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Professor Karen Douglas

Professor of Social Psychology

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Article
Douglas, K., Sutton, R., Callan, M., Dawtry, R., & Harvey, A. (2016). Someone is pulling the strings: Hypersensitive agency detection and belief in conspiracy theories. Thinking And Reasoning.
Skipper, Y., & Douglas, K. (2015). The influence of teacher feedback on children's perceptions of student–teacher relationships. British Journal Of Educational Psychology. doi:10.1111/bjep.12070
Douglas, K., & Sutton, R. (2015). Climate change: Why the conspiracy theories are dangerous. Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists, 71, 98-106. doi:10.1177/0096340215571908
Wood, M., & Douglas, K. (2015). Online communication as a window to conspiracist worldviews. Frontiers In Psychology, 6, 836. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00836
Jolley, D., & Douglas, K. (2014). The social consequences of conspiracism: Exposure to conspiracy theories decreases the intention to engage in politics and to reduce one’s carbon footprint. British Journal Of Psychology, 105, 35-56. doi:10.1111/bjop.12018
Jolley, D., & Douglas, K. (2014). The effects of anti-vaccine conspiracy theories on vaccination intentions. Plos One, 9, e89177. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089177
Douglas, K., & Sutton, R. (2014). “A Giant Leap for Mankind”, but What About Women? The Role of System-Justifying Ideologies in Predicting Attitudes Toward Sexist Language. Journal Of Language And Social Psychology. doi:10.1177/0261927X14538638
Bertolotti, M., Catellani, P., Douglas, K., & Sutton, R. (2013). The “big two” in political communication: The effects of attacking and defending politicians’ leadership and morality in two European countries. Special issue: The Big Two in Social Judgement . Social Psychology, 44, 117-128.
Wood, M., & Douglas, K. (2013). “What about building 7?” A social psychological study of online discussion of 9/11 conspiracy theories. Frontiers In Psychology, 4, 409. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00409
Jeffries, C., Hornsey, M., Sutton, R., Douglas, K., & Bain, P. (2012). The David and Goliath principle: Cultural, ideological and attitudinal underpinnings of the normative protection of low status groups from criticism. Personality And Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 1053-1065.
Wood, M., Douglas, K., & Sutton, R. (2012). Dead and alive: Belief in contradictory conspiracy theories. Social Psychology And Personality Science, 3, 767-773.
Skipper, Y., & Douglas, K. (2012). Is no praise good praise? Effects of positive feedback on children’s and university students’ responses to subsequent failures . British Journal Of Educational Psychology, 82, 327-339. doi:10.1111/j.2044-8279.2011.02028.x
Douglas, K., & Sutton, R. (2011). Does it take one to know one? Endorsement of conspiracy theories is influenced by personal willingness to conspire. British Journal Of Social Psychology, 50, 544-552. doi:10.1111/j.2044-8309.2010.02018.x
Murphy, A., Sutton, R., Douglas, K., & McClellan, L. (2011). Ambivalent sexism and the “do”s and “don’t”s of pregnancy: Examining attitudes toward proscriptions and the women who flout them . Personality And Individual Differences, 51, 812-816. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2011.06.031
Sutton, R., Douglas, K., & McClellan, L. (2011). Benevolent sexism, perceived health risks, and the inclination to restrict pregnant women’s freedoms. Sex Roles, 65, 596-605. doi:10.1007/s11199-010-9869-0
Douglas, K., & Sutton, R. (2011). Constructive or cruel? Positive or patronizing? Reactions to expressions of positive and negative stereotypes of the mentally ill . British Journal Of Psychology, 102, 97-107. doi:10.1348/000712610X503339
Douglas, K., & Sutton, R. (2010). By their words ye shall know them: Language abstraction and the likeability of describers. European Journal Of Social Psychology, 40, 366-374. doi:10.1002/ejsp.634
Douglas, K., Sutton, R., & Stathi, S. (2010). Why I am less persuaded than you: People's intuitive understanding of the psychology of persuasion. Social Influence, 5, 133-148. doi:10.1080/15534511003597423
Douglas, K., Sutton, R., & Wilkin, K. (2008). Could you mind your language? An investigation of communicators’ ability to inhibit linguistic bias. Journal Of Language And Social Psychology, 27, 123-139. doi:10.1177/0261927X07313655
Douglas, K., & Sutton, R. (2008). The hidden impact of conspiracy theories: Perceived and actual impact of theories surrounding the death of Princess Diana. Journal Of Social Psychology, 148, 210-221.
Sutton, R., & Douglas, K. (2008). Celebrating two decades of linguistic bias research: An introduction. Journal Of Language And Social Psychology, 27, 105-109. doi:10.1177/0261927X07313642
Sutton, R., Douglas, K., Wilkin, K., Elder, T., Cole, J., & Stathi, S. (2008). Justice for whom, exactly? Beliefs in justice for the self and various others. Personality And Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 528-541. doi:10.1177/0146167207312526
Elder, T., Douglas, K., & Sutton, R. (2006). Perceptions of Social Influence When Messages Favour 'Us' Versus 'Them': A Closer Look at the Social Distance Effect. European Journal Of Social Psychology, 36, 353-365. doi:10.1002/ejsp.300
Douglas, K., & Sutton, R. (2006). When what you say about others says something about you: Language abstraction and inferences about describers' attitudes and goals. Journal Of Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 500-508. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2005.06.001
Sutton, R., Elder, T., & Douglas, K. (2006). Reactions to internal and external criticism of outgroups: Social convention in the intergroup sensitivity effect. Personality And Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 563-575. doi:10.1177/0146167205282992
Douglas, K., McGarty, C., Bliuc, A., & Lala, G. (2005). Understanding cyberhate: Social competition and social creativity in on-line White-supremacist groups. Social Science Computer Review, 23, 68-76. doi:10.1177/0894439304271538
Sutton, R., & Douglas, K. (2005). Justice for all, or just for me? More support for self-other differences in just world beliefs. Personality And Individual Differences, 9, 637-645. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2005.02.010
Elder, T., Sutton, R., & Douglas, K. (2005). Keeping it to ourselves: Effects of audience size and composition on reactions to criticisms of the ingroup. Group Processes And Intergroup Relations, 8, 231-244. doi:10.1177/1368430205053940
Douglas, K., & Sutton, R. (2004). Right about others, wrong about ourselves? Actual and perceived self-other differences in resistance to persuasion. British Journal Of Social Psychology, 43, 585-603. Retrieved from http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdf?vid=2&hid=106&sid=8417bc4e-ba86-4571-ab93-27ce89288c80%40sessionmgr108
Douglas, K., & Sutton, R. (2003). Effects of communication goals and expectancies on language abstraction. Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology, 84, 692-696. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.84.4.682
Douglas, K., & McGarty, C. (2002). Internet Identifiability and Beyond: A Model of the Effects of Identifiability on Communicative Behavior. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research And Practice, 6, 17-26. doi:10.1037//1089-2699.6.1.17
Douglas, K., & McGarty, C. (2001). Identifiability and self-presentation: Computer-mediated communication and intergroup interaction. British Journal Of Social Psychology, 40, 399-416.
Book section
Douglas, K., Sutton, R., Jolley, D., & Wood, M. (2015). The social, political, environmental and health-related consequences of conspiracy theories: Problems and potential solutions. In M. Bilewicz, Cichocka, A., & Soral, W. (Eds.), The psychology of conspiracy. Taylor and Francis.
Sutton, R., & Douglas, K. (2014). Examining the monological nature of conspiracy theories . In J. W. van Prooijen & van Lange, P. A. M. (Eds.), Power, politics, and paranoia: Why people are suspicious of their leaders. Cambridge University Press.
Sutton, R., Hornsey, M., & Douglas, K. (2012). Feedback for theory, research and practice. In R. M. Sutton, Hornsey, M. J., & Douglas, K. (Eds.), Feedback: The communication of praise, criticism and advice (Vol. 11). Peter Lang Publishers. Retrieved from http://www.peterlang.cn/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produkt&pk=67761&concordeid=310512
Douglas, K. (2012). Keep your friends close and your enemies closer: Influencing social dynamics via Facebook. In B. J. Fogg (Ed.), The Psychology of Facebook. Stanford University.
Sutton, R., Hornsey, M., & Douglas, K. (2012). Feedback: Defining and surveying the field. In R. M. Sutton, Hornsey, M. J., & Douglas, K. (Eds.), Feedback: The communication of praise, criticism and advice (Vol. 11). Peter Lang Publishers. Retrieved from http://www.peterlang.cn/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produkt&pk=67761&concordeid=310512
Douglas, K., & Skipper, Y. (2012). Language and feedback. In R. M. Sutton, Hornsey, M. J., & Douglas, K. (Eds.), Feedback: The communication of praise, criticism and advice (Vol. 11). Peter Lang Publishers. Retrieved from http://www.peterlang.cn/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produkt&pk=67761&concordeid=310512
Douglas, K. (2010). Rumor. In M. A. Hogg & Levine, J. M. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (Vol. 2, pp. 719-722). Sage.
Douglas, K. (2010). Fads and fashions. In M. A. Hogg & Levine, J. M. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (Vol. 2, pp. 269-272). Sage.
McGarty, C., Lala, G., & Douglas, K. (2010). Opinion-based groups: (racist) talk and (collective) action on the Internet. In Z. Birchmeier, Deitz-Uhler, B., & Stasser, G. (Eds.), Strategic uses of social technology: An interactive perspective of social psychology. Cambridge University Press.
Douglas, K. (2010). Deindividuation. In M. A. Hogg & Levine, J. M. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (Vol. 2, pp. 190-195). Sage.
Douglas, K. (2010). Deindividuation. In R. L. Jackson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Identity. Sage.
Douglas, K. (2008). Antisocial communication on electronic mail and Internet. In E. A. Konijn, Tanis, M., Utz, S., & Barnes, S. B. (Eds.), Mediated interpersonal communication. London: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
Wigboldus, D., & Douglas, K. (2007). Language, Stereotypes, and Intergroup Relations. In K. Fiedler (Ed.), Social communication. United Kingdom: Psychology Press Ltd.
Douglas, K., Sutton, R., & McGarty, C. (2007). Strategic language use in interpersonal and intergroup communication. In Y. Kashima, Fiedler, K., & Freytag, P. (Eds.), Stereotype dynamics: Language-based Approaches to the Formation, Maintenance, and Transformation (pp. 189-212). Laurence Erlbaum.
Sutton, R., Douglas, K., Elder, T., & Tarrant, M. (2007). Social identity and social convention in responses to criticisms of groups. In Y. Kashima, Fiedler, K., & Freytag, P. (Eds.), Stereotype Dynamics: Language-based Approaches to the Formation, Maintenance, and Transformation of Stereotypes (pp. 339-366). New York: Laurence Erlbaum.
Douglas, K. (2007). Psychology, discrimination and hate groups online. In A. Joinson, McKenna, K., Reips, U. -D., & Postmes, T. (Eds.), Oxford handbook of Internet Psychology (pp. 155-164). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Douglas, K. (2007). The effects of communicative context, goals and expectancies on language abstraction. In Y. Kashima, Fiedler, K., & Freytag, P. (Eds.), Stereotype dynamics: Language-based approaches to stereotype formation, maintenance, and transformation (pp. 123-148). New York: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Douglas, K., & McGarty, C. (2000). Another SIDE of CMC: Identifiability and strategic behaviour. In T. Postmes, Spears, R., Lea, M., & Reicher, S. D. (Eds.), SIDE issues centre stage: Recent developments of deindividuation in groups (pp. 107-115). Amsterdam: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
McGarty, C., Taylor, N., & Douglas, K. (2000). Between commitment and compliance: Obligation and the strategic dimension of SIDE. In T. Postmes, Spears, R., Lea, M., & Reicher, S. D. (Eds.), SIDE issues centre stage: Recent developments of deindividuation in groups (pp. 143-150). Amsterdam: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Book
Sutton, R., & Douglas, K. (2013). Social Psychology. Palgrave MacMillan.
Edited book
Sutton, R. M., Hornsey, M. J., & Douglas, K. (Eds.). (2010). Feedback: The communication of praise, criticism and advice. New York: Peter Lang.
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