We’re working hard to spread the word about how social change happens, what works, and what gets in the way. Here is a selection of the latest research published by current or former researchers in the Social Change Lab. You can find more complete lists by clicking through to Google Scholar from each researchers’ page.
Amiot, C. E., Louis, W. R., Bourdeau, S., & Maalouf, O. (2017). Can harmful intergroup behaviors truly represent the self?: The impact of harmful and prosocial normative behaviors on intra-individual conflict and compartmentalization. Self and Identity. Published online. DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2017.1305442
Amiot, C. E., Doucerain, M., & Louis, W. R. (2017). The pathway to accepting derogatory ingroup norms: The roles of compartmentalization and legitimacy. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 32, 58-66. >> READ THE BLOG
Blackwood, L., & Louis, W. R. (2017). Choosing between conciliatory and oppositional leaders: The role of out-group signals and in-group leader candidates’ collective action tactics. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47(3), 320-336. DOI: 0.1002/ejsp.2249 .
Chapman, C. M., Deane, K. L., Harré, N., Courtney, M. G. R. & Moore, J. (2017). Engagement and mentor support as drivers of social development in the Project K youth development program. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46(3), 644-655. doi:10.1007/s10964-017-0640-5. >> READ THE BLOG
Eres, R., Louis, W. R., & Molenberghs, P. (2017). Common and distinct neural networks involved in fMRI studies investigating morality: An ALE meta-analysis. Social Neuroscience. Published online. DOI: 10.1080/17470919.2017.1357657
Greenaway, K., Amiot, C.E., Louis, W. R., & Bentley, S.V. (2017). The role of psychological need satisfaction in promoting student identification. In K. I. Mavor, M. Platow, & B. Bizumic (Eds.), Self and Social Identity in Educational Contexts, pp. 176-192. Routledge : New York, USA. >> READ THE BLOG
Louis, W. R., Chapman, C. M., Chonu, G. K., & Achia, T. (2017). Collective action and social change. In M. C. Gastardo-Conaco, M. E. J. Macapagal, & Y. Muramoto (Eds.), Asian Psychology and Asian Societies in the Midst of Change (pp. 3-28). Quezon City, Philippines: Psychological Association of the Philippines. >> READ THE BLOG
Mercer-Mapstone, L., Rifkin, W., Moffat, K., & Louis, W. (2017). Meaningful dialogue outcomes contribute to laying a foundation for social licence to operate. Resources Policy, 53, 347-355. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2017.07.004
Mercer-Mapstone, L., Rifkin, W., Moffat, K., & Louis, W. (2017). Conceptualising the role of dialogue in social licence to operate. Resources Policy, 54, 137–146. DOI: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2017.09.007
Plows, S. E., Smith, F. D., Smith, J. R., Chapman, C. M., La Macchia, S. T., & Louis, W. R. (2017). Healthy eating: A beneficial role for perceived norm conflict? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, published online. doi: 10.1111/jasp.12430 .
Smith, J. R., Louis, W. R., & Abraham, C. (2017). When and how does normative feedback reduce intentions to drink irresponsibly? An experimental investigation. Addiction Research & Theory, DOI: 10.1080/16066359.2017.1359572
Smith, J. R., Louis, W. R., & Tarrant, M. (2017). University students’ social identity and health behaviours. In K. I. Mavor, M. Platow, & B. Bizumic (Eds.), Self and Social Identity in Educational Contexts, pp. 159-175. Routledge : New York, USA. >> READ THE BLOG
Techakesari, P., Droogendyk, L., Wright, S.C., Louis, W.R., & Barlow, F.K. (2017). Supportive contact and LGBT collective action: The moderating role of membership in specific groups. Peace and Conflict: The Journal of Peace Psychology. Published online http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pac0000240 .
Thomas, E.F., Amiot, C.E., Louis, W. R., & Goddard, A. (2017). Collective self-determination: How the agent of help promotes pride, well-being and support for intergroup helping. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Published online, DOI: 10.1177/0146167217695553 .
van Nunspeet, F., Domínguez, J. F., Gupta, A., Eres, R., Louis, W. R., Decety, J., & Molenberghs, P. (2017). Lateral orbitofrontal cortex activity is modulated by group membership in situations of justified and unjustified violence. Social Neuroscience. Published online 26 October 2017. DOI: 10.1080/17470919.2017.1392342 .
van Zomeren, M., & Louis, W. R. (2017). Culture meets collective action: Exciting synergies and some lessons to learn for the future. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 20(3), 277-284. DOI: 10.1177/1368430217690238
La Macchia, S. T., & Louis, W. R. (2016). Crowd behaviour and collective action. In S. McKeown, R. Haji and N. Ferguson (Eds.), Understanding Peace and Conflict Through Social Identity Theory: Contemporary and World-Wide Perspectives, pp. 89-104. Springer International Publishing.
La Macchia, S. T., Louis, W. R., Hornsey, M. J., & Leonardelli, G. J. (2016). In small we trust: Lay theories about small and large groups. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42(10), 1321-1334. DOI: 10.1177/0146167216657360
Lauren, N., Fielding, K. S., Smith, L., & Louis, W. R. (2016). You did, so you can and you will: Self-efficacy as a mediator of spillover from easy to more difficult pro-environmental behaviour. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 48, 191-199. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2016.10.004
Louis, W. R., Amiot, C. E., Thomas, E. F. & Blackwood, L.M. (2016). The ‘Activist Identity’ and activism across domains: A multiple identities analysis. Journal of Social Issues, 72 (2), 242-263. doi: 10.1111/josi.12165 >> READ THE BLOG
Louis, W. R., La Macchia, S. T., Amiot, C. E., Thomas, E. F., Blackwood, L. M., Mavor, K. I., & Saeri, A. (2016). Causality in the study of collective action and political behaviour. In F. M. Moghaddam & R. Harré (Eds.), Causes and Consequences: A multidisciplinary exploration (pp. 277-302). Praeger: Santa Barbara, California.
Minto, K., Hornsey, M., Gillespie, N., Healy, K., Jetten, J., & Hills, P. (2016). A social identity approach to understanding responses to child sexual abuse allegations. PLoS ONE, 11(4), DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0153205.
Cooke, A.N., Fielding, K. S., & Louis, W. R. (2015). Environmentally active people: The role of autonomy, relatedness, competence and self-determined motivation, Environmental Education Research, DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2015.1054262 Published online June 2015.
Louis, W. R., Amiot, C. E., & Thomas, E. F. (2015). Collective harmdoing: Developing the perspective of the perpetrator. Peace and Conflict: The Journal of Peace Psychology, 21(3), 306-312.
Mercer-Mapstone, L., & Kuchel, L. (2015). Core Skills for Effective Science Communication: A Teaching Resource for Undergraduate Science Education. International Journal of Science Education, Part B, 1-21. doi:10.1080/21548455.2015.1113573
Louis, W. R. (2014). Peace and conflict as group norms. Peace & Conflict: The Journal of Peace Psychology, 20 (2), 180–186. DOI: 10.1037/pac0000018
Schultz, T., & Fielding, K. (2014). The common in-group identity model enhances communication about recycled water. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 40, 296-305. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2014.07.006