Michael Hogg

Dr. Michael Hogg (PhD Bristol, UK) is Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University, and President of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. He is an Honorary Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Kent and the University of Queensland, and is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, the Western Psychological Association, and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Dr. Hogg studied psychology at Birmingham University and obtained his PhD from Bristol University. He then taught at Bristol University, Macquarie University, the University of Melbourne, and the University of Queensland where he founded the Center for Research on Group Processes, served as Associate Dean of Research for the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences and was an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow. He also taught at Princeton University, and has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles; the University of California, Santa Cruz; City University, Hong Kong; and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He joined the faculty at Claremont Graduate University in 2006.

Michael Hogg is a former Associate Editor of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and with Dominic Abrams he founded and is Editor of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. He has served as Guest Editor or on the editorial board of the most influential journals in the field, including Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, European Review of Social Psychology, Journal of Social Issues, Social Psychology Quarterly, The Leadership Quarterly, British Journal of Social Psychology, Group Dynamics, Asian Journal of Social Psychology, Small Group Research, and 20th Century Society.

He is the 2010 recipient of the Carol and Ed Diener Award in Social Psychology; the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s mid-career award for “outstanding contributions to the fields of personality and social psychology”. His published work has attracted 32,500 citations (h-index 79, i10-index 187).

Research Interests

Dr. Hogg is a social psychologist whose research focuses on self and identity, group processes and intergroup relations, and influence and leadership, and is closely associated with social identity theory. He has conducted research on group formation, solidarity and cohesion; group structure and processes of marginalization and deviance; attitudes, norms and group influence; communication, language and identity; and group and identity motivations. Current research programs focus on identity and leadership processes in public and small group contexts, and on the role of social identity in translating uncertainty into orthodoxy and societal extremism. Dr. Hogg has published more than 300 articles, chapters and books on these and other topics in Social Psychology.

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Follow this link to watch a conference presentation on leadership that Dr. Hogg gave at the Jepson School of Leadership in Richmond, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDm9NSjFMto. [Scroll to the 18:40 to 29:00 minute segment]

Courses

Dr. Hogg has taught courses on almost all aspects of social psychology at all levels; with an emphasis on self and social identity, and group processes and intergroup relations. He also coauthors two leading undergraduate texts: Social Psychology (by Hogg & Vaughan – 7th edition published in 2014), and Psychology (by Gleitman, Hogg & Abrams – 9th edition forthcoming).

Some Key and Recent Publications

Hogg, M. A., & Adelman, J. (2013). Uncertainty-identity theory: Extreme groups, radical behavior, and authoritarian leadership. Journal of Social Issues, 69, 436-454.

Hogg, M. A., Kruglanski, A., & Van den Bos, K. (Eds.) (2013). Uncertainty and extremism. Issue 69, number 3, of the Journal of Social Issues. Boston: Wiley-Blackwell.

Hogg, M. A., van Knippenberg, D., & Rast, D. E. III. (2012). Intergroup leadership in organizations: Leading across group and intergroup boundaries. Academy of Management Review, 37, 232-255.

Hogg, M. A., van Knippenberg, D., & Rast, D. E. III. (2012). The social identity theory of leadership: Theoretical origins, research findings, and conceptual developments. European Review of Social Psychology, 23, 258-304.

Grant, F., & Hogg, M. A. (2012). Self-uncertainty, social identity prominence and group identification. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 538-542.

Rast, D. E. III, Gaffney, A. M., Hogg, M. A., & Crisp, R. J. (2012). Leadership under uncertainty: When leaders who are non-prototypical group members can gain support. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 646-653.

Hogg, M. A. (2012). Uncertainty-identity theory. In P. A. M. Van Lange, A. W. Kruglanski, & E. T. Higgins (Eds.), Handbook of theories of social psychology (Vol. 2, pp. 62-80). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Hogg, M. A. (2012). Social identity and the psychology of groups. In M. R. Leary & J. P. Tangney (Eds.), Handbook of self and identity (2nd ed., pp. 502-519). New York: Guilford.

Hogg, M. A., & Blaylock, D. L. (Eds.) (2012). Extremism and the psychology of uncertainty. Boston: Wiley-Blackwell.

Hohman, Z. P., & Hogg, M. A. (2011). Fear and uncertainty in the face of death: The role of life after death in group identification. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 751-760.

Hogg, M. A. (2010). Influence and leadership. In S. T. Fiske, D. T. Gilbert, & G. Lindzey (Eds.), The handbook of social psychology (5th ed., Vol. 2, pp. 1166-1206). New York: Wiley.

Hogg, M. A., Adelman, J. R., & Blagg, R. D. (2010). Religion in the face of uncertainty: An uncertainty-identity theory account of religiousness. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 14, 72-83.

Hogg, M. A., Meehan, C., & Farquharson, J. (2010). The solace of radicalism: Self-uncertainty and group identification in the face of threat. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 1061-1066.

Hogg, M. A. (2009). Managing self-uncertainty through group identification. Psychological Inquiry, 20, 221-224.

Hogg, M. A. (2008). Personality, individuality, and social identity. In F. Rhodewalt (Ed.), Personality and social behavior (pp. 177-196). New York: Psychology Press.

Hogg, M. A. (2007). Social psychology of leadership. In A. W. Kruglanski & E. T. Higgins (Eds.), Social psychology: Handbook of basic principles (2nd ed., pp. 716-733). New York: Guilford.

Hogg, M. A., Sherman, D. K., Dierselhuis, J., Maitner, A. T., & Moffitt, G. (2007). Uncertainty, entitativity, and group identification. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 135-142.

Hogg, M. A. (2007). Uncertainty-identity theory. In M. P. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology (Vol. 39, pp. 69-126). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Cooper, J., & Hogg, M. A. (2007). Feeling the anguish of others: A theory of vicarious dissonance. In M. P. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology (Vol. 39, pp. 359-403). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Hogg, M. A., & Smith, J. R. (2007). Attitudes in social context: A social identity perspective. European Review of Social Psychology, 18, 89-131.

Hogg, M. A. (2006). Social identity theory. In P. J. Burke (Ed.), Contemporary social psychological theories (pp. 111-136). Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.

Hogg, M. A., Fielding, K. S., Johnson, D., Masser, B., Russell, E., & Svensson, A. (2006). Demographic category membership and leadership in small groups: A social identity analysis. The Leadership Quarterly, 17, 335-350.

Hogg, M. A. (2005). Uncertainty, social identity and ideology. In S. R. Thye & E. J. Lawler (Eds.), Advances in group processes (Vol. 22, pp. 203-230). New York: Elsevier.

Abrams, D., & Hogg, M. A. (2004). Metatheory: Lessons from social identity research. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 8, 98-106.

Hogg, M. A., & van Knippenberg, D. (2003). Social identity and leadership processes in groups. In M. P. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology (Vol. 35, pp. 1-52). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Norton, M. I., Monin, B., Cooper, J., & Hogg, M. A. (2003). Vicarious dissonance: Attitude change from the inconsistency of others. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 47-62.

van Knippenberg, D., & Hogg, M. A. (2003). A social identity model of leadership in organizations. In R. M. Kramer & B. M. Staw (Eds.), Research in organizational behavior (Vol. 25, pp. 243-295). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

Hogg, M. A. (2001). A social identity theory of leadership. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 5,184-200.

Hogg, M. A. (2000). Subjective uncertainty reduction through self-categorization: A motivational theory of social identity processes. European Review of Social Psychology, 11, 223-255.

Hogg, M. A., & Terry, D. J. (2000). Social identity and self-categorization processes in organizational contexts. Academy of Management Review, 25, 121-140.

Hogg, M. A., Hains, S. C., & Mason, I. (1998). Identification and leadership in small groups: Salience, frame of reference, and leader stereotypicality effects on leader evaluations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 1248-1263.

Hogg, M. A., & Hains, S. C. (1996). Intergroup relations and group solidarity: Effects of group identification and social beliefs on depersonalized attraction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 70, 295-309.

Hogg, M. A., Terry, D. J., & White, K. M. (1995). A tale of two theories: A critical comparison of identity theory with social identity theory. Social Psychology Quarterly, 58, 255-269.

Moreland, R. L., Hogg, M. A., & Hains, S. C. (1994). Back to the future: Social psychological research on groups. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 30, 527-555.

Hogg, M. A. (1993). Group cohesiveness: A critical review and some new directions. European Review of Social Psychology, 4, 85-111.

Abrams, D. & Hogg, M. A. (1990). Social identification, self categorization and social influence. European Review of Social Psychology, 1, 195-228.

Hogg, M. A., & Abrams, D. (1988). Social identifications: A social psychology of intergroup relations and group processes. London: Routledge.

Turner, J. C, Hogg, M. A., Oakes, P. J., Reicher, S. D., & Wetherell, M. S. (1987). Rediscovering the social group: A self-categorization theory. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.