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Michael Conway

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PhD, Waterloo

Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 7541
E-mail: michael.conway@concordia.ca

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My students and I are conducting research on agency (i.e., being assertive and dominant) and communion (i.e., being warm and caring) in social perception, status, social identity, and rumination. First, agency and communion are closely related to gender stereotypes and status, and we are examining how people construe agency and communion in terms of time, physical movement, and intentionality. Second, we are examining the determinants and consequences of subjective social status. Third, we are examining social identity in young adults, including in terms of social class background. Fourth, rumination on sadness in the context of depression is a focus in on-going research.

Selected Publications

  • Pushkar, D., Bye, D., Conway, M., Wrosch, C., Chaikelson, J., Etezadi, J., Giannopoulos, C., Li, K., and N. Tabri. (2014). Does child gender predict older parents' well-being? Social Indicators Research.

  • Tabri, N., & Conway, M. (2011). Negative expectations for the group's outcomes undermine normative collective action: Conflict between Christian and Muslim groups in Lebanon. British Journal of Social Psychology, 50, 649-669.

  • Alfonsi, G., Conway, M., & Pushkar, D. (2011). The lower subjective social status of neurotic individuals: Multiple pathways through occupational prestige, income, and illness. Journal of Personality, 79, 619-642.

  • Conway, M., Alfonsi, G., Pushkar, D., & Giannopoulos, C. (2008). Rumination on sadness and dimensions of communality and agency: Comparing white and visible minority individuals in a Canadian context. Sex Roles, 58, 738-749.


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