Jonas R. Kunst
Yale University
Gender studiesEthnic groupSociologyPsychologyTerrorismPerceptionIslamophobiaMainstreamIdentity (social science)Scale (ratio)EmpathyContext (language use)HostilityPrejudiceReligious identityOutgroupWhite (horse)ImmigrationCriminologySocial psychologyAcculturationPoliticsSocial identity theory
Publications 64
#1Jonas R. Kunst (University of Oslo)H-Index: 18
#2Milan Obaidi (University of Oslo)H-Index: 7
Last. Paul Gill (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 20
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The question of why people become terrorists has preoccupied scholars and policy makers for decades. Yet, very little is known about how lay people perceive individuals at risk of becoming terrorists. In two studies conducted in the U.K., we aimed to fill this gap. Study 1 showed that Muslims and non-Muslims perceived a potential minority-group terrorist in terms of both structural (e.g., life-history, social) and individual risk factors (e.g., personality, psychopathology, ideology). In Study 2...
#1Jonas R. KunstH-Index: 18
Last. John F. DovidioH-Index: 126
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In many countries, individuals who have represented the majority group historically are decreasing in relative size and/or perceiving that they have diminished status and power compared to those identifying as immigrants or members of ethnic minority groups. These developments raise several salient and timely issues including: (a) how majority-group members’ cultural orientations change as a consequence of increasing intercultural contact due to shifting demographics;(b) what individual, group, ...
#1Simon Ozer (AU: Aarhus University)H-Index: 7
#2Jonas R. Kunst (University of Oslo)H-Index: 18
Last. Seth J. Schwartz (University of Texas at Austin)H-Index: 97
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Abstract null null Cultural globalization affects most people around the world in contemporary, modern societies. The resulting intercultural contact have been examined using the theory of globalization-based acculturation. However, little is known about possible differences and similarities in processes underlying the effects of direct (e.g., through contact with immigrants) and indirect (e.g., engagement with cultural elements through media) forms of new cultural exposure. Drawing on the conta...
#1Viivi Eskelinen (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 4
#2Tuuli Anna Renvik (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 6
Last. Inga Jasinskaja-Lahti (UH: University of Helsinki)H-Index: 29
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It is often assumed that, in Western societies, Christian values are embedded in national identities, yet, the association between religious identities and prejudice has seldom been studied in parallel to national identity. According to both the social identity theory approach and integrated threat theory, group identification is important for perceiving threats and expressing corresponding attitudes. Nevertheless, their independent roles on intergroup outcomes have often been ignored, although ...
#1Kinga Bierwiaczonek (University of Oslo)H-Index: 6
#2Jonas R. Kunst (University of Oslo)H-Index: 18
When moving to a new country or living in that country as ethnic-minority-group members, individuals have to relate to different cultural spheres. Scholars and practitioners commonly agree that how people acculturate influences their psychological and sociocultural adaptation. Integration (or biculturalism), which involves engagement in both one's heritage culture and the dominant mainstream culture, is considered the most beneficial acculturation strategy. But how robust is the evidence for the...
Abstract null null Acculturation is an inherently causal phenomenon that deals with changes and processes initiated by intercultural contact. However, although more than 13,000 scientific articles to date have been published on a topic related to acculturation, only a small fraction uses data that allow for causal inferences. As a result, our field can be seen as facing a “crisis of causality,” where central theories and models that assume causality between constructs still lack robust empirical...
#1Milan Obaidi (University of Oslo)H-Index: 7
#2Jonas R. Kunst (University of Oslo)H-Index: 18
Last. Sasha Y. Kimel (CSUSM: California State University San Marcos)H-Index: 7
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Increased immigration and demographic changes have not only resulted in political pushback, but also in violent attacks against immigrants. Several recent terrorist attacks committed by White supre...
#1Ke Wang (Harvard University)H-Index: 11
#2Amit Goldenberg (Harvard University)H-Index: 11
Last. Olatz Campos (University of Deusto)H-Index: 1
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The COVID-19 pandemic has increased negative emotions and decreased positive emotions globally. Left unchecked, these emotional changes might have a wide array of adverse impacts. To reduce negative emotions and increase positive emotions, we tested the effectiveness of reappraisal, an emotion-regulation strategy that modifies how one thinks about a situation. Participants from 87 countries and regions (n = 21,644) were randomly assigned to one of two brief reappraisal interventions (reconstrual...
#2Anja Duun SkaugeH-Index: 1
Last. Séamus A. Power (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 8
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#1Jonas R. Kunst (Yale University)H-Index: 18
#2Ivuoma N. Onyeador (Yale University)H-Index: 9
Last. John F. Dovidio (Yale University)H-Index: 126
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Individuals with other-race friends are perceived to identify less strongly with their racial in-group than are individuals with same-race friends. Using the reverse-correlation technique, we show that this effect goes beyond perceptions of social identification, influencing how people are mentally represented. In four studies with Black and White American participants, we demonstrate a "racial assimilation effect": Participants, independent of their own race, represented both Black and White ta...
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