My research investigates pathways to positive intergroup relations by examining the factors that inhibit and promote positive intergroup contact. I use a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods to examine three main questions: What factors facilitate positive intergroup contact? How do stigmatized and non-stigmatized individuals respond to stigma-related threats during intergroup contact? What factors promote social change in the form of personal behavior or collective action?
- Applied Social Psychology
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Gender Psychology
- Helping, Prosocial Behavior
- Intergroup Relations
- Motivation, Goal Setting
- Political Psychology
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Research Methods, Assessment
- Self and Identity
- Sexuality, Sexual Orientation
Research Group or Laboratory:
- Tropp, L. R., & Mallett, R. K. (Eds.). (2011). Moving beyond prejudice reduction: Pathways to positive intergroup relations. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Mallett, R.K., Huntsinger, J.R., Sinclair, S. & Swim, J.K. (2008). Seeing through their eyes: When group-based emotions motivate collective action on behalf of an outgroup. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 11, 453-472.
- Mallett, R.K., Huntsinger, J.R., & Swim, J.K. (2011). The role of system-justification motivation, group status and system threat in directing support for hate crimes legislation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 384-390.
- Mallett, R.K & Swim, J.K. (2009). Making the Best of a Bad Situation: Proactive Coping with Racial Discrimination. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 31, 304-316.
- Mallett, R. K., & Swim, J. K. (2007). The influence of inequality, responsibility, and justifiability on reports of group-based guilt for ingroup privilege. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 10, 57-69.
- Mallett, R. K., & Swim, J. K. (2005). Bring it on: Self-protective coping by targets of discrimination. Motivation and Emotion, 29, 411-441.
- Mallett, R. K. & Wagner, D. E. (2011). The Unexpectedly Positive Consequences of Confrontation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 215-220.
- Mallett, R.K., & Wilson, T.D. (2010). Increasing Positive Intergroup Contact. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 382-387.
- Mallett, R.K., Wilson, T.D. & Gilbert, D. (2008). Expect the unexpected: Failure to Anticipate Similarities Leads to an Intergroup Forecasting Error. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 265-277.
- Mallett, R. K., & Swim, J. K. (2004). Collective guilt in the United States: Predicting support for social policies that alleviate social injustice. In N. R. Branscombe & B. Doosje (Eds.), Collective Guilt: International Perspectives (pp. 56-74). New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Prejudice and Intergroup Relations
- Research Methods for Psychology
- Social Psychology
Department of Psychology
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660
- Phone: (773) 508-3028