Selected Publications

Syfers*, L., Rast, D.E. III., & Gaffney, A.M. (in press). Leading change by protecting group identity in the 2019 Canadian General Election. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. doi: 10.1111/asap.12255

Syfers*, L., Gaffney, A.M., Rast, D.E. III, & Estrada*, D.A. (2021). Communicating group norms through election results. The British Journal of Social Psychology. doi: 10.1111/bjso.12481

Crano, W. D. & Gaffney, A. M. (2021). Populism in the west as a form of influence. In J. P. Forgas, K. Fiedler, & W. D. Crano (Eds.), The Psychology of Populism: The Tribal Change to Liberal Democracy (Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology) (pp. 297-318). London: Psychology Press.

Gaffney, A. M., Rast, D. E. III, & Hogg, M. A. (2018). Unexpected leadership under uncertainty: A social identity analysis of non-prototypical leader emergence. Journal of Social Issues,74, 20-35. doi: 10.1111/josi.12254

Hogg, M. A. & Gaffney, A. M. (2018). Group processes and intergroup relations. In S. Ghetti (Ed.), The Stevens’ handbook of experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Volume 3: Developmental and social psychology. New York: Wiley. doi: 10.1002/9781119170174.epcn414

Gaffney, A. M., & Hogg, M. A. (2017). Social identity and social influence. In S. Harkins, K. D. Williams, & J. Burger (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of social influence (pp. 259-273). New York: Oxford University Press.

Hohman, Z. P., Gaffney, A. M., & Hogg, M. A. (2017). Who am I if I am not like my group? Self-uncertainty and feeling peripheral in a group. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 72, 125-132. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2017.05.002

Gaffney, A. M., Rast, D. E. III, Hacket, J. D., & Hogg, M. A. (2014). Further to the right: Uncertainty, political polarization, and the American Tea Party movement. Social Influence, 9, 272-288. doi: 10.1080/15534510.2013.842495

Hogg, M. A., & Gaffney, A. M. (2014). Prototype-based social comparisons within groups: Constructing social identity to reduce self-uncertainty. In Z. Križan & F. X. Gibbons (Eds.). Communal functions of social comparison (pp. 145-174). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Rast, D. E. III, Gaffney, A. M., Hogg, M. A., & Crisp, R. J. (2012). Leadership under uncertainty: When leaders who are non-prototypical group members can gain support. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 646-653.doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2011.12.013

Bligh, M. C., Casad, B. J., Schlehofer, M. M., & Gaffney, A. M. (2012). Competent enough, but would you vote for her? Gender stereotypes, political affiliation, and media influences on perceptions of women senators. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42, 560-597. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00781.x

Gaffney, A. M., Hogg, M. A., Cooper, J., & Stone, J. (2012). Witness to hypocrisy: Reacting to ingroup hypocrites in the presence of others. Social Influence, 7, 98-112. doi: 10.1080/15534510.2012.663741

Aberson, C. L. & Gaffney, A. M. (2009). An integrated threat model of explicit and implicit attitudes. European Journal of Social Psychology, 39, 808-830. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.582

Recent Symposium Conveyor

Gaffney, A. M., & Rast, D. E. III, Smith, Christine, & Hogg, M. A. (Conference Organizers) (2021). Group Processes and Intergroup Relations Pre-conference. Pre-conference at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (online program).

Gaffney, A. M., & Rast, D. E. III, Smith, Christine, & Hogg, M. A. (Conference Organizers) (2020). Group Processes and Intergroup Relations Pre-conference. Pre-conference at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Recent Presentations

Gaffney, A. M. (2020, October). Leadership in Polarized Times. Invited talk at the Claremont Graduate University, Social Socials. Claremont, CA.

Gaffney, A. M. & Rast, D. E. III. (2020, June). At the behest of the electorate: Consensus transforms deviant to normative leadership. 19th general meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology, Kraków, Poland (cancelled).

Gaffney, A. M. (2020, March). Addressing the political divide: The pursuit and protection of identity. Invited oral presentation for Psych Talks, Humboldt State University. Arcata, CA.

Gaffney, A. M. (2020, February). When the group galvanizes of criticism of their leader: The unintended consequences of criticizing a leader. Invited oral presentation at the 2020 Group Processes and Intergroup Relations Preconference at the annual meeting the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. New Orleans, LA.

Recent Student-led Oral & Poster Presentations

Souter*, S. S., Gardner*, S. E., Valdovinos*, P. E., & Gaffney, A. M. (2021, July). Identification with conspiracy groups online: The impacts of social isolation, self-uncertainty, and support for Donald Trump. Paper at the annual meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Virtual.

Estrada*, D. & Gaffney, A.M. (2021, February). Means to an End: Examining the relationship between need for closure and an extremist government. Poster presentation at the 22nd annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Ma*, A. C., Rast, D. E. III, & Gaffney, A. M. (2021, February). Uncertainty and Exclusion: Do feelings of identity-related uncertainty lead to greater acceptance of exclusionary leader rhetoric? Poster presentation at the 22nd annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Griffith*, Z. M., Peabody, J*, Gaffney, A. M., & Hagger, M. S. (2021, February). COVID-19 health anxiety and perceptions of safety in training on campus among coaches and student athletes. Poster presentation at the Health Preconference at the 22nd annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Peabody*, J., & Gaffney, A. M. (2021, February). Integrating ideological polarization into the social identity model of collective action. Poster presentation at the 22nd annual conference of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology.

Kincaid*, K., Ma*, A., Conso*, M., Estrada*, D., Reynolds*, H., Gaffney, A. M., & Rast, D. E. III (2021, February). That's my autocrat: Does concern for COVID-19 inoculate autocratic ingroup leaders? Poster presentation at the 22nd annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Souter*, S. S., Gardner*, S. E., Valdovino*s, P. E., & Gaffney, A. M. (2021, February). The Plandemic: How support for Trump and self-uncertainty results in motivation to identify with conspiracy groups online. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Group Processes and Intergroup Relations preconference, Virtual.

Syfers*, L., Rast, D. E. III, & Gaffney, A. M. (2021, February). Leaders as agents of change and agents of continuity in the 2019 Canadian General Election. Poster presentation at the 22nd annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Byers*, S. M, Skillman*, B. P., & Gaffney, A. M. (2020). Papal support for women under uncertainty: Changing perceptions of women in religious leadership positions in the Roman Catholic Church. Poster session at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, L.A.

Xie*, X, Lau-Gesk, L, & Gaffney, A. M. (2020, October). How Can I Help When I Feel Rejected? The Interplay of Social Exclusion, Social Identity, and Prosocial Behavior. Paper presentation at the annual Association for Consumer Research Conference, Paris, France.

Ma*, A., Rast, D. E. III, & Gaffney, A. M. (2020, June). Redrawing group boundaries: Effects of rhetoric on perceptions of leaders and groups. Oral presentation at the 19th general meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology, Kraków, Poland. (cancelled)

Cervantes*, D., Peabody*, J., Fegurgur, E., Perriello*, L. M., & Gaffney, A. M. (2020, June). Immigration Policy: Americans' Responses to the Separation of Asylum-Seeking Families. Poster session at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues, Denver, CO. (cancelled, online program)

Ouyang*, Y., Kincaid*, K. M., Rast, D. E. III, & Gaffney, A. M. (2020, June). Female leadership in times of uncertainty: The role of group identification and perceived leader prototypicality. Blitz talk at the 19th general meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology. Kraków, Poland. (cancelled)

Syfers*, L., Rast, D. E. III, & Gaffney, A. M. (2020, June). Rhetoric promoting identity continuity as a strategy for elevating group support for change. Oral presentation at the 19thgeneral meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology, Kraków, Poland. (cancelled)

Beaulieu*, J., & Gaffney, A. M. (2020, May). Lead me to lose: How leaders, uncertainty, and competition influence weight loss intentions in groups. Oral presentation at the Western Psychological Association Conference in San Francisco, CA. (postponed)

Cervantes*, D., Estrada*, D., Perriello*, L. M., Alcaraz*, D., Flynn*, D., & Gaffney, A. M. (2020, May). California, Sanctuary State: Californians' Responses to Federal Opposition to California Policy. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA. (postponed)

Estrada*, D. & Gaffney, A. M. (2020, May). Uncertainty and support for extremist governments. Oral presentation at the Western Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, CA. (postponed)

Peabody*, J., & Gaffney, A. M. (2020, May). Will work for belongingness: Prototypicality, uncertainty, threat, and collective action tendencies. Oral presentation at the Western Psychological Association Conference in San Francisco, CA. (postponed)

Reynolds*, H., Fegurgur*, E., Mendez*, R., & Gaffney, A. M. (2020, May). Reflecting on moral shortcomings leads to self-uncertainty and moral downplaying. Poster session at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues, Denver, CO. (cancelled, online program)

Reynolds*, H., Fegurgur*, E., Mendez*, R., O'Brien*, S., & Gaffney, A. M. (2020, May). Reflecting on moral shortcomings leads to self-uncertainty and moral downplaying. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA. (postponed)

Souter*, S. S., Gaffney, A. M., Hogg M. A. (2020, May). Are they accepting new members? Group Identification Motivated by Uncertainty Reduction. Oral presentation at Western Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco CA. (postponed)

Estrada*, D., Neely*, A., Carter*, H., Lopez*, A., Hackett, J. D., & Gaffney, A. M. (2020, February). Follow or Fight: The influence of group norms on leader support and collective action. Poster session at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Ma*, A. C., Rast, D. E. III., & Gaffney, A. M. (2020, February). When the group is too extreme: revisiting the relationships between uncertainty and extremism. Poster session at the Bringing Intragroup Processes Back to Social Psychology Pre-conference at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Ma*, A. C., Rast, D. E. III, & Gaffney, A. M. (2020, February). Divide and conquer: How highlighting subgroup differences impacts leader support. Poster session at the annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

McDowell*, J., Obiekezie*, C., Gaffney, A. M., & Hackett, J. D. (2020, February). Self-uncertainty and cultural appropriation. Poster session at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Peabody*, D., Beaulieu*, J., Mendez*, J., Hackett, J. D, & Gaffney, A. M. (2020, February). Relationships between Extreme Ideology, Integrated Threat, and Out-group Evaluations. Poster session at the annual meeting of Society for the Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Souter*, S. S., Conso*, M. C., Perriello*, L. M., Griffith*, Z. M., Rast, D. E. III, Gaffney, A. M. (2020, February). Implicit Bias, Conservatism, and Low Support for Black Lives Matter among Republicans. Poster session at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Syfers*, L., Rast, D.E. III., & Gaffney, A. M. (2020, February). When drastic change is good: Incoming leaders may benefit from being different. Poster session at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.