Publications on Collective Victimization

Twali, M.S., Overstreet, N., & Vollhardt, J. R. (in press). Lay theories about collective power in the context of racial oppression. European Journal of Social Psychology.

Vollhardt, J.R., Ünal, H., & Nair, R. (2023). “You don’t compare horrors, you just don’t do that”: Examining assumptions and extending the scope of comparative victim beliefs. British Journal of Social Psychology, 62(1), 393–413.

Rupar, M., Bobowik, M., Arnoso, M., Arnoso, A., & Vollhardt, J. R. (2022). General inclusive victimhood predicts willingness to engage in intergroup contact: Findings from Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Basque Country. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 52(2), 71-84.

Vollhardt, J.R., Twali, M. S., & Jayakody, S. (2021). Inclusive narratives of suffering. In G. Elcheroth & N. de Mel (Eds.), In the shadow of transitional justice. Cross-national perspectives on the transformative potential of remembrance. Routledge.

Vollhardt, J.R., Szabó, Z., McNeill, A., Hadjiandreou, E., & Winiewski, M. (2021). Beyond comparisons: The complexity and context-dependency of collective victim beliefs. European Journal of Social Psychology, 51 (7), 1138-1157.

Jeong, H., & Vollhardt, J.R. (2021). Koreans’ collective victim beliefs about Japanese colonization. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 27(4), 629–641.

Vollhardt, J.R., Cohrs, J.C.,  Szabó, Z.P., Winiewski, M., Twali, M.S., Hadjiandreou, E., & McNeill, A. (2021). The role of comparative victim beliefs in predicting support for hostile versus prosocial intergroup outcomes. European Journal of Social Psychology, 51(3), 505-524.

Jeong, H., & Vollhardt, J.R. (2021). Different collective memories of Japanese colonization in Korea: Consequences for distinct preferences for strategies to deal with the past. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 24(3), 392-404.

Penić, S., Vollhardt, J.R., & Reicher, S. (2021). 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, 12 (2), 202-212.

Nair, R., & Vollhardt, J.R. (2020). Intersectionality and relations between oppressed groups: Intergroup implications of beliefs about intersectional differences and commonalities. Journal of Social Issues, 76, 993-1013.

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.

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.

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.

Nair, R., & Vollhardt, J. R. (2019). Intersectional consciousness in collective victim beliefs: Perceived intragroup differences among disadvantaged groups. Political Psychology, 40(5), 917-934.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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., & 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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., & 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. (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.

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.