Andrew L. Stewart, Ph.D., is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Clark University. He is a social psychologist studying intergroup relations in the contexts of gender, race and ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and class. His research examines (a) how widespread beliefs about social groups contribute to intergroup violence and discrimination and (b) how to change those beliefs in order to reduce violence and discrimination. For example, Stewart’s research has examined how sexist and hegemonic masculinity norms contribute to violence and discrimination against women in both experimental and archival studies of international data. In addition to understanding how norms relate to intergroup violence and discrimination, he has studied why people engage in collective action and protest in order to reduce violence, discrimination, and inequality. This research has been examined why men and women engage in collective action to reduce gender inequality, and also why international observers protested in support of the Arab uprisings in 2010-2011. Finally, he has administered and evaluated a sexual assault prevention program for college men in order to reduce sexual violence and has consulted with universities and non-profit organizations on men's programming and violence prevention training sessions for practitioners and community members. Professor Stewart also has a strong interest in advanced statistical methods, including multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, and dyadic and group data analyses
- Aggression, Conflict, Peace
- Applied Social Psychology
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Gender Psychology
- Helping, Prosocial Behavior
- Intergroup Relations
- Political Psychology
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Research Methods, Assessment
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- Hegarty, P., Stewart, A. L., Blockmans, I., & Horvath, M. (2018). The influence of magazines on men: Normalizing and challenging young men’s prejudice with ‘lads’ mags’. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 19, 131-144.
- Ho, A. K., Sidanius, J., Kteily, N., Sheehy-Skeffington, J., Pratto, F., Henkel, K., Foels, R., & Stewart, A. L. (2015). The nature of social dominance orientation: Theorizing and measuring preferences for intergroup inequality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
- Pratto, F., Cidam, A., Stewart, A. L., Bou Zeineddine, F., Aranda, M., Aiello, A., et al. (2013). Social dominance in context and in individuals: Contextual moderation of robust effects of social dominance orientation in 15 languages and 20 countries. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 587-599.
- Pratto, F., & Stewart, A. L. (2012). Group dominance and the half-blindness of privilege. Journal of Social Issues, 68, 28-45.
- Pratto, F., Stewart, A. L., & Bou Zeineddine, F. (2013). When inequality fails: Power, group dominance, and societal change. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 1, 132-160.
- Stewart, A. L. (2017). Men’s collective action willingness: Testing different theoretical models of protesting gender inequality for women and men. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 18, 372-381.
- Stewart, A. L. (2014). The Men’s Project: A sexual assault prevention program targeting college men. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 15, 481-485. doi: 10.1037/a0033947
- Stewart, A. L., Leach, C. W., Bilali, R., Çelik, A. B., & Cidam, A. (2019). Explaining different orientations to the 2013 Gezi Park demonstrations in Istanbul, Turkey. British Journal of Social Psychology.
- Stewart, A. L., Pratto, F., Bou Zeineddine, F., Sweetman, J., Eicher, V., Licata, L.,…, van Stekelenburg, J. (2016). International support for the Arab uprisings: Understanding sympathetic collective action using theories of social identity and social dominance. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.
- Stewart, A. L., & Sweetman, J. (2018). Scholarship and activism diverge: Responding to MLK’s call with theory and research on diversity, political action, and resistance to oppression. Journal of Social Issues, 74, 204-213. doi: 10.1111/josi.12264
- Stewart, A. L., & Tran, J. (2018). Protesting racial hierarchy: Testing a social dominance theory model of collective action among White Americans. Journal of Social Issues, 74, 299-316. doi: 10.1111/josi.12270
- Advanced Social Psychology
- Introductory Psychology Laboratory
- Lab in Social Psychology
- Masculinities and Violence
- Psychology of Prejudice
- Social Psychology
- Stereotypes and Prejudice
- Structural Equation Modeling
Andrew L. Stewart
Hiatt School of Psychology
Worcester, Massachusetts 01610
- Phone: (508) 793-7274
- Fax: (508) 793-7265