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Research Network on Social Inequality

Prof. Dr. Susanne Bruckmüller

Prof. Dr. Susanne Bruckmüller

Professor of Social Psychology, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Research Interests:

  • Prejudice
  • Protest behavior
  • Social inequality
  • Identification processes


Publications about Social Inequality:

Bruckmüller, S., Reese, G., & Martiny, S. E. (2017). Is higher inequality less legitimate? Depends on how you frame it. British Journal of Social Psychology, 56 (4), 766–781. doi:10.1111/bjso.12202
Ehrke, F., Bruckmüller, S., & Steffens, M. (2016). Weniger kompetent, aber dafür wärmer? Zum Einfluss sozialer Vielfalt von Parteien auf politisches Vertrauen. Politische Psychologie, 2016-1, 28-45.
Bruckmüller, S., Ryan, M.K., Rink, F., & Haslam, S.A. (2014). The glass cliff: examining why women occupy leadership positions in precarious circumstances. In: Kumra, S., Simpson, R., & Burke, R. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organisations (pp. 314-331). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Bruckmüller, S., Ryan, M. K., Rink, F., & Haslam, A. (2014). Beyond the glass ceiling: Exploring and explaining the glass cliff in order to inform organizational policy. Social Issues and Policy Review, 8, 202-232.
West, K., & Bruckmüller, S. (2013). Nice and easy does it: How perceptual fluency moderates the effectiveness of imagined contact. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 254-262.
Bruckmüller, S., Ryan, M.K., Haslam, S.A., & Peters, K. (2013). Ceilings, cliffs and labyrinths: Exploring metaphors for workplace gender discrimination. In: M.K. Ryan & N.R. Branscombe (Eds.), Handbook of Gender and Psychology (pp. 450-464). London: Sage.
Hegarty, P. J., & Bruckmüller, S. (2013). Asymmetric explanations of group differences: Experimental evidence of Foucault’s disciplinary power. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7, 176-186.
Bruckmüller, S. (2013). Singled out as “the effect to be explained”: Implications for collective self-esteem. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 237-249
Bruckmüller, S., Hegarty, P., & Abele, A.E. (2012).Framing gender differences: Linguistic normativity affects perceptions of power and gender stereotypes. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 210-218.
Adams, G., Bruckmüller, S., & Decker, S. (2012).Self and agency in context: Ecologies of abundance and scarcity. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation, 1, 141–153
Bruckmüller, S., & Branscombe, N.R. (2010). When and why does the glass cliff in leader selection occur? The role of gender stereotypes. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 433-451.
Bruckmüller, S., & Abele, A.E. (2010). Comparison focus in intergroup comparisons: Who we compare to whom influences who we see as powerful and agentic. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 1424-1435