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Estevan-Reina, L; de Lemus, S., Megías, J.L., Radke, H.L.M., Becker, J.C. & McGarty, C. (in press). How do disadvantaged groups perceive allies? Women’s perceptions of men who confront sexism in an egalitarian or paternalistic way. European Journal of Social Psychology.

Gartner, K., Mösko, M., Becker, J.C., & Hanft-Robert, S. (2024). Barriers to use interpreters in outpatient mental health care: Exploring the attitudes of psychotherapists. Transcultural Psychiatry.

Kahalon, R., Ullrich, J., & Becker, J. C. (2024). How to Respond to Inappropriate Questions in Job Interviews: Personal and Social Consequences of Truth-Telling, Deflection and Confrontation. European Journal of Social Psychology, 1–13.

Liekefett, L., Sebben, S., & Becker, J.C. (in press). The Effect of Brooding about Societal Problems on Conspiracy Beliefs: A Registered Report. Collabra Psychology

Munder, A.K., Becker, J.C., Salvatierra Ruiz, & Christ, O. (2024). At least she is doing something? Women do not prefer a woman who confronts gender-based discrimination with a distance motive over a non-confronter. Psychology of Women Quarterly.

Pizarro, J. J., Cakal, H., Méndez, L., Zumeta, L. N., Gracia-Leiva, M., Basabe, N., Navarro-Carrillo, G., Cazan, A.-M., Keshavarzi, S., López-López, W., Yahiiaiev, I., Alzugaray-Ponce, C., Villagrán, L., Moyano-Díaz, E., Petrović, N., Mathias, A., Techio, E. M., Wlodarczyk, A., Alfaro-Beracoechea, L. … Páez, D. (2024). Sociopolitical consequences of COVID-19 in the Americas, Europe, and Asia: A multilevel, multicountry investigation of risk perceptions and support for antidemocratic practices. Political Psychology, 45, 407–433.


Bierle, I., Becker, J.C., Nakao, G., & Heine, S. J. (2023). Shame and anger differentially predict disidentification between collectivistic and individualistic societies. PLoS ONE, 18, e0289918.

Hartwich, L., & Becker, J.C. (2023). Explaining opposition to redistribution vs. interpersonal discrimination against the lower class: the roles of economic ideology and value conflict. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 11(1), 167-181.

Hartwich, L., Kutlaca, M., Ksenofontov, I., Jetten, J., & Becker, J. C. (2023). (Not so) powerful allies? Decision makers' reactions to advantaged group allies in collective action. European Journal of Social Psychology, 53(7), 1576-1592.

Hartwich, L., Radke, H. R. M., Kutlaca, M., & Becker, J. C. (2023). The Injustice–Efficacy Tradeoff: Counteracting Indirect Effects of Goal Proximity on Collective Action. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 14(2), 173–184.

Keshavarzi, S., Cakal, H., Ruhani, A., Dakhil-Abbasi, G., & Ünver, H. (2023). Mental health and intentions to quit among nurses in Iran during COVID-19 Pandemic: A social identity approach. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 33(3), 690–707.

Keshavarzi, S., Saunders, C., & Karimi, M. (2023). Persistent Anti-Littering Activism in a Non-Western Context: The Case of the Nature Cleaners Movement in Iran. Society & Natural Resources, 36(10), 1181–1199.

Liekefett, L., & Becker, J.C. (2023). Hippies Next to Right-Wing Extremists? Identifying Subgroups of Anti-Lockdown Protesters in Germany Using Latent Profile Analysis. Social Psychology, 54, 123-135

Liekefett, L., Christ, O., & Becker, J.C. (2023). Can Conspiracy Beliefs Be Beneficial? Longitudinal Linkages Between Conspiracy Beliefs, Anxiety, Uncertainty Aversion, and Existential Threat. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 49 (2), 167–179.

Ruhani, A., Keshavarzi, S., Kızık, B., & Çakal, H. (2023). Formation of hatred emotions toward Afghan refugees in Iran: A grounded theory study. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 29(4), 355–364.


Becker, J.C., & Wright, S.C. (2022). Can cross-group contact turn advantaged group members into allies? The role of inequality-delegitimizing contact and interpersonal connection. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 25(6), 1496 –1515.

Becker, J.C., Wright, S.C., & Siem, B. (2022). Can cross-group contact predict advantaged group member’s willingness to engage in costly solidarity-based action? Yes, if the contact is politicized. Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 29, 123-139.

Echterhoff, G., Becker, J. C., Knausenberger, J., & Hellmann, J. H. (2022). Helping in the context of refugee immigration. Current Opinion in Psychology, 44, 106-111.

Kahalon, R., Becker, J.C., & Shnabel, N. (2022). Appearance Comments Presented as Compliments at Work: How are They Perceived by Targets and Observers in and Outside of Workplace Settings. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 52, 751-762.

Keshavarzi, S., Askari-Nodoushan, A., Ruhani, A., & Cakal, H. (2022). From dreams to possibilities: the role of gender and family income in aspirations among youth in the city of Yazd. Journal of Youth Studies, 26(7), 823–842.

Kutlaca, M., Radke, H.R.M., & Becker, J.C. (2022). The impact of including advantaged groups in collective action against social inequality on politicized identification of observers from disadvantaged and advantaged groups. Political Psychology, 43(2), 297-315.

Liekefett, L. & Becker, J.C. (2022). Low system justification is associated with support for both progressive and reactionary social change. European Journal of Social Psychology, 52, 1015– 1030.

Mikołajczak, G., Becker, J.C., & Iyer, A. (2022). Women who challenge or defend the status quo: Ingroup identities as predictors of progressive and reactionary collective action. European Journal of Social Psychology, 52(4), 626-641.

Osborne, D., Becker, J.C., Bahamondes, J., & García-Sánchez, E. (2022). The Political psychology of inequality: why rising rates of economic inequality affect our health and democracy. In C. G. Sibley & D. Osborne (eds.). Cambridge Handbook of Political Psychology.

Radke, H.R.M., Kutlaca, M., & Becker, J.C. (2022). Disadvantaged group members’ evaluations and support for allies: Investigating the role of communication style and group membership. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 25(6), 1437-1456.

Tanjitpiyanond, P., Jetten, J., Peters, K., Ashokkumar, A., Barry, O., Billet, M., Becker, M., Booth, R.W., Castro, D., Chinchilla, J., Costantini, G., Dejonckheere, E., Dimdins, G., Erbas, Y., Espinosa, A., Finchilescu, G., Gómez, A., González, R., Goto, N., Hatano, A., Hartwich, L., … Yeung, V.W. (2022). A 32-society investigation of how perceived economic inequality shapes social class stereotyping. European Journal of Social Psychology, 53, 367-382.


Becker, J.C., Hartwich, L., & Haslam, S.A. (2021). Neoliberalism can reduce well-being by promoting a sense of social disconnection, competition and loneliness. British Journal of Social Psychology, 60(3), 947-965.

Estevan-Reina, L., de Lemus, S., Megias, J.L., Kutlaca, M., Belmonte-Garcia, M., & Becker, J.C. (2021). Allies against sexism. The impact of men’s egalitarian versus paternalistic confrontation on women’s empowerment and well-being. Sex Roles, 84, 536-553.

Liekefett, L., & Becker, J.C. (2021). Compliance with Governmental Restrictions during the Coronavirus Pandemic – A Matter of Self-Protection or Solidarity with People in Risk Groups? British Journal of Social Psychology, 60(3), 924-946.

Keshavarzi, S., Cakal, H., Ruhani, A., & Dakhil-Abbasi, G. (2021). Workplace violence and turnover intentions among nurses: The moderating roles of invulnerability and organisational Support – A cross-sectional study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 00, 1–11.

Keshavarzi, S., McGarty, C., & Khajehnoori, B. (2021) Testing social identity models of collective action in an Iranian environmental movement. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology. 31: 452– 464.

Van Bezouw, M., van der Toorn, J., & Becker, J.C. (2021). Social Creativity: Reviving a Social Identity Approach to Social Stability. European Journal of Social Psychology, 51(2), 409-422.


Becker, J.C. (2020). Ideology and the promotion of social change. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 34, 6-11.

Kahalon, R., Shnabel, N., & Becker, J.C. (2020). The Effects of Exposure to Positive Gender Stereotypes on Women’s and Men’s Performance in Counter-stereotypical Tasks and Pursuit of Agentic and Communal Goals. Social Psychology, 51, 50-62.

Keshavarzi, S., Ruhani, A., & Hajiheidari, S. (2020). Mechanisms of Identity Construction among Members of Pyramid Schemes in Iran: A Critical Ethnography. Qualitative Sociology Review, 17(4):104-117. DOI:

Ksenofontov, I., & Becker, J.C. (2020). The Harmful Side of Thanks: Thankful Responses to High Power Group Help Undermine Low Power Groups’ Protest. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 794-807.

Kutlaca, M., Becker, J., & Radke, H (2020). A hero for the outgroup, a black sheep for the ingroup: Societal perceptions of those who confront discrimination. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 88.

Kutlaca, M., Radke, H.R.M., Iyer, A., & Becker, J.C. (2020). Understanding allies’ participation in social change: A multiple perspectives approach. European Journal of Social Psychology, 50, 1248-1258.

Lantos, N. A., Kende, A., Becker, J. C., & McGarty, C. (2020). Pity for economically disadvantaged groups motivates donation and ally collective action intentions. European Journal of Social Psychology.

Munder, A. K., Becker, J. C., & Christ, O. (2020). Standing up for whom? Targets’ different goals in the confrontation of discrimination. European Journal of Social Psychology.

Pizarro, J.L., Çakal, H., Méndez, L., Costa, S.D., Zumeta, L.N., Gracia-Leiva, M., Basabe, N., Navarro-Carrilo, G., Cazan, A., Keshavarzi, S., López-López, W., Yahiiaiev, I., Alzugaray‐Ponce, C., villagran, L., Moyano-Díaz, E., Petrović, N., Anderson, M.N., Techio, E.M., Włodarczyk, A., Alfaro-Beracoechea, L.N., Ibarra, M., Psaltis, C., Michael, A., Mhaskar, S., Martínez-Zelaya, G., Bilbao, M.Á., Delfino, G., Carvalho, C.L., Pinto, I.R., Zehra-Mohsin, F., Espinosa, A., Cueto, R.M., & Cavalli, S. (2020). Tell me what you are like and I will tell you what you believe in: Social representations of COVID-19 in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Papers on Social Representations. 29 (2). 1-38.

Radke, H. R. M., Kutlaca, M., Siem, B., Wright, S. C., & Becker, J. C. (2020). Beyond Allyship: Motivations for Advantaged Group Members to Engage in Action for Disadvantaged Groups. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 24(4), 291–315.

Wessels, N. M., Zimmermann, J., Biesanz, J. C., & Leising, D. (2020). Differential Associations of Knowing and Liking With Accuracy and Positivity Bias in Person Perception. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 118(1), 149–171.

Wessels, N.M., Zimmermann, J., & Leising, D. (2020). Who knows best what the next year will hold for you? The validity of direct and personality-based predictions of future life experiences across different perceivers. European Journal of Personality. Advance Online Publication.

Wiedenroth, A., Wessels, N. M., & Leising, D. (2020). There Is No Primacy Effect in Interpersonal Perception: A Series of Preregistered Analyses Using Judgments of Actual Behavior. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Wilhelm, L., Hartmann, A. S., Becker, J. C., Waldorf, M. & Vocks, S. (2020). Are there associations between religious affiliation and drive for muscularity? A cross-sectional survey of young Muslim women, Christian women and atheist women from Germany. BMC Women's Health, 20, 271.


Becker, J.C., Ksenofontov, I., Siem, B., & Love, A. (2019). Antecedents and Consequences of Autonomy- and Dependency-Oriented Help Toward Refugees. European Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 831-838.

Becker, J.C., Radke, H.R.M., & Kutlaca, M. (2019). Stopping wolves in the wild and legitimizing meat consumption: effects of right-wing authoritarianism and social dominance on animal-related behaviors. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 22, 804-817.

Bierle, I., Becker, J.C., & Ikegami, T. (2019). Coping with unpleasant group memberships in Japan and Germany: Cultural differences in disidentification, confrontation and emotion regulation. European Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 953-969.

Hartwich, L., & Becker, J.C. (2019). Exposure to neoliberalism increases resentment of the elite via feelings of anomie and negative psychological reactions. Journal of Social Issues, 75(1), 113-133.

Hartwich, L., Becker, J.C. (2019). Just a compliment? Why positive gender stereotypes can be more harmful than they seem. In-Mind.

Kahalon, R., Bareket, O., Vial, A. C., Sassenhagen, N., Becker, J. C., & Shnabel, N. (2019). The Madonna-Whore Dichotomy Is Associated with Patriarchy Endorsement: Evidence From Israel, the United States, and Germany. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 43, 348-367.

Mikołajczak, G., & Becker, J. C. (2019). What Is (Un)fair? Political Ideology and Collective Action. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 7(2), 810-829.

Osborne, D., Jost, J.T., Becker, J.C., Badaan, V., & Sibley, C. G. (2019). Protesting to challenge or defend the system? A system justification perspective on collective action. European Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 244-269.

Wilhelm, L., Hartmann, A. S., Becker, J. C., Kisi, M., Waldorf, M. & Vocks, S. (2019). Thin media images decrease women’s body satisfaction: Comparisons between veiled Muslim women, Christian women and atheist women regarding state and trait body image. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1074.


Becker, J.C., Ksenofontov, I., Benz, A., & Borgert, L. (2018). Einstellungen und Verhaltensweisen gegenüber Geflüchteten. In A. Rohmann & S. Stürmer (Eds.), Die Flüchtlingsdebatte in Deutschland – Sozialpsychologische Perspektiven. Peter Lang.

Kahalon, R., Shnabel, N., & Becker, J.C. (2018). Experimental studies on state self-objectification: a review and an integrative process model. Frontiers in Psychology, 9.

Kahalon, R., Shnabel, N., & Becker, J.C. (2018). Positive Stereotypes, Negative Outcomes: Reminders of the Positive Components of Complementary Gender Stereotypes Impair Performance in Counter-Stereotypical Tasks. British Journal of Social Psychology, 57(1), 482-502.

Kahalon, R., Shnabel, N., & Becker, J.C. (2018). "Don't Bother Your Pretty Little Head": Appearance Compliments Lead to Improved Mood but Impaired Cognitive Performance. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 42(2), 136-150.

Nonte, S., Hartwich, L., & Willems, A.S. (2018). Promoting reading attitudes of girls and boys: a new challenge for educational policy? Multi‑group analyses across four European countries. Large-scale Assessments in Education, 6(1):5.

Radke, H. R. M., Hornsey, M. J. & Barlow, F. K. (2018). Changing versus protecting the status quo: Why men and women engage in different types of action on behalf of women. Sex Roles, 79(9-10), 505-518.

Thomson, R., Yuki, M., Talhelm, T., Schug, J. Kito, M., Ayanian, A.H., Becker, J.C…..Visserman, M.L. (2018). Relational mobility predicts social behaviors in 39 countries and is tied to historical farming and threat. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 115(29), 7521-7526.

Wilhelm, L. Hartmann, A.S., Becker, J.C., Kişi, M. Waldorf, M., & Vocks, S. (2018). Body covering and body image: A comparison of veiled and unveiled Muslim women, Christian women, and atheist women regarding body checking, body dissatisfaction and eating disorder symptoms. Journal of Religion and Health, 57(5), 1808-1828.


Becker, J.C., Butz, D.A., Sibley, C.G., Barlow, F.K., Bitacola, L., Christ, O., Khan, S., Leong, C.H., Pehrson, S., Srinivasan, N., Sulz, A., Tausch, N., Urbanska, K., & Wright, S. (2017). What do National Flags Stand For? An Exploration of Associations across 11 Nations. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48, 335-352.

Becker, J.C., Kraus, M., & Rheinschmidt, M. (2017). Cultural Expressions of Social Class and Their Implications for Group-Related beliefs and behaviors. Journal of Social Issues, 73, 158-174.

Fischer, F., Becker, J.C., Kito, M., & Nayır, D. Z. (2017). Collective Action against Sexism in Germany, Turkey, and Japan: The Influence of Self-Construal and Face Concerns. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 20, 409-423.

Jost, J.T., Becker, J.C., Osborne, D., & Badaan, V. (2017). Missing in (collective) action: ideology, system justification, and the motivational antecedents of protest behavior. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 26, 99-108.

Kutlaca, M., van Zomeren, M., & Epstude, K. (2017). Our right to a steady ground: Perceived rights violations motivate collective action against human-caused earthquakes. Environment and Behavior. doi: 10.1177/0013916517747658

Radke, H. R. M, Hornsey, M. J., Sibley, C. G., & Barlow, F. K. (2017). Negotiating the hierarchy: Social dominance orientation among women is associated with the endorsement of benevolent sexism. Australian Journal of Psychology.

Radke, H. R. M., Hornsey, M. J., Sibley, C. G., Thai, M., & Barlow, F. K. (2017). Is the racial composition of your surroundings associated with your levels of social dominance orientation. Plos One.

Reimer, N. K., Becker, J., Benz, A., Christ, O., Dhont, K., Klocke, U., ... Hewstone, M. (2017). Intergroup contact and social change: Implications of negative and positive contact for collective action in advantaged and disadvantaged groups. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 121-136.


Becker , J.C. & Sibley, C.G. (2016). Sexism. In T. Nelson (Ed.), Handbook of Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination (pp. 315-336). New York: Psychology Press.

Becker, J.C. (2016). Sexism. In N.A. Naples (Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies (pp. 1-2). DOI: 10.1002/9781118663219.wbegss023

Gallrein, A.M.B., Weßels, N.M., Carlson, E.N., & Leising, D. (2016). I still cannot see it - A Replication of Blind Spots in Self-Perception. Journal of Research in Personality, 60, 1-7. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2015.10.002

Kutlaca, M., van Zomeren, M., & Epstude, K. (2016). Preaching to or beyond the choir: The politicizing effects of fitting value-identity communication in ideologically heterogeneous groups. Social Psychology, 47(1), 15-28.

Radke, H. R. M., Hornsey, M. J., & Barlow, F. K. (2016). Barriers to women engaging in collective action to overcome sexism. American Psychologist, 71, 863-874.

Rothmund, T., Becker, J.C., & Jost, J.T. (2016). The Psychology of social justice in political thought and action. In: C. Sabbagh & M. Schmitt (eds.). Handbook of Social Justice Theory and Research. (pp. 275-292). Springer, New York, NY.

Wessels, N.M., Zimmermann, J., & Leising, D. (2016). Toward a shared understanding of important consequences of personality. Review of General Psychology, 20, 426-436. doi: 10.1037/gpr0000088


Becker, J.C. & Tausch, N. (2015). A dynamic model of engagement in normative and non-normative collective action: Psychological antecedents, consequences and barriers. European Review of Social Psychology, 26, 43-92.

Becker, J.C., Barreto, M. Kahn, K.B., & de Oliveira Laux, S.H. (2015). The collective value of ‘me’ (and its limitations): Towards a more nuanced understanding of individual and collective coping with prejudice. Journal of Social Issues, 71, 497-516.

De Oliveira Laux, S.H., Ksenofontov, I. & Becker, J.C. (2015). Explicit but not implicit sexist beliefs predict benevolent and hostile sexist behavior. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45, 702-715.

Täuber, S., van Zomeren, M., & Kutlaca, M. (2015). Should the moral core of climate issues be emphasized or downplayed in public discourse?: Three ways to successfully manage the double-edged sword of moral communication. Climatic Change. 10.1007/s10584-014-1200-6

Van Zomeren, M., Täuber, S., Kutlaca, M., & Wermser, F. L. (2015). The Janus-Faced Self. European Journal of Personality, 29(3), 350-352.


Asbrock, F., Lemmer, G., Becker, J.C., Koller, J., & Wagner, U. (2014). “Who are these foreigners anyway?” – The content of the term foreigner and its impact on prejudice. Sage Open, 4(2), 1-8.

Becker, J.C. (2014). Subtile Erscheinungsformen von Sexismus. Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, 8, 29-34.

Becker, J.C. (2014). Sexism. In T. Teo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology (pp. 1727-1731). New York: Springer.

Becker, J.C. & Barreto, M. (2014). Ways to Go: Men’s and Women’s Support for Aggressive and Non-aggressive Confrontation of Sexism as a Function of Gender Identification. Journal of Social Issues, 70, 668-686.

Becker, J.C. & Tausch, N. (2014). When Group Memberships are Negative: The Concept, Measurement, and Behavioral Implications of Psychological Disidentification. Self and Identity, 13, 294-321.

Becker, J.C., Zawadzki, M.J, & Shields, S.A. (2014). Confronting and Reducing Sexism: A Call for Research on Intervention. Journal of Social Issues, 70, 603-614.


Bastian, B., Jetten, J., Chen, H., Radke, H. R. M., Harding, J., & Fasoli, F. (2013). Losing our humanity: The self-dehumanizing consequences of harmful behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 156-169.

Becker, J.C. (2013). Kollektives Handeln – Außerparlamentarischer Aktivismus. In-Mind, 3:

Becker, J.C., Wright, S.C., Lubensky, M.E., & Zhou, S. (2013). Friend or Ally: Whether cross-group contact undermines collective action depends what advantaged group members say (or don’t say). Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 442-455.

Radke, H. R. M., & Barlow, F. K. (2013). Solving unsolvable conflicts: Review and commentary on Coleman (2011). Social Justice Research, 26, 218-225.

Tausch, N. & Becker, J.C. (2013). Emotional Reactions to Success and Failure of Collective Action as Predictors of Future Action Intentions: A Longitudinal Investigation in the Context of Student Protests against Tuition Fees in Germany. British Journal of Social Psychology, 52, 525-542.


Barlow, F. K., Paolini, S., Pedersen, A., Hornsey, M. J., Radke, H. R. M., Harwood, J., Rubin, M., & Sibley, C. G. (2012). The contact caveat: Negative contact predicts increased prejudice more than positive contact predicts reduced prejudice. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 1629-1643.

Bastian, B., Jetten, J., & Radke, H. R. M. (2012). Cyber-Dehumanization: Violent video game play diminishes our humanity. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 486-491.

Bastian, B., Loughan, S., Haslam, N., & Radke, H. R. M. (2012). Don't mind meat? The denial of mind to animals used for human consumption. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 247-256. Becker, J.C. (2012). The system stabilizing role of identity management strategies: Social creativity can undermine collective action for social change. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103, 647-662.

Becker, J.C. (2012). Virtual Special Issue on Theory and Research on Collective Action in EJSP. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 19-33.

Becker, J.C., & Asbrock, F. (2012). What triggers helping versus harming of ambivalent groups? Effects of the relative salience of warmth versus competence. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 19-27. Becker, J.C., Enders-Comberg, A., Wagner, U., Christ, O., & Butz, D. A. (2012). Beware of national symbols: How flags can threaten intergroup relations. Social Psychology, 43, 3-6.

Becker, J.C. & Swim, J.K. (2012). Reducing endorsement of benevolent and modern sexist beliefs: Differential effects of addressing harm versus pervasiveness of benevolent sexism. Social Psychology, 43, 127-137. Sibley, C.G. & Becker, J.C. (2012). A typology of sexists: Profiling ambivalent and univalent sexists in a national probability sample. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 589-601.

Swim, J.K. & Becker, J.C. (2012). Country Contexts and Individuals’ climate Change mitigating behaviors: A comparison of U.S. versus German individuals’ efforts to reduce energy use. Journal of Social Issues, 68, 571-591.

Tausch, N. & Becker, J.C. (2012). Understanding the psychological processes involved in the demobilizing effects of positive cross-group contact. Invited commentary on Dixon, J., Levine, M., Reicher, S. & Durrheim, K., Beyond prejudice: Are negative evaluations the problem? Is getting us to like one another more the solution? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35, 447-448.

Wagner, U., Becker, J.C., Christ, O., Pettigrew, T.F., & Schmidt, P. (2012). A longitudinal test of the relation between German nationalism, patriotism and outgroup derogation. European Sociological Review, 28, 319-332.


Becker, J.C., Glick, P., Ilic, M., & Bohner, G. (2011). Damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t? Social consequences of accepting versus rejecting benevolent sexist offers for the target and perpetrator. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 761-773.

Becker, J.C. & Swim, J.K. (2011). Seeing the unseen: Attention to daily encounters with sexism as a way to reduce sexist beliefs. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 35, 227 - 242.

Becker, J.C., Tausch, N., Spears, R. & Christ, O. (2011). Committed dis(s)idents: Participation in radical collective action fosters disidentification with the broader in-group but enhances political identification. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 1104-1116.

Becker, J.C., Tausch, N., & Wagner, U. (2011). Emotional consequences of collective action participation: Differentiating self-directed from outgroup-directed emotions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 1587-1598.

Becker, J.C., Wagner, U., & Christ, O. (2011). Consequences of the 2008-financial crisis for intergroup relations: The role of perceived threat and causal attributions. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 14, 871-885.

Becker, J.C. & Wright, S.C. (2011). Yet another dark side of chivalry: Benevolent sexism undermines and hostile sexism motivates collective action for social change. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 62-77.

Tausch, N., Becker, J.C., Spears, R., Christ, O., Saab, R., Singh, & Siddiqui, R.N. (2011). Explaining Radical Group Behaviour: Developing Emotion and Efficacy Routes to Normative and Non-normative Collective Action. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 129-148.

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Becker, J.C. (2010). Why do women endorse hostile and benevolent sexism? The role of salient female subtypes and personalization of sexist contents. Sex Roles, 62, 453-467.

Becker, J.C., & Wagner, U. (2009). Doing gender differently – The interplay of strength of gender identification and content of gender identity in predicting women’s endorsement of sexism. European Journal of Social Psychology, 39, 487-508.

Becker, J.C., Wagner, U. & Christ (2010). Ursachenzuschreibungen in Krisenzeiten: Auswirkungen auf Antisemitismus und Fremdenfeindlichkeit [Causal attributions in times of crisis: Implications for Antisemitism and prejudice]. In W. Heitmeyer (Ed.) Deutsche Zustände. Folge 8 German States. Sequal 8. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp.

Asbrock, F., Lemmer, G., Wagner, U., Becker, J. & Koller, J. (2009). Das Gefühl macht den Unterschied. Emotionen gegenüber „Ausländern“ in Ost- und Westdeutschland [The feeling makes the difference. Emotions towards immigrants in Eastern and Western Germany]. In W. Heitmeyer (Hg.), Deutsche Zustände. Folge 7 German States. Sequal 7. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp.

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