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Mark Rubin

Mark Rubin

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Mark’s research focuses on the social psychological processes that underpin social identity, stereotyping, prejudice, and social exclusion. He has authored over 50 articles in this area. Over half of his journal articles are published in journals that are ranked in the top quartile of their field based on the SCImago Journal Rank indicator. His work has been cited over 2,900 times, and he is ranked in the top 15% of social psychologists based on his publication impact (career-stage e-index compared with 611 North American social psychologists; Nosek et al., 2010).

Mark’s work in the area of social identity includes several highly-cited articles that defend social identity theory against its critics and call for more sophisticated tests of its hypotheses. In the area of stereotyping, he has identified new processes that explain why people perceive members of social groups to be “all the same.” His work on prejudice has identified cognitive and motivational factors that predict bias against “category-inconsistent” people such as migrants and counterstereotypical individuals. Working with Stefania Paolini, he has also shown that negative intergroup contact is a more powerful predictor of out-group attitudes than positive intergroup contact. Finally, in the area of social exclusion, he has identified personality, motivational, and resource variables that predict social integration and exclusion, including migrant integration and the exclusion of working-class students from social life at university.

For more information about Mark's research, please visit his Research Website.

Primary Interests:

  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Person Perception
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Social and Organisational Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology
  • Psychology Introduction 1
  • Psychology Research Project

Mark Rubin
School of Psychology
Behavioural Sciences Building
University of Newcastle, Australia
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia

  • Phone: +61 (0)2 4921 6706
  • Fax: +61 (0)2 4921 6980

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