Dominic Packer

My lab's research investigates how groups shape our identities, our decisions, and our lives.

Selected Publications

Packer, D. J., Miners, C. T. H., & Ungson, N. D. (2018). Benefiting from diversity: How groups’ coordinating mechanisms affect leadership opportunities for marginalized individuals. Journal of Social Issues, 74, 56-74.

Cadieux, J., Chasteen, A. L., & Packer, D. J. (2018). Intergenerational contact predicts attitudes toward older adults through inclusion of the outgroup in the self. Journal of Gerontology B: Psychological Science.

Blader, S, L., Patil, S., & Packer, D. J. (2017). Organizational identification and workplace behavior: More than meets the eye. Research in Organizational Behavior, 37, 19-34.

van der Toorn, J., Jost, J. T., Packer, D. J., Noorbaloochi, S., & Van Bavel, J. J. (2017). In defense of tradition: Conservatism, religiosity and opposition to same-sex marriage in North America.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 1455-1468.

Lin, S-Y, & Packer, D. J., (2017). Dynamic tuning of evaluations: Implicit racial attitudes are sensitive to situationally-variable cooperative affordances. Social Cognition, 35, 245-272.

Dupuis, D. R., Wohl, M. J. A., Packer, D. J., & Tabri, N. (2016). To dissent and protect: Stronger identity increases willingness to dissent when group norms evoke collective angst. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 19, 694-710.

Packer, D. J., & Miners, C. T. H. (2014). Tough love: The normative conflict model of dissent. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 8, 354-373.

Packer, D. J. (2014). On not airing our dirty laundry: Intergroup contexts suppress ingroup criticism among strongly identified group members. British Journal of Social Psychology, 53, 93-111.

Packer, D. J., Fujita, K., & Chasteen, A. L. (2014). The motivational dynamics of dissent decisions: A goal conflict approach. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 27-34.

Packer, D. J., Fujita, K., & Herman, S. (2013). Rebels with a cause: A goal conflict approach to understanding when conscientious people dissent. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 927-932.

University of Toronto, PhD, 2007
University of Toronto, MA, 2003
McGill University, BA, 2001

Teaching Interests: 

Social Psychology
Intergroup Relations
Intragroup Processes