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Ruth H. Warner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Experimental Program: Social
Department of Psychology

Courses Taught

Social Psychology; Personality Psychology; The Psychology of Social Justice; Psychology and the Law; Capstone Practicum; Advanced Social Psychology; Social Psychology of Justice


Ph.D., University of Kansas
M.A., University of Kansas
B.S., Arizona State University

Research Interests

Warner's research lab is interested in the psychology of intergroup relations, social justice, meaning making, benefit finding, and stereotyping and prejudice.


Publications and Media Placements

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Broussard, K.A., Warner, R.H., & Pope, A.R.D. (in press). Too many boxes or not enough? Preferences for how we ask about gender in cisgender, LGB, and gender-diverse samples. Sex Roles.

Warner, R.H., Kent, A., & Kiddoo, K.L. (2016). Perceived collective continuity and attitudes toward outgroups. European Journal of Social Psychology, 46, 595-608.

Lorenz, M.M., Warner, R.H., & VanDeursen, M.J. (2015). Stated goals and their influence on helping behavior toward ingroups and outgroups. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 45, 498-508.

Branscombe, N.R., Warner, R.H., Klar, Y., & Fernandez, S. (2015). Historical group victimization entails moral obligations for descendants. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 59, 118-129.

Warner, R.H., Wohl, M.J.A., & Branscombe, N.R. (2014). When do victim group members feel a moral obligation to help suffering others? European Journal of Social Psychology, 44, 231-241.

Warner, R.H., & Kiddoo, K.L. (2014). Are the Latter Day Saints too latter day? Perception of age and attitudes toward Mormons. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 17, 67-78. Article

Warner, R.H., & Branscombe, N.R. (2012). Observer perceptions of moral obligations in groups with a history of victimization. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 882-894. Article

Warner, R.H., VanDeursen, M.J.*, & Pope, A.R.D.* (2012). Temporal distance as a determinant of just world strategy. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 276-284. Article

Tarrant, M., Branscombe, N.R., Warner, R.H., & Weston, D. (2012). Social identity and perceptions of torture: It’s moral when we do it. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 513-518. Article

VanDeursen, M.J.*, Pope, A.R.D.*, & Warner, R.H. (2012). Just world maintenance patterns among intrinsically and extrinsically religious individuals. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 755-758. Article

Warner, R.H., & Branscombe, N.R. (2011). Observers’ benefit finding for victims: Consequences for perceived moral obligations. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 241-253. Article

Warner, R.H., Branscombe, N.R., Garczynski, A.*, & Solomon, E.* (2011). Judgments of sexual abuse victims. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 33, 207-219. Article

Crandall, C.S., Bahns, A.J., Warner, R., & Schaller, M. (2011). Stereotypes as justifications of prejudice. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 1488-1498. Article

Miron, A.M., Warner, R.H., & Branscombe, N.R. (2011). Accounting for group differences in appraisals of social inequality: Differential injustice standards. British Journal of Social Psychology, 50, 342-353. Article

O’Brien, L.T., Crandall, C.S., Horstman-Reser, A., Warner, R., Alsbrooks, A., & Blodorn, A. (2010). But I’m no bigot: How prejudiced Americans maintain unprejudiced self-images. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40, 917-946. Article

Warner, R.H., Hornsey, M.J., & Jetten, J. (2007). Why minority group members resent impostors.European Journal of Social Psychology, 37, 1-17. Article

Crandall, C.S. & Warner, R.H. (2005). How a prejudice is recognized. Psychological Inquiry, 16, 137-141.