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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

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 women’s experiences in the workplace shape their self-concept, behavior, sense of work-life balance and work-related ambitions; (b) how racial, ethnic and sexual minorities’ experiences of feeling valued 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 feel like 'impostors;' (d) how individuals experience, and organizations can foster, diversity, inclusion, and a sense of distinct value and worth in group members; (e) how individuals’ come to discern their status in different types of social groups (e.g., workgroups, student groups, racial/ethnic minority groups); (f) how individuals’ experiences of feeling respected in groups affect their physiological stress responses; (g) 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

  • Thursdays 17:00 - 18:00

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 women’s experiences in the workplace shape their self-concept, behavior, sense of work-life balance and work-related ambitions (with Michelle Ryan, Thekla Morgenroth, Renata Bongiorno, Loes Meeusen and Floor Rink)

(b) how racial, ethnic and sexual minorities’ experiences of feeling valued among fellow minority ingroup members shape their self-concept, experiences with discrimination, tendency to engage in collective action and mental health (with Yuen Huo, Jolien van Breen, Colin Wayne Leach, Martijn van Zomeren and Aarti Iyer)

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

(d) how individuals experience, and organizations can foster, diversity, inclusion, and a sense of distinct value and worth in group members (with Michelle Ryan, Floor Rink and Naomi Ellemers)

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

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

(g) how members of different social groups react to changes in racial, ethnic and cultural diversity (with Yuen Huo, Felix Danbold, Wenwen Ni and Jesus Serrano Careaga).

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Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


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

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.
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

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.

Publications by year


2020

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.
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.

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

2019/20


Supervision / Group

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