Lab Publications

Selected Publications:

Choma, B. L., & McKeown, S. (2019). Introduction to intergroup contact and collective action: Integrative perspective. Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology, 3, 3-10. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts5.42

Tyagi, V.*, Hanoch, Y., Choma, B. L. & Denham, S. L. (November 9 2018, published online). The ‘right’ side of creativity: Creative personality and social risk-taking predict political party affiliation. Creativity Research Journal.

Harper, K.*, & Choma, B. L. (accepted Sept 10 2018). Internalized White ideal, skin tone surveillance, and hair surveillance predict skin and hair dissatisfaction, and skin bleaching behavior among African American and Indian women. Sex Roles.

Ganzach, Y., Hanoch, Y., & Choma, B. L. (accepted August 22 2018). Attitudes toward presidential candidates in the 2012 and 2016 American elections: Cognitive ability and support for Trump. SPPS.

Prusaczyk, E.*, & Choma, B. L. (2018). Skin tone surveillance, depression, and life satisfaction in Indian women: Colour-blind racial ideology as a moderator. Body Image, 27, 179-186.

Choma, B. L., Braun, R. T.,* Barnes, A. J., & Hanoch, Y. (2018). Dissecting the politics of “Obamacare” from a fairness perspective. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 48 (11), 634-642.

Choma, B. L., & Prusaczyk, E.* (June, 2018). The effects of system justifying beliefs on skin-tone surveillance, skin-color dissatisfaction, and skin-bleaching behavior. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 42(2), 162-177. [impact factor 2.4] [2019 Babladelis Award for Best paper published in PWQ in 2018]

Currie, S.*, & Choma, B. L. (February 2018). Sociopolitical ideology and perception of green behaviours as moral. Environmental Politics, 27(2), 24-266.

Choma, B. L., & Jagayat, A.*, Hodson, G., & Turner, R. (2018). Intergroup and political attitudes in the wake of terrorism: Temporal distance, ideology, and intergroup emotions as predictors. Personality and Individual Differences, 123, 65-75.

Good, A.*, Choma, B. L., & Russo, F. A. (August, 2017). Movement synchrony influences intergroup relations in a minimal groups paradigm. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 39, 231-238.

Choma, B. L., & Hodson, G. (August, 2017). Right-wing ideology: Positive (and negative) relations to threat. Submitted for a special issue entitled “Threat, Uncertainty, and Political Ideology” in Social Cognition, 35 (4), 415-432.

Choma, B. L., & Hanoch. Y. (2017). Cognitive ability and authoritarianism: Understanding support for Trump and Clinton. Personality and Individual Differences, 106, 287-291.

Choma, B. L., Hanoch, Y., & Currie, S.* (2016). Attitudes toward hydraulic fracking: The influence of knowledge and political ideology. Global Environmental Change, 38, 108-117.

Choma, B L., Haji, R., Hodson, G., & Hoffarth, M.* (2016). Avoiding cultural contamination: Intergroup disgust sensitivity and religious identification as predictors of interfaith threat, interfaith attitudes and Islamophobia. Personality and Individual Differences, 95, 50-55.

Busseri, M. B. & Choma, B. L. (2016). Re-evaluating the link between dispositional optimism and positive functioning using a temporally-expanded perspective. Journal of Positive Psychology, 11, 286-302.

Choma, B. L., Charlesford, J. J.*, Dalling, L.*, & Smith, K.* (May, 2015). Effects of viewing 9/11 footage on distress and Islamophobia: A temporally-expanded approach. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 45, 345-354.

Hodson, G., Dube, B.*, & Choma, B. L. (2015). Can (elaborated) imagined contact interventions reduce prejudice among those higher in intergroup disgust sensitivity (ITG-DS)? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 45, 123-131.

Choma, B. L., Charlesford, J. J.*, & Hodson, G. (2014). Reducing prejudice with (elaborated) imagined and physical intergroup contact interventions. CRISP, 20-26.

Choma, B. L., Hodson, G., Hoffarth, M.*, Charlesford, J. J.*, & Hafer, C. L. (2014). Reasoning ability and ideological beliefs: Inaccuracies in hierarchical relations (but not numerical ability) are associated with right-wing authoritarianism. Journal of Individual Differences, 35, 177-183.

Choma, B. L., Hanoch, Y., Hodson, G., & Gummerum, M. (2014). Risk propensity among liberals and conservatives: The effect of risk perception, expected benefits, and risk domain. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 713-721. (*One of the articles selected to be available for free by SPPS editors in 2014).

Kawakami, K., Williams, A., Sidhu, D., Vilaythong, O., Choma, B.L., Rodriguez-Bailon, R., Canadas, E., & Hugenberg, K. (2014). An eye for the I: Preferential attention to the eyes of ingroup members. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Attitudes and Social Cognition, 107, 1-20.

Visser, B. A., Sultani, F., Choma, B. L. & Pozzebon, J. A. (2014). Enjoyment of sexualisation: Is it different for men? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44, 495-504.

Choma, B. L., Busseri, M. B., & Sadava, S. W. (2014). Deciphering subjective trajectories for life satisfaction using self-versus-normative other discrepancies, self-esteem, and hope. European Journal of Personality, 28, 107-119.

Weissflog, M. J.*, Choma, B. L., van Noordt, S. J. R.*, & Dywan, J., & Segalowitz, S. (2013). The political (and physiological) divide: Political orientation, performance monitoring, and the anterior cingulate responses. Social Neuroscience, 8, 434-447.

MacInnis, C. C., Busseri, M. B., Choma, B. L., & Hodson, G. (2013). The happy cyclist: Examining the association between generalized authoritarianism and subjective well-being. Journal of Research in Personality, 55, 789-793.

Busseri, M. B., Malinowski, A., & Choma, B. L. (2013). Are dispositional optimists uniquely oriented toward the future? Investigating dispositional optimism from a temporally-expanded perspective. Journal of Research in Personality, 47, 533-538.

Choma, B. L., Hanoch, Y., Gummerum, M., & Hodson, G. (2013). Relations between risk perceptions and socio-political ideology are domain- and ideology- dependent. Personality and Individual Differences, 54, 29-34.

Hodson, G., Choma, B, L., Boisvert, J., Hafer, C. L., MacInnis, C., & Costello, K. (2013). The role of intergroup disgust in predicting outgroup prejudice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 195-205.

Choma, B. L., Hafer, C. L., Dywan, J., Segalowitz, S. J., & Busseri, M. A. (2012). Political liberalism and political conservatism: Functionally independent? Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 431-436.

Choma, B. L., Hafer, C. L., Crosby, F., & Foster, M. D. (2012). Perceptions of personal sex discrimination: The role of belief in a just world and discrimination against one’s group. Journal of Social Psychology, 152, 568-585.

Choma, B. L., Hodson, G., & Costello, K. (2012). Intergroup Disgust Sensitivity as a predictor of Islamophobia: The modulating effect of fear. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 499-506.

Busseri, M. A., Choma, B. L., & Sadava, S. W. (2012). Subjective temporal trajectories for subjective well-being. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 7, 1-15.

Choma, B. L., Visser, B. A., Pozzebon, J. A., Bogaert, A. F., Busseri, M. A., & Sadava, S. W. (2010). Self-objectification, self-esteem, and gender: Testing a moderated mediation model. Sex Roles, 63, 645-656.

Choma, B. L., Ashton, M. C., & Hafer, C. L. (2010). Conceptualizing political orientation among Canadian political candidates: A tale of two (correlated) dimensions. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 42, 24-33.

Choma, B. L., & Hafer, C. L. (2009). Understanding the relation between explicitly and implicitly measured political orientation: The moderating role of political sophistication. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 964-967.

Choma, B. L., Shove, C., Busseri, M. A., Sadava, S. W., & Hosker, A. (2009). Assessing the role of body image coping strategies as mediators or moderators of the links between self-objectification, body shame, and well-being. Sex Roles, 61, 699-713.

Hodson, G., Choma, B. L., & Costello, K. (2009). Experiencing alien-nation: Effects of a simulation intervention on attitudes toward homosexuals. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 974-978.

Choma, B. L., Busseri, M. A., & Sadava, S. W. (2009). Liberal and conservative political ideologies: Different routes to happiness? Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 502-505.

Busseri, M. A., Choma, B. L., & Sadava, S. W. (2009). “As good as it gets” or “The best is yet to come?” How optimists and pessimists view their past, present, and anticipated future life satisfaction. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 352-356.

Busseri, M. A., Choma, B. L., & Sadava, S. W. (2009). Functional or fantasy? Examining the implications of subjective temporal perspective “trajectories” for life satisfaction. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 295-308.

Dywan, J., Mathewson, K., Choma, B. L., Rosenfeld, B., & Segalowitz, S. (2008). Autonomic and electrophysiological correlates of emotional intensity in older and younger adults. Psychophysiology, 45, 389-397.

Choma, B. L., Foster, M. D., & Radford, E. (2007). Use of objectification theory to examine the effects of a media literacy intervention on women. Sex Roles, 581-591.

Choma, B. L. & Ochocka, J. (2006). Supported volunteering: A community approach for people with complex needs. Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 12, 1-18.

Hafer, C. L., Bègue, L., Choma, B. L., & Dempsey, J. L. (2005). Psychopathic personality, future orientation, and the function of a belief in a just world. Social Justice Research, 18, 429-444.

 

Book Chapters

Hodson, G., Turner, R.N., & Choma, B.L. (2017). Individual differences in intergroup contact propensity and prejudice reduction.  In L. Vezzali & S. Stathi (Eds). Intergroup contact theory: Recent developments and future directions (Series: Current Issues in Social Psychology). New York, NY: Psychology Press.

Hafer, C. L., & Choma, B. L. (2009). The belief in a just world and justification of the status quo. In J. T. Jost, A. C. Kay, & H. Thorisdottir (Eds). Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and System Justification. Oxford University Press.

Choma, B. L., & Hodson, G. (2008). And so the pendulum swings: A framework for conceptualizing the causes of prejudice. In T. G. Morrison & M. A. Morrison (Eds). The Psychology of Modern Prejudice. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.