intergroup relations, prejudice, stereotyping,
discrimination, and dehumanization
personality and individual differences
immigration and intergroup threat
intergroup contact, intergroup friendships, and emotions (e.g., disgust, anxiety, empathy)
primary research interests examine intergroup
processes related to prejudice, stereotyping,
and discrimination. This overall focus can
be broken down into several key areas of
investigation. First, how has contemporary
prejudice transformed itself from overt
and direct bias to more subtle and indicrect
forms? How can these subtle biases be detected
and combated among otherwise well-meaning
individuals? Second, to what extent do personality
constructs such as authoritarianism and
social dominance predict and shape the expression
of prejudice and discrimination? Third,
how does the perception of intergroup threat
posed by immigrants, refugees, and outgroups
generally exacerbate negative intergroup
outcomes? What social and personal factors
trigger intergroup anxiety, and what are
recently, my research addresses the contextual
and personality factors involved in the
attenuation of intergroup conflict, such
as encouraging common ingroup categorization
and identification. Specifically, I am testing
the benefits of increasing positive intergroup
contact and using intergroup friendships
to reduce bias in a variety of settings.
Kteily, N.S., Hodson, G., Dhont, K., & Ho, A.K. (in press). Predisposed to prejudice but responsive to intergroup contact? Testing the unique benefits of intergroup contact across different types of individual differences. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. DOI: 10.1177/1368430217716750
Hoffarth, M.R., Hodson, G., & Molnar, D.S. (in press). When and why is religious attendance associated with anti-gay bias and gay rights opposition? A Justification-Suppression Model approach. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Hoffarth, M.R. & Hodson, G. (in press). Ambivalence. Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences (Eds. V. Zeigler-Hill & T.K. Shackelford). Springer.
MacInnis, C.C., & Hodson, G. (in press). It ain’t easy eating greens: Evidence of bias toward vegetarians and vegans from both source and target. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. DOI: 10.1177/1368430215618253.
Choma, B.L., & Hodson, G. (2017). Right-wing ideology: Positive (and negative) relations to threat. Social Cognition, 35, 415-432.
Earle, M., & Hodson, G. (2017). What’s your beef with vegetarians? Predicting anti-vegetarian prejudice from pro-beef attitudes across cultures. Personality and Individual Differences, 119, 52-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2017.06.034
Hodson, G., & Earle, M. (2017). Anti-Semitism. In F.M. Moghaddam (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior (pp. 28-30). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483391144.n19
Hodson, G., MacInnis, C.C., & Busseri, M.A. (2017). Bowing and kicking: Rediscovering the fundamental link between generalized authoritarianism and generalized prejudice. Personality and Individual Differences, 104, 243-251. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.08.018
Hodson, G., Turner, R.N., & Choma, B.L. (2017). Individual differences in intergroup contact propensity and prejudice reduction. In L. Vezzali & S. Stathi (Eds). Intergroup contact theory: Recent developments and future directions (Series: Current Issues in Social Psychology) (pp. 8-30). New York, NY: Routledge.
MacInnis, C.C., Page-Gould, E., & Hodson, G. (2017). Multilevel intergroup contact and anti-gay prejudice (explicit and implicit): Evidence of contextual contact
benefits in a less visible group domain. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8, 243-251. DOI: 10.1177/1948550616671405
Hodson, G., & MacInnis, C.C. (2017). Can left-right differences in abortion support be explained by sexism? Personality and Individual Differences, 104, 118-121. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.07.044
Dhont, K., Hodson, G., & Leite, A.C. (2016). Common ideological roots of speciesism and generalized ethnic prejudice: The social dominance human-animal relations model (SD-HARM). European Journal of Personality, 30, 507-522. DOI: 10.1002/per.2069
Hoffarth, M.R., & Hodson, G. (2016). Who needs imagined contact? Replication attempts examining previous contact as a potential moderator. Social Psychology, 47, 118-124. DOI: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000258
MacInnis, C.C., & Hodson, G. (2016). Surfing for sexual sin: Relations between religiousness and viewing sexual content online. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 23, 196-210. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10720162.2015.1130000.
Hoffarth, M.R., Drolet, C.E., Hodson, G., & Hafer, C.L. (2016). Development and validation of the Attitudes Toward Asexuals (ATA) scale. Psychology and Sexuality, 7, 88-100. DOI: 10.1080/19419899.2015.1050446.
Hodson, G., & MacInnis, C.C. (2016). Derogating humor as a delegitimization strategy in intergroup contexts. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 2, 63-74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/tps0000052
Kteily, N., Hodson, G., & Bruneau, E. (2016). They see us as less than human: Meta-dehumanization predicts intergroup conflict via reciprocal dehumanization. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, 343-370. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pspa0000044
Choma, B.L., Haji, R., Hodson, G., & Hoffarth, M.R. (2016). Avoiding cultural contamination: Intergroup disgust sensitivity and religious identification as predictors of interfaith threat, faith-based policies, and Islamophobia. Personality and Individual Differences, 95, 50-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2016.02.013
Adachi, P, J.C., Hodson, G., Willoughby, T., Blank, C., & Ha, A. (2016). From outgroups to allied forces: Effect of intergroup cooperation in violent and non-violent video games on boosting favorable outgroup attitudes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145, 259-265. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xge0000145
Hoffarth, M.R., & Hodson, G. (2016). Green on the outside, red on the inside: Perceived environmentalist threat as a factor explaining political polarization of climate change. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 45, 40-49. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2015.11.002
Onraet, E., Van Hiel, A., Dhont, K., Hodson, G., Schitterkatte, M., & De Pauw, S. (2015). The association of cognitive ability with right-wing ideological attitudes and prejudice: A meta-analytic review. European Journal of Personality, 29, 599-621. DOI: 10.1002/per.2027
Adachi, P.J.C., Hodson, G., & Hoffarth, M.R. (2015). Video game play and intergroup relations: Real world implications for prejudice and discrimination. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 25, 227-236. DOI: 10.1016/j.avb.2015.09.008.
Hodson, G., & Dhont, K. (2015). The person-based nature of prejudice: Individual difference predictors of intergroup negativity. European Review of Social Psychology, 26, 1-42. DOI: 10.1080/10463283.2015.1070018. [FREE ACCESS at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10463283.2015.1070018]
Adachi, P.J.C., Hodson, G., Willoughby, T., & Zanette, S. (2015). Brothers or sisters in arms: Intergroup cooperation in a violent shooter game can reduce intergroup prejudice. Psychology of Violence, 5, 455-462. doi:10.1037/a0037407.
MacInnis, C.C., & Hodson, G. (2015). The development of online cross-group relationships among university students: Benefits of earlier (vs. later) disclosure of stigmatized group membership. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 32, 788-809. DOI: 10.1177/0265407514548394
MacInnis, C.C., & Hodson, G. (2015). Why are heterosexual men (vs. women) particularly prejudiced toward gay men? A social dominance theory explanation. Psychology and Sexuality, 6, 275-294. DOI: 10.1080/19419899.2014.987684
Hodson, G., & Skorska, M.N. (2015). Tapping generalized essentialism to predict outgroup prejudices. British Journal of Social Psychology, 54, 371-382. DOI:10.111/bjso.12083.
MacInnis, C.C., & Hodson, G. (2015). Do American states with more religious or conservative populations search more for sexual content on Google? Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44, 137-147. DOI: 10.1007/s10508-014-0361-8
Hodson, G., Dube, B., & Choma, B.L. (2015). Can (elaborated) imagined contact interventions reduce prejudice among those higher in intergroup disgust sensitivity (ITG-DS)? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 45, 123-131. doi: 10.1111/jasp.12281.