Brock Lab of Intergroup Processes (BLIP)

Brock Lab of Intergroup Processes (BLIP)


PEOPLE in the Lab


Dr. Gordon Hodson

Gordon Hodson (PhD, University of Western Ontario) is Professor of Psychology at Brock University, and the Director of the Brock Lab of Intergroup Processes (BLIP).

His research interests involve stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination, with particular interests in individual differences (e.g., authoritarianism), intergroup contact and cross-group friendship, emotions (e.g., disgust; empathy), and dehumanization.

He is a former Associate Editor at the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (JESP), and presently serves on the Editorial Boards of Social Psychological and Personality Science (SPPS), the European Review of Social Psychology (ERSP), and the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science (CJBS).


Brock Faculty Profile: click here

Social Psychology Network (SPN) Profile: click here

Psychology Today column (Without Prejudice): click here


Dr. Nour Kteily (SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow)


Nour Kteily (PhD, Harvard University) is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Hodson. His research investigates the psychological consequences of group membership in hierarchically organized social systems, and how individuals respond to the possibility of changes in hierarchy. He is working with Dr. Hodson primarily on research relating to dehumanization, and how perceptions of being dehumanized by other groups contributes to support for collective action, one of the primary mechanisms through which group members seek to change their position in the system.
Nour completed his PhD with Professor Sidanius (







Mark Hoffarth (PhD Student)

Mark is interested in factors leading to the expression of intergroup bias, in particular with regards to sexual orientation and gender roles. He is also interested in political ideology, intergroup emotions, and human sexuality.

Advisor: Dr. Hodson

Sample publication: 

Hoffarth, M.R., & Hodson, G., 2014). Is subjective ambivalence toward gays a modern form of bias? Personality and Individual Differences, 69, 75-80. 


 Paul Adachi (PhD student)

I am a fourth year PhD student working with Dr. Teena Willoughby in the Adolescent Development Lab at Brock. I am interesting in the relationship between competitive video game play and aggression among adolescents and emerging adults. I am also interested in the effects of intergroup competition on prejudice and discrimination.

Recipient of the Jack M. Miller Excellence in Research Award (2014). 

Sample publication: 

Adachi, P., Hodson, G., Willoughby, T., & Zanette, S. (in press). Brothers or sisters in arms: Intergroup cooperation in a violent shooter game can reduce intergroup prejudice. Psychology of Violence


Malvina Skorska (PhD Student)

 Malvina is a PhD student working under the supervision of Professor Bogaert. In addition to her interests in human sexuality, Malvina is interested in prejudices toward sexual minorities. She is presently working on a research apprenticeship in the Intergroup Relations Laboratory.




Gloria Gordon (Co-Op Student)

Gloria is a third year student in honors psychology at Brock. She is particularly interested in prejudice, individual differences, and personality development.


Megan Earle (Research Assistant)

Megan is a third year psychology student at Brock. She is interested in prejudice and discrimination, as well as the learning and internalization of stereotypes.


 Natalia Kubishyn (Research Assistant)


Emily Murphy (Research Assistant)

Emily is a third year Honours Psychology student at Brock. She is particularly interested in prejudice, discrimination, and the stigmatization of mental illness. 



Research Assistants

Lindsay Fulham

Taylor Heffer 

Jessie Shannon

Christina Lapytskaia

Lindsay Gerrard


Lab Alumni


Cara MacInnis, PhD (now a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, working with Liz Page-Gould). Recipient of the Jack M. Miller Excellence in Research Award (2013).

Kimberly Costello, PhD (now professor at Senca College)

Becky Choma, PhD (now at Ryerson University). 2014 Canadian Psychology Association (CPA) President's New Researcher Award recipient. 

Leanne Gosse, PhD (now a SSHRC postdoc at University of Waterloo)

Beenish Khan, MA

PJ Sangalang, MA


Visiting Scholars

Kristof Dhont, PhD (summer 2013)