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Markus Brauer

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Research in my laboratory focuses on group and intergroup processes. Ongoing studies comprise three specific programs of research. One such program concerns social power, and the cognitive and behavioral consequences of belonging to high and low power groups. For example, we have recently examined the effect of power on behavioral disinhibition and on within-group differentiation. A second program of research concerns intergroup perception, that is, the manner in which individuals process information about the groups that they belong to (ingroups) as well those that they do not belong to (outgroups). Recently completed studies in this area have examined the reduction of prejudice and discrimination through manipulations of individuals' perception of the heterogeneity of the discriminated group. A third research program examines what we now call civil courage, which is the open expression of opposition to observed uncivil or immoral behaviors. Studies in this program examine the effects of perceived deviance and frequency on expressions of civil courage.

Primary Interests:

  • Communication, Language
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Person Perception
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

  • Brauer, M. (2001). Intergroup perception in the social context: The effects of social status and group membership on outgroup homogeneity and ethnocentrism. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 37, 15-31.
  • Brauer, M., Abric, J. C., Drozda-Senkowska, E., Lemaire, P., Lorenzi-Cioldi, F., Niedenthal, P. M., Sanitioso, R. B., Schadron, G., Steiner, D., & Yzerbyt, V. (2003). Doctoral training in the French-speaking countries of Europe: Objectives and suggestions for improvement. European Psychologist, 8, 9-17.
  • Brauer, M., & Bourhis, R. Y. (2006). Social power. European Journal of Social Psychology, 36, 601-616.
  • Brauer, M., Chambres, P., Niedenthal, P. M., & Chatard-Pannetier, A. (2004). The relationship between expertise and evaluative extremity: The moderating role of experts' task characteristics. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 86, 5-18.
  • Brauer, M., & Chekroun, P. (2005). The relationship between perceived violation of social norms and social control: Situational factors influencing the reaction to deviance. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 35, 1519-1539.
  • Brauer, M., Judd, C. M., & Jacquelin, V. (2001). The communication of social stereotypes: The effects of group discussion and information distribution on stereotypic appraisals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81, 463-475.
  • Brauer, M., Martinot, D., & Ginet, M. (2004). Current tendencies and future challenges for social psychologists. Current Psychology of Cognition, 22, 537-558.
  • Chappe, B., Brauer, M., & Castano E. (2004). Advantaged groups are more variable than disadvantaged groups: The case of preferences and habits. Current Psychology of Cognition, 22, 407-425.
  • Chaurand, N., & Brauer, M. (2008). What determines social control? People's reactions to counternormative behaviors in urban environments. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38, 1689-1715.
  • Chekroun, P., & Brauer, M. (2002). The bystander effect and social control behavior: The effect of the presence of others on people's reactions to norm violations. European Journal of Social Psychology, 32, 853-867.
  • Guinote, A., Judd, C. M., & Brauer, M. (2002). Effects of power on perceived and objective group variability: Evidence that more powerful groups are more variable. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 708-721.
  • Mondillon, L., Niedenthal, P. M., Brauer, M., Rohmann, A., Dalle, N., & Uchida, Y. (2005). Beliefs about power and its relation to emotional experience: A comparison of Japan, France, Germany, and the United States. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 1112-1122.
  • Niedenthal, P. M., Brauer, M., Robin, L., & Innes-Ker, A. H. (2002). Adult attachment and the perception of facial expression. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 419-433.
  • Nugier, A., Niedenthal, P., Brauer, M., & Chekroun, P. (2007). Moral and angry emotions provoked by informal social control. Cognition & Emotion, 21, 1699-1720.

Other Publications:

  • Brauer, M., Judd, C. M., & Thompson, M. S. (2003). The acquisition, transmission, and discussion of social stereotypes: Influences of communication on group perceptions. In V. Yzerbyt, O. Corneille, & C. M. Judd (Eds.), The psychology of group perception: Contributions to the study of homogeneity, entititavity, and essentialism (pp. 237-255). New York, NY: Psychology Press.

Markus Brauer
Laboratoire de Psychologie Sociale et Cognitive
Université Blaise Pascal
34, avenue Carnot
63037 Clermont-Ferrand

  • Phone: +33-(0)473408516
  • Fax: +33-(0)473406114

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