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Matthew Hornsey

Matthew Hornsey

My primary research interest is in examining intragroup and intergroup relations in the context of identity threat. I examine questions such as: What makes collective apologies succeed and fail? What predicts whether criticisms and recommendations for change are met with open-mindedness as opposed to defensiveness? How do people manage the tension between individual and group will? and What are the benefits and pitfals of assimiltion versus multiculturalism? I am an associate editor of Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Self and Identity

Journal Articles:

  • Bastian, B., Jetten, J., Hornsey, M. J., & Leknes, S. (in press). The positive consequences of pain: A biopsychosocial approach. Personality and Social Psychology Review.
  • Jetten, J., & Hornsey, M. J. (2014). Deviance and dissent within groups. Annual Review of Psychology. 65, 461–485.
  • Hornsey, M.J., & Wohl, M. J. A. (2013). We are sorry: Intergroup apologies and their tenuous link with intergroup forgiveness. European Review of Social Psychology, 24, 1-31.
  • Bain, P. G., Hornsey, M. J., Bongiorno, R., Kashima, Y., & Crimston, D. (2013). Collective futures: How projections about the future of society are related to actions and attitudes supporting social change. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 523-539.
  • Wohl, M. J. A., Hornsey, M. J., & Bennett, S. H. (2012). Why group apologies succeed and fail: Intergroup forgiveness and the role of primary and secondary emotions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 306-322.
  • Bain, P.G., Hornsey, M. J., Bongiorno, R., & Jeffries, C. (2012). Promoting pro-environmental action in climate change deniers. Nature Climate Change, 2, 600-603.
  • Jeffries, C. H., Hornsey, M. J., Sutton, R. M., Douglas, K. M., & Bain, P.G. (2012). The David and Goliath principle: Cultural, ideological and attitudinal underpinnings of the normative protection of low-status groups from criticism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 1053-1065.
  • Morton, T. A., Postmes, T., Haslam, S. A., & Hornsey, M. J. (2009). Theorizing gender in the face of social change: Is there anything essential about essentialism? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 653-664.
  • Chan, M. K. H., Louis, W.R., & Hornsey, M. J. (2009). The effects of exclusion and reintegration on the evaluation of deviant opinion holders. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1619-1631.
  • Philpot, C., & Hornsey, M. J. (2008). What happens when groups say sorry: The effect of intergroup apologies on their recipients. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 474-487.
  • Hornsey, M. J., Grice, T., Jetten, J., Paulsen, N., & Callan, V. (2007). Group directed criticisms and recommendations for change: Why newcomers arouse more resistance than old-timers. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 1036-1048.
  • Hornsey, M. J., Jetten, J., McAuliffe, B., & Hogg, M. A. (2006). The impact of individualist and collectivist group norms on evaluations of dissenting group members. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 57-68.
  • Hornsey, M. J. (2005). Why being right is not enough: Predicting defensiveness in the face of group criticism. European Review of Social Psychology, 16, 301-334.
  • Hornsey, M. J., & Jetten, J. (2004). The individual within the group: Balancing the need to belong with the need to be different. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 8 , 248-264.
  • Hornsey, M. J., & Imani, A. (2004). Criticizing groups from the inside and the outside: An identity perspective on the intergroup sensitivity effect. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 365-383.
  • Hornsey, M. J., Spears, R., Cremers, I., & Hogg, M. A. (2003). Relations between high and low power groups: The importance of legitimacy. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 216-227.
  • Hornsey, M. J., & Hogg, M. A. (2000). Subgroup relations: A comparison of the mutual intergroup differentiation and common ingroup identity models of prejudice reduction. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 26, 242-256.
  • Hornsey, M. J., & Hogg, M. A. (2000). Intergroup similarity and subgroup relations: Some implications for assimilation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 26, 948-958.
  • Hornsey, M. J., & Hogg, M. A. (2000). Assimilation and diversity: An integrative model of subgroup relations. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 4, 143-156.

Courses Taught:

  • Intergroup Relations and Group Processes

Matthew Hornsey
School of Psychology
University of Queensland
St. Lucia, QLD 4072
Australia

  • Phone: + 61 (7) 3365 4910
  • Fax: + 61 (7) 3365 4466

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