My research examines how racial and cultural group memberships influence the various stages of interaction, from categorization to impression formation to social support. For example, in ongoing research, I investigate the cultural, dispositional, and situational factors that influence perceivers' racial categorization of multiracial persons. My research seeks to facilitate intergroup understanding and promote positive intergroup relations.
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Intergroup Relations
- Interpersonal Processes
- Person Perception
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Social Cognition
- Chen, J.M., Moons, W.G., Gaither, S.E., Hamilton, D.L., & Sherman, J.W. (in press). Motivation to control prejudice predicts categorization of multiracials. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
- Chen, J. M., & Hamilton, D. L. (2012). Natural ambiguities: Racial categorization of multiracial people. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48(1), 152-164.
- Chen, J. M., Kim, H. S., Mojaverian, T., & Morling, B. (2012). Culture and social support provision: Who gives what and why. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38(1), 3-13.
- Hamilton, D. L., Way, N., & Chen, J. M. (2009). Understanding complexities of inferences. Psychological Inquiry, 20, 53-57.
- Chen, J. M., & Hamilton, D. L. (2009). Illusory correlation. In the Encyclopedia of group processes and intergroup relations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publication.
- Hamilton, D. L., Chen, J. M., & Way, N. (2011). Dynamic aspects of entitativity: From group perception to social interaction. In R. M. Kramer, G. Leonardelli, & R. Livingston (Eds.), Social cognition, social identity, and intergroup Relations: A festschrift in honor of Marilynn B. Brewer (pp. 27-52). New York: Psychology Press.
- Hamilton, D. L., Ko, D. M., Chen, J. M. (2011). On-line formation of group impressions: Spontaneous trait inferences about groups. In M. Cadinu, S. Galdi, & A. Maass (Eds.), Social perception, cognition and language in honor of Arcuri (pp. 139-150). Padova, Italy: University of Padova.
- Phone: (925) 286-1675
Jacqueline M. Chen
Department of Psychology & Social Behavior
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California 92617