My work addresses the question of how prejudice, stigmatization, and other forms of group-based biases are perpetuated. More specifically, I examine individual-level psychological mechanisms associated with group perception, morality, and belief systems that serve to maintain system-level social injustice and inequality. I also study social cognition and intergroup behavior from a developmental perspective, with a focus on how young children evaluate and interact with outgroup members.
- Aggression, Conflict, Peace
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Ethics and Morality
- Intergroup Relations
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Social Cognition
- Newheiser, A., Dunham, Y., Merrill, A., Hoosain, L., & Olson, K. R. (in press). Preference for high status predicts implicit outgroup bias among children from low-status groups. Developmental Psychology.
- Newheiser, A., & Barreto, M. (2014). Hidden costs of hiding stigma: Ironic interpersonal consequences of concealing a stigmatized identity in social interactions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 52, 58-70.
- Dunham, Y., Newheiser, A., Hoosain, L., Merrill, A., & Olson, K. R. (2014). From a different vantage: Intergroup attitudes among children from low- and intermediate-status racial groups. Social Cognition, 32, 1-21.
- Abad-Merino, S., Newheiser, A., Dovidio, J. F., Tabernero, C., & González, I. (2013). The dynamics of intergroup helping: The case of subtle bias against Latinos. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 19, 445-452.
- Farias, M., Newheiser, A., Kahane, G., & de Toledo, Z. (2013). Scientific faith: Belief in science increases in the face of stress and existential anxiety. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 1210-1213.
- Newheiser, A., Sawaoka, T., & Dovidio, J. F. (2012). Why do we punish groups? High entitativity promotes moral suspicion. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 931-936.
- Newheiser, A., & Olson, K. R. (2012). White and Black American children’s implicit intergroup bias. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 264-270.
- Newheiser, A., & Dovidio, J. F. (2012). Individual differences and intergroup bias: Divergent dynamics associated with prejudice and stereotyping. Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 70-74.
- Newheiser, A., Farias, M., & Tausch, N. (2011). The functional nature of conspiracy beliefs: Examining the underpinnings of belief in the Da Vinci Code conspiracy. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 1007-1011.
- Gluszek, A., Newheiser, A., & Dovidio, J. F. (2011). Social psychological orientations and accent strength. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 30, 28-45.
- Newheiser, A., LaFrance, M., & Dovidio, J. F. (2010). Others as objects: How women and men perceive the consequences of self-objectification. Sex Roles, 63, 657-671.
- Newheiser, A., Tausch, N., Dovidio, J. F., & Hewstone, M. (2009). Entitativity and prejudice: Examining their relationship and the moderating effect of attitude certainty. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 920-926.
University of Washington
Department of Psychology
Seattle, WA 98195-1525