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Brian Lickel

Brian Lickel

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My research primarily examines cognitive and affective processes in intergroup conflict. This work includes research on the mechanisms underlying collective blame and intergroup aggression, as well as group-based shame and guilt.

Primary Interests:

  • Causal Attribution
  • Close Relationships
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
  • Political Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

Journal Articles:

  • Iyer, A., Schmader, T., & Lickel, B. (2007). Why individuals protest the perceived transgressions of their country: The role of anger, shame, and guilt. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
  • Johns, M., Schmader, T., & Lickel, B. (2005). Ashamed to be an American? The role of identification in predicting vicarious shame for Anti-Arab prejudice after 9-11. Self and Identity, 4, 331-348.
  • Lambert, A. J., Cronen, S., Chasteen, A. L., & Lickel, B. (1996). Private versus public expressions of racial prejudice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 32, 437-459.
  • Lambert, A. J., Khan, S., Lickel. B., & Fricke, K. (1997). Mood and the correction of positive versus negative stereotypes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 1002-1016.
  • Lickel, B., Hamilton, D. L., & Sherman, S. J. (2001). Elements of a lay theory of groups: Types of groups, relational styles, and the perception of group entitativity. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 5, 129-140.
  • Lickel, B., Hamilton, D. L., Wieczorkowska, G., Lewis, A., Sherman, S. J., & Uhles, A. N. (2000). Varieties of groups and the perception of group entitativity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 223-246.
  • Lickel, B., Miller, N., Stenstrom, D. M., Denson, T. F., & Schmader, T. (2006). Vicarious retribution: The role of collective blame in intergroup aggression. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 10, 372-390.
  • Lickel, B., Rutchick, A., Hamilton, D. L., & Sherman, S. J. (2006). Intuitive theories of group types and relational principles. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 28-39.
  • Lickel, B., Schmader, T., Curtis, M, Scarnier, M., & Ames, D. R. (2005). Vicarious shame and guilt. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 8, 145-147.
  • Lickel, B., Schmader, T., & Hamilton, D. L. (2003). A case of collective responsibility: Who else was to blame for the Columbine High School shootings? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 194-204.
  • Mendes, W. B., Blascovich, J., Hunter, S., Lickel, B., & Jost, J. T. (2007). Threatened by the unexpected: Physiological responses during social interactions with expectancy-violating partners. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
  • Morris, M.W., Leung, K., Ames, D., & Lickel, B. (1999). Views from inside and outside: Integrating emic and etic insights about culture and justice. Academy of Management Review, 24, 781-796.
  • Ronquillo, J., Denson, T. F., Lickel, B., Lu, Z. L., Nandy, A., & Maddox, K. B. (2007). The effects of skin tone on race-related amygdala activity: An fMRI investigation. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

Brian Lickel
Department of Psychology
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003
United States

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