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Dr Paul Bain
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Dr Paul Bain
MC 328
+617 3365 4466
Postal Address:
School of Psychology
McElwain Building
The University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD 4072

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Dr Paul Bain
Professional Activities:

Editorial Consultant, British Journal of Social Psychology

Regional Representative (Insular Pacific), Asian Association of Social Psychology

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Dr Paul Bain
Research Activities:

My research interests include human values and virtues; lay theories and beliefs (e.g., about human nature and how societies develop); the cognitive structure of concepts (especially of social concepts like values and moral rules); psychological essentialism; infrahumanisation (treating people in other groups as less human); cross-cultural psychology; and conceptions of society in the future.


Representative Publications:

Edited books

Bain, P., Vaes, J., Leyens, J-Ph. (Eds) (2014). Humanness and dehumanization. Psychology Press.

Singh, P. Bain, P., Leong, C-H., Misra, G., Ohtsubo, Y. (Eds) (2011). Individual, Group and Cultural Processes in Changing Societies: Progress in Asian Social Psychology. Macmillan.


Journal articles and chapters:

Bongiorno, R., Bain, P. G., & Haslam., N. (2013). When sex doesn’t sell: Using sexualized images of women reduces support for ethical campaigns. PLOS ONE. 8(12): e83311.

Bain, P. G. (in press). The human category. Its structure, its content, and implications for dehumanization. In P.G. Bain, J. Vaes, & J-Ph. Leyens (Eds.) Humanness and dehumanization. Psychology Press.

Bain, P. G., Vaes, J., & Leyens, J-Ph.(in press). Advances in understanding humanness and dehumanization. In   P.G. Bain, J. Vaes, & J-Ph. Leyens (Eds.) Humanness and dehumanization. Psychology Press.

Vaes, J., Bain, P. G.,   & Leyens, J-Ph.(in press). Understanding humanness and dehumanization: Emerging themes and directions. In   P.G. Bain, J. Vaes, & J-Ph. Leyens (Eds.) Humanness and dehumanization.   Psychology Press.

Bongiorno, R., Bain, P. G., & David, B. (in press). If you're going to be a leader, at least act like it! Prejudice toward women who are tentative in leader roles. British Journal of Social Psychology.

Schwartz, S.H., Caprara, G. V., Vecchione, M., Bain, P., et al. (in press). Basic personal values underlie and give coherence to political values: A cross-national study in 15 countries. Political Behavior.

Brown, S., Bain, P., Broderick, P., & Sully, M. (in press). Emotional effort and perceived support in renal nursing: A comparative interview study. Journal of Renal Care.

Bain, P. G., Hornsey, M., Bongiorno, R., Kashima, Y., & Crimston, D. (2013). Collective futures: How projections about the future of society are related to actions and attitudes supporting social change. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 523-539.

Bain, P.G. (2013). Essentialism. In P. Mason (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Race and Racism (2nd Ed.). Macmillan.

Bain, P.G. (2013). Aristotle's taxonomy and racism. In P. Mason (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Race and Racism (2nd Ed.). Macmillan.

Bain, P.G., Hornsey, M, Bongiorno, R., Jeffries, C. (2012). Promoting pro-environmental action in climate change deniers. Nature Climate Change. 

   -this paper has received the following commentary/coverage:
New Scientist: "How to convince climate sceptics to be pro-environment" (Michael Slezak)
   Nature Climate Change: Stern, P. (2012). Fear and hope in climate messages. doi:10.1038/nclimate1610.
   Radio Australia (interview). July 2, 2012.


Bain, P.G., Vaes, J., Kashima, Y., Haslam, N., & Guan, Y. (2012). Folk conceptions of humanness: Beliefs about distinctive and core human characteristics in Australia, Italy, and China. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43, 53-58.

Jeffries, C. H., Hornsey, M. J., Sutton, R. M., Douglas, K. M., & Bain, P. G. (2012). The David and Goliath principle: Cultural, ideological, and attitudinal underpinnings of the normative protection of low-status groups from criticism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 1053-1065.

Haslam, N., Bain, P., Bastian, B., & Loughnan, S. (2012). A perspective on dehumanization. In M. Drogosz & M. Bilewicz (Eds.), Beyond stereotypes: Essentialism, entitativity, and dehumanization. Warsaw: PWN.

Kashima, Y., Kashima, E. S., Bain, P., Lyons, A., Tindale, R., Robins, G., & Whelan, J. (2012). Communication and essentialism. In M. Drogosz, M. Bilewicz & M. Kofta (Eds.), Beyond Stereotypes: Dehumanization and Essentialism in Group Perception. Warsaw, Poland: PWN.

Kashima, Y., Kashima, E.S., Bain, P., et al. (2010). Communication and essentialism: Grounding the shared reality of a social category. Social Cognition, 28, 306-328.

Bain, P. G., Park, J., Kwok, C., & Haslam, N. (2009). Attributing human uniqueness and human nature to cultural groups: Distinct forms of subtle dehumanization. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 12, 789-805.

Kashima, Y., Bain, P., Haslam, N., Peters, K., Laham, S., Whelan, J., et al. (2009). Folk theory of social change. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 12, 227-246.

Haslam, N., Loughnan, S., Kashima, Y., & Bain, P. (2008). Attributing and denying humanness to others. European Review of Social Psychology, 19, 55-85.

Brown, S. K., Bain, P., & Freeman, M. (2008). Employee perceptions of alcohol and drug policy effectiveness: Policy features, concerns about drug testing, and the key role of preventative measures. Drugs: education, prevention and policy, 15, 145-160.

Haslam, N., & Bain, P. (2007). Humanizing the self: Moderators of the attribution of lesser humanness to others. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 57-68.

Bain, P. G., Kashima, Y., & Haslam, N. (2006). Conceptual beliefs about human values and their implications: Human nature beliefs predict value importance, value trade-offs, and responses to value-laden rhetoric. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 91, 351-367.

Haslam, N., Bastian, B., Bain, P. & Kashima, Y. (2006). Psychological essentialism, implicit theories, and intergroup relations. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 9, (1), 63-76.

Pirola-Merlo, A., Bain, P.G., & Mann, L. (2005). The impact of team climate on innovation in R&D teams. In L. Mann (Ed.), Leadership, Management and Innovation in R&D project teams. Praeger.

Haslam, N., Bain, P., Douge, L., Lee, M., & Bastian, B. (2005). More human than you: Attributing humanness to self and others. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 89, 937-950.

Haslam, N., Bain, P., & Neal, D. (2004).  The implicit structure of positive characteristics.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, (4), 529-541.

Bain, P.G., Mann, L., & Pirola-Merlo, A.J. (2001).  The innovation imperative: The relationships between team climate, innovation, and performance in research and development teams.  Small Group Research, 32, 55-73.

Course Coordinator:
  • Semester 2, 2012
    PSYC2010 - Psychological Research Methodology II

Note: Coordinator roles prior to 2009 and tutor roles prior to 2006 are not included.

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