Office Location: AC-4D06
Degree Institution Field Dates PhD University of British Columbia Social Psychology 2007 MA University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Social Psychology 2002 BA Swarthmore College Philosophy 1996
Areas of Expertise
- Social Psychology
Psychology of Religion
Articles in Field Of Expertise
Hansen, I. G. & Callaghan, B.. "Cuing Moral Transcendence Reduces Support for Torture And Disentangles It From Retributive and Utilitarian Concerns." Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict. In press 2016: .
Hansen, I. G. & Ryder, A.. "In search of ‘religion proper’: Intrinsic religiosity and coalitional rigidity make opposing predictions of intergroup hostility across religious groups." Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 47 2016: 835-857.
Dar-Nimrod, I., Hansen, I., Proulx, T., Lehman, D. R., Chapman, B. P., & Duberstein, P. R.. "Coolness: an empirical investigation." Journal of Individual Differences. 33 2012: 175-185.
Ginges, J., Hansen, I. G. & Norenzayan, A.. "Religious belief, coalitional commitment, and support for suicide attacks." Evolutionary Psychology. 8 2010: 346-349.
Ginges, J., Hansen, I. G. & Norenzayan, A.. "Religion and Support for Suicide Attacks." Psychological Science. 20 2009: 222-230.
Norenzayan, A., Dar Nimrod, I., Hansen, I. G., & Proulx, T.. "Mortality salience and religion: Divergent effects on the defense of cultural values for the religious and the non-religious." European Journal of Social Psychology. 39 2009: 101-113.
Norenzayan, A., Hansen, I. G. & Cady, J.. "An angry volcano? Reminders of death and anthropomorphizing nature." Social Cognition. 26 2008: 190-197.
Norenzayan, A. & Hansen, I. G.. "Belief in supernatural agents in the face of death." Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 32 2006: 174-187.
Hong, Y., Liao, H., Chan, G., Wong, R., Chiu, C., Ip, G.W., Fu, H. & Hansen, I. G.. "Temporal causal links between outgroup attitudes and social categorization: The case of Hong Kong 1997 transition." Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. 9 2006: 265-288.
Hong, Y., Coleman, J., Chan, G., Wong, R. Y. M., Chiu, C., Hansen, I. G., Lee, S., Tong, Y., & Fu, H.. "Predicting intergroup bias: The interactive effects of implicit theory and social identity." Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin. 30 2004: 1035-1047.
Hong, Y., Chan, G., Chiu, C., Wong, R. Y. M., Hansen, I. G., Lee, S., Tong, Y. & Fu, H.. "How are social identities linked to self-conception and intergroup orientation? The moderating effect of implicit theories." Journal of Personality & Social Psychology. 85 2003: 1147-1160.
Chapters in Field Of Expertise
Mustakova-Possardt, E., Basseches, M., Oxenberg, J., & Hansen, I. G.. "Transforming a limited social function into a viable global action agenda." Toward a socially responsible psychology for a global era. 2013: 21-46.
Hansen, I. G. & Norenzayan, A.. "Between yang and yin and heaven and hell: Untangling the complex relationship between religion and intolerance." Where God and Science Meet: How Brain and Evolutionary Studies Alter Our Understanding of Religion. 3 2006: 187-211.
Suedfeld, P. & Hansen, I. G.. "The many faces of international political psychology." Political Psychology. 2006: 63-87.
Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" Minimizing denial after the Hoffman Report: Can we look deeply into the dark side of the psychology profession? " May, 2016: Talk presented at the 39th Annual Conference of the International Psychohistorical Association, New York, NY.
" Narcissism, psychopathy, and bigoted oppression: Making psychological-ideological sense of the Trump phenomenon. " April, 2016: Symposium presented at 44th Annual Hunter College Psychology Convention, New York, NY.
" Religious impulses and ideological outcomes: How religious processes can lean left (in spite of also leaning right) " April, 2016: Symposium presented at 44th Annual Hunter College Psychology Convention, New York, NY.
" Religion and liberty: Cross-national and experimental investigations. " March, 2016: Talk presented at Division 36 Midyear Conference on Psychology, Religion and Spirituality.
" Students, Social Justice, & PsySR: Are Psychology Degrees& Benefiting the World Compatible? (with Mary Pelton-Cooper) " August, 2015: Invited presentation at Psychologists for Social Responsibility Teach-In, Toronto, ON.
" Militarism and Psychology (with Serdar Degirmencioglu and Alice LoCicero) " August, 2015: Invited presentation at Psychologists for Social Responsibility Teach-In, Toronto, ON.
" How psychopathy and moral beauty engagement bisect the liberal-left vs. conservative-right divide. (with Abraham Dickey III and Gabriela Cedillo) " April, 2015: Symposium presented at the 43rd Annual Hunter College Psychology Convention, New York, NY..
" Torture as a moral issue and a source of corruption in the health professions. " March, 2015: Invited talk at Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY.
" Religion and politics through the lens of social and political psychology " April, 2014: Attendees of York College Provost Lecture Series.
" When divorcing conservatism from care, people become less conservative. " June, 2014: Symposium on “Does a liberal vs. conservative framework shortchange explanatory power? Towards a dynamic two-dimensional approach to ideology”.
" The instability of ideology: How different framings of moral divides affect ideological construal " January, 2013: Symposium on “Beyond liberalism vs. conservatism: The contextual and dynamic nature of ideological construal”, Annual Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.
" The ironic effect of considering oneself part of the 99%: Reduced support for activism and equality in a liberal student sample " July, 2012: Symposium on “The dynamics and challenges of activism in the Occupy movement” at the Psychologists for Social Responsibility Conference, Washington, DC.
" The malleability of ideological construal and implications for support for torture " July, 2012: Symposium on “Left and right or right and wrong? A political psychological approach to understanding attitudes toward torture” at the Psychologists for Social Responsibility Conference, Washington, DC.
" Does the culture war divide make us more comfortable with supporting torture? " April, 2012: Annual Hunter College Psychology Convention, New York, NY.
" What we talk about when we talk about conservatism " January, 2012: Symposium on “A Christian Nation facing the 21st century: How religion shapes modern America, and its role in a changing society”, Annual Conference of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.
" The Efficience of Corporate Corruption " July, 2011: Roundtable on "The Psychology of Corporate Corruption," Psychologists For Social Responsibility Conference, Brookline, MA.
" How the Culture War Sustains Real Wars " July, 2011: Roundtable on "The Psychological and Structural Aspects of War," Psychologists for Social Responsibility Conference, Brookline, MA.
" Does National Religiosity Sit Well or Badly With National Peace and Freedom? " January, 2011: Psychology of Religion Pre-Conference of the Annual Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.
" The Ironic Trinity: Liberalism-Conservatism, Tolerance-Intolerance, and Religion-Nonreligion " October, 2009: Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Denver, CO.
" Religion as a paradoxical predictor of religious intolerance " May, 2007: Symposium on "The Social Benefits and Hazards of Religion," Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships
President's Award for mentoring research students: 2016.
Provost's Award for mentoring research students, York College, CUNY: 2015.
Provost's Award for mentoring research students, York College, CUNY: 2014.
Selected to present a talk, "Religion and Politics Through the Lens of Social and Political Psychology", at the Provost Lecture Series, York College, CUNY: 2014.
Provost's Award for mentoring research students, York College, CUNY: 2013.
Admission to CUNY Faculty Fellowship Publication Program: 2012-2013.
Izaak Walton Killam pre-doctoral fellowship, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia: 2004-2005.
University graduate fellowship, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia: 2003.
Graduate entrance scholarship, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia: 2002.
Phi Beta Kappa: 1996.
National Merit Scholar: 1992.
PSC-CUNY 46 Research Award, Ego depletion, religion and politics. 2015: $5990.
PSC-CUNY 45 Research Award, Beyond liberal and conservative: Transcending the one-dimensionality of ideological discourse in psychology. 2014: $5748.
PSC-CUNY 43 Research Award, Conservatism without atrocity? Testing the stability of the relationship between ideology and policy preference. 2012: $5466.
William Stewart Travel Award for National and International Conferences, Symposium Presentation at Annual Conference of Society for Personality and Social Psychology. 2012: $500.
Offices Held In Professional Societies
President-Elect, Psychologists for Social Responsibility: July 2016 to present.
Steering Committee, Psychologists for Social Responsibility: Spring 2012 to present.
Other Professional Activities and Public Service
Organized a town hall on the Hoffman Report for Psychologists for Social Responsibility in advance of the American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, ON: August, 2014.
Organized monthly “PsySR First Sundays” on first Sundays of the month at New School University for discussion of research findings and other contemporary issues in Psychology.: Spring, 2014.
Co-coordinated the organization of a regional conference for PsySR in New York City: October, 2013.
Chaired a seminar on "Interrogation Psychologists: New Practice or Malpractice?" at the Center on Terrorism, John Jay College, CUNY: March 9, 2012.
Presented a talk on research ethics in times of torture, Amnesty Interational's Torture Awareness Campaign, John Jay College of Criminal Justice: November 2, 2010.