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Research Network on Social Inequality

Prof. Dr. Nicole Harth

Prof. Dr. Nicole Harth

Professor of Psychology, Core Area Social Psychology, University of Sciences, Jena

Research Interests:

  • Conflicts and reconciliation between individuals and social groups
  • Prejudice and social discrimination
  • Psychological aspects of social inequality and regulation of relationships (with a focus on emotional aspects of these phenomena)



Publications about Social Inequality:

Siem, B., Mazziotta, A., Becker, J. C., & Harth, N. S. (in preparation). A scale assessing different forms of help towards the poor.
Naegler, L., Harth, N.S., & Kessler, T (under review). Fostering positive relations through respectful encounters: The role of respect in reconciliation
Maaitah, W., Harth, N.S., & Kessler, T. (in press). Wie Wasser und Öl, wir mischen uns nicht: Eine Sozialpsychologische Analyse Sozialer Diskriminierung anhand Aussagen geflüchteter Menschen in Deutschland. Beiträge zur angewandten Psychologie. Peter Lang.
Harth, N.S., Kessler, T., Siem, B., & Becker, J. (in preperation). Solidarity in social inequality: the role of social versus achievement norms.
Harth, N.S., Leach, C.W., & Kessler, T. (2013). Guilt, anger, and pride about in-group environmental behaviour: Different emotions predict distinct intentions. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 34, 18-26.
Harth, N.S., Hornsey, M.J., & Barlow, F.K. (2011). Emotional Responses to Rejection of Gestures of Intergroup Reconciliation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 815–829.
Kessler, T. & Harth, N.S. (2009). Change in intergroup relations: Psychological processes accompanying, determining, and determined by social change. In S. Otten, T. Kessler, & K. Sassenberg (Eds., pp. 243-262), Intergroup relations: The role of motivation and emotion. New York: Psychology
Kessler, T., & Harth, N.S. (2008). Die Theorie der Relativen Deprivation. In L.- E. Petersen & B. Six (Eds.), Stereotype, Vorurteile und soziale Diskriminierung. Theorien, Befunde und Interventionen (pp. 249-258). Beltz-Verlag: Weinheim, Basel.
Harth, N.S., Kessler, T., & Leach, C.W. (2008). Advantaged Group’s Emotional Reactions to Intergroup Inequality: The Dynamics of Pride, Guilt, and Sympathy. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 115-129.