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




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Editor, Teaching Section, Psychology of Women Quarterly


Foels, R., & Pratto, F. (forthcoming). Social ideologies and power dynamics between groups. In J. Simpson & J. F. Dovidio (Eds.), APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology: Volume 2. Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes.

Pratto, F., Çidam, A., Stewart, A. L., Bou Zeineddine, F., Aranda, M., Aiello, A., Chryssochoou, X., Cichocka, A., Cohrs, C., Durrheim, K., Eicher, V., Foels, R., Górska, P., Lee, I., Licata, L., Li, L., Liu, J., Morselli, D., Meyer, I., Muldoon, O., Muluk, H., Petrovic, N., Prati, F., Papastamou, S., Petrovic, I., Prodromitis, G., Rubini, M., Saab, R., van Stekelenburg, J., Sweetman, J., Zheng, W., Henkel, K. E. (in press). Social Dominance in Context and in Individuals: Contextual moderation of robust effects of social dominance orientation in 15 languages and 20 countries. Social Psychology and Personality Science.

Rustin, B., & Foels, R. (in press). Gender differences in the need to belong: Different cognitive representations of the same social groups. Current Research in Social Psychology.

Tomcho, T. J., & Foels, R.(2012). Meta-analysis of group learning activities: Empirically based teaching recommendations.Teaching of Psychology, 39, 159-169.

Foels, R., & Reid, L. D. (2010). Gender differences in social dominance orientation: The role of cognitive complexity. Sex Roles, 62, 684-692.

Reid, L. D., & Foels, R. (2010). Cognitive complexity and the perception of subtle racism. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 32, 291-301.

Foels, R., & Tomcho, T. J. (2009). Gender differences in interdependent self-construals: It's not the type of group, it's the way you see it. Self and Identity, 8, 396-417.

Tomcho, T. J., & Foels, R. (2009). The power of teaching activities: Statistical and methodological recommendations. Teaching of Psychology, 36, 96-101.

Tomcho, T. J., Rice, D., Foels, R., Folmsbee, L., Vladescu, J., Lissman, R., Matulewicz, Y., & Bopp, K. (2009). APA’s learning objectives for research methods and statistics in practice: A multimethod analysis. Teaching of Psychology, 36, 84-89.

Tomcho, T. J., & Foels, R. (2008). Assessing effective teaching of psychology: A meta-analytic integration of learning outcomes. Teaching of Psychology, 35, 278-288.

Tomcho, T. J., Foels, R., Rice, D., Johnson, J., Moses, T. P., Warner, D. Wetherbee, R., & Amalfi, T. (2008). A review of ToP teaching strategies: Links to students’ scientific inquiry skills development. Teaching of Psychology, 35, 147-159.

Foels, R. (2006). Ingroup favoritism and social self-esteem in minimal groups: Changing a social categorization into a social identity. Current Research in Social Psychology, 12(3), 38-53.

Tomcho, T. J., Wolfe, W., & Foels, R. (2006). Teaching about psychological disorders: Using a group interviewing and diagnostic approach. Teaching of Psychology, 33, 184-188.

Foels, R., & Tomcho, T. J. (2005). Gender, interdependent self-construals, and collective self-esteem: Women and men are mostly the same. Self and Identity, 4, 213-225.

Foels, R., & Pappas, C. J. (2004). Learning and unlearning the myths we are taught: Gender and social dominance orientation. Sex Roles, 50, 743-757.

Mullen, B., Pizzuto, C., & Foels, R. (2002). Altering intergroup perceptions by altering prevailing mode of cognitive representation: "They look like people." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 1333-1343.

Tomcho, T. J., & Foels, R. (2002). Teaching acculturation: Developing multiple "cultures" in the classroom and role-playing the acculturation process. Teaching of Psychology, 29, 226-229.

Foels, R., Driskell, J. E., Mullen, B., & Salas, E. (2000). The effects of democratic leadership on group member satisfaction: An integration. Small Group Research, 31, 676-701.