Nyla R. Branscombe

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Psychology
Professor
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Ph.D., 1986, Purdue University 
Research Areas: Social Psychology

Selected Publications

Branscombe, N. R, & Baron, R. A (2017). Social Psychology, Boston, MA: Pearson International. 508.

Reynolds, K. J., & Branscombe, N. R. (2015). Advancing the psychology of change. In K. J. Reynolds & N. R. Branscombe (Eds.), The psychology of change: Life contexts, experiences and identities (pp. 264-281). New York: Psychology Press.

Branscombe, N. R., & Reynolds, K. J. (2015). Toward person plasticity: Individual and collective approaches. In K. J. Reynolds & N. R. Branscombe (Eds.), The psychology of change: Life contexts, experiences and identities (pp. 3-24). New York: Psychology Press.

Jetten, J., Branscombe, N. R., Iyer, A., & Asai, N. (2013). Appraising gender discrimination as legitimate or illegitimate: Antecedents and consequences. In M. K. Ryan & N. R. Branscombe (Eds.), Handbook of Gender and Psychology (pp. 306-322). London: Sage.

Ryan, M. K., & Branscombe, N. R. (2013). Handbook of Gender and Psychology, London: Sage. 541.

Baron, R. A., & Branscombe, N. R. (2012). Social psychology, Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon/Pearson. 509.

Sullivan, D., Landau, M. J., Branscombe, N. R., & Rothschild, Z. K. (2012). Competitive victimhood as a response to accusations of ingroup harmdoing. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 778-795. DOI:10.1037/a0026573

Fernández, S., Branscombe, N. R., Gómez, &., & Morales, J. F. (2012). Influence of the social context on use of surgical-lengthening and group-empowering coping strategies among people with dwarfism. Rehabilitation Psychology, 57, 224-235. DOI:10.1037/a0029280

Licata, L., Klein, O., Saade, W., Azzi, A., & Branscombe, N. R. (2012). Perceived outgroup (dis)continuity and attribution of responsibility for the Lebanese civil war mediate effects of national and religious subgroup identification on intergroup attitudes. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 15, 179-192. DOI:10.1177/1368430211414445

Tarrant, M., Branscombe, N. R., Warner, R. H., & Weston, D. (2012). Social identity and perceptions of torture: It’s moral when we do it. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 513-518. DOI:10.1016/j.jesp.2011.10.017

Reynolds, K. J., Bizumic, B., Subasic, E., Turner, J. C., Branscombe, N. R., Mavor, K. I., & Batalha, L. (2012). Social identity and personality processes: Non-Aboriginal Australian identity and neuroticism. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 252-262. DOI:10.1002/ejsp.1841

Branscombe, N. R., Fernández, S., Gómez, A., & Cronin, T. (2011). Moving toward or away from a group identity: Different strategies for coping with pervasive discrimination. In J. Jetten, C. Haslam, & S. A. Haslam (Eds.), The social cure: Identity, health and well-being (pp. 115-131). New York: Psychology Press.

Warner, R. H., & Branscombe, N. R. (2011). Observers’ benefit finding for victims: Consequences for perceived moral obligations. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 241-253.

Wohl, M. J. A., Giguère, B., Branscombe, N. R., & McVicar, D. N. (2011). One day we might be no more: Collective angst and protective action from potential distinctiveness loss. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 289-300.

Ferguson, M. A., Branscombe, N. R., & Reynolds, K. J. (2011). The effect of intergroup comparison on willingness to perform sustainable behavior. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 31, 275-281.

Branscombe, N. R., & Cronin, T. (2010). Confronting the past to create a better future: The antecedents and benefits of intergroup forgiveness. In A. Azzi, X. Chryssochoou, B. Klandermans, & B. Simon (Eds.), Identity and participation in culturally diverse societies (pp. 338-358). New York: Wiley-Blackwell.

Postmes, T. & Branscombe, N. R. (Eds.). (2010). Rediscovering social identity (T. Postmes & N. R. Branscombe, Eds.). New York: Psychology Press. 401.

Reynolds, K. J., Turner, J. C., Branscombe, N. R., Mavor, K. I., Bizumic, B., & Subasic, E. (2010). Interactionism in personality and social psychology: An integrated approach to understanding the mind and behavior. European Journal of Personality, 24, 458-482.

Schoemann, A. M., & Branscombe, N. R. (2010). Looking young for your age: Perceptions of anti-aging actions. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41(1), 86-95. DOI:10.1002/ejsp.738

Miron, A. M., Branscombe, N. R., & Biernat, M. (2010). Motivated shifting of justice standards. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 768-779.

Wohl, M. J. A., Branscombe, N. R., & Reysen, S. (2010). Perceiving your group’s future to be in jeopardy: Extinction threat induces collective angst and the desire to strengthen the ingroup. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 898-910.

Bruckmüller, S., & Branscombe, N. R. (2010). The glass cliff: When and why women are selected as leaders in crisis contexts. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 433-451.

Garcia, D. M., Schmitt, M. T., Branscombe, N. R., & Ellemers, N. (2010). Women’s reactions to ingroup members who protest discriminatory treatment: The importance of beliefs about inequality and response appropriateness. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 733-745. DOI:10.1002/ejsp.644

Stewart, T., Latu, I. M., Branscombe, N. R., & Denney, H. T. (2010). Yes we can! Prejudice reduction through seeing (inequality) and believing (in social change). Psychological Science, 21, 1557-1562.

Jetten, J., & Branscombe, N. R. (2009). Minority group identification: Responses to discrimination when group membership is controllable. In F. Butera & J. M. Levine (Eds.), Coping with minority status: Responses to exclusion and inclusion (pp. 155-176). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Adams, G., Biernat, M., Branscombe, N. R., Crandall, C. S., & Wrightsman, L. S. (2008). Beyond prejudice: Toward a sociocultural psychology of racism and oppression. In G. Adams, M. Biernat, N. R. Branscombe, C. S. Crandall, & L. S. Wrightsman (Eds.), Commemorating Brown: The social psychology of racism and discrimination (pp. 215-246). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Wohl, M. J. A., & Branscombe, N. R. (2008). Remembering historical victimization: Collective guilt for current ingroup transgressions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 988-1006.

Guimond, S., Branscombe, N. R., Brunot, S., Buunk, B. P., Chatard, A., Désert, M., Garcia, D. M., Haque, S., Martinot, D., & Yzerbyt, V. (2007). Culture, gender, and the self: Variations and impact of social comparison processes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 1118-1134.

Branscombe, N. R., Schmitt, M. T., & Schiffhauer, K. (2007). Racial attitudes in response to thoughts of White privilege. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37, 203-215.

Wohl, M., & Branscombe, N. R. (2005). Forgiveness and collective guilt assignment to historical perpetrator groups depend on level of social category inclusiveness. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 288-303.

Powell, A. A., Branscombe, N. R., & Schmitt, M. T. (2005). Inequality as ingroup privilege or outgroup disadvantage: The impact of group focus on collective guilt and interracial attitudes. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 508-521.

Branscombe, N. R. (2004). A social psychological process perspective on collective guilt. In N. R. Branscombe & B. Doosje (Eds.), Collective guilt: International perspectives (pp. 320-334). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Branscombe, N. R., Slugoski, B., & Kappen, D. M. (2004). The measurement of collective guilt: What it is and what it is not. In N. R. Branscombe & B. Doosje (Eds.), Collective guilt: International perspectives (pp. 16-34). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Garstka, T. A., Schmitt, M. T., Branscombe, N. R., & Hummert, M. L. (2004). How young and older adults differ in their responses to perceived age discrimination. Psychology and Aging, 19, 326-335.

Schmitt, M. T., Branscombe, N. R., & Kappen, D. M. (2003). Attitudes toward group-based inequality: Social dominance or social identity? British Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 161-186.

Branscombe, N. R., Ellemers, N., Spears, R., & Doosje, B. (1999). The context and content of social identity threat. In N. Ellemers, R. Spears, & B. Doosje (Eds.), Social identity: Context, commitment, content (pp. 35-58). Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

Branscombe, N. R., Schmitt, M. T., & Harvey, R. D. (1999). Perceiving pervasive discrimination among African-Americans: Implications for group identification and well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77, 135-149.

Branscombe, N. R. (1998). Thinking about one's gender group's privileges or disadvantages: Consequences for well-being in women and men. British Journal of Social Psychology, 37, 167-184.


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