As a social identity network, SIGN has published research articles in a variety of fields, including social psychology, organizational psychology, clinical and health psychology, political science, management, and medicine. Here, you will find a list of SIGN’s featured publications (listed by date), along with books and psychological research (listed by author).
Publications by SIGN Authors
Dr. Tegan Cruwys
PhB (Sci)(Hons), PhD (Clin Psych)
Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Cruwys, T., Bevelander, K. E. & Hermans, R. C. J. (2015). Social modeling of eating: A review of when and why social influence affects food intake and choice. Appetite, 86, 3-18. PDF
Cruwys, T., Haslam, S. A., Dingle, G. A., Haslam, C. & Jetten, J. (2014). Depression and social identity: An integrative review. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 18(3), 215-238. PDF
Cruwys, T., Dingle, G. A., Haslam, C., Haslam, S. A., Jetten, J. & Morton, T. A. (2013). Social group memberships protect against future depression, alleviate depression symptoms and prevent depression relapse. Social Science and Medicine, 98, 179-186. PDF
Dr Fiona Kate Barlow
Bachelor of Arts (Hons I), PhD (Social Psychology), both at the University of Queensland
Australian Research Council Future Fellow
Radke, H. R., Hornsey, M. J., & Barlow, F. K. (2016). Barriers to women engaging in collective action to overcome sexism. American Psychologist, 71(9), 863. http://psycnet.apa.org/fulltext/2016-61507-002.html
Barlow, F. K., Thai, M., Wohl, M. J., White, S., Wright, M. A., & Hornsey, M. J. (2015). Perpetrator groups can enhance their moral self-image by accepting their own intergroup apologies. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 60, 39-50.
Thai, M., Barlow, F. K., & Hornsey, M. J. (2014). (Deviant) friends with benefits: The impact of group boundary permeability on minority group members’ responses to ethnic deviance. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5(3), 360-368.
Hayward, L. E., Tropp, L. R., Hornsey, M. J., & Barlow, F. K. (2017). Toward a Comprehensive Understanding of Intergroup Contact: Descriptions and Mediators of Positive and Negative Contact Among Majority and Minority Groups. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43(3), 347-364.
Dr. Genevieve Dingle
BA, BSc (Hons), PhD Clin Psych
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Dingle, G. A., Kelly, P. J., Flynn, L. M. & Baker, F. A. (2015) The influence of music on emotions and cravings in clients in addiction treatment: a study of two clinical samples. The Arts in Psychotherapy, accepted 25 May 2015
Dingle, G. A., Stark, C., Cruwys, T. & Best, D. (2015) Breaking good: breaking ties with social groups may be good for recovery from substance misuse. British Journal of Social Psychology, in press, DOI:10.1111/bjso.12081
Dingle, G., Cruwys, T., Jetten, J., Johnstone, M., & Walter, Z. (2014). The benefits of participation in recreational group activities for adults at risk of homelessness. Parity, vol: 18-19.
Bissing-Olson, Megan J., Fielding, Kelly S., and Iyer, Aarti (2015). Diary Methods and workplace pro-environmental behaviors. In Jennifer L. Robertson and Julian Barling (Ed.), The Psychology of Green Organizations (pp. 95-116) Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Fielding, Kelly S., Louis, Winnifred R., Warren, Clive and Thompson, Alice (2011). Understanding household attitudes and behaviours towards waste, water and energy conservation. In Peter W. Newton (Ed.), Urban Consumption (pp. 199-214) Collingwood, VIC, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.
Hogg, M. A., Fielding, K., and Darley, J. (2005). Fringe dwellers: Processes of deviance and marginalization in groups. In Dominic Abrams, Michael A Hogg and Jose M Marques (Ed.), The Social Psychology of Inclusion and Exclusion 1st ed. (pp. 191-210) New York, USA: Psychology Press.
Greenaway, K.H., Haslam, S.A., Cruwys, T., Branscombe, N.R., Ysseldyk, R., & Heldreth, C. (2015). From “we” to “me”: Group identification enhances perceived personal control with consequences for health and well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109(1), 53–74. doi: 10.1037/pspi0000019
Greenaway, K.H., Wright, R., Willingham, J., Reynolds, K.J., & Haslam, S.A. (2015). Shared identity is key to effective communication. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(2), 171–182. doi: 10.1177/0146167214559709.
Greenaway, K.H., Storrs, K., Philipp, M.C., Louis, W.R., Hornsey, M.J., & Vohs, K.D. (2015). Loss of control stimulates approach motivation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 56, 235–241. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2014.10.009.
Prof. Alex Haslam
Professor of Psychology & ARC Laureate Fellow
Haslam, S. A. (2001; 2nd ed. 2004). Psychology in organizations: The social identity approach. London and Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Haslam, S. A., Reicher, S. D. & Platow, M. J. (2011). The new psychology of leadership: Identity, influence and power. New York and Hove: Psychology Press.
Haslam, S. A., & McGarty, C. (2014). Research methods and statistics in psychology (2nd Ed.) London and Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Prof. Catherine Haslam
BSc., PhD, M Clin Psy.
Professor of Clinical Psychology & Cognitive Neuropsychology
Jetten, J., Haslam, C., & Haslam S. A. (Eds.) (2012). The social cure: Identity, health and well-being. London: Psychology Press.
Jetten, J., Haslam, S.A., Iyer, A., & Haslam, C. (2009). Turning to others in times of change: Social identity and coping with stress. In S. Stürmer, & M. Snyder, M. (Eds.), The psychology of prosocial behavior: Group processes, intergroup relations, and helping (pp. 139-156). Oxford, UK: Blackwell.
Haslam, C., Jetten, J., Haslam, S.A., & Knight, C. (2012). The importance of remembering and deciding together: Enhancing the health and well-being of older adults in care. In J. Jetten, C. Haslam & S.A. Haslam (Eds.) The social cure: Identity, health and well-being. London: Psychology Press.
Postmes, T., & Jetten, J. (Eds.) (2006). Individuality and the group: Advances in social identity. London: Sage.
Jetten, J., & Hornsey, M.J. (Eds.) (2011). Rebels in groups: Dissent, deviance, difference and defiance. Wiley-Blackwell.
Jetten, J., Haslam, C., & Haslam, S.A. (Eds.) (2012). The social cure: Identity, health and well-being. Psychology Press.
Mols, F., & Jetten, J. (2017). The wealth paradox: Economic prosperity and the hardening of attitudes. Cambridge University Press.
Associate Prof. Winnifred Louis
BSc (Hons), MSc (Social Psychology), PhD
In addition to the publications below, other publications are listed at http://www.socialchangelab.net/ .
Amiot, C. E., Louis, W. R., Bourdeau, S., & Maalouf, O. (2017). Can harmful intergroup behaviors truly represent the self?: The impact of harmful and prosocial normative behaviors on intra-individual conflict and compartmentalization. Self and Identity, 16(3), 703-731. DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2017.1305442
Amiot, C. E., Doucerain, M., & Louis, W. R. (2017). The pathway to accepting derogatory ingroup norms: The roles of compartmentalization and legitimacy. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 32, 58-66.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2017.06.002
Blackwood, L., & Louis, W. R. (2017). Choosing between conciliatory and oppositional leaders: The role of out-group signals and in-group leader candidates’ collective action tactics. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47(3), 320-336. DOI: 0.1002/ejsp.2249 .
Eres, R., Louis, W. R., & Molenberghs, P. (2017). Common and distinct neural networks involved in fMRI studies investigating morality: An ALE meta-analysis. Social Neuroscience. Published online. DOI: 10.1080/17470919.2017.1357657
Greenaway, K., Amiot, C.E., Louis, W. R., & Bentley, S.V. (2017). The role of psychological need satisfaction in promoting student identification. In K. I. Mavor, M. Platow, & B. Bizumic (Eds.), Self and Social Identity in Educational Contexts, pp. 176-192. Routledge : New York, USA.
Mercer-Mapstone, L., Rifkin, W., Moffat, K., & Louis, W. (2017). Meaningful dialogue outcomes contribute to laying a foundation for social licence to operate. Resources Policy, 53, 347-355. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2017.07.004
Plows, S. E., Smith, F. D., Smith, J. R., Chapman, C. M., La Macchia, S. T., & Louis, W. R. (2017). Healthy eating: A beneficial role for norm conflict? Journal of Applied Social Psychology. Published online, https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12430 .
Smith, J. R., Louis, W. R., & Abraham, C. (2017). When and how does normative feedback reduce intentions to drink irresponsibly? An experimental investigation. Addiction Research & Theory.DOI: 10.1080/16066359.2017.1359572
Smith, J. R., Louis, W. R., & Tarrant, M. (2017). University students’ social identity and health behaviours. In K. I. Mavor, M. Platow, & B. Bizumic (Eds.), Self and Social Identity in Educational Contexts, pp. 159-175. Routledge : New York, USA.
Techakesari, P., Droogendyk, L., Wright, S.C., Louis, W.R., & Barlow, F.K. (2017). Supportive contact and LGBT collective action: The moderating role of membership in specific groups. Peace and Conflict: The Journal of Peace Psychology. Published onlinehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pac0000240 .
Thomas, E.F., Amiot, C.E., Louis, W. R., & Goddard, A. (2017). Collective self-determination: How the agent of help promotes pride, well-being and support for intergroup helping. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43(5), 662-677. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167217695553 .
van Zomeren, M., & Louis, W. R. (2017). Culture meets collective action: Exciting synergies and some lessons to learn for the future. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 20(3), 277-284. DOI: 10.1177/1368430217690238
Cooke, A.N., Fielding, K. S., & Louis, W. R. (2016). Environmentally active people: The role of autonomy, relatedness, competence and self-determined motivation, Environmental Education Research,22, 631-657. DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2015.1054262
Droogendyk, L., Louis, W. R., & Wright, S.C. (2016). Renewed hope for positive cross-group contact: The role of supportive contact in empowering collective action. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 48(4), 317-327. DOI: 10.1037/cbs0000058
Droogendyk, L., Wright, S.C., Lubensky, M., & Louis, W. R. (2016). Acting in solidarity: Cross-group contact between disadvantaged group members and advantaged group allies. Journal of Social Issues, 72 (2), 315-334. doi: 10.1111/josi.12168
Eres, R., Louis, W. R., & Molenberghs, P. (2016). Why do people pirate? A neuroimaging investigation,Social Neuroscience, DOI: 10.1080/17470919.2016.1179671 . Published online 08 May 2016.
Fielding, K.S., van Kasteren, Y., Louis, W., McKenna, B., Russell, S., & Spinks, A. (2016). Using individual householder survey responses to predict household environmental outcomes: The cases of recycling and water conservation. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 106, 90-97.
La Macchia, S. T., & Louis, W. R. (2016). Crowd behaviour and collective action. In S. McKeown, R. Haji and N. Ferguson (Eds.), Understanding Peace and Conflict Through Social Identity Theory: Contemporary and World-Wide Perspectives, pp. 89-104. Springer International Publishing.
La Macchia, S. T., Louis, W. R., Hornsey, M. J., & Leonardelli, G. J. (2016). In small we trust: Lay theories about small and large groups. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42(10), 1321-1334. DOI: 10.1177/0146167216657360
La Macchia, S. T., Louis, W. R., Hornsey, M. J., Thai, M., & Barlow, F. K. (2016). The whitewashing effect: Using racial contact to signal trustworthiness and competence. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42(1), 118-129. doi: 10.1177/0146167215616801
Lauren, N., Fielding, K. S., Smith, L., & Louis, W. R. (2016). You did, so you can and you will: Self-efficacy as a mediator of spillover from easy to more difficult pro-environmental behaviour. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 48, 191-199. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2016.10.004
Louis, W. R., Amiot, C. E., Thomas, E. F. & Blackwood, L.M. (2016). The ‘Activist Identity’ and activism across domains: A multiple identities analysis. Journal of Social Issues, 72 (2), 242-263. doi: 10.1111/josi.12165
Louis, W. R., Bastian, B., McKimmie, B., & Lee, A.J. (2016). Teaching psychology in Australia: Does class attendance matter for performance? Australian Journal of Psychology, 68(1), 47-51. DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12088 .
Louis, W. R., La Macchia, S. T., Amiot, C. E., Thomas, E. F., Blackwood, L. M., Mavor, K. I., & Saeri, A. (2016). Causality in the study of collective action and political behaviour. In F. M. Moghaddam & R. Harré (Eds.), Causes and Consequences: A multidisciplinary exploration (pp. 277-302). Praeger: Santa Barbara, California.
Molenberghs, P., Gapp, J., Wang, B., Louis, W., & Decety, J. (2016). Increased moral sensitivity and neural response for outgroup perpetrators harming ingroup members. Cerebral Cortex, 26(1),225 – 233. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhu195
Sullivan, A. C., Ong, A. C. H., La Macchia, S. T., & Louis, W. R. (2016). The impact of unpunished hate crimes: When derogating the victim extends into derogating the group. Social Justice Research, 29(3), 310-330. DOI: 10.1007/s11211-016-0266-x
Dr. Frank Mols
PhD (Exeter), MA (Nijmegen)
Lecturer in Political Science & Political Psychology
Mols, F., Jetten, J. & Postmes, T. (forthcoming) The Wealth Paradox: Economic Prosperity and the Hardening of Attitudes, Cambridge University Press.
Mols, F., Haslam, S.A., Jetten, J. and Steffens, N.K. (2015) ‘Why a nudge is not enough: A social identity critique of Governance by Stealth’, European Journal of Political Research, 54(1): 81-98.
Mols, F. and Jetten, J. (2015) Explaining the appeal of populist right-wing parties in times of economic prosperity, Political Psychology.
Dr. Kim Peters
BSc (Hons); Masters (Organisational Psychology); PhD (Social Psychology)
Organisational Psychology Lecturer
Peters, K. & Kashima, Y. (2015). Bad habit or social good? How perceptions of gossiper morality are related to gossip content. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45 (6), 784-798.
Peters, K. & Kashima, Y. (2015). A multi-modal theory of affect diffusion. Psychological Bulletin, 141 (5), 966-992.
Peters, K., Ryan, M., & Haslam, S.A. (2015). Marines, medics and machismo: A lack of fit with masculine occupational stereotypes discourages men’s participation. British Journal of Psychology, 106(4), 635-655.
Dr. Nik Steffens
Australian Research Council DECRA Research Fellow and Lecturer in Psychology
Steffens, N. K., Haslam, S. A., Schuh, S. C., Jetten, J., & van Dick, R. (2017). A meta-analytic review of social identification and health in organizational contexts. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 21, 303-335. [Full Article]
Steffens, N. K., Mols, F., Haslam, S. A., Okimoto, T. G. (2016). True to what We stand for: Championing collective interests as a path to authentic leadership. The Leadership Quarterly. 27, 726-744. [Full Article]
Steffens, N. K., Haslam, S. A., Jetten, J., & Mols, F. (in press). Our followers are lions, theirs are sheep: How social identity shapes theories about followership and social influence. Political Psychology. Advance online publication. [Full Article]
Steffens, N. K., Gocłowska, M. A., Cruwys, T., & Galinsky, A. D. (2016). How multiple social identities are related to creativity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42, 188-203. [Full Article]
Steffens, N. K., Jetten, J., Haslam, C., Cruwys, T., & Haslam, S. A. (2016). Multiple social identities enhance health post-retirement because they are a basis for giving social support. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1519. [Full Article]
Bentley, S.V., Greenaway, K.H., & Haslam, S.A. (under review). Developing an online paradigm for exploring the self-referential effect.
Greenaway, K.H., Amiot, C.E., Louis, W.R., & Bentley, S,V. (forthcoming). The role of psychological need satisfaction in promoting student identification. In K.I. Mavor, M. Platow, & B. Bizumic (eds.), The Self, Social Identity, and Education.
Ferris, L.J. (under review). The Florence Nightingale effect: Workplace identification explains the link between others’ suffering and workplace functioning.
Ferris, L.J., Jetten, J., Hornsey, M.J., & Bastian, B. (under review). Feeling hurt: Revisiting the relationship between social and physical pain.
Ferris, L.J., Jetten, J., Molenberghs, P., Bastian, B., & Karnadewi, F. (manuscript in preparation). Tell “us” and feel better: Communication of pain reduces physiological pain response following multiple group memberships salience.
Dr. Ashleigh J. Kelly
Ph.D., BPsych Sc. (Hons I)
Research Assistant, Website Developer
Kelly, A. J. (2017). A social and evolutionary psychological approach to understanding human mate rejection and aggression. Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia. [Full PDF]
Kelly, A. J., Dubbs, S. L., & Barlow, F. K. (2015). Social dominance orientation predicts heterosexual men’s adverse reactions to romantic rejection. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44(4), 903-919. [Journal]
*Dubbs, S. L., *Kelly, A. J., & Barlow, F. K. (Published online 2015). Ravishing rivals: Female intrasexual competition and cosmetic surgery. In M. L. Fisher (Ed.), Oxford handbook of women and competition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. *Authors contributed equally. [Book] [Online Chapter]
Dr. Alexander Saeri
BPsySc (Hons I), PhD
Sessional Course Coordinator and Research Assistant
Saeri, A. K., Iyer, A., & Louis, W. R. (in press). Right-Wing Authoritarianism and Social Dominance Orientation predict outsiders’ responses to an external group conflict: implications for identification, anger, and collective action. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. doi: 10.1111/asap.12081 [Journal] [Full PDF]
In this paper, I demonstrate the role that pre-existing political ideologies take in shaping uninvolved outsiders’ appraisals of conflict between social groups . The findings imply that social movements may be most effective in recruiting outsiders to their cause when they emphasise a shared political ideology, rather than focusing solely on the specific contested issue.
BPsych Sc. (Hons), PhD
Sessional Lecturer, Senior Research Technician
Tear, M. J., & Nielsen, M. (under review). A test of the ‘tipping-point’ hypothesis.
Tear, M. J., & Nielsen, M. (2014). Video games and prosocial behavior: A study of the effects of non-violent, violent and ultra-violent gameplay, Computers in Human Behavior, 41, 8-13.
Tear, M. J., & Nielsen, M. (2013). Failure to demonstrate that playing violent video games diminishes prosocial behavior, PLoS One, 8(7).
Arnold, D. H., Tear, M. J., Schindel, R. & Roseboom, W. (2010). Audio-visual speech cue combination. PLoS One, 5(4), 1-5.
Teymoori, A., Heydari, A., & Nasiri, H. (2014). Relationship between dimensions of religiosity, authoritarianism, and moral authority. Social Compass, 61(1) 92 –107.
Teymoori, A., & Shahrazad, W. W. S. (2012). Relationship between mother, father and peer attachment and empathy with moral authority. Ethics & Behavior, 22(1), 16-29.
Heydari, A., Teymoori, A., & Nasiri, H. (2015). The effect of parent and peer attachment on suicidality: The mediation effect of self-control and anomie. Community Mental Health Journal, 51(3), 359-364.
Greenaway, K.H., Thai, A.H., Haslam, S.A., & Murphy, S.C. (2016). Meaning beats leaning: Spaces that signal identity improve workplace productivity. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 15(1), 35-43. DOI: 10.1027/1866-5888/a000148