Professor Craig McGarty

Professor Craig McGarty

Professor Of Psychology,
Psychology: Human Behaviour (ssap)

Biography

I am a social and political psychologist whose main work is on intergroup relations especially social identity, collective action, group-based emotions and stereotype formation.  

My undergraduate degree was at the University of Adelaide before moving in 1985 to the Macquarie University to do my PhD while working as a tutor.

My first lecturing job was at the University of Western Sydney, Nepean in the School of Humanities and Applied Social Sciences in 1990.

From 1991 I  worked for 16 years at ANU where I was Head of the School of Psychology (2004-2006 before moving to Murdoch University in 2007 to become Director of the Centre for Social and Community Research and then to become Director for the Social Research Institute.

I moved back to Canberra in 2012 (still working for Murdoch University until 2014).

I returned to Western Sydney University as a Professor of Psychology at the end of March 2014 (initiallly half-time) and became Head of Psychology here in October, 2015 and resigned the role in July 2017.

I am an Associate Editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology, a guest editor of a Special Section of the Journal of Social and Political Psychology on the "20 Years after Genocide: The role of psychology in recovery in Rwanda" and of the European Journal of Social Psychology's Special Issue on "Globalization and the Emergence of Global Concern".

I was a member of the Australian Research Council's College of Experts (2013-2015)

This information has been contributed by Professor McGarty.

Qualifications

  • PhD Macquarie University
  • BA (Hons) University of Adelaide
  • BA University of Adelaide

Interests

  • collective action
  • online behaviour
  • social change
  • social identity

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Psychology: Human Behaviour (ssap)

Contact

Email: C.Mcgarty@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9044
Mobile:
Location: EH.G.08
Parramatta
Website:

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Teaching

Current Teaching Areas

  • 102350 Psychology and the Online World

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 101541 Advanced Topics in Psychology, 2015
  • 101683 Social Psychology, 2015
  • 102350 Psychology and the Online World, 2016

Publications

Books

  • Haslam, S. and McGarty, C. (2017), 'Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology', : Sage 9781446255971.

Chapters in Books

  • Thomas, E., McGarty, C., Stuart, A., Lala, G. and Pedersen, A. (2017), 'Education and social participation : civic identity and civic action in formal and informal education contexts', Self and Social Identity in Educational Contexts, Routledge 9781138815131.
  • McGarty, C., Mavor, K. and Skorich, D. (2015), 'Social categorization', International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier 9780080970868.
  • De Castella, K. and McGarty, C. (2013), 'The war/crime narrative and fear content in leader rhetoric about terrorism', The Political Psychology of Terrorism Fears, Oxford University Press 9780199925926.
  • McGarty, C. (2012), 'Stereotyping and prejudice : revisiting Hamilton and Gifford's illusory correlation studies', Social Psychology: Revisiting the Classic Studies, SAGE 9780857027559.
  • McGarty, C., Lala, G. and Thomas, E. (2012), 'Opinion-based groups and the restoration of civil society', Restoring Civil Societies: The Psychology of Intervention and Engagement Following Crisis, Wiley & Sons 9780470671436.
  • McGarty, C., Lala, G. and Douglas, K. (2011), 'Opinion-based groups : (racist) talk and (collective) action on the internet ', Strategic Uses of Social Technology: An Interactive Perspective of Social Psychology, Cambridge University Press 9780521899260.
  • McGarty, C., Bongiorno, R. and Bliuc, A. (2010), 'Categorization', Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, Sage 9781412942089.
  • McGarty, C., Bliuc, A. and Bongiorno, R. (2010), 'Depersonalization', Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, Sage 9781412942089.
  • Douglas, K., Sutton, R. and McGarty, C. (2008), 'Strategic language use in interpersonal and intergroup communication', Stereotype Dynamics: Language-Based Approaches to the Formation, Maintenance, and Transformation of Stereotypes, Lawrence Erlbaum 9780805856781.
  • McGarty, C. and Bliuc, A. (2004), 'Refining the meaning of the "collective" in collective guilt : harm, guilt, and apology in Australia', Collective Guilt: International Perspectives, Cambridge University Press 9780521817608.

Journal Articles

  • Chayinska, M., Minescu, A. and McGarty, C. (2017), ''The more we stand for - the more we fight for' : compatibility and legitimacy in the effects of multiple social identities', Frontiers in Psychology, vol 8 .
  • Thomas, E., Rathmann, L. and McGarty, C. (2017), 'From "I" to "We" : different forms of identity, emotion, and belief predict victim support volunteerism among nominal and active supporters', Journal of Applied Social Psychology, vol 47, no 4 , pp 213 - 223.
  • Chayinska, M., Minescu, A. and McGarty, C. (2017), 'Political solidarity through action (and inaction) : how international relations changed intracultural perceptions in Ukraine', Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, vol 20, no 3 , pp 396 - 408.
  • Bliuc, A., McGarty, C., Badea, C. and Boza, M. (2017), '[In Press] Enacting collective support for the European integration : participation in pro-integration action and preference for specific transnational acculturation strategies', Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, .
  • Berndsen, M., Thomas, E., McGarty, C., Bliuc, A. and Hendres Muntele, D. (2017), '[In Press] Glorifying national identification increases schadenfreude about asylum seekers when they are a threat, not entitled to seek asylum, and blamed for their adversity', Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology, .
  • Thomas, E., McGarty, C. and Mavor, K. (2016), 'Group interaction as the crucible of social identity formation : a glimpse at the foundations of social identities for collective action', Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, vol 19, no 2 , pp 137 - 151.
  • Bongiorno, R., McGarty, C., Kurz, T., Haslam, S. and Sibley, C. (2016), 'Mobilizing cause supporters through group-based interaction', Journal of Applied Social Psychology, vol 46, no 4 , pp 203 - 215.
  • Gee, A., McGarty, C. and Banfield, M. (2016), 'Barriers to genuine consumer and carer participation from the perspectives of Australian systemic mental health advocates', Journal of Mental Health, vol 25, no 3 , pp 231 - 237.
  • Curtin, N. and McGarty, C. (2016), 'Expanding on psychological theories of engagement to understand activism in context(s)', Journal of Social Issues, vol 72, no 2 , pp 227 - 241.
  • Hartley, L., Lala, G., Donaghue, N. and McGarty, C. (2016), 'How activists respond to social structure in offline and online contexts', Journal of Social Issues, vol 72, no 2 , pp 376 - 398.
  • Thomas, E., McGarty, C., Reese, G., Berndsen, M. and Bliuc, A. (2016), 'Where there is a (collective) will, there are (effective) ways : integrating individual- and group-level factors in explaining humanitarian collective action', Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, vol 42, no 12 , pp 1678 - 1692.
  • Goulding, D., Steels, B. and McGarty, C. (2016), 'A cross-cultural research experience : developing an appropriate methodology that respectfully incorporates both indigenous and non-indigenous knowledge systems', Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol 39, no 5 , pp 783 - 801.
  • Thomas, E., McGarty, C., Lala, G., Stuart, A., Hall, L. and Goddard, A. (2015), 'Whatever happened to Kony2012? : understanding a global Internet phenomenon as an emergent social identity', European Journal of Social Psychology, vol 45, no 3 , pp 356 - 367.
  • Bliuc, A., McGarty, C., Thomas, E., Lala, G., Berndsen, M. and Misajon, R. (2015), 'Public division about climate change rooted in conflicting socio-political identities', Nature Climate Change, vol 5, no 3 , pp 226 - 229.
  • Gee, A., McGarty, C. and Banfield, M. (2015), 'What drives systemic mental health advocates? : goals, strategies, and values of Australian consumer and carer advocacy organizations', Sage Open, vol 5, no 4 , pp 1 - 8.
  • Smith, L., Thomas, E. and McGarty, C. (2015), '"We must be the change we want to see in the world" : integrating norms and identities through social interaction', Political Psychology, vol 36, no 5 , pp 543 - 557.
  • Reese, G., Rosenmann, A. and McGarty, C. (2015), 'Globalisation and global concern : developing a social psychology of human responses to global challenges', European Journal of Social Psychology, vol 45, no 7 , pp 799 - 805.
  • Thomas, E., McGarty, C. and Louis, W. (2014), 'Social interaction and psychological pathways to political engagement and extremism', European Journal of Social Psychology, vol 44, no 1 , pp 15 - 22.
  • McGarty, C. (2014), 'Twenty years after genocide : the role of psychology in the reconciliation and reconstruction process in Rwanda', Journal of Social and Political Psychology, vol 2, no 1 , pp 377 - 386.
  • McGarty, C., Thomas, E., Lala, G., Smith, L. and Bliuc, A. (2014), 'New technologies, new identities, and the growth of mass opposition in the Arab Spring', Political Psychology, vol 35, no 6 , pp 725 - 740.
  • Lala, G., McGarty, C., Thomas, E., Ebert, A., Broderick, M., Mhando, M. and Kamuronsi, Y. (2014), 'Messages of Hope : using positive stories of survival to assist recovery in Rwanda', Journal of Social and Political Psychology, vol 2, no 1 , pp 450 - 468.
  • Hartley, L., McGarty, C. and Donaghue, N. (2013), 'Understanding disagreement within the majority about action to atone for past wrongs', Journal of Applied Social Psychology, vol 43, no Suppl. 2 , pp 246 - 261.
  • Gee, A. and McGarty, C. (2013), 'Aspirations for a cooperative community and support for mental health advocacy : a shared orientation through opinion-based group membership', Journal of Applied Social Psychology, vol 43, no S2 , pp 426 - 441.
  • Gee, A. and McGarty, C. (2013), 'Developing cooperative communities to reduce stigma about mental disorders', Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, vol 13, no 1 , pp 137 - 164.
  • Pedersen, A., Dunn, K., Forrest, J. and McGarty, C. (2012), 'Prejudice and discrimination from two sides : how do middle-eastern Australians experience it and how do other Australians explain it?', Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, vol 6, no 1 , pp 18 - 26.
  • Bliuc, A., McGarty, C., Hartley, L. and Muntele Hendres, D. (2012), 'Manipulating national identity : the strategic use of rhetoric by supporters and opponents of the 'Cronulla riots' in Australia', Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol 35, no 12 , pp 2174 - 2194.
  • Berndsen, M. and McGarty, C. (2012), 'Perspective taking and opinions about forms of reparation for victims of historical harm', Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, vol 38, no 10 , pp 1316 - 1328.
  • Thomas, E., Mavor, K. and McGarty, C. (2012), 'Social identities facilitate and encapsulate action-relevant constructs : a test of the social identity model of collective action', Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, vol 15, no 1 , pp 75 - 88.
  • McGarty, C., Thomas, E. and Louis, W. (2012), 'Are they terrorist sympathizers or do they just disagree with the War on Terror? : a comment on testing theories of radicalization in polls of U.S. Muslims', Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, vol 12, no 1 , pp 316 - 319.
  • De Castella, K. and McGarty, C. (2011), 'Two leaders, two wars : a psychological analysis of fear and anger content in political rhetoric about terrorism', Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, vol 11, no 1 , pp 180 - 200.
  • Berndsen, M. and McGarty, C. (2010), 'The impact of magnitude of harm and perceived difficulty of making reparations on group-based guilt and reparation towards victims of historical harm', European Journal of Social Psychology, vol 40, no 3 , pp 500 - 513.
  • Thomas, E., McGarty, C. and Mavor, K. (2010), 'Social psychology of Making Poverty History : motivating anti-poverty action in Australia', Australian Psychologist, vol 45, no 1 , pp 4 - 15.
  • Thomas, E., Smith, L., McGarty, C. and Postmes, T. (2010), 'Nice and nasty : the formation of prosocial and hostile social movements', Revue Internationale de Psychologie Sociale, vol 23, no 2-3 , pp 17 - 55.
  • Pedersen, A., Aly, A., Hartley, L. and McGarty, C. (2009), 'An intervention to increase positive attitudes and address misconceptions about Australian Muslims : a call for education and open mindedness', Australian Community Psychologist, vol 21, no 2 , pp 81 - 93.
  • Thomas, E. and McGarty, C. (2009), 'The role of efficacy and moral outrage norms in creating the potential for international development activism through group-based interaction', British Journal of Social Psychology, vol 48, no 1 , pp 115 - 134.
  • O'Brien, L. and McGarty, C. (2009), 'Political disagreement in intergroup terms : contextual variation and the influence of power', British Journal of Social Psychology, vol 48, no 1 , pp 77 - 98.
  • De Castella, K., McGarty, C. and Musgrove, L. (2009), 'Fear appeals in political rhetoric about terrorism : an analysis of speeches by Australian Prime Minister Howard', Political Psychology, vol 30, no 1 , pp 1 - 26.
  • McGarty, C., Bliuc, A., Thomas, E. and Bongiorno, R. (2009), 'Collective action as the material expression of opinion-based group membership', Journal of Social Issues, vol 65, no 4 , pp 839 - 857.
  • Thomas, E., McGarty, C. and Mavor, K. (2009), 'Aligning identities, emotions, and beliefs to create commitment to sustainable social and political action', Personality and Social Psychology Review, vol 13, no 3 , pp 194 - 218.
  • Thomas, E., McGarty, C. and Mavor, K. (2009), 'Transforming "apathy into movement" : the role of prosocial emotions in motivating action for social change', Personality and Social Psychology Review, vol 13, no 4 , pp 310 - 333.
  • Musgrove, L. and McGarty, C. (2008), 'Opinion-based group membership as a predictor of collective emotional responses and support for pro- and anti-war action', Social Psychology, vol 39, no 1 , pp 37 - 47.
  • Bliuc, A., McGarty, C., Reynolds, K. and Muntele Hendres, D. (2007), 'Opinion-based group membership as a predictor of commitment to political action', European Journal of Social Psychology, vol 37, no 1 , pp 19 - 32.
  • McGarty, C., Pedersen, A., Leach, C., Mansell, T., Waller, J. and Bliuc, A. (2005), 'Group-based guilt as a predictor of commitment to apology', British Journal of Social Psychology, vol 44, no 4 , pp 659 - 680.
  • Douglas, K., McGarty, C., Bliuc, A. and Lala, G. (2005), 'Understanding cyberhate : social competition and social creativity in online white supremacist groups ', Social Science Computer Review, vol 23, no 1 , pp 68 - 76.

Other Publications

  • 2015, 'Messages of Support: A Report of a Pilot Study Investigating the Role of Creating Positive Messages in Support of Others Who Have Survived Traumatic Experiences', Research Report

Research

My recent work has focused on social change, group-based emotion, and collective action as expressed in online and offline settings usually adopting a social identity approach.

For details of my publications you can go to:

http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=-UZ2Kc0AAAAJ&hl=en

mcgarty.socialpsychology.org

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Craig_McGarty

This information has been contributed by Professor McGarty.

Current Projects

Title: Outcomes of collective action: After the blockade, what next? [via UQ]
Years: 2016-02-11 - 2019-02-10
ID: P00023108
Western Researchers: Craig Mcgarty
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)

Supervision

Professor McGarty is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Title: Outlaws, Outsiders and Out-Groups: An Investigation of Metaphor and Attittudes Towards Others
Field of Research:

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