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Prof. Dr. Julia Becker

Since 1.10.13 E-Mail: julia.becker[at]uni-osnabrueck.de
phone: ++49-(0)6421-28-26632
room: 02044
Lecturer

 

Short biography

  • Born in November 1978
  • Diploma in Psychology in March 2005 at the Philipps-University Marburg
  • Scholarship Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation from 2001-2005
  • 2005-2008 scholarship of the Research training group „Group focused enmity“
  • Dissertation: Women's Internalization of Sexism: Predictors and Antidotes
  • Dr. rer. nat. in January 2008 at the Philipps-University Marburg

Research interests

prejudice, stereotypes, intergroup relations, sexism, intergroup conflict, legitimizing ideologies, collective action, social identity processes

 

Publications

Peer-reviewed journals

Becker, J.C., & Tausch, N. (in press). When group memberships are negative: The concept, measurement and behavioral implications of psychological disidentification. Self and Identity.

Becker, J.C., Wright, S.C., Lubensky, M.E., & Zhou, S. (2013). Friend or Ally: Whether cross-group contact undermines collective action depends what advantaged group members say (or don’t say). Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 442-455.


Becker, J.C. (2012). The system stabilizing role of identity management strategies: Social creativity can undermine collective action for social change. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103, 647-662.

Becker, J.C. (2012). Virtual Special Issue on Theory and Research on Collective Action in EJSP. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 19-33.

Becker, J.C. (2010). Why do women endorse hostile and benevolent sexism? The role of salient female subtypes and personalization of sexist contents. Sex Roles, 62, 453-467.

Becker, J.C., & Asbrock, F. (2012). What triggers helping versus harming of ambivalent groups? Effects of the relative salience of warmth versus competence. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 19-27.

Becker, J.C., Enders-Comberg, A., Wagner, U., Christ, O., & Butz, D. A. (in press). Beware of national symbols: How flags can threaten intergroup relations. Social Psychology.

Becker, J.C., Glick, P., Ilic, M., & Bohner, G. (2011). Damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t? Social consequences of accepting versus rejecting benevolent sexist offers for the target and perpetrator. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 761-773.

Becker, J.C. & Swim, J.K. (2012). Reducing endorsement of benevolent and modern sexist beliefs: Differential effects of addressing harm versus pervasiveness of benevolent sexism. Social Psychology, 43, 127-137.

Becker, J.C. & Swim, J.K. (2011). Seeing the unseen: Attention to daily encounters with sexism as a way to reduce sexist beliefs. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 35, 227 - 242.

Becker, J.C., Tausch, N., Spears, R. & Christ, O. (2011). Committed dis(s)idents: Participation in radical collective action fosters disidentification with the broader in-group but enhances political identification. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 1104-1116.

Becker, J.C., Tausch, N., & Wagner (2011). Emotional consequences of collective action participation: Differentiating self-directed from outgroup-directed emotions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 1587-1598.

Becker, J.C., & Wagner, U. (2009). Doing gender differently – The interplay of strength of gender identification and content of gender identity in predicting women’s endorsement of sexism. European Journal of Social Psychology, 39, 487-508.

Becker, J.C., Wagner, U., & Christ, O. (2011). Consequences of the 2008-financial crisis for intergroup relations: The role of perceived threat and causal attributions. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 14, 871-885.

Becker, J.C. & Wright, S.C. (2011). Yet another dark side of chivalry: Benevolent sexism undermines and hostile sexism motivates collective action for social change. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 62-77.

Sibley, C.G. & Becker, J.C. (in press). A typology of sexists: Profiling ambivalent and univalent sexists in a national probability sample. European Journal of Social Psychology.

Swim, J.K. & Becker, J.C. (in press). Country Contexts and Individuals’ climate Change mitigating behaviors: A comparison of U.S. versus German individuals’ efforts to reduce energy use. Journal of Social Issues.

Tausch, N. & Becker, J.C. (in press). Emotional Reactions to Success and Failure of Collective Action as Predictors of Future Action Intentions: A Longitudinal Investigation in the Context of Student Protests against Tuition Fees in Germany. British Journal of Social Psychology.

Tausch, N., Becker, J.C., Spears, R., Christ, O., Saab, R., Singh, & Siddiqui, R.N. (2011). Explaining Radical Group Behaviour: Developing Emotion and Efficacy Routes to Normative and Non-normative Collective Action. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 129-148.

Wagner, U., Becker, J.C., Christ, O., Pettigrew, T.F., & Schmidt, P. (2012). A longitudinal test of the relation between German nationalism, patriotism and outgroup derogation. European Sociological Review, 28, 319-332.


Book chapter

Asbrock, F., Lemmer, G., Wagner, U., Becker, J. & Koller, J. (2009). Das Gefühl macht den Unterschied. Emotionen gegenüber „Ausländern“ in Ost- und Westdeutschland [The feeling makes the difference. Emotions towards immigrants in Eastern and Western Germany]. In W. Heitmeyer (Hg.), Deutsche Zustände. Folge 7 [German States. Sequal 7] (pp. 152-167). Frankfurt: Suhrkamp.

Becker, J., Christ, O., Wagner, U., & Schmidt, P. (2009). Deutschland einig Vaterland? Riskante regionale und nationale Identifikationen in Ost- und Westdeutschland [Unified Germany? Risky regional and national identification in Eastern and Western Germany]. In W. Heitmeyer (Hg.), Deutsche Zustände. Folge 7 [German States. Sequal 7] (pp. 113-130). Frankfurt: Suhrkamp.

Becker, J.C., Wagner, U. & Christ (2010). Ursachenzuschreibungen in Krisenzeiten: Auswirkungen auf Antisemitismus und Fremdenfeindlichkeit [Causal attributions in times of crisis: Implications for Antisemitism and prejudice]. In W. Heitmeyer (Ed.) Deutsche Zustände. Folge 8 [German States. Sequal 8] (pp. 128-143). Frankfurt: Suhrkamp.

Becker, J., Wagner, U. & Christ, O. (2007). Nationalismus und Patriotismus als Ursache von Fremdenfeindlichkeit. [Nationalism and Patriotism as cause of prejudice]. In W. Heitmeyer (ed.), Deutsche Zustände. Folge 5 [German States. Sequal 5] (pp. 131-149). Frankfurt: Suhrkamp.

Swim, J.K., & Becker, J.C. (2009). Modern Sexism. To appear in J. Levine & M. Hogg (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup relations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Swim, J. K., Becker, J., Lee, E. & Pruitt, E. R. (2009). Sexism reloaded: Worldwide evidence for its endorsement, expression, and emergence in multiple contexts. In H. Landrine & N. Russo (Eds.). Handbook of diversity in feminist psychology (pp. 137-172). Washington,DC: American Psychological Association.

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