Kumar Yogeeswaran staff portrait

Senior LecturerKumar Yogeeswaran

Psychology 210
Internal Phone: 94379


Research Interests

At the broadest level, my primary research lies in the realm of intergroup relations. This interest is fueled by the desire to understand how people’s membership in particular groups (e.g. ethnic, gender, or national groups) shape their attitudes, stereotypes, and behaviours toward others as well as their own self-conceptions. Much of my primary work to date examines the complexities and challenges of achieving national unity in societies comprised of diverse cultural groups, while identifying new strategies that help reduce intergroup conflict in such nations. As a secondary interest, I conduct research that bridges interdisciplinary fields by applying social psychological science to areas such as law, politics, communication, and robotics.

Recent Publications

  • Bartneck C., Yogeeswaran K., Ser QM., Woodward G., Sparrow R., Wang S. and Eyssel F. (2018) Robots and racism. Chicago, IL, USA: 5-8 Mar 2018. In ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3171221.3171260.
  • McKeogh K., Dorahy MJ. and Yogeeswaran K. (2018) The activation of shame following dissociation in the context of relationships: A vignette study. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry 59: 48-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbtep.2017.11.001.
  • Nash K., Lea JM., Davies T. and Yogeeswaran K. (2018) The bionic blues: Robot rejection lowers self-esteem. Computers in Human Behavior 78: 59-63. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2017.09.018.
  • Yogeeswaran K., Verkuyten M., Osborne D. and Sibley C. (2018) "I have a dream" of a colorblind nation? Examining the relationship between colorblindness, system justification, and support for policies that redress inequalities. Journal of Social Issues 74(2)
  • Dorahy MJ., McKendry H., Scott A., Yogeeswaran K., Martens A. and Hanna D. (2017) Reactive dissociative experiences in response to acute increases in shame feelings. Behaviour Research and Therapy 89: 75-85. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2016.11.007.