Kumar Yogeeswaran staff portrait

Associate ProfessorKumar Yogeeswaran

Internal Phone: 94379

Qualifications

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

  • Byrne KG., Yogeeswaran K., Dorahy MJ., Gale J., Afzali MU., Bulbulia J. and Sibley CG. (2022) Author Correction: Psychological impact of far-right terrorism against Muslim minorities on national distress, community, and wellbeing (Scientific Reports, (2022), 12, 1, (1620), 10.1038/s41598-022-05678-x). Scientific Reports 12(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-06603-y.
  • Byrne KG., Yogeeswaran K., Dorahy MJ., Gale J., Afzali MU., Bulbulia J. and Sibley CG. (2022) Psychological impact of far-right terrorism against Muslim minorities on national distress, community, and wellbeing. Scientific Reports 12(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-05678-x.
  • Chivers EA., Yogeeswaran K., Zubielevitch E. and Sibley CG. (2022) Change in weight-based bias over a decade: A longitudinal nationally representative survey. The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific 23 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lanwpc.2022.100450.
  • Dangubić M., Yogeeswaran K., Verkuyten M. and Sibley CG. (2022) The rejection and acceptance of Muslim minority practices: A person-centered approach. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/13684302211067967.
  • Hobbs M., Milfont TL., Marek L., Yogeeswaran K. and Sibley CG. (2022) The environment an adult resides within is associated with their health behaviours, and their mental and physical health outcomes: a nationwide geospatial study. Social Science and Medicine 301 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.114801.