Kumar Yogeeswaran staff portrait

Associate ProfessorKumar Yogeeswaran

Psychology 210
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

  • Andrews N., Yogeeswaran K., Wang M., Nash K., Hawi D. and Sibley C. (2020) Is social media use changing who we are? Examining the bidirectional relationship between personality and social media use.. CyberPsychology, Behavior and Social Networking.
  • Devos T., Sadler M., Perry D. and Yogeeswaran K. (2020) Temporal fluctuations in context ethnic diversity over three decades predict implicit national inclusion of Asian Americans. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1368430219887440.
  • Devos T., Yogeeswaran K., Milojev P. and Sibley CG. (2020) Conceptions of national identity and opposition to bicultural policies in New Zealand: A comparison of majority and minority perspectives. International Journal of Intercultural Relations http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2020.04.004.
  • Verkuyten M. and Yogeeswaran K. (2020) Cultural Diversity and its Implications for Intergroup Relations. Current Opinion in Psychology 32 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2019.06.010.
  • Verkuyten M. and Yogeeswaran K. (2020) Interculturalism and acceptance of minority groups: The moderating role of political ideology. Social Psychology http://dx.doi.org/10.1027/1864-9335/a000404.