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Nick Haslam

Nick Haslam

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Research interests:

(1) Psychological essentialism (in relation to stereotyping and prejudice)

(2) Dehumanization and beliefs about human nature, including their cultural dimensions

(3) Folk psychiatry (lay conceptions of abnormality)

(4) Bibliometrics, including citation analysis of scientific fields and careers

(5) Classification of personality and psychopathology, taxometric methods

(6) Mental illness stigma

Primary Interests:

  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Person Perception
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping

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Journal Articles:

  • Bain, P., Vaes, J., Haslam, N., Kashima, Y., & Guan, Y. (2012). Folk psychologies of humanness: Beliefs about distinctive and core human characteristics in three countries. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43, 53-58.
  • Bastian, B., Denson, T., & Haslam, N. (2013). The roles of dehumanization and moral outrage in retributive justice. PLoS ONE 8(4): e61842.
  • Bastian, B., Loughnan, S., Haslam, N., & Radke, H. (2012). Don't mind meat? The denial of mind to animals used for human consumption. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 247-256.
  • Bongiorno, R., Bain, P. G., & Haslam, N. (2013). When sex doesn’t sell: Using sexualized images of women reduces support for ethical campaigns. PLoS ONE, 8 (12): e83311.
  • Haslam, N. (2012). Toilet psychology. The Psychologist, 25, 430-433.
  • Haslam, N. (2011). Genetic essentialism, neuroessentialism, and stigma: Comment on Dar-Nimrod & Heine. Psychological Bulletin, 137, 819-824.
  • Haslam, N., Holland, E., & Kuppens, P. (2012). Categories versus dimensions in personality and psychopathology: A quantitative review of taxometric research. Psychological Medicine, 42, 903-920.
  • Haslam, N, & Loughnan, S. (2014). Dehumanization and infrahumanization. Annual Review of Psychology, 65, 5.1-5.25.
  • Holland, E., & Haslam, N. (2013). Worth the weight: The objectification of overweight vs. thin targets. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 37, 462-468.
  • Koval, P., Laham, S. M., Haslam, N., & Bastian, B. (2012). Our flaws are more human than yours: Ingroup bias in humanizing negative characteristics. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 283-295.
  • Kvaale, E., Gottdiener, W., & Haslam, N. (2013). Biogenetic explanations and stigma: A meta-analytic review of associations among laypeople. Social Science & Medicine, 96, 95-103.
  • Kvaale, E., Haslam, N., & Gottdiener, W. (2013). The ‘side-effects’ of medicalization: A meta-analytic review of how biogenetic explanations affect stigma. Clinical Psychology Review, 33, 782-794.
  • Loughnan, S., Kuppens, P., Allik, J., De Lemus, S., Dumont, K., Gargurevich, R., Hidegkuti, I., Leidner, B., Matos, L., Park, J., Realo, A., Shi, J., Sojo, V. E., Tong, Y., Vaes, J., Verduyn, P., Yeung, V., & Haslam, N. (2011). Economic inequality is linked to biased self-perception. Psychological Science, 22, 1254-1258.
  • Park, J., Haslam, N., Shimizu, H., Kashima, Y., & Uchida, Y. (2013). More human than others, but not always better: The robustness of self-humanizing across cultures and interpersonal comparisons. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 44, 671-683.

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Personality and Social Psychology
  • Current Topics in Social Psychology
  • Mind, Brain and Behaviour

Nick Haslam
School of Psychological Sciences
University of Melbourne
Parkville VIC 3010

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