New article published: Resistance to collective victimization and oppression

In this review article, co-authored with Mukadder Okuyan and Helin Ünal and now published in Current Opinion in Psychology, we argue for the need to expand social psychological research on resistance in contexts of collective violence and repression – by considering the wide range of resistance strategies people engage in instead of focusing more narrowly on collective action. Theoretical models of resistance should also the specific nature of the context, such as violence and repression, shapes collective resistance. Read the article abstract here

Hu Young Jeong receives small grant from Div. 48

This summer, Hu Young Jeong received a small grant from Div. 48: Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence to fund a new research project using Q-Methodology to study the complexity of collective victim beliefs in different groups and societies, including South Korea and Hungary. We will be collaborating with Christopher Cohrs and Zsolt Szabo on this project. Congratulations, Hu Young!

Helin Ünal joins our research group

We are pleased to welcome Helin Ünal, who is starting the Social Psychology doctoral program at Clark and joining our research group this year. Helin has a BA from UMass Amherst and an MA from Queens University Belfast and will be working on diaspora groups’ identity, collective victim beliefs, and conflict attitudes. Welcome, Helin!

Mukadder Okuyan receives DAAD fellowship

Muk received news that she was awarded the prestigious DAAD fellowship for next year, and she will be headed to Germany to continue her dissertation research on perceived discrimination among majority group members. She will be based in Kiel and working with Professor Bernd Simon. Congrats, Muk! For more information see