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Diane Mackie

Diane Mackie

My research spans two distinctly different domains: intergroup relations (focusing on the affective, cognitive, and motivational processes by which group memberships influence people's thoughts, feelings, and behavior) and social influence (focusing on the affective, cognitive, and motivational processes by which peoples' attitudes and behavior are changed). Ongoing work in my lab includes, for example, projects on the role of familiarity, affect, and emotion in persuasion; the impact of prior exposure to persuasive sources; the similarities and differences between attitudes, norms, self-persuasion and social persuasion; the nature of social emotions and their role in prejudice and discrimination; and the role of ingroup identification and commitment in generating group emotions, justifying ingroup actions, and explaining outgroup derogation.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

  • Mackie, D. M., & Smith, E. R. (1998). Intergroup relations: Insights from a theoretically integrative approach. Psychological Review, 105, 499-529.
  • Mackie, D. M., Smith, E. R., & Ray, D.G. (2008). Intergroup emotions and intergroup relations. Personality and Social Psychology Compass, 2, 1866-1880
  • Moons, W. G., Leonard, D. J., Mackie, D. M., & Smith, E. R. (2009). I feel our pain: Antecedents and consequences of emotional self-stereotyping. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 760-769.
  • Moons, W. G., & Mackie, D. M. (2007). Thinking straight while seeing red: The influence of anger on information processing. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 706-720.
  • Moons, W. G., Mackie, D. M., & Garcia-Marques, T. (2009). The impact of repetition-induced familiarity on agreement with weak and strong arguments. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 96, 32-44.
  • Rydell, R. J., Mackie, D. M., Maitner, A. T., Claypool, H. M., Ryan, M. J., & Smith, E. R. (2008). Arousal, processing, and risk taking: Consequences of intergroup anger. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1141-1152.
  • Smith, E. R., Seger, C. R., & Mackie, D. M. (2007) Can emotions be truly group level? Evidence for four conceptual criteria. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 431-446.

Diane Mackie
Department of Psychology
University of California
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9660
United States

  • Phone: (805) 893-2057
  • Fax: (805) 893-4303

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