School of Psychology

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Dr Kristof Dhont

Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Deputy Director of Graduate Studies (Student Experience PGR and PGT) (autumn term)


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Dr Kristof Dhont



Selected Publications

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Kteily, N., Hodson, G., Dhont, K., & Ho, A. (2019). Predisposed to Prejudice but Responsive to Intergroup Contact? Testing the Unique Benefits of Intergroup Contact Across Different Types of Individual Differences. Group Processes And Intergroup Relations, 22, 3-25. doi:10.1177/1368430217716750
Leite, A., Dhont, K., & Hodson, G. (2019). Longitudinal Effects of Human Supremacy Beliefs and Vegetarianism Threat on Moral Exclusion (vs. Inclusion) of Animals. European Journal Of Social Psychology, 49, 179-189. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2497
Van Assche, J., Van Hiel, A., Dhont, K., & Roets, A. (2019). Broadening the individual differences lens on party support and voting behavior: Cynicism and prejudice as relevant attitudes referring to modern-day political alignments. European Journal Of Social Psychology, 49, 190-199. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2377
Van Assche, J., Dhont, K., Van Hiel, A., & Roets, A. (2018). Ethnic diversity and support for populist parties: The "right" road through political cynicism and lack of trust. Social Psychology, 49, 182-189. doi:10.1027/1864-9335/a000340.
Peitz, L., Dhont, K., & Seyd, B. (2018). The Psychology of Supranationalism: Its Ideological Correlates and Implications for EU Attitudes and post-Brexit Preferences. Political Psychology, 39, 1305-1322. doi:10.1111/pops.12542
Van Assche, J., Asbrock, F., Dhont, K., & Roets, A. (2018). The Diversity Challenge for High and Low Authoritarians: Multilevel and Longitudinal Effects through Intergroup Contact and Threat. Personality And Social Psychology Bulletin, 44, 1163-1179. doi:10.1177/0146167218764653
Makwana, A., Dhont, K., De keersmaecker, J., Akhlagi-Ghaffarokh, P., Masure, M., & Roets, A. (2018). The motivated cognitive basis of transphobia: The role of right-wing ideologies and gender role beliefs. Sex Roles, 79, 206-217. doi:10.1007/s11199-017-0860-x
Garcia-Sancho, E., Dhont, K., Salguero, J., & Fernandez-Berrocal, P. (2017). The personality basis of aggression: The mediating role of anger and the moderating role of emotional intelligence. Scandinavian Journal Of Psychology, 58, 333-340. doi:10.1111/sjop.12367
Cichocka, A., Dhont, K., & Makwana, A. (2017). On Self-love and Outgroup Hate: Opposite Effects of Narcissism on Prejudice via Social Dominance Orientation and Right-Wing Authoritarianism. European Journal Of Personality, 31, 366-384. doi:10.1002/per.2114
Reimer, N., Becker, J., Benz, A., Christ, O., Dhont, K., Klocke, U., et al. (2017). Intergroup contact and social change: Implications of negative and positive contact for collective action in advantaged and disadvantaged groups. Personality And Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 121-136. doi:10.1177/0146167216676478
De keersmaecker, J., Roets, A., Dhont, K., Van Assche, J., Onraet, E., & Van Hiel, A. (2017). Need for closure and perceived threat as bases of right-wing authoritarianism: A longitudinal moderation approach. Social Cognition, 35, 433-449. doi:10.1521/soco.2017.35.4.433
Van Assche, J., Roets, A., Dhont, K., & Van Hiel, A. (2016). The association between actual and perceived ethnic diversity: The moderating role of authoritarianism and implications for outgroup threat, anxiety, and mistrust. European Journal Of Social Psychology, 46, 807-817. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2211
Dhont, K., Hodson, G., & Leite, A. (2016). Common Ideological Roots of Speciesism and Generalized Ethnic Prejudice: The Social Dominance Human–Animal Relations Model (SD-HARM). European Journal Of Personality, 30, 507-522. doi:10.1002/per.2069
Meeusen, C., & Dhont, K. (2015). Parent–Child similarity in common and specific components of prejudice: The role of ideological attitudes and political discussion. European Journal Of Personality, 29, 585-598. doi:10.1002/per.2011
Hodson, G., & Dhont, K. (2015). The person-based nature of prejudice: Individual difference predictors of intergroup negativity. European Review Of Social Psychology, 26, 1-42. doi:10.1080/10463283.2015.1070018
Onraet, E., Van Hiel, A., Dhont, K., Hodson, G., Schittekatte, M., & De Pauw, S. (2015). The Association of Cognitive Ability with Right-wing Ideological Attitudes and Prejudice: A Meta-analytic Review. European Journal Of Personality, 29, 599-621. doi:10.1002/per.2027
Dhont, K., Van Hiel, A., & Hewstone, M. (2014). Changing the ideological roots of prejudice: Longitudinal effects of ethnic intergroup contact on social dominance orientation. Group Processes And Intergroup Relations, 17, 27-44. doi:10.1177/1368430213497064
Onraet, E., Dhont, K., & Van Hiel, A. (2014). The relationships between internal and external threat and right-wing attitudes: A three-wave longitudinal study. Personality And Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 715-725. doi:10.1177/0146167214524256
Dhont, K., Hodson, G., Costello, K., & MacInnis, C. (2014). Social Dominance Orientation Connects Prejudicial Human-Human and Human-Animal Relations. Personality And Individual Differences, 61-62, 105-108. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2013.12.020
Turner, R., Dhont, K., Hewstone, M., Prestwich, A., & Vonofakou, C. (2014). The Role of Personality Factors in the Reduction of Intergroup Anxiety and Amelioration of Outgroup Attitudes via Intergroup Contact. European Journal Of Personality, 28, 180-192. doi:10.1002/per.1927
Van Assche, J., Roets, A., Dhont, K., & Van Hiel, A. (2014). Diversity and Out-Group Attitudes in the Netherlands: The Role of Authoritarianism and Social Threat in the Neighbourhood. Journal Of Ethnic And Migration Studies, 40, 1414-1430. doi:10.1080/1369183X.2013.876895
Dhont, K., & Hodson, G. (2014). Why do right-wing adherents engage in more animal exploitation and meat consumption? Personality And Individual Differences, 64, 12-17. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2014.02.002
Dhont, K., & Hodson, G. (2014). Does lower cognitive ability predict greater prejudice? Current Directions In Psychological Science, 23, 454-459. doi:10.1177/0963721414549750
Christ, O., Asbrock, F., Dhont, K., Pettigrew, T., & Wagner, U. (2013). The Effects of Intergroup Climate on Immigrants' Acculturation Preferences. Zeitschrift Fur Psychologie - Journal Of Psychology, 221, 252-257. doi:10.1027/2151-2604/a000155
Dhont, K., Roets, A., & Van Hiel, A. (2013). The intergenerational transmission of need for closure underlies the transmission of authoritarianism and anti-immigrant prejudice. Personality And Individual Differences, 54, 779-784. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2012.12.016
Onraet, E., Van Hiel, A., Dhont, K., & Pattyn, S. (2013). Internal and external threat in relationship with right-wing attitudes. Journal Of Personality, 81, 233-248. doi:10.1111/jopy.12011
Onraet, E., Van Hiel, A., & Dhont, K. (2013). The relationship between right-wing ideological attitudes and psychological well-being. Personality And Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 509-522. doi:10.1177/0146167213478199
Franssen, V., Dhont, K., & Van Hiel, A. (2013). Age-Related Differences in Ethnic Prejudice: Evidence of the Mediating Effect of Right-Wing Attitudes. Journal Of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 23, 252-257. doi:10.1002/casp.2109
Dhont, K., Van Hiel, A., & De Cremer, D. (2012). Externalities awareness in anticommons dilemmas decreases defective behavior. Journal Of Behavioral Decision Making, 25, 228-238. doi:10.1002/bdm.718
Dhont, K., & Van Hiel, A. (2012). Intergroup contact buffers against the intergenerational transmission of authoritarianism and racial prejudice. Journal Of Research In Personality, 46, 231-234. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2011.12.008
Roets, A., Van Hiel, A., & Dhont, K. (2012). Is sexism a gender issue? A motivated social cognition perspective on men's and women's sexist attitudes toward own and other gender. European Journal Of Personality, 26, 350-359. doi:10.1002/per.843
Pattyn, S., Van Hiel, A., Dhont, K., & Onraet, E. (2012). Stripping the Political Cynic: A Psychological Exploration of the Concept of Political Cynicism. European Journal Of Personality, 26, 566-579. doi:10.1002/per.858
Dhont, K., Van Hiel, A., De Bolle, M., & Roets, A. (2012). Longitudinal Intergroup Contact Effects on Prejudice Using Self- and Observer-Reports. British Journal Of Social Psychology, 51, 221-238. doi:10.1111/j.2044-8309.2011.02039.x
Dhont, K., & Van Hiel, A. (2011). Direct contact and authoritarianism as moderators between extended contact and reduced prejudice: Lower threat and greater trust as mediators. Group Processes And Intergroup Relations, 14, 223-237. doi:10.1177/1368430210391121
Dhont, K., Roets, A., & Van Hiel, A. (2011). Opening Closed Minds: The Combined Effects of Intergroup Contact and Need for Closure on Prejudice. Personality And Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 514-528. doi:10.1177/0146167211399101
Dhont, K., Van Hiel, A., Pattyn, S., Onraet, E., & Severens, E. (2011). A Step into the Anarchist's Mind: Examining Political Attitudes and Ideology through Event-Related Brain Potentials. Social Cognitive And Affective Neuroscience, 7, 296-303. doi:10.1093/scan/nsr009
Dhont, K., Cornelis, I., & Van Hiel, A. (2010). Interracial Public-Police Contact: Relationships with Police Officers' Racial and Work-Related Attitudes and Behavior. International Journal Of Intercultural Relations, 34, 551-560. doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2010.07.004
Dhont, K., & Van Hiel, A. (2009). We must not be enemies: Interracial contact and the reduction of prejudice among authoritarians. Personality And Individual Differences, 46, 172-177. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2008.09.022
Demanet, J., Dhont, K., Notebaert, L., Pattyn, S., & Vandierendonck, A. (2007). Pixelating Familiar People in the Media: Should Masking Be Taken at Face Value? Psychologica Belgica, 47, 261-276. doi:10.5334/pb-47-4-261
Book section
Cichocka, A., & Dhont, K. (2018). The personality bases of political ideology and behavior. In V. Zeigler-Hill & Shackelford, T. (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences (pp. 323-352). SAGE.
Earle, M., Hodson, G., Dhont, K., & MacInnis, C. (2019). Eating with our eyes (closed): Effects of visually associating animals with meat on anti-vegan/vegetarian attitudes and meat consumption willingness. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.
Van Assche, J., Dhont, K., & Pettigrew, T. (2019). The Social-Psychological Bases of Far-Right Support in Europe and the United States. Journal Of Community & Applied Social Psychology. doi:10.1002/casp.2407
Meleady, R., Crisp, R., Dhont, K., Hopthrow, T., & Turner, R. (2019). Intergroup Contact, Social Dominance and Environmental Concern: A Test of the Cognitive-Liberalization Hypothesis. Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology.
Van Assche, J., Roets, A., Van Hiel, A., & Dhont, K. (2019). Diverse Reactions to Ethnic Diversity: The Role of Individual Differences in Authoritarianism. Current Directions In Psychological Science.
Total publications in KAR: 44 [See all in KAR]



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