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Becky Choma

Becky Choma

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).

Primary Interests:

  • Intergroup Relations
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Political Psychology

Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • 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.

Becky Choma
Department of Psychology
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario M5N 2K3

  • Phone: (416) 979-5000 x3006
  • Fax: (416) 979-5273

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