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The University of Texas at ArlingtonThe University of Texas at Arlington


Dr. Jared B. Kenworthy

Associate Professor of Psychology

Phone: (817) 272-0746
Address: Room 525, Life Sciences Bldg.
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Description of Research

Intergroup bias, conflict & threat; Intergroup contact; Consensus estimation & social projection; Crossed and multiple categorization.

Representative Publications

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

Kenworthy, J.B., & Miller, N. (2001). Perceptual asymmetry in consensus estimates of majority and minority members. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80, 597-612.

Kenworthy, J.B., & Miller, N. (2002). Attributional biases about the origins of attitudes: Externality, emotionality, and rationality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 693-707.

Kenworthy, J.B. (2003). Explaining the belief in God for self, in-group, and out-group targets. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 42, 137-146.

Kenworthy, J.B., Canales, C.J., Weaver, K.D., & Miller, N. (2003). Negative incidental affect and mood congruency in crossed categorization. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 39, 195-219.

Ensari, N., Kenworthy, J.B., Urban, L.M., Canales, C.J., Vasquez, E., Kim, D., & Miller, N. (2004). Negative affect and political sensitivity in crossed categorization: Self-reports versus EMG. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 7, 55-75.

Tam, T., Hewstone, M., Harwood, J., Voci, A., & Kenworthy, J.B. (2006). Intergroup contact and grandparent-grandchild communication: The effects of self-disclosure on implicit and explicit biases against older people. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 9, 413-430.

Cairns, E., Kenworthy, J.B., Campbell, A., & Hewstone, M. (2006). The role of in-group identification, religious group membership, and intergroup conflict in moderating in-group and out-group affect. British Journal of Social Psychology, 45, 701-716.

Tausch, N., Hewstone, M., Kenworthy, J.B., Cairns, E., & Christ, O. (2007). Cross-community contact, perceived status differences and intergroup attitudes in Northern Ireland: The mediating roles of individual-level vs. group-level threats and the moderating role of social identification. Political Psychology, 28, 53-68.

Tausch, N., Kenworthy, J.B., & Hewstone, M. (2007). The confirmability and disconfirmability of trait concepts revisited: Does content matter? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 542-556.

Tam, T., Hewstone, M., Cairns, E., Tausch, N., Maio, G., & Kenworthy, J.B. (2007). The impact of intergroup emotions on forgiveness in Northern Ireland. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 10, 119-136.

Tausch, N., Tam, T., Hewstone, M., Kenworthy, J.B., & Cairns, E. (2007). Individual-level and group-level mediators of contact effects in Northern Ireland: The moderating role of social identification. British Journal of Social Psychology, 46, 541-556.

Tam, T., Hewstone, M., Kenworthy, J.B., Cairns, E., Marinetti, C., Geddes, L., & Parkinson, B. (2008). Postconflict reconciliation: Intergroup forgiveness, trust, and implicit biases in Northern Ireland. Journal of Social Issues, 64, 303-320.

Prestwich, A., Kenworthy, J.B., Wilson, M., & Kwan-Tat, N. (2008). Differential effects of contact on implicit and explicit racial attitudes. British Journal of Social Psychology, 47, 575-588.

Kenworthy, J.B., Hewstone, M., Levine, J.M., Martin, R., & Willis, H. (2008). The phenomenology of minority-majority status: Effects on innovation in argument generation. European Journal of Social Psychology, 38, 624-636.

Kenworthy, J.B., & Tausch, N. (2008). Expectations about the accuracy and stability of warmth versus competence traits: An Intergroup analysis. European Journal of Social Psychology, 38, 1121-1129.

Tam, T., Hewstone, M., Kenworthy, J.B., & Cairns, E. (2009). Intergroup trust in Northern Ireland. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 45-59.

Kenworthy, J.B., & Jones, J.R. (2009). The roles of group importance and anxiety in predicting depersonalized ingroup trust. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 12, 227-239.

Popan, J.R., Kenworthy, J.B., Frame, M.C., Lyons, P.A., & Hill, S.J. (in press). Political groups in contact: The role of attributions for outgroup attitudes in reducing antipathy. European Journal of Social Psychology.

Book Chapters

Kenworthy, J.B., Turner, R.N., Hewstone, M., & Voci, A. (2005). Intergroup contact: When does it work, and why? In J. Dovidio, P. Glick, and L. Rudman (Eds.), On the nature of prejudice: 50 years after Allport (pp. 278-292). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Tausch, N., Kenworthy, J.B., & Hewstone, M. (2005). Conflict resolution and prevention: The role of intergroup contact. In M. Fitzduff and C.E. Stout (Eds.), The psychology of resolving global conflicts: From war to peace, Vol. 2 (pp. 67-107). Westport, CT: Praeger Security International.

Miller, N., Kenworthy, J.B., Canales, C.J., & Stenstrom, D.M. (2006). Explaining the effects of crossed categorization on ethnocentric bias. In R.J. Crisp and M. Hewstone (Eds.), Multiple social categorization: Processes, models, and applications (pp. 160-188). Hove, E. Sussex, UK: Psychology Press (Taylor & Francis).

Hewstone, M., Turner, R., Kenworthy, J.B., & Crisp, R. (2006). Multiple social categorization: Future directions. In R.J. Crisp and M. Hewstone (Eds.), Multiple social categorization: Processes, models, and applications(pp. 271-310). Hove, E. Sussux, UK: Psychology Press (Taylor & Francis).

Hewstone, M., Kenworthy, J.B., Cairns, E., Tausch, N., Hughes, J., Tam, T., Voci, A., von Hecker, U., & Pinder, C. (2008). Stepping stones to reconciliation in Northern Ireland: Intergroup contact, forgiveness, and trust. In A. Nadler, T.E. Malloy, and J.D. Fisher (Eds.), Social Psychology of Intergroup Reconciliation.

Hewstone, M., Tausch, N., Voci, A., Kenworthy, J.B., Hughes, J., & Cairns, E. (2008). Why neighbors kill: Prior intergroup contact and killing of ethnic outgroup neighbors. In V. Esses & R. Vernon (Eds.), Explaining the Breakdown of Ethnic Relations: Why Neighbors Kill (pp. 61-92). Montreal, Canada: McGill University Press.

Kenworthy, J.B. (in press). Loyalty. In J.M. Levine & M.A. Hogg (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. Sage Publications.