Publications & Presentations

publications

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Recent *Student First-Authored* Publications and Presentations:

Publications:

Droogendyk, L. & Wright, S.C. (2017). Language and collective action in indigenous resistance movements. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 20, 303-361.

Droogendyk, L., Wright, S.C., Lubensky, M. & Louis, W.R., (2016). Acting in solidarity: Cross-group contact between disadvantaged group members and advantaged group allies. Journal of Social Issues, 72, 315-334.

Droogendyk, L., Louis, W.R., & Wright, S.C. (2016). Empowering disadvantaged group members to engage in collective action: The role of supportive contact and shared supportive emotions, Canadian Journal of Behavioural Sciences, 48, 317–327.

Dys-Steenbergen, O., Wright, S.C., & Aron, A.  (2016). Self-expansion motivation improves cross-group interactions and enhances self-growth. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 19, 60-71.

Qin, S., Droogendyk, L., & Wright, S. C. (2015). Cross-group relationships and collective action: How do international students respond to unequal tuition fee increases? Journal of Interpersonal Relations, Intergroup Relations and Identity, 8, 10-22.

Droogendyk, L., & Wright, S.C. (2014).  Perceptions of interpersonal versus intergroup aggression: The case of sexual assault.  PLoS ONE,  9(11): e112365. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.011236.

Godfrey, L. M., Wright, S. C., Boese, G. D., & Aknin, L. B. (2014). The impact of self-categorization on motivations and willingness to help an outgroup. Simon Fraser University Undergraduate Journal of Psychology, 1, 1-10.

Boese, G. D., Stewart, T. L., Perry, R. P., & Hamm, J. M. (2013). Assisting failure prone individuals to navigate achievement transitions using a cognitive motivation treatment (Attributional Retraining). Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Forer, D., Paladino, M. P., Wright, S. C. (2013). Direct and extended contact of Italian and German speaking South Tyrolians: Effects on attitudes and linguistic identity with respect to second language acquisition. In A. Abel, C. Vettori, & K. Wisniewski (Eds.) Die Südtiroler SchülerInnen und die Zweitsprache: eine linguistische und sozialpsychologische Untersuchung. (The SouthTyrolian students and their second language: A linguistic and psychosocial investigation).

Presentations:

Talks

Waddell, M. W., Dys-Steenbergen, O., Bahrami, M., Mendel, J., & Wright, S. C. Evaluating a perspective-taking intervention to reduce poverty-related stigma. Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues, Denver, CO, USA, June, 2020.
*talk was accepted and scheduled but not given. Conference cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic*

Dys-Steenbergen, O., Wright, S. C. &  Chin, A. & Waddell, M. W. (2017,  June). Poverty reduction in North America: How to mobilize the economically advantaged. Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Albuquerque, NM.

Dys-Steenbergen, O. & Wright, S.C (2016, June). Self-Expansion motivation and knowledge sharing in cross-group interactions.  Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues, Minneapolis, MN.

Dys-Steenbergen, O. & Wright, S.C (2016, June). The Benefits of Ethnic Diversity: From Self-Expansion Motivation to Knowledge Sharing in Cross-Group Interactions. Canadian Psychological Association, Victoria, B.C.

Dys-Steenbergen, O. & Wright, S.C. (2016, January). Self-Expansion and Knowledge Sharing Motivation: Two Driving Forces in Positive Cross-Group Engagement. Society for Personality and Social Psychology . San Diego, CA.

Dys-Steenbergen, O., & Wright, S.C. (2015, August).  Expanding on Self-Expansion in Cross-Group Interactions: The benefits of self-expansion and knowledge sharing motivation for the self and society at large. Pacific Conference on Prejudice and Cultural Diversity. Bellingham, WA.

Boese, G. D., van Zomeren, & Wright, S. C. (2014, August). The relational nature of solidarity. Talk presented at the Pacific Conference on Prejudice and Culture, Bellingham, WA.

Boese, G. D., Starzyk, K. B., & Wright, C. (2014, July). A dark spot in history and the mind: Towards a psychological understanding of genocide denial. Talk presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Abstract

Droogendyk, L., Louis, R., & Wright, S. C. (2014, July). Empowering disadvantaged group members to engage in collective action: The role of supportive cross-group contact. Talk presented at the Society for Social Psychological Study of Social Issues, Portland, OR.

Droogendyk, L., Wright, S. C., & Qin, S. (2014, June). Supportive allies vs. pleasant companions: How advantaged group friends can empower collective action among disadvantaged group members. Talk presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Dys-Steenbergen, O. & Wright, S. C. (2014, June).  Current directions in intergroup contact research. Talk presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Vancouver, B.C. Abstract

Dys-Steenbergen, O. & Wright, S. C. (2014, May). The benefits of self-xxpansion on cross-group interactions and the self.  Mini Lecture for Psychology 363 (Intergroup Relations). Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C.

Dys-Steenbergen, O. & Wright, S. C. (2014, May).  Self-expansion improves cross-group interactions and enhances self-growth. Talk presented at the Social Psychology Mini-Conference, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C. Abstract

Godfrey, L. M., Wright, S. C., Boese, G. D., & Aknin, L. B. (2014, May). The impact of self-categorization on motivations and willingness to help an outgroup. Talk presented at the Connecting Minds, Vancouver, BC.

Boese, G. D., Neufeld, K. N., & Starzyk, K. B. (2013, August). Understanding Quebec’s Bill 94: Is it really about the veil? Talk presented at the Pacific Conference on Prejudice and Culture, Bellingham, WA.

Boese, G. D. & Macdonald, B. N. J. (2013, June). A multivariate approach to understanding public support for development aid. Talk presented at Canadian Association for the Study of International Development, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Droogendyk, L. (2012, November). Empowering allies: Collective action and the role of advantaged group support. Talk presented at the SFU Social Psychology Research Colloquium, Burnaby, BC.

Boese, G. D. & Starzyk, K. B. (2012, October). An experimental examination of the effects of genocide framing. Talk presented at the Colonial Genocide and Indigenous North America Workshop, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Droogendyk, L. (2012, October). The role of outgroup support in fostering well-being and empowering collective action among disadvantaged group members. Talk presented at the SFU Social Psychology Research Colloquium, Burnaby, BC.

Boese, G. D. & Starzyk, K. B. (2012, September). The social psychology of genocide denial: Do the facts matter? Talk presented at the Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Justice Research, Rishon LeZion, Israel.

Droogendyk, L. (2012, September). Supportive outgroup friends matter: The role of support and emotions disclosed in motivating collective action. Talk presented at the Center for Research in Social Psychology Colloquium, Brisbane, Australia.

Dys-Steenbergen, O., & Wright, S. C. (2012, August).  Self-expansion and self-maintenance:  The enduring effects.  Talk presented at the Pacific Conference on Prejudice and Cultural Diversity, Bellingham, WA.

Droogendyk, L. (2012, June). Collective action, contact, and intergroup emotions. Talk presented at the Center for Research in Social Psychology Colloquium, Brisbane, Australia.

Dys-Steenbergen, O., & Wright, S. C. (2012, May).  Self-expansion and self-maintenance:  The opposing engagement motives in cross-group interactions.  Talk presented at Connecting Minds: North American Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Richmond, BC.

Droogendyk L. (2012, March). The many benefits of early heritage language education: Effects of early Inuktitut versus dominant language education on the long-term development of language skills. Talk presented at the University of British Columbia Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium, Vancouver, BC.

Posters

Bahrami, M., Waddell, M.W., Dys-Steenbergen, O., Mendel, J., & Wright, S.C. (2021, February). Systemic solutions to wealth inequality: The role of attribution and stereotypes in shaping responses to poverty. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

Lee, N., Bahrami, M., Shum, P. (2021, February). Exploring the Role of Sexist Beliefs and Status Hierarchy in Cross-Gender Helping. Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference. Austin, TX.

Shum, P.L.C., & Wright, S.C.  (2020, February). Communication behaviors of sexist and non-sexist men and women in cross-gender interactions. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Mylett, M., Levin, Z. & Wright, S.C. (2019, February). The effects of extended contact on normative and radical collective action among disadvantaged group members. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations Pre-Conference at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Portland, OR.

Levin, Z., Wright, S. C., & Comeau, J. (2019, February). Extended contact and collective action. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Portland, OR.

Mendel, J., Wright, S., Dys-Steenbergen, O., Chin, A., & Waddell, M. W. (2019, February). The implementation of a poverty simulation to improve attitudes towards impoverished people. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Portland, OR.

Dys-Steenbergen, O., Wright, S. C., Chin, A., & Mendel, J. (2019, February). Changing attitudes and intentions around poverty reduction: Mobilizing the economically advantaged. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Portland, OR.

Waddell, M.W., Stebner, G., & Wright, S.C. (2019, February ). When is harming another group okay? How absolute thinking and ingroup projection can lead to destructive intergroup behaviour. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Portland, OR.

Waddell, M.W., Stebner, G., & Wright, S.C.  (2018, July). Absolute thinking and ingroup projection as pathways toward the endorsement of destructive intergroup behaviour. International Society of Political Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Dys-Steenbergen, O., Wright, S.C., Chin, A., & Waddell, M. W. (2017, October) APS (Living on the Edge) Poverty Simulation: Experimental learning on economic inequality. Making Connections: Celebrating Teaching and Learning Inquiry at SFU, Burnaby, BC.

Godfrey, L., Wright, S.C., Boese G., & Aknin, L.  (2016, June) Influencing motivations and willingness to help an outgroup through self-categorization. Canadian Psychological Association. Victoria, BC, Canada, .

Seida, L., Wright S.C., & Dys-Steenbergen, O.  (2016, June) Cross-group contact and advanced group helping for social change. Canadian Psychological Association. Victoria, BC, Canada.

Seida, L., Wright S.C., & Dys-Steenbergen, O. (January, 2016).  Cross-Group Contact and Advanced Group Helping for Social Change.  Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Boese, G., D. Bitacola, L. M., Dys-Steenbergen, O., & Wright, S.C. (June, 2015). How does thinking about Disability influence Attitude towards Assisted Suicide? Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues, Washington, DC.

Dys-Steenbergen, O., Wright, S. C., Aron, A., & Seidda L.  (June, 2015). Self-Expansion and Knowledge Sharing in Cross-Group Interactions: A Public Policy Issue. Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues (Summer Conference), Washington, DC.

Dys-Steenbergen, O., Wright, S.C., Aron, A., & MacKay, C. (February, 2015). A diary study: Self-expansion and Cross-Group Interactions. Society for Personality and Social Psychology (Annual Conference). Long Beach, CA.

Boese, G. D., van Zomeren, M. & Wright, S. C. (2014, August). The relational nature of solidarity. Presented at the Pacific Conference on Prejudice and Culture, University of Western Washington.

Godfrey, L., Wright, S. C., Boese, G. D. & Aknin, L. B. (2014, August). Influencing motivations and willingness to help an outgroup through self-categorization. Presented at the Pacific Conference on Prejudice and Culture, University of Western Washington.

Dys-Steenbergen, O., Wright, S. C., & Aron. A.  (2014, June). Self-expansion motivation improves cross-group interactions and enhances self-growth. Presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Gibson, T. M., Wright, S. C. & Dys-Steenbergen, O. (2014, June). Social-psychological effects of prolonged cross-group contact for language learners. Presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Mackay, C. M., Wright, S. C., Dys-Steenbergen, O., Zhou, S. C., & Aron, A. (2014, June). From one to many: Generalization of secondary transfer effects in intergroup contact and implications for multiculturalism. Presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Qin, S., Droogendyk, L., & Wright,S. C. (2014, June). Cross-group relationships and collective action: How international students respond to unequal tuition fee increases. Poster presented at the 10th biennial conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Portland, OR.  Abstract

Thomson, C., & Wright, S. C. (2014, June). Social-psychological effects of prolonged cross-group contact for language learners. Presented at the Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Bitacola L. M., Jaurenig, N., & Wright, S. C. (2013, January). The threat of appearing sexist: Implications for cross-gender job interviews. Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Boese, G. D., & Hudson, I. (2013, January). Ethical consumption in public settings: Gaining status or bolstering identity? Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Boese, G. D. & Macdonald, B. N. J. (2013, January). The effects of efficacy perceptions and poverty attributions on public support for development aid. Poster presented at the Political Psychology Pre-Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Droogendyk, L., Wright, S. C., & Louis, W. F. (2013, January). Supportive outgroup friends matter: The role of emotional sharing in motivating collective action. Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Dys-Steenbergen, O., & Wright, S. C. (2013, January).  A friendship study: An investigation on the benefits of self-expansion versus self-maintenance engagement motives in cross-group interactions. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Boese, G. D., Macdonald, B. N. J., & Starzyk, G. D. (2012, November). Understanding public support for development aid. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Minneapolis, MN.

Dys-Steenbergen, O. & Wright, S. C. (2012, August). Self-expansion versus self-maintenance: Two opposing engagement motives in cross-group interactions.  Presented at the Pacific Conference on Prejudice and Culture, University of Western Washington.

Lorenzo, G. L. & Wright, S. C. (2012, August). The little in-group member that could: Self-efficacy and the self-expansion motivation. Presented at the Pacific Conference on Prejudice and Culture, University of Western Washington.

Boese, G. D., Gaucher, D., Starzyk, K. B., & Neufeld, K. (2012, July). Reminders of community connection as a useful strategy for shifting public opinion on issues of intergroup inequality. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Political Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Bitacola, L. M.,  Wright, S. C, & Jauernig, N. E. (2012, June). Stereotype threat and social interactions: Implications for intergroup relations. Presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Lorenzo, G. L. & Wright, S. C. (2012, June). Different folks: Self-expansion and self-efficacy motivate interest in cross-group interactions. Presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Boese, G. D., & Starzyk, K. B. (2012, January). The social psychological consequences of labeling human rights violations as genocide. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA.

Droogendyk, L. & Wright, S. C. (2012, January). Addressing the “irony of harmony”: Structuring cross-group interactions that are both positive and empowering. Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA.

Dys-Steenbergen, O. & Wright, S. C. (2012, January). Self-expansion versus self-maintenance engagement motives in cross-group interactions. Presented at the Group Processes and Intergroup Relations Pre-conference, Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA.

Richard, N. & Wright, S. C. (2012, January). How do minority and majority group members’ differ in their responses to recalling discrimination? Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA.

Zhou, S.C. & Wright, S. C. (2012, January). Will you be my friend? Predictions of friendship outcomes from the self-expansion perspective. Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Diego.