ervin Staub.  In N. R. Goodman & M. B. Meyers (Eds.),. The power of witnessing: Reflections, reverberations, and traces of the holocaust  (pp. 333-348). New York: Routledge.

Staub, E. (2012). Genocide, mass killing, and violent conflict: prevention and reconciliation. In Tropp, L. R. (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Intergroup Conflict (pp. 273-290). New York: Oxford University Press.

Staub, E. (2012). The challenging road to reconciliation in Rwanda. E-International Relations. Retrieved from

Staub, E. (2012). The origins and inhibiting influences in genocide, mass killing, and other collective violence. In M. Breen-Smyth (Ed.), The Ashgate Research Companion on Political Violence (pp. 205-224). Aldershot: Ashgate.

Staub, E. (2012). Reconciliation between groups, the prevention of violence, and lasting peace.  In P. Coleman & M. Deutsch (Eds.), The Psychological Components of a Sustainable Peace (pp. 245-263). New York: Springer Science and Business Media.

Tropp, L. R. (Ed.) (2012). Oxford Handbook of Intergroup Conflict.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Tropp, L. R., Hawi, D., Van Laar, C., & Levin, S. (2012). Cross-ethnic friendships, perceived discrimination, and their effects on ethnic activism over time: A longitudinal investigation of three ethnic minority groups. British Journal of Social Psychology, 51, 257-272.

Tropp, L. R. (2012). Understanding and responding to intergroup conflict: Toward an integrated analysis. In L. R. Tropp (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Intergroup Conflict (pp. 3-10). New York: Oxford University Press.

Tropp, L. R. (2012). Intergroup contact theory. In D. Christie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology (pp. 254-259). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Tropp, L. R., & Molina, L. (2012). Intergroup processes: From prejudice to positive relations between groups. In K. Deaux & M. Snyder (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology (pp. 545-570). New York: Oxford University Press.

Usoof-Thowfeek, R. (2012).  Putting back the pieces to together: The psychological wellbeing of returned communities in Vavuniya and Mannar.  In T. de Silva and D. Herath (Eds.), Healing the wounds? Rebuilding Sri Lanka after the war (pp. 96 -129). International Center for Ethnic Studies.

Usoof-Thowfeek, R. (Ed.) (2012). Knowledge Society or knowledge for society. University of Peradeniya.

Vasquez, E. A., Lickel, B., & Hennigan, K. (2012). Applying socio-psychological models to understanding displaced and group-based aggression in street gangs.  In J. L. Wood & T. A. Gannon (Eds.), Crime and crime reduction: The importance of group processes (pp. 56-74).  Hove, East Sussex and New York: Routledge.

Vinthagen, S., Kenrick, J. &  Mason. K. (Eds.) (2012). Tackling Trident: Academics in Action through Academic Conference Blockades. Nössemark, Sweden: Irene Publishing.

Vollhardt, J.R. (2012). Interpreting rights and duties after mass violence. Culture and Psychology, 18, 133-145.     

Vollhardt, J. R. (2012). Collective victimization. In L. R. Tropp (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Intergroup Conflict (pp. 136-157). New York: Oxford University Press.

Vollhardt, J. R. (2012). Collective victimhood. In D. J. Christie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology (pp. 1164-1167). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Vollhardt, J. R. (2012). Social  psychological  peace research. In D. J. Christie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology (pp. 1037-1041). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Vollhardt, J. R. (2012). Tolerance for diverse groups. In D. J. Christie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology (pp. 1117-1121). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.



Adesokan, A., van Dick, R., Ullrich, J., & Tropp, L. R. (2011). Diversity beliefs as moderator of the contact-prejudice relationship. Social Psychology, 271-278.

Castano, E., Leidner, B., Bonacossa, A., Nikkah, J., Perrulli, R., Spencer, B., & Humphrey, N. (2011). Ideology, fear of death, and death anxiety. Political Psychology, 32(4), 601-621.

Davies, K., Tropp, L. R., Aron, A., Pettigrew, T. F., & Wright, S. C. (2011). Cross-group friendships and intergroup attitudes: A meta-analytic review. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 15, 332-351.

Giner-Sorolla, R., Leidner, B., & Castano, E. (2011). Dehumanization, demonization, and morality shifting: Paths to moral certainty in extremist violence. In M. A. Hogg & D. L. Blaylock (Eds.), Extremism and the Psychology of Uncertainty (pp. 165-182). Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Gómez, A., Tropp, L. R., & Fernandez, S. (2011). When extended contact opens the door to future contact: Testing the effects of extended contact on intergroup attitudes and expectancies among minority and majority groups. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 14, 161-173.

Kim, J., & Kim, G. (2011). Public conflict and trust in civil society: Relationship between perceived conflict and trust in government. Korean Local Administration Review, 8(1), 135-148.

Kim, J. (2011). The effects of trust in generalized others, trust in government, and trust in civic organizations on the perception of public conflicts. Korean Journal of Social and Personality Psychology, 25(2), 1-16.

Lickel, B., Steele, R., & Schmader, T. (2011).  Group-based shame and guilt: Emerging directions in research. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 5, 153-163.

Loughnan, S., Kuppens, P., Allik, J., Balasz, K., de Lemus, S., Dumont, K., Gargurevich, R., Hidegkuti, I., Leidner, B., Matos, L., Park, J., Realo, A., Shi, J., Sojo, V., Tong, Y.-Y., Vaes, J., Verduyn, P., Yeung, V., & Haslam, N. (2011). Social inequality is linked to biased self-perception. Psychological Science, 22(10), 1254-1258.

Migacheva, K., Tropp, L. R., & Crocker, J. (2011).  Focusing beyond the self: Goal orientations in intergroup relations. In L. R. Tropp & R. Mallett (Eds.), Moving beyond prejudice reduction: Pathways to positive intergroup relations (pp. 99-115). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

Pettigrew, T. F., & Tropp, L. R. (2011). When groups meet: The dynamics of intergroup contact. New York: Psychology Press.

Pettigrew, T. F., Tropp, L. R., Wagner, U., & Christ, O. (2011). Recent advances in intergroup contact theory. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 35, 271-280.

Staub, E. (2011). Overcoming evil: Genocide, violent conflict and terrorism. New York: Oxford University Press.

Staub, E., & Ryono, A. (2011). Steps toward reconciliation: Understanding and healing in post-genocide Rwanda and beyond. In M. Pilisuc & M. N. Nagler (Eds.), Peace movements worldwide: Vol.2. Players and practices in resistance to war (pp. 200-218). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Tropp, L. R., & Mallett, R. (Eds.) (2011). Moving beyond prejudice reduction: Pathways to positive intergroup relations. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Tropp, L. R.,& Mallett, R. K. (2011). Charting new pathways to positive intergroup relations. In L. R. Tropp & R. K. Mallett (Eds.), Moving beyond prejudice reduction: Pathways to positive intergroup relations (pp. 3-17). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

Usoof-Thowfeek, R., Janoff-Bulman, R. & Tavernini, J. (2011). Moral judgments and the role of social harm: Differences in automatic versus controlled processing. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47(1), 1-6.

Vollhardt, R. J. & Staub, E. (2011). Inclusive altruism born of suffering: The relationship between adversity and prosocial attitudes and behavior  toward disadvantaged  outgroups. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 81(3), 306-314.

Vollhardt, J.R. (2011a). Beyond damage and social reproduction: Meaning making, agency, and living history among youth in the aftermath of violent conflict. Invited book review, Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 17, 210-214.

Vollhardt, J.R. (2011b). Power and dehumanization as barriers to intergroup dialogue: Commentary on “Toward a dialogical model of conflict resolution” (Seamus A. Power). Society and Psychology, 4, 71-75.



Bilali, R. (2010). Assessing the internal validity of international image theory in the context of Turkey – U.S. relations. Political Psychology, 31, 275-303.

Crump, S., Hamilton, D. L., Sherman, S. J., Lickel, B., & Thakkar, V.  (2010). Group entitativity and similarity:  Their differing patterns in perceptions of groups. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 1212-1230.

Denson, T.F., Iyer, R., & Lickel, B. (2010). Racist or racism? Taxometric  support for a dimensional latent structure of explicit prejudice. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 13, 113-128.

Dixon, J., Tropp, L. R., Durrheim, K., & Tredoux, C. (2010). ‘Let them eat harmony’: Prejudice reduction strategies and attitudes of historically disadvantaged groups. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19, 76-80.

Dixon, J., Tredoux, C., Durrheim, K., Tropp, L. R., Eaton, L., & Clack, B. (2010). Challenging the stubborn core of opposition to equality: Racial contact and policy attitudes. Political Psychology, 31, 831-855.

Dixon, J., Durrheim, K., Tredoux, C., Tropp, L. R., Clack, B., & Eaton, L. (2010). A paradox of integration? Interracial contact, prejudice reduction, and blacks’ perceptions of racial discrimination. Journal of Social Issues, 66, 401-416.

Leidner, B., Castano, E., Zaiser, E., & Giner-Sorolla, R. (2010). Ingroup glorification, moral disengagement, and justice in the context of collective violence. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36(8), 1115-1129.

Loughnan, S., Leidner, B., Doron, G., Haslam, N., Kashima, Y., Tong, J., & Yeung, V.(2010). Universal biases in self-perception: Better and more human than average. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49(3), 627-636.
Spanovic, M., Lickel, B., Petrovic, N., & Denson T. F. (2010).  Fear and anger as predictors of motivation for intergroup aggression: Evidence from Serbia and Republika Srpska. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 13, 725-739.

Staub, E., Pearlman, L.A. and Bilali, R. (2010).  Understanding the roots and impact of violence and psychological recovery as avenues to reconciliation after mass violence and intractable conflict: Applications to national leaders, journalists, community groups, public education through radio, and children. In G. Salomon & E. Cairns (Eds). Handbook of Peace Education (pp. 269-286). New York: Psychology Press.

Tredoux, C. G., Noor, N. M., de Paulo, L., Aboud, F., & Tropp, L. R. (2010). Measuring prejudice in children: Overview and recommendations. Una Global Working Paper, Belfast: Una Global.

Usoof-Thowfeek, R. (2010). The impact of Buddhist and Hindu beliefs on post traumatic growth in Sri Lanka. Wellbeing and Development. Colombo, Sri Lanka: University of Colombo.

Vasquez, E. A., Lickel, B., & Hennigan, K., (2010). Gangs, displaced, and group-based aggression. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 15, 130-140.

Vollhardt, J. R. (2010). Enhanced external and culturally sensitive attributions after extended intercultural contact. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 363-383.



Janoff-Bulman, R. & Usoof-Thowfeek, R. (2009). Shifting moralities: Post – 9/11 responses to shattered assumptions.  In M. J. Morgan (Ed.) The Impact of 9/11 on Psychology and Education; The day that changed everything (pp. 81-96). Hants, United Kingdom: Palgrave McMillan.

Scarnier, M., Schmader, T, & Lickel, B. (2009).  Parental shame and guilt:  Distinguishing emotional responses to a child’s wrongdoings.  Personal Relationships, 16, 205-220.

Steele, R. R. (2009). Psychological motivation for genocide. Review of Why not kill them all? The logic and prevention of mass political murder (D. Chirot & C. McCauley). International Journal on World Peace, 26, 83-88.

Staub, E. & Pearlman, L.A. (2009). Reducing intergroup prejudice and conflict: A commentary. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 588-594.

Tropp, L., & Kim, J. (2009). Ethnicity. In M. Hogg & J. Levine (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (pp. 246-248). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Tropp, L. R., & Pettigrew, T. F. (2009). Reducing ethnocentrism through intergroup contact: Summarizing results from a meta-analytic review. In G. L. Carter (Ed.), Empirical approaches to Sociology, 5th edition. (pp.104-110) Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Shapiro, I., Bilali, R., & Vollhardt, J. (2009). Peace. In S. J. Lopez (Ed.), Encyclopedia of positive psychology, Vol. 2 (pp. 672-676). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Vollhardt, J., Migacheva, K., & Tropp, L. R. (2009). Social cohesion and tolerance for group differences. In J. De Rivera (Ed.), Handbook on building cultures of peace (pp.139-152). New York: Springer.

Vollhardt, J.R. (2009a). Altruism born of suffering and prosocial behavior following adverse life events: A review and conceptual integration. Social Justice Research, 22, 53-97. 

Vollhardt, J. R. (2009b). The role of victim beliefs in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Risk or potential for peace? Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 15, 135-159.



Booker, C.L., Unger, J.B., Azen, S.P., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Lickel, B. & Johnson, C.A. (2008).  A longitudinal analysis of stressful life events, smoking behaviors, and gender differences in a multicultural sample of adolescents. Substance Use and Misuse, 43, 1521-1543.

Janoff-Bulman, R. &  Werther, A. (2008) The social psychology of respect: Implications for delegitimization and reconciliation. In A. Nadler, M. E. Thomas & J.D. Fisher, (Eds.), The Social Psychology of Intergroup Reconciliation  (pp.145-170).  New York: Oxford University Press.

Page-Gould, E., Mendoza-Denton, R., & Tropp, L. R. (2008). With a little help from my cross-group friend: Reducing anxiety in intergroup contexts through cross-group friendship. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 1080-1094.

Pettigrew, T. F., &  Tropp, L. R. (2008). How does intergroup contact reduce prejudice? Meta-analytic tests of three mediators. European Journal of Social Psychology, 38, 922-934.

Stenstrom, D., Lickel, B., Denson, T. & Miller, N. (2008). The roles of ingroup identification and outgroup entitativity in intergroup retribution.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1570-1582

Staub, E., Pearlman, L., &  Bilali, R. (2008). Psychological recovery, reconciliation and the prevention of new violence: an approach and its uses in Rwanda. In B. Hart (Ed.), Peacebuilding in Traumatized  Societies (pp. 131-154). Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
Staub, E. (2008). Promoting reconciliation after genocide and mass killing in Rwanda—and other post-conflict settings.  In A. Nadler, T. Malloy & J. D. Fisher (Eds.), Social Psychology of Intergroup Reconciliation (pp. 395-422). New York: Oxford University Press.

Staub, E. (2008). The heroism of survivors: Survivors saving themselves, its impact on their lives, and altruism born of suffering.  In D. C. Berliner & H. Kupermintz, (Eds.), Fostering change in institutions, environments, and people: A festschrift in honor of Gavriel Salomon (pp. 211-219). New York: Routledge.

Staub, E. (2008). The origins of genocide and mass killing, prevention, reconciliation and their application to Rwanda. In V. M. Esses. & R. A. Vernon (Eds.), The breakdown of ethnic relations: Why neighbors kill (pp. 245 - 268). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Staub, E. & Vollhardt, J. (2008). Altruism born of suffering: The roots of caring and helping after experiences of personal and political victimization. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 78, 267-280.

Tropp, L. R. (2008). The role of trust in intergroup contact: Its significance and implications for improving relations between groups. In U. Wagner, L. R. Tropp, G. Finchilescu, & C. Tredoux (Eds.), Improving intergroup relations: Building on the legacy of Thomas F. Pettigrew (pp. 91-106). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Tropp, L. R. & Prenovost, M. (2008). The role of intergroup contact in predicting interethnic attitudes: Evidence from meta-analytic and field studies. In S. Levy and M. Killen (Eds.), Intergroup attitudes and relations in childhood through adulthood (pp. 236-248). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Vinthagen, S., & Lilja, M. (Eds.) (2009). Motstand (Resistance). Stockholm, Sweden: Adlibris.

Vollhardt, J. & Bilali, R. (2008). Social psychology’s contribution to the psychological study of peace: A review. Social Psychology, 39, 12-25.

Wagner, U., Tropp, L. R., Finchilescu, G., & Tredoux, C. (Eds.) (2008). Improving intergroup relations: Building on the Legacy of Thomas F. Pettigrew. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.



Lillie, C., & Janoff-Bulman, R. (2007). Macro versus micro justice and perceived fairness of truth and reconciliation commissions. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 13(2), 221-236.

Méndez, E., Gómez, A., &  Tropp, L. R. (2007). When metaperceptions are affected by intergroup processes. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 7, 237-250.

Pittinsky, T. L., Montoya, R. M., Tropp, L. R., & Chen, A. (2007). How and when leader behavior affects intergroup liking: Affect, approval, and allophilia. In C. Anderson, B. Mannix, & M. Neale (Eds.), Affect and groups: Research on managing groups and teams (pp. 125-144). San Diego: Elsevier.

Ronquillo, J., Denson, T. F., Lickel, B., Lu, Z. L., Nandy A., & Maddox, K. B. (2007). The effects of skin tone on race-related amygdala activity: An fMRI investigation. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2, 39-44.

Staub, E. (2007). Evil: Understanding bad situations and systems, but also personality and group dynamics. Review of P. Zimbardo, The Lucifer Effect: Understanding how good people turn evil. PsychCritiques, 52(32).

Staub, E. (2007). Preventing violence and terrorism and promoting positive relations between Dutch and Muslim communities in Amsterdam. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 13(3), 333-361.

Tropp, L.R., Smith, A. E., & Crosby, F. J. (2007). The use of research in the Seattle and Jefferson County desegregation cases: Connecting social science and the law. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 7, 93-120.

Tropp, L. R. (2007). Perceived discrimination and interracial contact: Predicting interracial closeness among Black and White Americans. Social Psychology Quarterly, 70, 70-81.

Tropp, L. R. (2007). Intergroup relations. In R. Baumeister and K. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Psychology (pp. 494-495). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Tropp, L. R., & Bianchi, R. A. (2007). Interpreting references to group membership in context: Feelings about intergroup contact depending on who says what to whom. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37, 153-170.

Vollhardt, J., Coutin, M., Staub, E., Weiss, G., & Deflander, J. (2007). Deconstructing hate speech in the DRC: A psychological media sensitization campaign. Journal of Hate Studies, 5, 15-36.



Frey, F. E., & Tropp, L. R. (2006). Being seen as individuals versus as group members: Extending research in metaperception to intergroup contexts. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 10, 265-280.

Nagda, B. A., Tropp, L. R., & Paluck, E. L. (2006). Looking back as we look forward: Integrating research, theory, and practice on intergroup relations. Journal of Social Issues, 62, 439-451.

Nagda, B., Tropp, L. R., & Paluck, E. (Eds.) (2006). Special Issue, Reducing prejudice and promoting social inclusion: Integrating research, theory, and practice on intergroup relations. Journal of Social Issues, 62(3), 439 -451.

Pettigrew, T. F., & Tropp, L. R. (2006). A meta-analytic test of intergroup contact theory. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 751-783.

Staub, E. and Pearlman, L.A.(2006). Advancing healing and reconciliation. In L. Barbanel & R. Sternberg (Eds.), Psychological interventions in times of crisis (pp. 213-244). New York: Springer-Verlag.

Staub, E. (2006). The cultural and psychological origins of war with notes on prevention. In C. E. Stout & M. Fitzduff (Eds.). The psychology of resolving global conflicts: from war to peace (Vol. 2, pp. 1-20) Westport, CT: Praeger.

Staub, E. (2006). The origins, prevention and prediction of collective violence: Social conditions, culture, group relations and the role of leaders. In T. Garling, G. Backenroth-Ohsako, & B. Ekehammer (Eds.), Diplomacy and psychology: Prevention of armed conflicts after the Cold War. (pp. 182-207). Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Academic.

Staub, E. (2006). Reconciliation after genocide, mass killing or intractable conflict: understanding the roots of violence, psychological recovery and steps toward a general theory. Political Psychology, 27(6), 867-895.

Staub, E. & Pearlman, L.A. (2006). Promoting reconciliation and forgiveness after mass violence: Rwanda and other settings. In Forgiveness: A Sampling of Research Results. (pp. 23-25). American Psychological Association. Washington DC: Office of International Affairs.

Tropp, L. R., & Bianchi, R. A. (2006). Valuing diversity and intergroup contact. Journal of Social Issues, 62, 533-551.

Tropp, L. R., Stout, A. M., Boatswain, C., Wright, S. C., & Pettigrew, T. F. (2006). Trust and acceptance in response to references to group membership: Minority and majority perspectives on cross-group interactions. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36, 769-794.

Tropp, L. R. (2006). Stigma and intergroup contact among members of minority and majority status groups. In S. Levin & C. Van Laar (Eds.), Stigma and group inequality: Social psychological perspectives (pp. 171-191). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.