My research looks at which forms of intergroup contact best reduce prejudice, how and why they do so, and what consequences they have for intergroup relations. Specifically, I have studied the effect of several different forms of intergroup contact in reducing prejudice, including cross-group friendship (Turner & Cameron, 2016; Turner & Feddes, 2011; Turner et al., 2014), extended contact (Turner, Hewstone, Voci, & Vonofakou, 2008; West & Turner, 2014; Paterson, Turner, & Conner, 2015), and imagined contact (Crisp & Turner, 2012; Turner & West, 2012; West, Turner, & Levita, 2015). I am also interested in the role of personality (Turner, Dhont et al., 2014; Vezzali, Turner, Capozza, & Trifilleti, 2017; Choma, Jagavat, Hodson, & Turner, 2017), social identity (Turner & Crisp, 2010) and multiple categorization (Crisp & Turner, 2011) in explaining intergroup relations. In addition, my research extends into applying research on nostalgia to the study of intergroup relations (Turner, Wildschut, & Sedikides, 2011; Turner, Wildschut, Sedikides & Gheorghiu, 2013, Turner, Wildschut, & Sedikides, 2017).
- Crisp, R. J., & Turner, R. N. (2010). Essential social psychology (2nd ed.). London: Sage Publications.
- Crisp, R. J., Heuston, S., Farr, M. J., & Turner, R. N (2007). Seeing red or feeling blue? Differentiated intergroup emotions as a function of ingroup identification in soccer fans. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 10, 9-26.
- Crisp, R.J., Husnu, S., Meleady, R., Stathi, S., & Turner, R. N. (2010). From imagery to intention: A dual route model of imagined contact effects. European Review of Social Psychology, 21, 188-236.
- Crisp, R. J., Stathi, S., Turner, R. N., & Husnu, S. (2008). Imagined intergroup contact: Theory, paradigm, and practice. Personality and Social Psychology Compass, 2, 1-18.
- Crisp, R. J., & Turner, R. N. (in press). The imagined intergroup contact hypothesis. In M. P. Zanna , & J. Olson (Eds.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (vol. 46). Burlington: Academic Press.
- Crisp, R. J., & Turner, R. N. (2011). Cognitive adaptation to the experience of social and cultural diversity. Psychological Bulletin, 137, 242-266.
- Crisp, R. J., & Turner, R. N. (2010). Have confidence in contact. American Psychologist, 65, 133-135.
- Crisp, R. J., & Turner, R. N. (2009). Can imagined interactions produce positive perceptions? Reducing prejudice through simulated social contact. American Psychologist, 64, 231-240.
- Turner, R. N., & Brown, R. J. (2008). Improving children's attitudes towards refugees: An evaluation of a multicultural curricula and anti-racist intervention. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38, 1295-1328.
- Turner, R. N., & Crisp, R. J. (2010). Explaining threats from common ingroups: A self-regulation theory analysis. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 13, 251-261.
- Turner, R. N., & Crisp, R. J. (2010). Imagining intergroup contact reduces implicit prejudice. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 129-142.
- Turner, R. N., Crisp, R. J., & Lambert, E. (2007). Imagining intergroup contact can improve intergroup attitudes. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 10, 427-441.
- Turner, R. N., & Feddes, A. (2011). How intergroup friendship works: A longitudinal study of friendship effects on outgroup attitudes. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 914-923.
- Turner, R. N., Hewstone, M., & Voci, A. (2007). Reducing explicit and implicit outgroup prejudice via direct and extended contact: The mediating role of self-disclosure and intergroup anxiety. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 369-388.
- Turner, R. N., Hewstone, M., Voci, A., Paolini, S., & Christ, O. (2007). Reducing prejudice via direct and extended cross-group friendship. European Review of Social Psychology, 18, 212-255.
- Turner, R. N., Hewstone, M., Voci, A., & Vonofakou, C. (2008). A test of the extended contact hypothesis: The mediating role of intergroup anxiety, perceived ingroup and outgroup norms, and inclusion of the outgroup in the self. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 843-860.
- Turner, R. N., Tam, T., Hewstone, M., Kenworthy, J., & Cairns, E. (in press). Contact between Catholic and Protestant schoolchildren in Northern Ireland. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
- Turner, R. N., & West, K. (2012). Behavioural consequences of imagining intergroup contact with stigmatized outgroups. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 15, 193-202.
- Turner, R. N., West, K., & Christie, Z. (in press). Outgroup trust, intergroup anxiety, and outgroup attitude as mediators of the effect of imagined intergroup contact on intergroup behavioural tendencies. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
- Turner, R. N., Wildschut, T., & Sedikides, C. (2011). Dropping the weight stigma: Nostalgia improves attitudes toward persons who are overweight. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 130-137.
- PSYC1601: Introduction to Psychology
- PSYC1604: Social Psychology
- PSYC1615: Professional Skills for Psychologists 1
- PSYC2504: Advanced Social Psychology
- PSYC2505: Psychology Mini Project
- PSYC3170: Psychology Major Project
School of Psychology
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, Northern Ireland BT7 1NN