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Dr. Christopher T. Begeny

Dr. Christopher T. Begeny

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 Washington Singer 210

 

Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

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Currently by appointment only

Overview

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 individuals perceive and react to growing diversity in their profession; (b) how individuals can benefit from not only having role models, but also the opportunity to be a role model for others; (c) how and why organizations need to foster more than diversity and inclusion (a call to go beyond "D&I"); (d) how women’s experiences in the workplace shape their self-concept, behavior, sense of work-life balance and career ambitions; (e) how positive experiences and interactions with members of one's own racial, ethnic, gender or sexual minority group can shape mental health, group identification, vigilance to discrimination, and motivation for collective action; (f) how individuals come to feel like 'impostors;' (g) how individuals come to discern their status in different types of social groups; (h) how individuals’ experiences of feeling respected in groups affect their physiological stress response.

Broad Research Specialisms

  • Intragroup relations
  • Social identity processes
  • Fair treatment and respect
  • Status and social hierarchies
  • Bias and discrimination
  • Stereotypes and stigma
  • Diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Collective action
  • Stress and mental health
  • Marginalized group dynamics (by race, ethnicity, gender, etc.)

Qualifications

  • 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

Research

Research interests

Chris is currently involved in a number of projects, including those that examine:

(a) how individuals working in fields with growing diversity are perceiving and reacting to this changing demographic landscape around them – and how signs of progress in (compositional) diversity can create new and insidious paths for bias to creep in (with Michelle Ryan and Corinne Moss-Racusin)

(b) how individuals can benefit from not only having role models at work, but also the opportunity to be a role model for others (with Thekla Morgenroth and Michelle Ryan)

(c) how and why organizations need to foster more than diversity and inclusion – with a keen eye toward fostering individuals' sense of distinct value and worth to the group, enabling them to not only "fit in" but also "stand out" (a call to go beyond beyond "D&I;" with Michelle Ryan, Floor Rink and Naomi Ellemers)

(d) how women’s experiences in the workplace – including both denigrating and value-affirming treatment coming from colleagues – shape their self-concept, behavior, sense of work-life balance and career ambitions (multiple projects; with Michelle Ryan, Thekla Morgenroth, Renata Bongiorno, Loes Meeussen, Kim Peters and Floor Rink)

(e) how positive experiences and interactions with members of one's own racial, ethnic, gender or sexual minority group can shape mental health, group identification, vigilance to discrimination, and motivation for collective action (multiple projects; with Yuen Huo, Alexandra Suppes, Jojanneke van der Toorn, Jolien van Breen, Colin Wayne Leach, Martijn van Zomeren and Aarti Iyer)

(f) how individuals come to feel like 'impostors' (multiple projects; with Sanne Feenstra, Michelle Ryan, Floor Rink, Jennfier Jordan and Janka Stoker)

(g) how individuals come to discern their status in different types of social groups (e.g., workgroups, student groups, racial/ethnic minority groups; multiple projects; with Yuen Huo, Heather Smith and Michelle Ryan)

(h) how individuals’ experiences of feeling respected in groups affect their physiological stress response (with Yuen Huo and Heather Smith)

Links


Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Begeny CT, Huo YJ, Smith HJ, Ryan MK (2021). Being treated fairly in groups is important, but not sufficient: the role of distinctive treatment in groups, and its implications for mental health. PLoS One, 1-28. Abstract.  Full text.
Begeny CT, Ryan MK, Moss-Racusin CA, Ravetz G (2020). In Some Professions Women Have Become Well-Represented, Yet Gender Bias Persists – Perpetuated by Those Who Think it is Not Happening. Science Advances, 6 Abstract.  Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Begeny C, Wong CYE, Kirby TA, Rink F (In Press). Gender, Race & Leadership. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology Abstract.  Full text.
Doyle DM, Begeny C, Barreto M, Morton T (In Press). Identity-Related Factors Protect Well-Being against Stigma for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People. Archives of Sexual Behavior Abstract.  Full text.
Begeny CT, Huo YJ, Smith HJ, Ryan MK (2021). Being treated fairly in groups is important, but not sufficient: the role of distinctive treatment in groups, and its implications for mental health. PLoS One, 1-28. Abstract.  Full text.
Meeussen L, Begeny C, Peters K, Ryan M (2021). In traditionally male-dominated fields, women are less willing to make sacrifices for their career because discrimination and lower fit with people up the ladder make sacrifices less worthwhile. Journal of Applied Social Psychology Full text.
Suppes A, van der Toorn J, Begeny CT (2021). Unhealthy closets, discriminatory dwellings: the mental health benefits and costs of being open about one's sexual minority status. Social Science & Medicine, 285, 114286-114286.
Feenstra S, Begeny CT, Ryan MK, Rink FA, Stoker JI, Jordan J (2020). Contextualizing the Impostor “Syndrome”. Frontiers in Psychology, 11 Full text.
Hornsey MJ, Finlayson M, Chatwood G, Begeny CT (2020). Donald Trump and vaccination: the effect of political identity, conspiracist ideation and presidential tweets on vaccine hesitancy. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 88, 103947-103947. Full text.
Begeny CT, Ryan MK, Moss-Racusin CA, Ravetz G (2020). In Some Professions Women Have Become Well-Represented, Yet Gender Bias Persists – Perpetuated by Those Who Think it is Not Happening. Science Advances, 6 Abstract.  Full text.
Morgenroth T, Ryan MK, Rink F, Begeny C (2020). The (in)compatibility of identities: Understanding gender differences in work–life conflict through the fit with leaders. British Journal of Social Psychology, 60(2), 448-469. Full text.
Ryan M, Begeny C, Bongiorno R, Kirby T, Morgenroth T (2020). Understanding Barriers to Workplace Equality: a Focus on the Target’s Perspective. Frontiers in Psychology Full text.
Begeny CT, Huo YJ (2018). Is it always good to feel valued? the psychological benefits and costs of higher perceived status in one’s ethnic minority group. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 21(1), 193-213. Abstract.  Full text.
Begeny CT, Huo YJ (2017). When identity hurts: How positive intragroup experiences can yield negative mental health implications for ethnic and sexual minorities. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47(7), 803-817. Full text.
Wilson RS, Boyle PA, Segawa E, Yu L, Begeny CT, Anagnos SE, Bennett DA (2013). The influence of cognitive decline on well-being in old age. Psychology and Aging, 28(2), 304-313. Abstract.
Barnes LL, Lewis TT, Begeny CT, Yu L, Bennett DA, Wilson RS (2012). Perceived discrimination and cognition in older African Americans. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18(5), 856-865. Abstract.
Wilson RS, Begeny CT, Boyle PA, Schneider JA, Bennett DA (2011). Vulnerability to stress, anxiety, and development of dementia in old age. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19(4), 327-334. Abstract.

Chapters

Huo YJ, Binning KR, Begeny CT (2015). Promoting social engagement and well-being in diverse groups: the role of respect. In Otten S, van der Zee I, Brewer M (Eds.) Toward inclusive organizations: Determinants of successful diversity management at work, New York, NY: Psychology Press, 49-66.  Full text.

Reports

HelloUnity w/ Begeny CT (2021). The Impact of Hidden Bias in Job Adverts on Female Applicants. Openreach.  Author URL.
Begeny CT, Ryan M (2018). Gender discrimination in the veterinary profession: a brief report of the BVA Employers’ Study 2018. British Veterniary Association.  Abstract.  Full text.
Begeny CT, Ryan M, Bongiorno R (2018). Motivation, satisfaction, and retention: Understanding the importance of vets’ day-to-day work experiences. British Veterinary Association, British Veterinary Association. 11 pages.

Publications by year


In Press

Begeny C, Wong CYE, Kirby TA, Rink F (In Press). Gender, Race & Leadership. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology Abstract.  Full text.
Doyle DM, Begeny C, Barreto M, Morton T (In Press). Identity-Related Factors Protect Well-Being against Stigma for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People. Archives of Sexual Behavior Abstract.  Full text.

2021

Begeny CT, Huo YJ, Smith HJ, Ryan MK (2021). Being treated fairly in groups is important, but not sufficient: the role of distinctive treatment in groups, and its implications for mental health. PLoS One, 1-28. Abstract.  Full text.
Meeussen L, Begeny C, Peters K, Ryan M (2021). In traditionally male-dominated fields, women are less willing to make sacrifices for their career because discrimination and lower fit with people up the ladder make sacrifices less worthwhile. Journal of Applied Social Psychology Full text.
HelloUnity w/ Begeny CT (2021). The Impact of Hidden Bias in Job Adverts on Female Applicants. Openreach.  Author URL.
Suppes A, van der Toorn J, Begeny CT (2021). Unhealthy closets, discriminatory dwellings: the mental health benefits and costs of being open about one's sexual minority status. Social Science & Medicine, 285, 114286-114286.

2020

Feenstra S, Begeny CT, Ryan MK, Rink FA, Stoker JI, Jordan J (2020). Contextualizing the Impostor “Syndrome”. Frontiers in Psychology, 11 Full text.
Hornsey MJ, Finlayson M, Chatwood G, Begeny CT (2020). Donald Trump and vaccination: the effect of political identity, conspiracist ideation and presidential tweets on vaccine hesitancy. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 88, 103947-103947. Full text.
Begeny CT, Ryan MK, Moss-Racusin CA, Ravetz G (2020). In Some Professions Women Have Become Well-Represented, Yet Gender Bias Persists – Perpetuated by Those Who Think it is Not Happening. Science Advances, 6 Abstract.  Full text.
Morgenroth T, Ryan MK, Rink F, Begeny C (2020). The (in)compatibility of identities: Understanding gender differences in work–life conflict through the fit with leaders. British Journal of Social Psychology, 60(2), 448-469. Full text.
Ryan M, Begeny C, Bongiorno R, Kirby T, Morgenroth T (2020). Understanding Barriers to Workplace Equality: a Focus on the Target’s Perspective. Frontiers in Psychology Full text.

2018

Begeny CT, Ryan M (2018). Gender discrimination in the veterinary profession: a brief report of the BVA Employers’ Study 2018. British Veterniary Association.  Abstract.  Full text.
Begeny CT, Huo YJ (2018). Is it always good to feel valued? the psychological benefits and costs of higher perceived status in one’s ethnic minority group. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 21(1), 193-213. Abstract.  Full text.
Begeny CT, Ryan M, Bongiorno R (2018). Motivation, satisfaction, and retention: Understanding the importance of vets’ day-to-day work experiences. British Veterinary Association, British Veterinary Association. 11 pages.

2017

Begeny CT, Huo YJ (2017). When identity hurts: How positive intragroup experiences can yield negative mental health implications for ethnic and sexual minorities. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47(7), 803-817. Full text.

2015

Huo YJ, Binning KR, Begeny CT (2015). Promoting social engagement and well-being in diverse groups: the role of respect. In Otten S, van der Zee I, Brewer M (Eds.) Toward inclusive organizations: Determinants of successful diversity management at work, New York, NY: Psychology Press, 49-66.  Full text.

2013

Wilson RS, Boyle PA, Segawa E, Yu L, Begeny CT, Anagnos SE, Bennett DA (2013). The influence of cognitive decline on well-being in old age. Psychology and Aging, 28(2), 304-313. Abstract.

2012

Barnes LL, Lewis TT, Begeny CT, Yu L, Bennett DA, Wilson RS (2012). Perceived discrimination and cognition in older African Americans. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18(5), 856-865. Abstract.

2011

Wilson RS, Begeny CT, Boyle PA, Schneider JA, Bennett DA (2011). Vulnerability to stress, anxiety, and development of dementia in old age. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19(4), 327-334. Abstract.

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Teaching

Modules

2021/22


Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

  • Daniela Fernandez Olguin
  • Victoria Opara

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