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.
- Aggression, Conflict, Peace
- Group Processes
- Intergroup Relations
- Persuasion, Social Influence
- Self and Identity
- Jetten, J., & Hornsey, M. J. (Eds.). (2011). Rebels in groups: Dissent, deviance, difference, and defiance. New York: Wiley-Blackwell.
- Jeffries, C., Hornsey, M. J., Sutton, R., Douglas, K., & Bain, P. (in press). The David vs. Goliath principle: Cultural, ideological and stereotypical underpinnings of the normative protection of low-status groups from criticism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
- Bastian, B., Kuppens, P., Hornsey, M. J., Park, J., Koval, P., & Uchida, Y. (in press). Feeling bad about being sad: The role of social expectancies in amplifying negative mood. Emotion.
- 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.
- 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.
- Intergroup Relations and Group Processes
School of Psychology
University of Queensland
St. Lucia, QLD 4072
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