Publications By Year

in press

Penić, S., Vollhardt, J.R., & Reicher, S. (in press). Reconciliation versus justice? It depends on the context: The role of symmetric and asymmetric violence in predicting post-conflict attitudes. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Jeong, H., & Vollhardt, J.R. (in press). Koreans’ collective victim beliefs about Japanese colonization. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.

2020

Vollhardt, J. R., Okuyan, M., & Ünal, H. (2020). Resistance to collective victimization and oppression. Current Opinion in Psychology, 35, 92-97.

Vollhardt, J.R. (Ed.). (2020). The social psychology of collective victimhood. New York: Oxford University Press.

Vollhardt, J.R. (2020). Introduction to “The social psychology of collective victimhood”: Examining context, power, and diversity in experiences of collective victimization. In J. R. Vollhardt (Ed.), The social psychology of collective victimhood. New York: Oxford University Press.

Twali, M., Hameiri, B., Vollhardt, J. R., & Nadler, A. (2020). Experiencing acknowledgment versus denial of the ingroup’s collective victimization. In J. R. Vollhardt (Ed.), The social psychology of collective victimhood. New York: Oxford University Press.

McNeill, A. & Vollhardt, J. R. (2020). “We all suffered!” – The role of power in rhetorical strategies of inclusive victimhood and its consequences for intergroup relations. In J. R. Vollhardt (Ed.), The social psychology of collective victimhood. New York: Oxford University Press.

Szabó, Z., Vollhardt, J.R., & Mészáros, N. (2020). Through the lens of history: The effects of beliefs about historical victimization on responses to refugees. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 74, 94-114. 

Cohrs, J.C., & Vollhardt, J.R. (2020). Editorial report and acknowledgment of reviewers, 2019 [Editorial]. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 8, 1-7.

2019

Vollhardt, J.R., & Twali, M.S.  (2019).  The aftermath of genocide: Divergent social psychological processes among victim and perpetrator groups. In L. S. Newman (Ed.), Confronting humanity at its worst: The social psychology of genocide and extreme intergroup violence. New York: Oxford University Press.

Bilali, R., & Vollhardt, J.R. (2019). Victim and perpetrator groups’ divergent perspectives on collective violence: Implications for intergroup relations. Advances in Political Psychology, 40, 75-108. 

Nair, R., & Vollhardt, J. R. (2019). Intersectional consciousness in collective victim beliefs: perceived intragroup differences among disadvantaged groups. Political Psychology, 40(50), 917-934.

Cohrs, J. C., & Vollhardt, J. R. (2019). Editorial report and acknowledgement of reviewers, 2018. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 7(1), 1-7.

2018

Vollhardt, J.R. & Nair, R. (2018). The two-sided nature of individual and intragroup experiences in the aftermath of collective victimization: Findings from four diaspora groups. European Journal of Social Psychology, 48 (4), 412-432.

Cohrs, J.C., Vollhardt, J.R., & McKeown Jones, S. (2018). Intergroup conflict, peace and reconciliation. In C.J. Hewer & E. Lyons (Eds.), Political psychology: A social psychological approach (pp. 292-312). Oxford: BPS Wiley.

Schroer-Hippel, M., Cohrs, J.C., & Vollhardt, J. R. (2018). Sozialpsychologische Friedens- und Konfliktforschung [Social psychological peace and conflict studies]. In O. Decker (Ed.), Sozialpsychologie und Sozialtheorie. [Social psychology and social theory]. Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer VS-Verlag.

Cohrs, J.C., & Vollhardt, J.R. (2018). Editorial report and acknowledgment of reviewers, 2017 [Editorial]. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 6, 1-7.

2017

Vollhardt, J.R. (2017). Using norms, knowledge, and narratives for the prevention of crimes against humanity and genocide. In S. Totten (Ed.), Last lectures: The prevention and intervention of genocide. New York: Routledge.

Noor, M., Vollhardt, J.R., Mari, S., & Nadler, A. (Eds.) (2017). The social psychology of collective victimhood. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47. [special issue]

Noor, M., Vollhardt, J.R., Mari, S., & Nadler, A. (2017). Social psychology of collective victimhood. (Introduction to the special issue) European Journal of Social Psychology, 47, 121-134.

Bilali, R., Vollhardt, J.R., & Rarick, J.R.D. (2017). Modeling collective action through media to promote social change and positive intergroup relations in violent conflicts. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 68, 200-211.

Cohrs, J.C., & Vollhardt, J.R. (2017). Editorial report and acknowledgment of reviewers, 2016 [Editorial]. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 5, 1-7.

2016

Vollhardt, J.R., & Twali, M. S. (2016). Emotion-based reconciliation requires attention to power differences, critical consciousness, and structural change. Psychological Inquiry, 27, 136-143.  

Vollhardt, J.R., Nair, R., & Tropp, L. (2016). Inclusive victim consciousness predicts minority group members’ support for refugees and immigrants. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 46, 354–368.  

Moss, S. M., & Vollhardt, J.R. (2016). “You can’t give a syringe with unity”: Rwandan responses to the government’s single recategorization policies. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 16, 325-359.

Mazur, L., & Vollhardt, J. R. (2016). The prototypicality of genocide: Implications for international intervention. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 16, 290-320.

Bilali, R., Vollhardt, J.R., & Rarick, J. R. D. (2016). Assessing the impact of a media-based intervention to prevent intergroup violence and promote positive intergroup relations in Burundi. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 26, 221-235.

Vollhardt, J.R., & Campbell-Obaid., M. (2016). The social psychology of genocide and mass atrocities. In A. Miller (Ed.), The social psychology of good and evil (2nd ed., pp. 159-184). New York: Guilford Press.

Vollhardt, J.R. (2016). The role of social psychology in preventing group-selective mass atrocities. In S. Rosenberg, T. Galis, & A. Zucker (Eds.), Reconstructing atrocity prevention (pp. 95-124). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Cohrs, J. C., & Vollhardt, J. R. (2016). Editorial report and acknowledgement of reviewers, 2015 [Editorial]. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 4, 1-7.

2015

Vollhardt, J.R., & Bilali, R. (2015). The role of inclusive and exclusive victim consciousness in predicting intergroup attitudes: Findings from Rwanda, Burundi, and DRC. Political Psychology, 36, 489-506.

Vollhardt, J.R. (2015). Inclusive victim consciousness in advocacy, social movements, and intergroup relations: Promises and pitfalls. Social Issues and Policy Review, 9, 89-120.

Bilali, R., & Vollhardt, J.R. (2015). Can mass media interventions effectively promote peace in contexts of ongoing violence? Evidence from Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 21, 604-620.

Cohrs, J. C., McNeill, A., & Vollhardt, J. R. (2015). The two-sided role of inclusive victimhood for intergroup reconciliation: Evidence from Northern Ireland. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 21, 634-647.

Vollhardt, J. R., Bilewicz, M., & Olechowski, M. (2015). Victims under siege: Lessons for Polish-Jewish relations and beyond. In K. Sharvit & E. Halperin (Eds.), The social psychology of intractable conflicts – celebrating the legacy of Daniel Bar-Tal, volume I (pp. 75-87). New York: Springer.

Mazur, L., Nair, R., & Vollhardt, J. R. (2015). Dynamics of group and intergroup relations. In A. Dost-Gözkan & D. Sönmez Keith (Eds.), Norms, groups, conflict and social change: Rediscovering Muzafer Sherif’s Psychology (159-186). Piscataway, NJ: Transaction.

Cohrs, J.C., & Vollhardt, J.R. (2015). Editorial report and acknowledgment of reviewers, 2014 [Editorial]. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 3, 1-7.

 2014 

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.

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, 16-33.

Vollhardt, J.R. (2014). The question of legitimacy in studying collective trauma. In I. Maček (Ed.), Engaging violence. Trauma, memory, and representation (pp. 74-90). New York, NY: Routledge.

Nair, R., & Vollhardt, J.R. (2014). Understanding intergroup relations in India: The role of group-based victim consciousness. Charpoy: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Social Sciences, 1, 50-61.

 2013

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

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.  

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.

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, 144-161.

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

Cohrs, J.C., & Vollhardt, J.R. (2013). Welcome to a new international open-access journal in social and political psychology [Editorial]. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 1, 1-4.

Vollhardt, J. R. (2013). Genozid [Genocide]. In M. Wirtz (Ed.), Dorsch – Psychologisches Wӧrterbuch [Dorsch – Psychological Dictionary] (16th ed., p. 621). Bern, Switzerland: Hans Huber. URL: http://portal.hogrefe.com/dorsch/genozid/

Vollhardt, J. R. (2013). Ethnischer Konflikt [Ethnic conflict]. In M. Wirtz (Ed.), Dorsch – Psychologisches Wӧrterbuch [Dorsch – Psychological Dictionary] (16th ed., p. 499). Bern, Switzerland: Hans Huber. URL: http://portal.hogrefe.com/dorsch/ethnischer-konflikt/

 2012

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

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, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Vollhardt, J. R. (2012). Collective victimization. In L. Tropp (Ed.), Oxford handbook of intergroup conflict (pp. 136 – 157). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

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 irina regener.

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

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

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

 2011

Vollhardt, J. R., & Staub, E. (2011). Inclusive altruism born of suffering: The effects of past suffering on prosocial behavior toward outgroups. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 81, 307-315.  

Vollhardt, J.R. (2011). 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. (2011). 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.

 2010

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

2009

Vollhardt, J.R. (2009). 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. (2009). 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.

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

 2008

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.

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

Vollhardt, J., & Migacheva, K., & Tropp, L. (2008). Social cohesion and tolerance for group differences. In J. de Rivera (Ed.), Handbook on building cultures of peace (pp. 139-152). Berlin, New York: Springer.

 prior to 2008

 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.

Vollhardt, J. (2004). Der Einfluss des Faktors Geschlecht auf die Filmpräferenz [The influence of gender on the preference of film genres]. In B. Boeckle & M. Ruf (Eds.), Eine Frage des Geschlechts. Ein Gender-Reader [The question of gender. A gender reader]. (pp. 207-219). Wiesbaden, Germany: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Carroll, M. & Vollhardt, J. (2002). “If people want to have dual citizenship, what’s wrong with that?” Examining the legal and emotional aspects of dual citizenship in Germany. Humanity in Action – Reports of the Fellows (Vol. 4) (pp. 127 – 130). New York.

Schick, H., Vollhardt, J., Herfordt, J., Groeben, N. & Reiß, F. (2000). Beziehungs- oder Prinzipientreue in der Politik? Eine inhaltsanalytische Untersuchung zur moralischen Beurteilung politischer Affären anhand des Stufenmodells nach Kohlberg [Loyalty toward personal relations or principles in politics? A content-analytic study of politicians’ moral judgments according to Kohlberg’s stage model]. Kölner Psychologische Studien, 5, 27-55. http://www.uni-koeln.de/phil-fak/psych/allgemeine/forschung/prinzipientreue/index.html