I received my Ph.D in Social Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2008 (advisors: Jack Dovidio and Felicia Pratto), and was then a postdoctoral associate at Yale University. Prior to my Ph.D studies I completed my BA and MA degrees at Tel Aviv University under the supervision of Dr. Arie Nadler. In 2009 I joined the psychology faculty at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya which is, since then, my new home.
Using a variety of methods and considering a range of social contexts, my research aims to understand the dynamics of intergroup relations, and in particular, the role that group power plays in shaping these relations. In my main line of work I investigate how differences in group-based power influence the way people approach intergroup encounters (in terms of goals, expectations, and motivations), and how they are affected by those encounters. In my second major line of work I study factors that may advance or undermine commitment to social change, while considering the different psychologies of advantaged and disadvantaged group members. In another related line of research I investigate methods for improving relations between groups in conflict while considering the dynamics of dehumanization between rival groups.
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Gender Psychology
- Group Processes
- Intergroup Relations
- Political Psychology
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Scheepers, D.T., Saguy, T., Dovidio, J.F., & Gaertner, S. A. (in press). Shared dual identity promotes a cardiovascular challenge response during interethnic interactions. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.
- N.K., Saguy, T. Sidanius, J., & Taylor, D.M. (in press). Negotiating power: Agenda ordering and the willingness to negotiate in asymmetric intergroup conflicts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
- Cohen-Chen, S., Halperin, E., Saguy, T., & Van Zomeren, M. (in press). Beliefs about the malleability of immoral groups facilitate collective action. Social Psychological and Personality Science.
- Pratto, F., Saguy, T. Stewart, A.L, Morselli, D., Aiello, A., Aranda, M, Durrheim, K., Çidam, A., Eicher, V., Fo els, R., Licata, L. Liu, J.H., Liu, L., Meyer, I., Muldoon, O., Petrovic, N., Prati, F, Saab, R., & Sweetman. J. (in press). Attitudes towards Arab ascendance: Israeli and global perspectives. Psychological science.
- Van-Zomeren, M., Saguy, T., & Schellhaas, F. M. H. (2013). Believing in "making a difference" to collective efforts: Participative efficacy beliefs as a unique predictor of collective action. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 16(5) 618-634.
- Saguy, T., Chernyak-Hai, L., Andrighetto, L., & Bryson, J. (2013). When the powerful feels wronged: The legitimization effects of advantaged group members' sense of being accused for harboring racial or ethnic biases. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43, 292-298.
- Saguy, T., & Dovidio, J. F. (2013). Insecure status relations shape preferences for the content of intergroup contact. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1030-1042.
- Nakash, O., Saguy, T., & Levav, I. (2012). The effect of social identities of service-users and clinicians on mental health disparities: A review of theory and facts. Israeli Journal of Psychiatry, 3, 202-210.
- Saguy, T., & Chernyak-Hai, L. (2012). Intergroup contact can undermine disadvantaged group members' attributions to discrimination. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 714-720.
- Saguy, T., & N. K. (2011). Inside the opponent’s head: Perceived losses in group position predict accuracy in metaperceptions between groups. Psychological Science, 22, 951-958.
- Saguy, T., Quinn, D. M., Dovidio, J. F., & Pratto, F. (2010). Interacting like a body: Objectification can lead women to narrow their presence in social interactions. Psychological Science, 21, 178-182.
- Dovidio, J. F., Saguy, T., & Gaertner, S. L. (2010). Appreciating the role of the “individual mind” in diversity science: Commonality, harmony, and change. Psychological Inquiry, 21, 108-114.
- Saguy, T., Tausch, N., Dovidio, J. F., & Pratto, F. (2009). The irony of harmony: Intergroup contact can produce false expectations for equality. Psychological Science, 20, 114-12.
- Dovidio, J. F., Saguy, T., & Shnabel, N. (2009). Cooperation and conflict within groups: Bridging intragroup and intergroup processes. Journal of Social Issues, 65, 429-449.
- Dovidio, J. F., Gaertner, S. L., & Saguy. T. (2009). Commonality and the complexity of “We”: Social attitudes and social change. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 13, 3-20.
- Pratto, F., Pearson, A. R., Lee, I., & Saguy, T. (2008). Power dynamics in an experimental game. Social Justice Research, 21, 377-407.
- Saguy, T., Dovidio, J. F., & Pratto, F. (2008). Beyond contact: Intergroup contact in the context of power relations. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 432-445.
- Saguy, T., Tausch, N., Dovidio, J. F., Pratto, F., & Singh, P. (2010). Tension and harmony in intergroup relations. In M. Mikulincer & P. R. Shaver (Eds.), Human aggression and violence: Causes, manifestations, and consequences (pp. 333-348). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Saguy, T., Pratto, F., Dovidio, J. F., & Nadler, A. (2009). Talking about power: Group power and the desired content of intergroup interactions. In S. Demoulin, J. P. Leyens, & J. F. Dovidio (Eds.), Intergroup misunderstandings: Impact of divergent social realities (pp. 213-232). Washington, DC: Psychology Press.
- Saguy, T., Tropp, L. R., & Hawi, D. R. (2013). The role of group power in intergroup contact. To appear in Hodson, G., & Hewstone, M. Advances in intergroup contact (pp. 113-132). Psychology Press
- Multivariate Statistics
- Poitical Psychology
- Research Methods
New School of Psychology
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