Michael Schmitt

Professor
Area Coordinator - Social

Research Interests

Intergroup relations, collective identity, pro-environmental behaviour, environmental activism, well-being

Selected Publications

Outten, H.R., & Schmitt, M.T. (2015). The more “intergroup” the merrier? The relationship between ethnic identification, coping options and life satisfaction among South Asian Canadians. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 47, 12-20. DOI: 10.1037/a0035907

Schmitt, M.T., Branscombe, N.R., Postmes, T., & Garcia, A. (2014). The Consequences of Perceived Discrimination for Psychological Well-Being: A Meta-Analytic Review. Psychological Bulletin, 140, 921-948. DOI: 10.1037/a0035754

Jetten, J., Schmitt, M.T., Branscombe, N.R. (2013). Rebels without a cause: Discrimination appraised as legitimate harms group commitment. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 16, 159-172.

Giamo, L.S., Schmitt, M.T., & Outten, H.R. (2012). Perceived discrimination, group identification, and life satisfaction among multiracial people: A test of the Rejection-Identification Model. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 18, 312-328.

Outten, H.R., Miller, D. Schmitt, M.T., & Garcia, A. (2012). Feeling Threatened about the Future: Whites’ Emotional Reactions to Anticipated Ethnic Demographic Changes. Personality and Social Psychological Bulletin, 38, 14-25.

Schmitt, M.T., Davies, K., Hung, M., & Wright, S.C. (2010). Identity moderates the effects of Christmas displays on mood, self-esteem, and inclusion. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 1017-1022.

Schmitt, M.T., Lehmiller, J.J., & Walsh, A.L. (2007). The role of heterosexual identity threat in differential support for same-sex civil unions versus marriages. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 10, 443-455.

Schmitt, M.T., Branscombe, N.R., & Kappen, D. (2003). Attitudes toward group-based inequality: Social dominance or social identity? British Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 161-186.

Schmitt, M.T., & Branscombe, N.R. (2002). The meaning and consequences of perceived discrimination in disadvantaged and privileged social groups. In W. Stroebe & M. Hewstone (Eds.), European Review of Social Psychology (Vol. 12, pp. 167-199). Chichester, England: Wiley.