Kumar Yogeeswaran staff portrait

Associate ProfessorKumar 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 politics, social media communications, and robotics.

Recent Publications

  • Verkuyten M., Kollar R., Gale J. and Yogeeswaran K. (2022) Right-wing political orientation, national identification and the acceptance of immigrants and minorities. Personality and Individual Differences 184 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2021.111217.
  • Adelman L., Verkuyten M. and Yogeeswaran K. (2021) Distinguishing between active and passive tolerance: Understanding its prevalence and the role of moral concern. Political Psychology.
  • Adelman L., Verkuyten M. and Yogeeswaran K. (2021) Moralization and moral trade-offs explain (in)tolerance of Muslim minority behaviours. European Journal of Social Psychology http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2792.
  • Adelman L., Verkuyten M., Cardenas D. and Yogeeswaran K. (2021) On a Slippery Slope to Intolerance: Individual difference in slippery slope beliefs predict outgroup negativity. Journal of Research in Personality.
  • Bulbulia J., Piven S., Greaves L., Osborne D., Troughton G., Yogeeswaran K. and Sibley CG. (2021) Longitudinal Study of Pandemic and Natural Disaster Distress. http://dx.doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/erfhp.