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Manuela Barreto

Manuela Barreto

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Right now I am mainly busy with four lines of research: (1) the investigation of how power relations affect the experience of prejudice, (2) the investigation of the effects of benevolent sexism on its targets, (3) the examination of the factors that facilitate or impair face-to-face intergroup interactions, and (4) the examination of the social costs of discrimination claims.

However, I am interested in a range of other things as well: My research interests are on the psychology of the disadvantage, exemplified by my work on identity (dis)respect, reactions to prejudice and discrimination, and the psychology of concealed stigmatized identities. I am also interested in the link between morality and group membership.

Primary Interests:

  • Gender Psychology
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Nonverbal Behavior
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity

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Journal Articles:

  • Barreto, M., & Ellemers, N. (2010). Current issues in the study of social stigma. Journal of Social Issues, 66, 431-445.
  • Barreto, M., & Ellemers, N. (2005). The burden of benevolent sexism: How it contributes to the maintenance of gender inequalities. European Journal of Social Psychology, 35, 633-642.
  • Barreto, M., & Ellemers, N. (2005). The perils of political correctness: Men's and women's responses to old-fashioned and modern sexist views. Social Psychology Quarterly, 68, 75-88.
  • Barreto, M., & Ellemers, N. (2002). The impact of respect versus neglect of self identities on identification and group loyalty. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 629-639.
  • Barreto, M., Ellemers, N., & Banal, S. (2006). Working under cover: Performance-related self-confidence among members of contextually devalued groups who try to pass. European Journal of Social Psychology, 36, 337-352.
  • Barreto, M., Ellemers, N., & Fiske, S. (2010). The power of prejudice: How power of source affects the experience of prejudice. Journal of Social Issues, 66, 477-492.
  • Barreto, M., Ellemers, N., & Palacios, M. S. (2004). The backlash of token mobility: The impact of past group experiences on individual ambition and effort. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, (30)11, 1433-1445.
  • Barreto, M., Ellemers, N., Scholten. W., & Smith, H. (2010). To be or not to be: The impact of implicit versus explicit inappropriate social categorizations on the self. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 43-67.
  • Barreto, M., Spears, R., Ellemers, N., & Shahinper, K. (2003). Who wants to know? The effect of audience on identity expression among minority group members. British Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 299-318.
  • Cihangir, S., Barreto, N., & Ellemers, N. (2010). The dark side of ambiguous discrimination: How state self-esteem moderates emotional and behavioural responses to ambiguous and unambiguous discrimination. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49, 155-174.
  • Ellemers, N., & Barreto, M. (2009). The secret success of subtle sexism: How it impairs protest and contributes to the maintenance of gender inequalities. Journal of Social Issues, 65, 749-768.
  • Ellemers, N., Pagliaro, S., Barreto, M., & Leach, C. (2008). Is it better to be moral than smart? The effects of morality and competence norms on the decision to work at group status improvement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 1397-1410.
  • Leach, C. W., Ellemers, N., & Barreto, M. (2007). Group virtue: The importance of morality (vs. competence and sociability) in the positive evaluation of ingroups. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 234-249.
  • Pagliaro, S., Ellemers, N., & Barreto, M. (in press). Sharing moral values: Anticipated ingroup respect as a determinant of adherence to morality-based (but not competence-based) group norms. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
  • Stroebe, K., Barreto, M., & Ellemers, N. (2010). Experiencing discrimination: How members of disadvantaged groups can be helped to cope with discrimination. Social Issues and Policy Review, 4, 181-213.
  • Stroebe, K., Dovidio, J., Barreto, M., Ellemers, N., & John, M. S. (2011). Is the world a just place? Countering the negative consequences of pervasive discrimination by affirming the world as just. British Journal of Social Psychology, 50, 484-500.
  • Stroebe, K., Ellemers, N., Barreto, M., & Mummendey, A. (2009). For better or for worse: The congruence of personal and group outcomes on targets’ responses to discrimination. European Journal of Social Psychology, 39, 576-590.

Other Publications:

  • Barreto, M., & Ellemers, N. (2003). The effects of being categorised: The interplay between internal and external social identities. In W. Stroebe & M. Hewstone (Eds.), European Review of Social Psychology (Vol. 14, pp. 139-170). Chichester: Wiley.

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Social Psychology
  • Writing Scientific Papers

Manuela Barreto
School of Psychology
University of Exeter
Washington Singer Laboratories, Perry Road
Exeter EX4 4QG
United Kingdom

  • Phone: +44 (0) 1392 722674

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