Dr Christopher Begeny
Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Chris is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Social and Organizational Psychology at the University of Exeter. He is currently involved in a number of projects, including those that examine: (a) how women’s experiences in the workplace shape their self-concept, behavior, and work-related ambitions; (b) how racial, ethnic and sexual minorities’ experiences of feeling valued/admired among fellow minority ingroup members shape their self-concept, experiences with discrimination, tendency to engage in collective action and mental health; (c) how individuals’ come to discern their status in different types of social groups (e.g., workgroups, student groups, racial/ethnic minority groups); (d) how individuals’ experiences of feeling respected in groups affect their physiological stress responses; (e) how members of different social groups react to changes in racial, ethnic and cultural diversity.

Broad Research Specialisms

  • Respect, status and social hierarchies
  • Discrimination and stigma
  • Social identity processes
  • Mental health

Office Hours (2017/18, Term 1)

  • Thursdays 17:00 - 18:00


  • Ph.D. in Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
    (Primary area: Social; Secondary area: Quantitative)
  • M.A. in Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A. in Psychology, Kalamazoo College

Research group links

Contact details

AddressWashington Singer Laboratories
University of Exeter
Perry Road
Prince of Wales Road

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