Dr Joel Anderson - Nat Sch Psychology (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

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I am a social psychologist whose research interests largely revolve around intergroup cognitive processes and how they typically manifest in a range of anti-social ways, including prejudice, stigma, discrimination, sexual objectification, and interpersonal dehumanization.

My major research focus pertains to:
* stereotypes and prejudice relating to gender or sexuality bias' (including gender-based inequality, sexual prejudice/homophobia/transphobia/femmephobia), migrant groups (refugees/asylum seekers or skilled migrants), and religious groups
* sexualisation process including the sexualised treatment of women, sexualised online behaviours, and sexualised drug use,
* gender norms and identities - including precarious manhood theory, masculinisim, and feminist psychology,
* the social psychology of religion.

From a measurement perspective, I'm interested in the use of indirect and implicit measures, or methods of measurement that tap cognitive processes beyond the realm of conscious control. I am also interested in the use of cognitive priming techniques to causally assess relationships (between social psychological constructs and attitudes) which are typically explored using correlational research.

Contact

Phone :0403723126 (Melbourne)
Email :joel.anderson@acu.edu.au
URIs : Staff Directory ProfilePersonal Website

Research Interests

Implicit measures ; Social psychology ; Prejudice ; Homophobia ; Refugees ;

Methods Expertise

Implicit measures ; Measures development and validation ; Priming techniques ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications

2018

Demographic and ideological correlates of negative attitudes towards asylum seekers: A meta-analytic review, in Australian Journal of Psychology

Implicit Acculturation and the Academic Adjustment of Chinese Student Sojourners in Australia, in Australian Psychologist

Does the Dark Triad predict prejudice?: The role of Machiavellianism, psychopathy, and narcissism in explaining negativity toward asylum seekers., in Australian Psychologist

Implicit and Explicit Attitudes Towards Asylum Seekers in Australia: Demographic and Ideological Correlates, in Australian Psychologist

iObjectify: Self- and other-objectification on Grindr, a geosocial networking application designed for men who have sex with men, in European Journal of Social Psychology

Process in the Community, Detain Offshore or 'Turn Back the Boats'? Predicting Australian Asylum-seeker Policy Support from False Beliefs, Prejudice and Political Ideology, in Journal of Refugee Studies

Prejudice-Relevant Correlates of Attitudes Towards Refugees: A Meta-Analysis, in Journal of Refugee Studies

Social distance toward Syrian refugees: The role of intergroup anxiety in facilitating positive relations., in Journal of Social Issues

Acculturation patterns and education of refugees and asylum seekers: A systematic literature review, in Learning and Individual Differences

On the Origin of Beliefs about the Sexual Orientation and Gender-role Development of Children Raised by Gay-male and Heterosexual Parents: An Italian Study, in Men and Masculinities

A systematic review of the relationship between trait self-objectification and personality traits, in Personality and Individual Differences

Revisiting the Jezebel Stereotype: The Impact of Target Race on Sexual Objectification, in Psychology of Women Quarterly

Risk Factor or Protective Feature? The Roles of Grandiose and Hypersensitive Narcissism in Explaining the Relationship between Self-Objectification and Body Image Concerns, in Sex Roles

Perceived Men's Feminization and Attitudes Toward Homosexuality, in Sex Roles: A Journal of Research

The English Version of the Attitudes Toward Homosexuality Scale, in Swiss Journal of Psychology

A Systematic Review of the Relationship Between Religion and Attitudes Toward Transgender People, in The International Journal of Transgederism

2017

Predicting support for marriage equality in Australia, in Australian Journal of Psychology

Objectification of gay men: online dating and risky dating-relevant behaviours., in Invited presention at University of Melbourne, Australia.

The prejudice against asylum seekers scale: presenting the psychometric properties of a new measure of classical and conditional attitudes, in The Journal of Social Psychology

The moderating role of socially desirable responding in implicit-explicit attitudes toward asylum seekers, in The international journal of psychology

2016

The academic adjustment scale: Measuring the adjustment of permanent resident or sojourner students, in International Journal of Intercultural Relations

Implicit pride and prejudice, in Invited presentation at University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Gender and sexual orientation categories and implicit prejudice: measurement and implications. , in Invited presentation at University of Sussex, United Kingdom.

Student engagement and the Learning Incentive Program: Evidence and applications, in Sensoria: A Journal of Mind, Brain & Culture

2015

Not all negative: Macro justice principles predict positive attitudes towards asylum seekers in Australia, in Australian Journal of Psychology

The Social Psychology of Religion. Using scientific methodologies to understand religion, in Construction of Social Psychology, Edition: 2

Exploring patterns of explicit and implicit anti-gay attitudes in Muslims and Atheists, in European Journal of Social Psychology

The legacy of medicalising 'homosexuality': A discussion on the historical effects of non-heterosexual diagnostic classifications, in Sensoria: A Journal of Mind Brain and Culture

Sensoria special edition on sexual orientation and gender: Editorial, in Sensoria: A Journal of Mind, Brain & Culture

Identifying as in, out, or sexually inexperienced: Perception of sex-related personal disclosures, in Sensoria: A Journal of Mind, Brain & Culture

Implicit contextual variations: The importance of social categorisation in implicit sexual prejudice.

2014

Framing (implicitly) matters: The role of religion in attitudes toward immigrants and Muslims in Denmark, in Scandinavian journal of psychology

Other information

My full list of publications can be seen at:

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3649-2003
or
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joel_Anderson4

RECENTLY COMPLETED PHD SUPERVISION:
1. Rose Ferguson. "Flexible morality: testing the assumptions of moral credits models of moral balancing". Expected completion: December 2018

IN PROGRESS PHD SUPERVISION:
2. Charlotte Young. "Understanding immigrant organisations and their ability to influence health and wellbeing for their communities". Expected completion: January 2019.
3. Tayla Kapelles. "The Effect of Religious Priming and Cognitive Representations of God on Attitudes towards Muslims". Expected completion: January 2021

IN PROGRESS MPHIL SUPERVISION
4. Jordan Hinton. "The effects of gay men's identity centrality on health and well-being". Expected completion: July 2021.
5. Christine Deslandes. "Perceeived acculturation preferences and discrimination of recently arrived migrants from sub-Saharan Africa". Expected completion: August 2021.




Completed Masters of Psychology Projects:
1. Elise Carrotte. (Completed 2017).
2. Mary Ta. (Completed 2017).
3. Jessica Allen. (Completed 2017).
4. Larelle Dean. (Completed 2017).
5. Christina Georgantis. (submitted 2018).
6. Marianne Campbell. (submitted 2018).
7. Emily Bird. (submitted 2018).

Completed Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) Projects:
1. Christina Georgantis. (Completed 2016).
2. Tayla Kapelles. (Completed 2016).
3. Rachel Broomhall. (Completed 2016).
4. Nicholas Hoeffken-Thomas.(Completed 2016).
5. Misha Cowling. (Completed 2017).
6. Mehak Sheikh. (Completed 2017).
7. Hafsa Kediye. (Completed 2017).
8. Jake Franklin. (Completed 2017).
9. Charlotte Dryden. (submitted 2018).
10. Christine Deslandes. (submitted 2018).
11. Laura Cutroni. (submitted 2018).
12. Lily Moor. (submitted 2018).
13. Julia Martz. (submitted 2018).
14. Rachelle Thanhausser. (submitted 2018).

Under completion Masters Projects
1. Misha Cowling. Anticipated completion: October 2019
2. Hafsa Kediye. Anticipated completion: October 2019
3. Jesse Kotsikis. Anticipated completion: October 2019
4. Tegan Bell. Anticipated completion: October 2019
5. Caitlin Buchan. Anticipated completion: October 2019
6. Sian Toney. Anticipated completion: October 2019
7. Sara Tran. Anticipated completion: October 2019


I have delivered 4 invited presentations:

1. Objectification of gay men: online dating and risky dating-relevant behaviours. Presented at University of Melbourne, Australia.
2. Implicit contextual variations: The importance of social categorisation in implicit sexual prejudice. Presented at University of Landau-Kolbenz, Germany.
3. Gender and sexual orientation categories and implicit prejudice: measurement and implications. Presented at University of Sussex, United Kingdom.
4. Implicit pride and prejudice. Presented at University of Geneva, Switzerland.

I have organised (and been a contributor) to 4 conference symposiums:

1. Anderson, J.R., & Koc, Y. (2019, July). Sexual minority stress and well-being: impact and influence across cultures. Co-chair of the symposium at 42nd Congress of the International Society for Political Psychology, Lisbon, Portugal.
2. Anderson, J.R. (2018, June). The negative impact of being LGBTI: Sexual prejudice, mental health, and minority stress. Organiser and Chair of the symposium at the 2018 International Congress for Applied Psychology, held in Montreal, Canada.
3. Anderson, J.R. (2017, May). Sexual Prejudice: antecedents, outcomes and interventions. Organiser and Chair of the symposium at 22nd Congress of the Society for Australasian Social Psychology, held in Melbourne, Australia.
4. Anderson, J.R., & Koc, Y. (2014, July). Attitudes towards disadvantaged groups: Understanding the antecedents of prejudice across cultures. Co-chair of the symposium at 22nd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Reims, France.