My research spans social, political, justice, and personality psychology. In general, I study tolerance and intolerance. In one line of research, I study antecedents of socio-political orientations that are linked with tolerance and intolerance (e.g., prejudicial attitudes, political attitudes and ideologies). Recently, I have been exploring the relation between socio-political orientations and threat associated with risk (e.g., Choma, Hanoch, Gummerum, & Hodson, 2013). In a second line of research I study prejudice and discrimination. My research in this area investigates intergroup attitudes, including potential mechanisms for prejudice reduction. Most recently, my colleagues and I have been studying intergroup disgust sensitivity (e.g., Choma, Hodson, & Costello, 2012; Hodson, Choma et al., 2013). I am also interested in the consequences of perceiving prejudice and discrimination, including well-being and collective action implications. Related to these lines of research, I study subjective temporal perspectives (of life satisfaction, perceived discrimination).
- Intergroup Relations
- Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Political Psychology
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- Choma, B. L., Ashton, M. C., & Hafer, C. L. (2010). Conceptualizing political orientation among Canadian political candidates: A tale of two (correlated) dimensions. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 42, 24-33.
- Hodson, G., Choma, B, L., Boisvert, J., Hafer, C. L., MacInnis, C., & Costello, K. (2013). The role of intergroup disgust in predicting outgroup prejudice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 195-205.
- Choma, B. L., Hanoch, Y., Gummerum, M., & Hodson, G. (2013). Relations between risk perceptions and socio-political ideology are domain- and ideology- dependent. Personality and Individual Differences, 54, 29-34.
- Busseri, M. A., Choma, B. L., & Sadava, S. W. (2012). Subjective temporal trajectories for subjective well-being. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 7, 1-15.
- Choma, B. L., Hafer, C. L., Dywan, J., Segalowitz, S. J., & Busseri, M. A. (2012). Political liberalism and political conservatism: Functionally independent? Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 431-436.
- Choma, B. L., Hafer, C. L., Crosby, F., & Foster, M. D. (2012). Perceptions of personal sex discrimination: The role of belief in a just world and discrimination against one’s group. Journal of Social Psychology, 152, 568-585.
- Choma, B. L., Hodson, G., & Costello, K. (2012). Intergroup disgust sensitivity as a predictor of Islamophobia: The modulating effect of fear. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 499-506.
- Choma, B. L., Busseri, M. B., & Sadava, S. W. (2012). Deciphering Subjective Trajectories for Life Satisfaction Using Self-versus-Normative Other Discrepancies, Self-esteem, and Hope. European Journal of Personality.
- Choma, B. L., Visser, B. A., Pozzebon, J. A., Bogaert, A. F., Busseri, M. A., & Sadava, S. W. (2010). Self-objectification, self-esteem, and gender: Testing a moderated mediation model. Sex Roles, 63, 645-656.
- Busseri, M. A., Choma, B. L., & Sadava, S. W. (2009). “As good as it gets” or “The best is yet to come?” How optimists and pessimists view their past, present, and anticipated future life satisfaction. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 352-356.
- Choma, B. L., & Hafer, C. L. (2009). Understanding the relation between explicitly and implicitly measured political orientation: The moderating role of political sophistication. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 964-967.
- Choma, B. L., Busseri, M. A., & Sadava, S. W. (2009). Liberal and conservative political ideologies: Different routes to happiness? Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 502-505.
- Busseri, M. A., Choma, B. L., & Sadava, S. W. (2009). Functional or fantasy? Examining the implications of subjective temporal perspective “trajectories” for life satisfaction. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 295-308.
- Hodson, G., Choma, B. L., & Costello, K. (2009). Experiencing Alien-Nation: Effects of a simulation intervention on attitudes toward homosexuals. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 974-978.
- Choma, B. L., Shove, C., Busseri, M. A., Sadava, S. W., & Hosker, A. (2009). Assessing the role of body image coping strategies as mediators or moderators of the links between self-objectification, body shame, and well-being. Sex Roles, 61, 699-713.
- Dywan, J., Mathewson, K., Choma, B. L., Rosenfeld, B., & Segalowitz, S. (2008). Autonomic and electrophysiological correlates of emotional intensity in older and younger adults. Psychophysiology, 45, 389-397.
- Choma, B. L., Foster, M. D., & Radford, E. (2007). Use of objectification theory to examine the effects of a media literacy intervention on women. Sex Roles, 581-591.
- Hafer, C. L., Bègue, L., Choma, B. L., & Dempsey, J. L. (2005). Belief in a just world and commitment to long-term deserved outcome. Social Justice Research, 18, 429-444.
- Choma, B. L., & Hodson, G. (2008). And so the pendulum swings: A framework for conceptualizing the causes of prejudice. In T. G. Morrison & M. A. Morrison (Eds.), The Psychology of Modern Prejudice. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
- Hafer, C. L., & Choma, B. L. (2009). The belief in a just world and justification of the status quo. In J. T. Jost, A. C. Kay, & H. Thorisdottir (Eds.), Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and System Justification. Oxford University Press.
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