Nyla R. Branscombe

Social and Behavioral Sciences - Psychology
Distinguished Professor
Primary office:
785.864.9832
Fraser Hall, 530
University of Kansas
1415 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7556


Summary

Teaching Interests

  • Social Psychology
  • Intergroup relations
  • Prejudice
  • Discrimination
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Victimization
  • Group processes
  • Psychological well-being

Research

Selected Publications

Branscombe, N. R., & Baron, R. A. (2017). Social Psychology (Issue 14) [Books]. Pearson International.
Reynolds, K. J., & Branscombe, N. R. (2015). Advancing the psychology of change [Book Chapters]. In K. J. Reynolds & N. R. Branscombe (Eds.), The psychology of change: Life contexts, experiences and identities (pp. 264–281). Psychology Press.
Branscombe, N. R., & Reynolds, K. J. (2015). Toward person plasticity: Individual and collective approaches [Book Chapters]. In K. J. Reynolds & N. R. Branscombe (Eds.), The psychology of change: Life contexts, experiences and identities (pp. 3–24). Psychology Press.
Jetten, J., Branscombe, N. R., Iyer, A., & Asai, N. (2013). Appraising gender discrimination as legitimate or illegitimate: Antecedents and consequences [Book Chapters]. In M. K. Ryan & N. R. Branscombe (Eds.), Handbook of Gender and Psychology (pp. 306–322). Sage.
Ryan, M. K., & Branscombe, N. R. (2013). Handbook of Gender and Psychology [Books]. Sage.
Sullivan, D., Landau, M. J., Branscombe, N. R., & Rothschild, Z. K. (2012). Competitive victimhood as a response to accusations of ingroup harmdoing [Journal Articles]. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 778–795. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0026573
Fernández, S., Branscombe, N. R., Gómez, Á., & Morales, J. F. (2012). Influence of the social context on use of surgical-lengthening and group-empowering coping strategies among people with dwarfism [Journal Articles]. Rehabilitation Psychology, 57, 224–235. https://doi.org/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 [Journal Articles]. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 15, 179–192. https://doi.org/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 Articles]. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 513–518. https://doi.org/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 [Journal Articles]. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 252–262. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.1841
Baron, R. A., & Branscombe, N. R. (2012). Social psychology (Issue 13) [Books]. Allyn & Bacon/Pearson.
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 [Book Chapters]. In J. Jetten, C. Haslam, & S. A. Haslam (Eds.), The social cure: Identity, health and well-being (pp. 115–131). Psychology Press.
Warner, R. H., & Branscombe, N. R. (2011). Observers’ benefit finding for victims: Consequences for perceived moral obligations [Journal Articles]. 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 [Journal Articles]. 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 Articles]. 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 [Book Chapters]. In A. Azzi, X. Chryssochoou, B. Klandermans, & B. Simon (Eds.), Identity and participation in culturally diverse societies (pp. 338–358). Wiley-Blackwell.
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 [Journal Articles]. European Journal of Personality, 24, 458–482.
Schoemann, A. M., & Branscombe, N. R. (2010). Looking young for your age: Perceptions of anti-aging actions [Journal Articles]. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41(1), 86–95. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.738
Miron, A. M., Branscombe, N. R., & Biernat, M. (2010). Motivated shifting of justice standards [Journal Articles]. 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 [Journal Articles]. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 898–910.
Postmes, T., & Branscombe, N. R. (Eds.). (2010). Rediscovering social identity [Books]. Psychology Press.
Bruckmüller, S., & Branscombe, N. R. (2010). The glass cliff: When and why women are selected as leaders in crisis contexts [Journal Articles]. 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 [Journal Articles]. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 733–745. https://doi.org/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) [Journal Articles]. Psychological Science, 21, 1557–1562.
Jetten, J., & Branscombe, N. R. (2009). Minority group identification: Responses to discrimination when group membership is controllable [Book Chapters]. In F. Butera & J. M. Levine (Eds.), Coping with minority status: Responses to exclusion and inclusion (pp. 155–176). 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 [Book Chapters]. 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). American Psychological Association.
Wohl, M. J. A., & Branscombe, N. R. (2008). Remembering historical victimization: Collective guilt for current ingroup transgressions [Journal Articles]. 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 Articles]. 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 [Journal Articles]. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37, 203–215.
Wohl, M. J. A., & Branscombe, N. R. (2005). Forgiveness and collective guilt assignment to historical perpetrator groups depend on level of social category inclusiveness [Journal Articles]. 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 [Journal Articles]. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 508–521.
Branscombe, N. R. (2004). A social psychological process perspective on collective guilt [Book Chapters]. In N. R. Branscombe & B. Doosje (Eds.), Collective guilt: International perspectives (pp. 320–334). 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 [Journal Articles]. Psychology and Aging, 19, 326–335.
Branscombe, N. R., Slugoski, B., & Kappen, D. M. (2004). The measurement of collective guilt: What it is and what it is not [Book Chapters]. In N. R. Branscombe & B. Doosje (Eds.), Collective guilt: International perspectives (pp. 16–34). Cambridge University Press.
Schmitt, M. T., Branscombe, N. R., & Kappen, D. M. (2003). Attitudes toward group-based inequality: Social dominance or social identity? [Journal Articles]. British Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 161–186.
Branscombe, N. R., Schmitt, M. T., & Harvey, R. D. (1999). Perceiving pervasive discrimination among African-Americans: Implications for group identification and well-being [Journal Articles]. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77, 135–149.
Branscombe, N. R., Ellemers, N., Spears, R., & Doosje, B. (1999). The context and content of social identity threat [Book Chapters]. In N. Ellemers, R. Spears, & B. Doosje (Eds.), Social identity: Context, commitment, content (pp. 35–58). Blackwell.
Branscombe, N. R. (1998). Thinking about one’s gender group’s privileges or disadvantages: Consequences for well-being in women and men [Journal Articles]. British Journal of Social Psychology, 37, 167–184.

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