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Dominic Abrams

Dominic Abrams

Dominic Abrams has research interests in: (1) Social identity and intergroup relations (e.g., the contact hypothesis, nationalism, collective protest, contemporary aspects of prejudice); (2) Deviance (particularly the subjective group dynamics model being developed in collaboration with J. Marques); (3) Social identity in organisational contexts; (4) Group consensus processes; and (5) The self-concept and self-regulation of behaviour.

Professor Abrams currently serves as Chair of the Research Board of the British Psychological Society, co-editor of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, a member of the Executive Committee for the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology, Chair of the Committee of Learned Societies, and is in the Academy for Learned Societies in the Social Sciences. At the University of Kent at Canterbury, he also directs the Centre for the Study of Group Processes.

Primary Interests:

  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

  • Abrams, D., Rutland, A., & Cameron, L. (2003). The development of subjective group dynamics: Children’s judgments of normative and deviant in-group and out-group individuals. Child Development, 74, 1840-1856.
  • Abrams, D., Rutland, A., Cameron, L., & Marques, J. M. (2003). The development of subjective group dynamics: When in-group bias gets specific. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 21, 155-176.
  • Abrams, D., Viki, G. T., Masser, B. M., & Bohner, G. (2003). Perceptions of stranger and acquaintance rape: The role of benevolent and hostile sexism in victim blame and rape proclivity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 111-125.
  • Bown, N., & Abrams, D. (2003). Despicability in the workplace: Effects of behavioural deviance and unlikeability on the evaluation of in-group and out-group members. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 33, 1-14.
  • Christian, J. N., & Abrams, D. (2003). The effects of social identification, norms and attitudes on use of outreach services by homeless people. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 13, 138-157.
  • Eller, A., & Abrams, D. (2003). "Gringos" in Mexico: Longitudinal effects of language school-promoted contact on intergroup bias. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 6, 55-75.
  • Hutchison, P., & Abrams, D. (2003). Social identity and self-categorization processes in an intragroup context: Reactions to deviant in-group members. European Journal of Social Psychology, 33, 497-506.
  • Morris, L., Abrams, D., Randsley de Moura, G., & Durlach, P. (2003). Delaying the inevitable? The effects of "time to think" on response to novel product concepts. European Journal of Marketing, 37(10), 1440-1456.
  • Viki, G. T., & Abrams, D. (2003). Infra-humanisation: Ambivalent sexism and the attribution of primary and secondary emotions to women. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 39, 492-499.

Other Publications:

  • Hogg, M. A., & Abrams, D. (2003). Intergroup behaviour and social identity. In M. A. Hogg & J. Cooper (Eds.), Handbook of Social Psychology (pp. 407-431). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Hogg, M. A., & Abrams, D. (2003). Interpersonal and group processes. In N. R. Carlson, W. Buskist, & G. N. Martin (Eds.), Psychology (2nd European ed., pp. 651-692). Needham Heights, MA: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.
  • Hogg, M. A., & Abrams, D. (2003). Social cognition and attitudes. In N. R. Carlson, W. Buskist, & G. N. Martin (Eds.), Psychology (2nd European ed., pp. 617-650). Needham Heights, MA: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.

Courses Taught:

Dominic Abrams
School of Psychology
Keynes College
University of Kent
Canterbury CT2 7NP
United Kingdom

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