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Katherine Stroebe

Katherine Stroebe

My research interests lie in the area of intergroup relations and the study of disadvantaged groups. My current work largely centers on targets' responses to disadvantage. I am interested in how being the target of discrimination threatens cultural worldviews, specifically the need to see the world as just. Here I also differentiate between processes underlying responses to discrimination that directly threaten the self versus one's view of the world as just. In addition I study the role of perceptions of illegitimacy and justice in responding to discrimination and engaging in collective action. Recently, I have started work looking at why people like to "gun for" underdogs.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

Journal Articles:

  • Stroebe, K. (in press). Motivated inaction: When collective disadvantage does not induce collective action. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
  • De Dreu, C. K. W., Beersma, B., Stroebe, K., & Eeuwema, M. (2006). Motivated information processing, strategic choice, and the quality of negotiated agreement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 927-943.
  • Stroebe, K., Barreto, M., & Ellemers, N. (2010). Experiencing discrimination: How members of disadvantaged groups can be helped to cope with discrimination. Social Issues and Policy Review, 4, 181-213.
  • Stroebe, K., Barreto, M., & Ellemers, N. (2010). When searching hurts: The role of information search in reactions to gender discrimination. Sex Roles, 62, 60-76.
  • Stroebe, K., Dovidio, J. F., Barreto, M., Ellemers, N., & John, M. S. (2011). Is the world a just place? Countering the negative consequences of pervasive discrimination by reaffirming the world as just. British Journal of Social Psychology, 50, 484-500.
  • Stroebe, K., Ellemers, N., Barreto, M., & Mummendey, A. (2009). For better or for worse: The congruence of personal and group outcomes on targets’ responses to discrimination. European Journal of Social Psychology, 39, 576-591.
  • Stroebe, K., Lodewijkx, H. F. M., & Spears, R. (2005). Do unto others as they do unto you: Reciprocity and social identification as determinants of ingroup favouritism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 831-845.
  • Wang, K., Stroebe, K., & Dovidio, J. F. (2012). Stigma consciousness and prejudice ambiguity: Can it be adaptive to perceive the world as biased? Personality and Individual Differences, 53(3), 241-245.

Other Publications:

  • Barreto, M., Ellemers, N., Cihangir, S., & Stroebe, K (2009). The self-fulfilling effects of contemporary sexism: How the well-being and behavior of women is affected by the subtle discrimination they encounter. In M. Barreto, M. Ryan, & S. Schmitt (Eds.), The glass ceiling in the 21st century: Understanding barriers to gender equality. American Psychological Association.
  • Stroebe, K., Spears, R., & Lodewijkx, H. F. M. (2007). Contrasting and integrating social identity and interdependence approaches to intergroup discrimination in the minimal group paradigm. In M. Hewstone, H. A. W. Schut, J. B. F. De Wit, K. Van den Bos, & M. S. Stroebe (Eds.), The scope of social psychology: Theory and applications (pp. 173-190). Hove, England: Psychology Press.

Courses Taught:

Katherine Stroebe
Dept. of Social and Organizational Psychology
University of Groningen
Grote Kruisstraat 2/1
9712 TS Groningen
The Netherlands

  • Phone: +31 (0) 503636509

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