Broadly, my research interests are in the social psychology of justice and stereotyping and prejudice. My main line of research examines how a history of victimization can affect perceptions of groups and individuals. This includes research on how people can perceive victims as having obligations to help others and not do harm. I am also interested in the different strategies that people use to maintain belief in a just world and what affects the use of a particular strategy over another.
- Warner, R. H., & Brancombe, N. R. (2012). Observer perceptions of moral obligations in groups with a history of victimization. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38(7), 882-894.
- Warner, R. H., VanDeursen, M. J., & Pope, A. R. D. (2012). Temporal distance as a determinant of just world strategy. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42(3), 276-284.
- Warner, R..H., Wohl, M.J.A, & Branscombe, N.R. (2014). When do victim group members feel a moral obligation to help others? European Journal of Social Psychology, 44, 231-241.
- Warner, R.H., & Kiddoo, K. (2014). Are the Latter-day Saints too latter day? Perception of age and attitudes toward Mormons. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 17, 67-78.
- Tarrant, M., Branscombe, N. R., Warner, R. H., & Weston, D. (2012). Social identity and perceptions of torture: It's moral when we do it. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 513-518.
- VanDeursen, M. J., Pope, A. R. D., & Warner, R. H. (2012). Just world maintenance patterns among intrinsically and extrinsically religious individuals. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 755-758.
- Crandall, C. S., Bahns, A. J., Warner, R., & Schaller, M. (2011). Stereotypes as justifications of prejudice. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 1488-1498.
- Warner, R. H., & Branscombe, N. R. (2011). Observers’ benefit finding for victims: Consequences for perceived moral obligations. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 241-253.
- Warner, R. H., Branscombe, N. R., Garczynski, A., & Solomon, E. (2011). Judgments of sexual abuse victims. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 33, 207-219.
- Miron, A. M., Warner, R. H., & Branscombe, N. R. (2011). Accounting for group differences in appraisals of social inequality: Differential injustice standards. British Journal of Social Psychology, 50, 342-353.
- O’Brien, L. T., Crandall, C. S., Horstman-Reser, A., Warner, R., Alsbrooks, A., & Blodorn, A. (2010). But I’m no bigot: How prejudiced Americans maintain unprejudiced self-images. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40, 917-946.
- Warner, R., Hornsey, M. J., & Jetten, J. (2007). Why minority group members resent impostors. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37, 1-17.
- Psychology and the Law
- Psychology of Social Justice
- Social Psychology
Department of Psychology
Saint Louis University
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St. Louis, MO 63103
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