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University of Connecticut Intergroup Relations Rob Foels, Ph.D.

 

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Research Programs

 

Editor, Teaching Section, Psychology of Women Quarterly

Presentations

Presentations are organized into 6 categories:

  1. Social Cognition and Prejudice
  2. Gender
  3. Political Psychology
  4. Feminist, Ethnic, and Social Identity
  5. Organizational Psychology
  6. Pedagogy

Social Cognition and Prejudice Presentations

Pratto, F., Stewart, A. L., Foels, R., Henkel, K. E., Bou Zeineddine, F., & Morselli, D. (2012, July). Beyond me and mine: Low social dominance orientation and inclusiveness. In F. Pratto & A. L. Stewart (Chairs), Social dominance theory and the psychology of inclusion. Paper presented at the International Society for Political Psychology conference: Chicago, IL.

Foels, R., Çidam, A., Kang, J., & Pratto, F. (2012, June). Implicit racial profiling "detects" non-threats and misses threats. Poster presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues conference: Charlotte, NC.

Foels, R., & Pratto, F. (2012, January). Exemplar level construal increases detection of threats. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference: San Diego, CA.

Stewart, A. L., Pratto, F., & Foels, R. (2011, May). Apologizing for discrimination: The role of group dominance and crimes against gays. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science convention: Washington, DC.

Foels, R. (2010, June). When perceiving ingroups and outgroups women are more cognitively complex than men. In R. Foels (Chair), Gender, race, and cognitive complexity. Paper presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues conference: New Orleans, LA.

Jassin, K., & Foels, R. (2010, June). Reducing the tendency to dehumanize by increasing cognitive complexity. In R. Foels (Chair), Gender, race, and cognitive complexity. Paper presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues conference: New Orleans, LA.

Foels, R., &Reid, L. D. (2008, April). Gender differences in social dominance: The role of cognitive complexity. Poster presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues conference: Chicago, IL.

Reid, L. D., & Foels, R. (2006, April). Can't we all just get along?: Attributional complexity and ambiguous interracial behavior. Poster presented at the Tufts University Social Justice Conference: Boston, MA.

Foels, R. (2006, March). Ingroup bias: A meta-analytic examination of cognitive and affective factors. Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting: Baltimore, MD.

Reid, L. D., & Foels, R. (2004, June). Cognitive complexity and the perception of everyday racism. Poster presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues conference: Washington, DC.

Foels, R. (2002, June). Examining the (zero-sum) cognitions behind social dominance orientation. Poster presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues conference: Toronto, Canada.

Foels, R., Pizzuto, C., & Mullen, B. (2002, January). Changing intergroup perceptions by changing prevailing mode of cognitive representation: Reading National Geographic. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference: Savannah, GA.

Pizzuto, C., Foels, R., & Mullen, B. (2002, January). Changing intergroup perceptions by changing prevailing mode of cognitive representation: Learning to see individuals. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference: Savannah, GA.

Foels, R., & Brown, K. W. (2001, June). How thoughts influence prejudice: Social dominance needs and need for cognition. Poster presented at the American Psychological Society convention: Toronto, Canada.

Grullon, W., & Foels, R. (2001, April). Prime targets for failure: Stereotype threat and implicit doubt. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting: Washington, DC.

Mullen, B., & Foels, R. (2001, February). Generalization of cognitive representation from nonsocial targets to social targets. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference: San Antonio, TX.

Gender Presentations

Stewart, A. L., Pratto, F, & Foels, R. (2012, May). The perfect storm: Sexist men and non-sexist women support a men’s center on college campuses. Poster to be presented at the Association for Psychological Science convention: Chicago, IL.

Dalton, E., & Foels, R. (2010, May). Women and low status groups do not perceive outgroup homogeneity. Poster presented at the American Psychological Society convention: Boston, MA.

Foels, R., Romanowicz, J., Crocker, T. J., Kalafatis, I., & Jatrinsky, J. (2008, March).Gender differences in the need to belong: Cognitive representation not group value. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting: Boston, MA.

Jassin, K., & Foels, R. (2008, March). When norms collide: Implicit gender and valence biases in memory. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting: Boston, MA.

Miranda, K. A., Foels, R., & Williams, P. R. (2006, May). Heterosexual couples perpetuate stereotype roles. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science convention: New York, NY.

Blabey, A., Foels, R., Coffey, M., Crusan, L., King, H., Agudelo, C., & Morgan, J. (2004, June). Gender stereotypes and social psychology: Bias in the science? Poster presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues conference: Washington, DC.

Cummings, J. E., & Foels, R. (2003, September). Mate preferences and gender socialization: Evidence against simple evolutionary explanations. Poster presented at the Society of Southeastern Social Psychology conference: Greensboro, NC.

Foels, R., & Pappas, C. J. (2000, June). Learning and unlearning legitimizing myths: Social dominance and gender. In F. Pratto & R. Foels (Chairs), Legitimizing and de-legitimizing prejudice and discrimination. Symposium conducted at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues conference: Minneapolis, MN.

Pappas, C. J., & Foels, R. (2000, March). Girls will be girls and boys will be prejudiced: Social dominance orientation and gender. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting: Baltimore, MD.

Foels, R. (1999, June). Academic environment and stereotype threat: Evidence for group composition effects. Poster presented at the American Psychological Society convention: Denver, CO.

Foels, R. (1998, June). Women's math ability: An investigation of stereotype threat. Poster presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues conference: Ann Arbor, MI.

Foels, R. (1998, April). Women's math performance: The role of identity in stereotype threat. Paper presented at the Empire State Social Psychology conference: Blue Mountain Lake, NY.

Political Psychology Presentations

Foels, R. (2013, January). The hidden mean-ing of system justification: Hint, it's really system condemnation. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference: New Orleans, LA.

Bou Zeineddine, F., Pratto, F., Leach, C., Foels, R., Stewart, A., Aiello, A., . . . Prati, F. (2012, July). A transnational model of individual and societal-level psychological response patterns to chronically oppressive hierarchies: Socioecological psychology and political values. In F. Pratto & F. Bou Zeineddine (Chairs), Resistance to oppression. Paper presented at the International Society for Political Psychology conference: Chicago, IL.

Eicher, V., Pratto, F. Morselli, D., Bou Zeineddine, F., & Foels, R. (2012, July). Dominance and emotions in the context of the Arab uprisings. In F. Pratto & F. Bou Zeineddine (Chairs), Resistance to oppression. Paper presented at the International Society for Political Psychology conference: Chicago, IL.

Foels, R., & Jassin, K. (2012, July). Attributional complexity and system condemnation by Occupy Wall Street Protestors. In F. Pratto & F. Bou Zeineddine (Chairs), Resistance to oppression. Paper to be presented at the International Society for Political Psychology conference: Chicago, IL.

Foels, R. , Kang, J., Çidam, A., & Pratto, F. (2012, July). Political moderates are better at threat detection. Poster presented at the International Society for Political Psychology conference: Chicago, IL.

Morselli, D., Pratto, F., Bou Zeineddine, F., Çidam, A., Aranda, M., Stewart, A. L., . . . Licata, L. (2012, July). Social dominance and counter dominance orientation scales (SDO/CDO): Testing measurement invariance. In F. Pratto & A. L. Stewart (Chairs), Social dominance theory and the psychology of inclusion. Paper presented at the International Society for Political Psychology conference: Chicago, IL.

Stewart, A. L., Pratto, F., Bou Zeineddine, F., Foels, R., Aiello, A., Aranda, M., . . . Prati, F. (2012, July). Protesting to support protests: Ideology and identity predict international support for Arab uprisings. In F. Pratto & A. L. Stewart (Chairs), Social dominance theory and the psychology of inclusion. Paper presented at the International Society for Political Psychology conference: Chicago, IL.

Bou Zeineddine, F., Pratto, F., Foels, R., Stewart, A. L., Aiello, A., Aranda, M., . . . Sweetman, J. (2012, April). Getting engaged instead of getting out: Restricting migration, system condemnation, and political engagement. Paper presented at the Processes Influencing Democratic Ownership and Participation conference: Surrey, England.

Stewart, A. L., Pratto, F., Bou Zeineddine, F., Foels, R., Aiello, A., Aranda, M., . . . Prati, F. (2012, January). International support for the Arab Uprisings: Predicting collective action from ideology and identity across 10 nations. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference: San Diego, CA.

Feminist, Ethnic, and Social Identity Presentations

Foels, R., & Allison, C. (2006, March). Rejecting sexism: Feminist identity and attributional complexity. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting: Baltimore, MD.

Ceballos, G., Van Wyk, M., & Foels, R. (2005, March). Keeping them in their place: False consciousness, prejudice, and racial identity. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting: Boson, MA.

Van Wyk, M., Ceballos, G., & Foels, R. (2005, March). Women against women: Feminist identity is inversely related to levels of SDO and Sexism. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting: Boson, MA.

Pappas, C. J., & Foels, R. (2001, April). Revelations of self-worth: Finding self esteem through feminist identity. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association meeting: Washington, DC.

Foels, R. (2000, February). Disidentification in the face of stereotype threat. In R. Foels (Chair), Identity as a precursor and consequence of stereotype threat. Symposium conducted at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference: Nashville, TN.

Tomcho, T. J., & Foels, R. (1999, August). Stages of cross-cultural friendship acquisition: Predicting international student adjustment. Poster presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Conference on Immigrants and Immigration: Toronto, Canada.

Foels, R. (1999, April). Gender as a social identity: Preliminary validation of a pure gender identity measure. Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological Association meeting: Providence, RI.

Tomcho, T. J., Foels, R., & Lopez, G. E. (1998, June). Freely generated social identities: What is important to college students? Poster presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues conference: Ann Arbor, MI.

Organizational Psychology Presentations

Foels, R., Driskell, J. E., Mullen, B., & Salas, E. (2000, February). The effects of democratic leadership on satisfaction: An integration. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference: Nashville, TN.

Foels, R., Foote, C., Muellerleile, P. Teitelbaum, L., & Tremblay, T. (1997, May). The effects of democratic leadership on productivity: An integration. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting: Washington, DC.

Pedagogy Presentations

Rice, D., Tomcho, T. J., & Foels, R. (June, 2008). Teaching strategies potential impact on scientific inquiry skills development: A review of ToP. Paper presented at the 2nd annual Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology sponsored by James Madison University.

Tomcho, T. J., Rice, D., & Foels, R. (June, 2008). Conceptual frameworks for teaching cross-cultural psychology’s core constructs. Paper presented at the 2nd annual Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology sponsored by James Madison University.

Tomcho, T. J., Rice, D., & Foels, R. (June, 2008). Meta-analytic evidence of the impact of group activities on learning outcomes: Implications for teaching. Paper presented at the 2nd annual Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology sponsored by James Madison University.

Tomcho, T. J., Rice, D., Foels, R., Folmsbee, L., Vladescu, J., Lissman, R. (June, 2007). Key foci in integrating research methods and statistics instruction. Paper presented at the Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology: Staunton, VA.

Tomcho, T. J. & Foels, R. (October, 2005). Designing critical thinking teaching activities: Literature-consonant findings. In T. J. Tomcho (Chair) Critical thinking teaching activities: Systematic review, exemplary models, and design recommendations. Paper presented at the Best Practices in Teaching Critical Thinking across the Psychology Curriculum conference, Atlanta, GA.

Tomcho, T. J., Wetherbee, R., Warner, D., Moses, T., McCaffery, E., Johnson, J., Amalfi, T., & Foels, R. (July, 2005). Student evaluations of self-reflective versus non-self-reflective writing assignments. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association annual meeting: Washington, DC.

Foels, R. (2002, June). How to (and how not to) give an academic talk. Presentation given at the Student Pre-Conference, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues conference: Toronto, Canada.

Foels, R. (2001, June). Hey, I know that data: A consistent, relevant dataset for statistics homework. Poster presented at the American Psychological Society annual Institute on the Teaching of Psychology: Toronto, Canada.

Tomcho, T. J., & Foels, R. (2000, June). Teaching acculturation: Developing classroom cultures and role-playing cultural exchanges. Poster presented at the American Psychological Society annual Institute on the Teaching of Psychology: Miami, FL.

Terry, R., & Foels, R. (2000, March). Heroes versus average Joes: Evaluating multicultural education approaches. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association meeting: Baltimore, MD.

Foels, R. (1999, June). Statistics without the numbers: A conceptual guide to practical statistics knowledge. Poster presented at the American Psychological Society annual Institute on the Teaching of Psychology: Denver, CO.