Michael Hogg is a professor of social psychology at Claremont Graduate University and an honorary professor of psychology at the University of Kent. He is a social psychologist whose research focuses on self and social identity, group processes and intergroup relations, and influence and leadership, and it is closely associated with social identity theory. He has conducted research on influence and leadership; group formation, solidarity, and cohesion; group structure and processes of disintegration, marginalization, and deviance; attitudes, norms, and behavior; communication, language, and identity; and group and identity motivations. Hogg directs the Social Identity Lab, a center for social psychological research on group processes, intergroup relations, and the self-concept. He is also foundation editor-in-chief of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, an associate editor of The Leadership Quarterly, and a past associate editor of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
Hogg studied psychology at Birmingham University and obtained his PhD from Bristol University. He was on the faculty at Bristol University, Macquarie University, and the University of Melbourne, as well as the University of Queensland. While there, 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 and scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles; the University of California, Santa Cruz; City University, Hong Kong; the University of California, Santa Barbara; and the Università di Roma Sapienza. He joined the faculty of Claremont Graduate University in 2006.
Hogg is an advisory board member for the department of psychology at Durham University, and serves as a scientific advisory panel member for the Center for Research on Online Political Hostility at Aarhus University in Denmark. He is a former president of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology 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. He received the 1989 Early Career Award from the Australian Psychological Society; was awarded (in 2004) an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellowship and a British Academy Visiting Professorship; and 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 current research programs focus on identity-related influence and leadership processes in public and small group contexts; on the role played by social identity in radicalization, populism, and social disintegration; and in translating uncertainty into orthodoxy and societal extremism. Hogg has published a combination of about 380 articles, chapters, and books on these and other topics in social psychology. His published work has attracted 90,000 citations (h-index 121, i10-index 265). In August 2010, the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin ranked Hogg the ninth-most influential social psychologist.
Hogg, M. A. (2019). Radical change. Uncertainty in the world threatens our sense of self: To cope, people embrace populism. Scientific American, 321 (3), 85-87.
Rast, D. E. III, Hogg, M. A., & Van Knippenberg, D. (2018). Intergroup leadership across distinct subgroups and identities. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44, 1090-1103.
Kerr, N. L., Ao, X., Hogg, M. A., & Zhang, J. (2018). Addressing replicability concerns via adversarial collaboration: Discovering hidden moderators of the minimal intergroup discrimination effect. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 78, 66-76.
Hogg, M. A., Abrams, D., & Brewer, M. B. (2017). Social identity: The role of self in group processes and intergroup relations. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 20, 570-581.
Hohman, Z. P., Gaffney, A. M., & Hogg, M. A. (2017). Who am I if I am not like my group? Self-uncertainty andfeeling peripheral in a group. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 72, 125-132.
Hogg, M. A. (2016). Group members differ in relative prototypicality: Effects on the individual and the group.Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39, e153, 28-29.
Hogg, M. A. (2015). Constructive leadership across groups: How leaders can combat prejudice and conflict between subgroups. Advances in Group Processes, 32, 177-207.
Hohman, Z. P., & Hogg, M. A. (2015). Fearing the uncertain: Self-uncertainty plays a role in mortality salience.Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 57, 31-42.
Hogg, M. A. (2014). From uncertainty to extremism: Social categorization and identity processes. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 338-342.
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.
Group Processes & Intergroup Relations
Self & Identity
Extremism in Society
Social Identity Research Practicum
Social Psychology: Directed Research