Much of my research centers on "metaperceptions," people's beliefs about how they are viewed by others. I focus in particular on examining communication breakdowns in these perceptions that pose obstacles to positive relationships between individuals and groups in society, with the long term goal of identifying ways in which these obstacles can be overcome. A key line of research focuses on how evaluative concerns affect people's interactions with outgroup members. Most recently, I have been examining the positive and negative effects of empathy and perspective-taking in the context of romantic and intergroup relations.
- Intergroup Relations
- Interpersonal Processes
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Self and Identity
- Social Cognition
- Cameron, J. J., & Vorauer, J. D. (2008). Feeling transparent: On metaperceptions and miscommunications. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, 1098-1108.
- Sasaki, S. J., & Vorauer, J. D. (2010). Contagious resource depletion and anxiety? Spreading effects of evaluative concern and impression formation in dyadic social interaction. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 1011-1016.
- Vorauer, J. D. (2006). An information search model of evaluative concerns in intergroup interaction. Psychological Review, 113, 862-886.
- Vorauer, J. D., & Claude, S. (1998). Perceived versus actual transparency of goals in negotiation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 24, 371-385.
- Vorauer, J. D., Gagnon, A., & Sasaki, S. J. (2009). Salient intergroup ideology and intergroup interaction. Psychological Science, 20, 838-845.
- Vorauer, J. D., Hunter, A. J., Main, K. J., & Roy, S. (2000). Meta-stereotype activation: Evidence from indirect measures for specific evaluative concerns experienced by members of dominant groups in intergroup interaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 690-707.
- Vorauer, J. D., & Kumhyr, S. (2001). Is this about you or me? Self- versus other directed thoughts and feelings in response to intergroup interaction. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 706-719.
- Vorauer, J. D., Main, K. J., & O'Connell, G. B. (1998). How do individuals expect to be viewed by members of lower status groups? Content and implications of meta-stereotypes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 917-937.
- Vorauer, J. D., & Martens, V., & Sasaki, S. J. (2009). When trying to understand detracts from trying to behave: Effects of perspective-taking in intergroup interaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 811-827.
- Vorauer, J. D., & Quesnel, M. (2016). Don’t bring me down: Divergent effects of being the target of empathy versus perspective-taking on minority group members’ perceptions of their group’s social standing. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 19, 94-109.
- Vorauer, J. D., & Quesnel, M. (2013). You don’t really love me, do you? Negative effects of imagine-other perspective-taking on lower self-esteem individuals’ relationship well-being. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1428-1440.
- Vorauer, J. D., Quesnel, M., & Germain, S. L. (2016). Reductions in goal-directed cognition as a consequence of being the target of empathy. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42, 130-141.
- Vorauer, J. D., & Sakamoto, Y. (2008). Who cares what the outgroup thinks? Testing an information search model of the importance individuals accord to an outgroup member's view of them during intergroup interaction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 1467-1480.
- Vorauer, J. D., & Sakamoto, Y. (2006). I thought we could be friends, but... Systematic miscommunication and defensive distancing as obstacles to cross-group friendship formation. Psychological Science, 17, 326-331.
- Vorauer, J. D., & Sasaki, S. J. (2014). Distinct effects of imagine-other versus imagine-self perspective-taking on prejudice reduction. Social Cognition, 32, 130-147.
- Vorauer, J. D., & Sasaki, S. J. (2011). In the worst rather than the best of times: Effects of salient intergroup ideology in threatening intergroup interactions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 307-320.
- Vorauer, J. D., & Sasaki, S. J. (2009). Helpful only in the abstract? Ironic effects of empathy in intergroup interaction. Psychological Science, 20, 191-197.
- Vorauer, J. D., & Turpie, C. (2004). Relation of prejudice to choking versus shining under pressure in intergroup interaction: The disruptive effects of vigilance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87, 384-399.
- Vorauer, J. D. (2013). The case for and against perspective-taking. In M. P. Zanna & J. Olson (Eds.), Advances in experimental social psychology, vol 48, pp. 59-115. Burlington: Academic Press.
- Intergroup Relations
- Social Psychology
- The Self and Social Perception
Department of Psychology
Duff Roblin Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
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