Gordon Hodson

Professor, Ph.D. (Western)

Gordon Hodson, Psychology, Brock University

Office: MC B307
905 688 5550 x5127

  • intergroup relations, prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, dehumanization
  • ideology, personality, individual differences
  • immigration and intergroup threat
  • intergroup contact, intergroup friendships, and emotions (e.g., disgust, anxiety, empathy)

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.

MacInnis, C.C., & Hodson, G. (2017). It ain’t easy eating greens: Evidence of bias toward vegetarians and vegans from both source and target. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. 20, 721-744.  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 Behaviour (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 humour 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 out-groups to allied forces: Effect of intergroup cooperation in violent and non-violent video games on boosting favourable out-group 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 Behaviour, 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 out-group 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 Behaviour, 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.

Dr. Gordon Hodson
Department of Psychology
Brock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, Ontario
Canada L2S 3A1

905 688 5550 x5127
fax: 1-905-688-6922