Mark Rubin

  • MSc, PhD
  • Senior Lecturer
  • The University of Newcastle, Australia

Research Interests

prejudice and stereotyping. social identity social class socioeconomic status perceived group variability ingroup overexclusion effect outgroup homogeneity effect intergroup relations need for closure social integration social exclusion

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    Ricardo Muñoz Martín University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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    Malgorzata Goclowska University of Amsterdam

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    Cathal McCrory Trinity College Dublin Department of Public Health and Primary Care

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About

Dr Mark Rubin is a social psychologist in the School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle, Australia. The School is ranked in the top 4 of 41 Australian psychology departments in terms of its research (Excellence in Research Australia, 2012), and the University is ranked 1st and 2nd out of the Australian universities that have been established for 50 years or less (QS Top 50 Under 50, 2014; Times Higher Education Top 100 Under 50, 2015).

Mark’s research focuses on the social psychological processes that underpin social identity, stereotyping, prejudice, and social exclusion. He has authored 45 major research publications in this area, including 39 journal articles, 3 book chapters, and 3 published full conference papers. Over half of his journal articles are published in journals that are ranked in the top quartile of their field based on the SCImago Journal Rank indicator. His work has been cited over 2,500 times, and he is ranked in the top 20% of social psychologists based on his publication impact (career-stage e-index compared with 611 North American social psychologists; Nosek et al., 2010).

Mark’s work in the area of social identity includes several highly-cited articles that defend social identity theory against its critics and call for more sophisticated tests of its hypotheses. In the area of stereotyping, he has identified new processes that explain why people perceive members of social groups to be “all the same.” His work on prejudice has identified cognitive and motivational factors that predict bias against “category-inconsistent” people such as migrants and counterstereotypical individuals. Working with Stefania Paolini, he has also shown that negative intergroup contact is a more powerful predictor of out-group attitudes than positive intergroup contact. Finally, in the area of social exclusion, he has identified personality, motivational, and resource variables that predict social integration and exclusion, including migrant integration and the exclusion of working-class students from social life at university.

For more information about Mark's research, please visit his research website at: http://bit.ly/QgpV4O

Publications

A cross-sectional investigation of parenting style and friendship as mediators of the relation between social class and mental health in a university community

Rubin M, Kelly B

International Journal for Equity in Health (2015)

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Age differences explain social class differences in students’ friendship at university: implications for transition and retention

Rubin M, Wright C

Higher Education (2015)

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Personal reputation and the organization

Zinko R, Rubin M

Journal of Management & Organization (2015)

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Proceedings of the 14 Th European Conference on

Morrison T, Rubin M

Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (2015)

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"I Am Working-Class": Subjective Self-Definition as a Missing Measure of Social Class and Socioeconomic Status in Higher Education Research

Rubin M, Denson N, Kilpatrick S, Matthews K, Stehlik T, Zyngier D

Educational Researcher (2014)

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Constructing and validating a new measure of ingroup identification.

Milanov M, Rubin M, Paolini S

Annuaire de L’Université de Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Faculte de Philosophie, (2014)

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Different types of ingroup identification

Milanov M, Rubin M, Paolini S

Psicologia Sociale (2014)

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Individual differences in individualism and collectivism predict ratings of virtual cities' liveability and environmental quality.

Rubin M, Morrison T

The Journal of General Psychology (2014)

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Low status groups show in-group favoritism to compensate for their low status and to compete for higher status.

Rubin M, Badea C, Jetten J

Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (2014)

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Negative intergroup contact is more in fl uential , but positive intergroup contact is more common : Assessing contact prominence and contact prevalence in fi ve Central European countries

Graf S, Paolini S, Rubin M

European Journal of Social Psychology (2014)

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Out-Group Flies in the In-Group’s Ointment: Evidence of the Motivational Underpinnings of the In-Group Overexclusion Effect

Rubin M, Paolini S

Social Psychology (2014)

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Positive and extensive intergroup contact in the past buffers against the disproportionate impact of negative contact in the present

Paolini S, Harwood J, Rubin M, Husnu S, Joyce N, Hewstone M

European Journal of Social Psychology (2014)

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The academic outcomes of first-in-family in an Australian university : An exploratory study

Southgate E, Douglas H, Scevak J, Macqueen S, Rubin M

International Studies in Widening Participation (2014)

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When Do Low Status Groups Help High Status Groups? The Moderating Effects of Ingroup Identification, Audience Group Membership, and Perceived Reputational Benefit

Owuamalam C, Rubin M

Journal of Social and Political Psychology (2014)

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Linguistic description moderates the evaluations of counterstereotypical people.

Rubin M, Paolini S, Crisp R

Social Psychology (2013)

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“It wasn’t my idea to come here!”: Ownership of the idea to immigrate as a function of gender, age, and culture

Rubin M

International Journal of Intercultural Relations (2013)

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Group status is related to group prototypicality in the absence of social identity concerns

Rubin M

Journal of Social Psychology (2012)

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Immigrants’ social integration as a function of approach–avoidance orientation and problem-solving style

Rubin M, Watt S, Ramelli M

International Journal of Intercultural Relations (2012)

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Social class differences in social integration among students in higher education: A meta-analysis and recommendations for future research.

Rubin M

Journal of Diversity in Higher Education (2012)

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The contact caveat: negative contact predicts increased prejudice more than positive contact predicts reduced prejudice.

Barlow F, Paolini S, Pedersen A, Hornsey M, Radke H, Harwood J, Rubin M, Sibley C

Personality & social psychology bulletin (2012)

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The effects of winning and losing on perceived group variability

Badea C, Brauer M, Rubin M

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (2012)

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Types of ingroup identification as a function of group type

Milanov M, Rubin M, Paolini S

Annuaire de L’Universite de Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Faculte de Philosophie (2012)

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Working-class students need more friends at university: a cautionary note for Australia's higher education equity initiative

Rubin M

Higher Education Research & Development (2012)

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Secondary transfer effects from imagined contact: Group similarity affects the generalization gradient.

Harwood J, Paolini S, Joyce N, Rubin M, Arroyo A

British Journal of Social Psychology (2011)

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Social affiliation cues prime help-seeking intentions.

Rubin M

Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement (2011)

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The relationship between the need for closure and deviant bias: an investigation of generality and process.

Rubin M, Paolini S, Crisp R

International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie (2011)

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A processing fluency explanation of bias against migrants

Rubin M, Paolini S, Crisp R

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (2010)

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Negative intergroup contact makes group memberships salient: explaining why intergroup conflict endures.

Paolini S, Harwood J, Rubin M

Personality & social psychology bulletin (2010)

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The central tendency of a social group can affect ratings of its intragroup variability in the absence of social identity concerns

Rubin M, Badea C

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (2010)

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The interplay of social context and personal attributes in immigrants’ adaptation and satisfaction with the move to Australia.

Watt S, Ramelli M, Rubin M

Migrant security 2010: Refereed proceedings of the national symposium titled Migrant Security 2010: Citizenship and Social Inclusion in a Transnational Era (2010)

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Majority, minority, and parity: Effects of gender and group size on perceived group variability

Voci A, Hewstone M, Crisp R, Rubin M

Social Psychology Quarterly (2008)

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Why do people perceive ingroup homogeneity on ingroup traits and outgroup homogeneity on outgroup traits?

Rubin M, Badea C

Personality & social psychology bulletin (2007)

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Gender out-group homogeneity: The roles of differential familiarity, gender differences, and group size

Rubin M, Hewstone M, Crisp R, Voci A, Richards Z

The psychology of group perception: Perceived variability, entitativity, and essentialism (2004)

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Increased group dispersion after exposure to one deviant group member: Testing Hamburger’s model of member-to-group generalization

Paolini S, Hewstone M, Rubin M, Pay H

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (2004)

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Social Identity, System Justification, and Social Dominance: Commentary on Reicher, Jost et al., and Sidanius et al.

Rubin M, Hewstone M

Political Psychology (2004)

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Intergroup bias

Hewstone M, Rubin M, Willis H

Annual Review of Psychology (2002)

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Does multiple categorization reduce intergroup bias?

Crisp R, Hewstone M, Rubin M

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (2001)

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Stretching the boundaries: strategic perceptions of intragroup variability

Rubin M, Hewstone M, Voci A

European Journal of Social Psychology (2001)

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Perceiving and responding to multiply categorizable individuals: Cognitive processes and affective intergroup bias.

Vescio T, Hewstone M, Crisp R, Rubin M

Social identity and social cognition (1999)

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Social identity theory’s self-esteem hypothesis: A review and some suggestions for clarification.

Rubin M, Hewstone M

Personality and Social Psychology Review, (1998)

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Professional experience

Senior Lecturer

The University of Newcastle, Australia

October 2001 - Present

Education history

University of Wales, Cardiff University, UK

Doctor of Philosophy

January 1997 - May 2000 (3 years 4 months)

University of London, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Master of Science

January 1993 - August 1994 (1 year 7 months)

University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

Bachelor of Science

January 1991 - July 1993 (2 years 6 months)