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Research Network on Social Inequality

Prof. Dr. Julia Becker

Prof. Dr. Julia Becker

Professor of Social Psychology, University of Osnabrück

Research Interests:

  • Prejudice
  • Protest behavior
  • Social inequality
  • Identification processes


Publications about Social Inequality:

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.
Becker, J.C., Ksenofontov, I., Benz, A., & Borgert, L. (in press). Einstellungen und Verhaltensweisen gegenüber Geflüchteten [Attitudes and Behaviors towards Refugees]. In A. Rohmann & S. Stürmer (Eds.). Die Flüchtlingsdebatte in Deutschland – Sozialpsychologische Perspektiven. Beiträge zur Angewandten Psychologie (Band 2). Frankfurt a. M.: Peter Lang.
Siem, B., Mazziotta, A., Becker, J. C., & Harth, N. S. (in preparation). A scale assessing different forms of help towards the poor.
Harth, N.S., Kessler, T., Siem, B., & Becker, J. (in preperation). Solidarity in social inequality: the role of social versus achievement norms.
Becker, J.C., Ksenofontov, I., Siem, B. & Love, A. (under review). Does well-intended mean well done? Social change motives versus paternalism in autonomy- and dependency-oriented help towards refugees.
Becker, J.C., Kraus, M., & Rheinschmidt, M. (2017). Cultural Expressions of Social Class and Their Implications for Group-Related beliefs and behaviors. Journal of Social Issues, 73, 158-174.
Becker, J.C., Butz, D.A., Sibley, C.G., Barlow, F.K., Bitacola, L., Christ, O., Khan, S., Leong, C.H., Pehrson, S., Srinivasan, N., Sulz, A., Tausch, N., Urbanska, K., & Wright, S. (2017). What do National Flags Stand For? An Exploration of Associations across 11 Nations. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48, 335-352.
Jost, J.T., Becker, J.C., Osborne, D., & Badaan, V. (2017). Missing in (collective) action: ideology, system justification, and the motivational antecedents of protest behavior. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 26, 99-108.
Becker, J.C. & Tausch, N. (2015). A dynamic model of engagement in normative and non-normative collective action: Psychological antecedents, consequences and barriers. European Review of Social Psychology, 26, 43-92.
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., & 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. (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., Tausch, N., & Wagner, U. (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., 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.