Associate Professor of Psychology and of Organizational Studies
3054 East Hall and 829 Weiser Hall
Prospective Graduate Students: Please note that Professor Ho does not plan on admitting any new graduate students during the 2021-22 admissions cycle.
Research in my lab examines why systems of group-based social inequality are ubiquitous and resistant to change. Our current research centers around three major themes:
Waldfogel, H., Sheehy-Skeffington, J., Hauser, O., Ho, A. K., & Kteily, N. (2021). Ideology selectively shapes attention to inequality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, e2023985118.
Ho, A. K., Kteily, N., & Chen, J. M. (2020). Introducing the Sociopolitical Motive x Intergroup Threat Model to understand how monoracial perceivers’ sociopolitical motives influence their categorization of multiracial people. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 24, 260-286.
Roberts, S. O., Ho, A. K., Gulgoz, S., Leeka, J., & Gelman, S. A. (2020). The role of group status and group membership in the practice of hypodescent. Child Development, 91, e721-e732.
Chen, J. M., Kteily, N., & Ho, A. K. (2019). Whose side are you on? Asian Americans’ mistrust of Asian-White biracials predicts more exclusion from the ingroup. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 45, 827-841.
Kteily, N., Rocklage, M., McClanahan, K., & Ho, A. K. (2019). Political ideology shapes the amplification of the accomplishments of disadvantaged vs. advantaged group members. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, 116, 1559-1568.
Ho, A. K., Kteily, N., & Chen, J. M. (2017). “You’re one of us”: Black Americans’ use of hypodescent and its association with egalitarianism. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113, 753-768.
Kteily, N., Sheehy-Skeffington, J., & Ho, A. K. (2017). Hierarchy in the eye of the beholder: Social dominance orientation shapes the perception of inequality between groups. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 112, 136-159.
Ho, A. K., Sidanius, J., Kteily, N., Sheehy-Skeffington, J, Pratto, F., Henkel, K. E., Foels, R., & Stewart, A. L. (2015). The nature of social dominance orientation: Theorizing and measuring preferences for intergroup inequality using the new SDO7 scale. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109, 1003-1028.
Ho, A. K., Roberts, S. O., & Gelman, S (2015). Essentialism and racial bias jointly contribute to the categorization of multiracial individuals. Psychological Science, 26, 1639-1645.
Ho, A. K., Sidanius, J., Cuddy, A. J. C., & Banaji, M. R. (2013). Status-boundary enforcement and the categorization of Black-White biracials. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 940-943.
Ho, A. K., Sidanius, J., Pratto, F., Levin, S., Thomsen, L., Kteily, N., & Sheehy-Skeffington, J. (2012). Social dominance orientation: Revisiting the structure and function of a variable predicting social and political attitudes. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 583-606.
Ho, A. K., Sidanius, J., Levin, D. T., & Banaji, M. R. (2011). Evidence for hypodescent and racial hierarchy in the categorization and perception of biracial individuals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 492-506.