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 Dr. Christopher T. Begeny

Dr. Christopher T. Begeny

Lecturer, Social Psychology

 Washington Singer 203

 

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

 Office hours:

Mondays, 3 - 5pm

Overview

Chris is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Social and Organizational Psychology at the University of Exeter. He examines several topics related to diversity, group dynamics, and social justice. He regularly works in partnership with non-academic organizations, both as a research collaborator and as a consultant.

Broad Research Specialisms

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Fair Treatment & Respect
  • Bias and Discrimination
  • Stereotypes and Stigma
  • Collective Action
  • Marginalized Group Dynamics (by race, ethnicity, gender, etc.)
  • Status and Social Hierarchies
  • Intragroup Relations
  • Social Identity Processes
  • Stress and Mental Health

Key Research Topics​

  • How individuals perceive and react to growing diversity in their own profession
  • Why organizations need to foster more than diversity and inclusion (a call to go beyond “D&I”)
  • How women’s everyday experiences at work shape their self-concept and career ambitions
  • What it means to be treated fairly in groups, and why fair treatment is important but insufficient
  • The importance of not only having role models, but the opportunity to be one
  • Collective approaches to combating the impostor "syndrome”
  • How being respected in groups affects individuals’ mental health and physiological stress
  • How positive interactions with members of one's own gender, racial, ethnic or sexual minority group can shape mental health, vigilance to discrimination, and motivation for collective action

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

Affiliated Groups & Organisations

 

Google Scholar Profile  

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 and Floor Rink)

(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)

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Begeny CT, van Breen J, Leach CW, van Zomeren M, Iyer A (2022). The power of the Ingroup for promoting collective action: How distinctive treatment from fellow minority members motivates collective action. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology Abstract.
Begeny CT, Huo YJ, Smith HJ, Rodriguez BS (2022). To Alleviate Group Members’ Physiological Stress, Supervisors Need to be More than Polite and Professional. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations Abstract.
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.
Begeny C, Wong CYE, Kirby TA, Rink F (2021). Gender, Race, and Leadership. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology Abstract.
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.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Begeny CT, Huo YJ, Ryan MK (2022). A Leadership Looking Glass: How Reflected Appraisals of Leadership Shape Individuals’ Own Perceived Prototypicality and Group Identification. Self and Identity Abstract.
Judge M, Fernando JW, Begeny CT (2022). Dietary behaviour as a form of collective action: a social identity model of vegan activism. Appetite, 168, 105730-105730.
Begeny CT, Grossman RC, Ryan MK (2022). Overestimating women’s representation in medicine: a survey of medical professionals’ estimates and their(un)willingness to support gender equality initiatives. BMJ Open, 12(3), e054769-e054769. Abstract.
Begeny CT, van Breen J, Leach CW, van Zomeren M, Iyer A (2022). The power of the Ingroup for promoting collective action: How distinctive treatment from fellow minority members motivates collective action. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology Abstract.
Begeny CT, Huo YJ, Smith HJ, Rodriguez BS (2022). To Alleviate Group Members’ Physiological Stress, Supervisors Need to be More than Polite and Professional. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations Abstract.
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.
Begeny C, Wong CYE, Kirby TA, Rink F (2021). Gender, Race, and Leadership. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology Abstract.
Doyle DM, Begeny C, Barreto M, Morton T (2021). Identity-Related Factors Protect Well-Being against Stigma for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People. Archives of Sexual Behavior Abstract.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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). Respect and the viability of ethnically diverse institutions. In Otten S, van der Zee KI, Brewer MB (Eds.) Towards inclusive organizations: Determinants of successful diversity management at work, New York, NY: Psychology Press, 49-66.  Abstract.

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.
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


2022

Begeny CT, Huo YJ, Ryan MK (2022). A Leadership Looking Glass: How Reflected Appraisals of Leadership Shape Individuals’ Own Perceived Prototypicality and Group Identification. Self and Identity Abstract.
Judge M, Fernando JW, Begeny CT (2022). Dietary behaviour as a form of collective action: a social identity model of vegan activism. Appetite, 168, 105730-105730.
Begeny CT, Grossman RC, Ryan MK (2022). Overestimating women’s representation in medicine: a survey of medical professionals’ estimates and their(un)willingness to support gender equality initiatives. BMJ Open, 12(3), e054769-e054769. Abstract.
Begeny CT, van Breen J, Leach CW, van Zomeren M, Iyer A (2022). The power of the Ingroup for promoting collective action: How distinctive treatment from fellow minority members motivates collective action. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology Abstract.
Begeny CT, Huo YJ, Smith HJ, Rodriguez BS (2022). To Alleviate Group Members’ Physiological Stress, Supervisors Need to be More than Polite and Professional. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations Abstract.

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.
Begeny C, Wong CYE, Kirby TA, Rink F (2021). Gender, Race, and Leadership. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology Abstract.
Doyle DM, Begeny C, Barreto M, Morton T (2021). Identity-Related Factors Protect Well-Being against Stigma for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People. Archives of Sexual Behavior Abstract.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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

2019

Begeny CT (2019). The mental health pros and cons of minority spaces in the workplace. Web link.

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.
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.
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.

2015

Huo YJ, Binning KR, Begeny CT (2015). Respect and the viability of ethnically diverse institutions. In Otten S, van der Zee KI, Brewer MB (Eds.) Towards inclusive organizations: Determinants of successful diversity management at work, New York, NY: Psychology Press, 49-66.  Abstract.

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

2022/23

PSY 3412 - The Psychology of Gender

LAW 3169 - Equality and Diversity at Work

 

 

Modules

2022/23


Supervision / Group

Research Fellows

  • Miriam Zehnter

Postgraduate researchers

  • Daniela Fernandez Olguin
  • Nicole Russell Pascual

Alumni

  • Victoria Opara

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