Kumar Yogeeswaran staff portrait

Associate ProfessorKumar Yogeeswaran

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

  • Adelman L., Yogeeswaran K. and Verkuyten M. (2023) The unintended consequences of tolerance: The experience and repercussions of being tolerated for minority group members.. PLoS One 18(3): e0282073. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0282073.
  • Catton AKH., Dorahy MJ. and Yogeeswaran K. (2023) Disclosure of Sexual Victimization: Effects of Invalidation and Shame on Re-Disclosure. Journal of Interpersonal Violence http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/08862605231155122.
  • Dangubić M., Yogeeswaran K., Verkuyten M. and Sibley CG. (2023) The rejection and acceptance of Muslim minority practices: A person-centered approach. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations 26(2): 380-405. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/13684302211067967.
  • Grossmann I., Rotella A., Hutcherson CA., Sharpinskyi K., Varnum MEW., Achter S., Dhami MK., Guo XE., Kara-Yakoubian M. and Mandel DR. (2023) Insights into the accuracy of social scientists’ forecasts of societal change. Nature Human Behaviour http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41562-022-01517-1.
  • Shanaah S., Yogeeswaran K., Greaves L., Bulbulia JA., Osborne D., Afzali MU. and Sibley CG. (2023) Hate Begets Warmth? The Impact of an Anti-Muslim Terrorist Attack on Public Attitudes toward Muslims. Terrorism and Political Violence 35(1): 156-174. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09546553.2021.1877673.