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Brian Mullen

Brian Mullen

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Professor Brian Mullen died May 4, 2006, in Canterbury. Social Psychology Network is maintaining this profile for visitors who wish to learn more about Professor Mullen's work.

Professor Brian Mullen has research interests in the following areas: (1) applying social-cognitive principles to the study of group processes and intergroup behaviour; (2) the causes and consequences of cognitive representations of groups; (3) hate speech, ethnophaulisms (names for outgroups) and ethnonyms (names for ingroups); and (4) meta-analysis.

Primary Interests:

  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Social Cognition

Journal Articles:

  • Mullen, B. (in press). A social psychological study of ethnonyms: The effects of ingroup names on intergroup hostility. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
  • Mullen, B. (2004). Sticks and stones can break my bones, but ethnophaulisms can alter the portrayal of immigrants to children. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 250-260.
  • Mullen, B., Migdal, M.J., & Rozell, D. (2003). Self-awareness, deindividuation, and social identity: Unraveling theoretical paradoxes by filling empirical lacunae. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 1071-1081.
  • Mullen, B., Pizzuto, C., & Foels, R. (2002). Altering intergroup perceptions by altering prevailing mode of cognitive representation: “They look like people.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 1333-1343.
  • Mullen, B., & Rice, D.R. (2003). Ethnophaulisms and exclusion: The behavioral consequences of cognitive representation of ethnic immigrant groups. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 1056-1067.
  • Mullen, B. & Smyth, J.M. (2004). Immigrant suicide rates as a function of ethnophaulisms: Hate speech predicts death. Psychosomatic Medicine, 66, 343-348.
  • Rice, D.R., & Mullen, B. (2003). Isaac, Ishmael, and Janus: Past and future lessons regarding the ethnic categorization of faces. Journal of Applied Cognition, 17, 1129-1147.

Other Publications:

  • Mullen, B., & Leader, T. (2005). Linguistic factors: Antilocutions, ethnonyms, ethnophaulisms, and other varieties of hate speech. In P. Glick, L. Rudman, & J. Dovidio (Eds.), On the Nature of Prejudice: Fifty years after Allport. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
  • Mullen, B., & Pizzuto, C. (in press). The effects of social distinctiveness: The phenomenology of being in a group. In J.B. Worthen & R. Hunt (Eds.), Distinctiveness and memory. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Rice, D.R., & Mullen, B. (2005). Cognitive representations and exclusion of ethnic immigrant groups. In D. Abrams, M.A. Hogg, & J.M. Marques (Eds.) The social psychology of inclusion and exclusion. New York, NY: Psychology Press.

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