Dr Karen Gonsalkorale

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney


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Biographical details

Dr Karen Gonsalkorale is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology. Prior to joining the University of Sydney as a Lecturer in 2008, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Davis. She received a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) in 2001 and a PhD from the University of New South Wales in 2005.

Research interests

Dr Gonsalkorale's research interests include social cognition, stereotyping and prejudice, intergroup relations, and ostracism. Her research explores the cognitive and motivational underpinnings of intergroup perception.

Dr Gonsalkorale is currently investigating the ways in which people think about their social groups and how these cognitions influence intergroup relations. Specifically, this research focuses on awareness of one's multiple group memberships as a precursor to positive intergroup relations.

Teaching and supervision

Current Teaching
  • Cognitive and Social Psychology (PSYC2013)
  • Social Psychology (PSYC3017)
  • The Self: Social Psychological Perspectives (Honours Special Fields Seminar)

Current Postgraduate Students

  • Eileen Chu.Investigating bicultural identification as a protective factor in the context of perceived race discrimination (PhD; associate supervisor)
  • Rose Iannuzzelli. Ostracism revisited (MCP/PhD; primary supervisor)
  • Edward Ovadia. The role of social media in courtship initiation (MSc; primary supervisor)
  • Stefano Verrelli. Intergroup contact (PhD; associate supervisor)
  • Jesse Wynhausen. Collectivised political identity (PhD; associate superivisor)

Postgraduate Student Completions

  • Adem Aydogan. The effects of cognitive appraisals on anxiety expectancies associated with intergroup interactions (PhD; primary supervisor)
  • Christopher John Hunt. Links between masculinity threats and increased gender conformity (PhD; primary supervisor)
  • Annabel McGoldrick.The psychological impact of conflict news framings (PhD; associate supervisor)
  • Andrea van Dommelen.The role of social identity inclusiveness and structure in intergroup relations (PhD; primary supervisor)

Associations

  • Fellow, Society of Experimental Social Psychology
  • Member, European Association for Social Psychology
  • Member, Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Member, Society of Australasian Social Psychologists
  • Member, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Awards and honours

  • Featured as a “Rising Star in Psychology” in the APS Observer (2011)
  • European Journal of Social Psychology Best Early Career Paper Award for the article entitled “The KKK won’t let me play: Ostracism even by a despised outgroup hurts” (2007)
  • The University Medal (2001)

PhD and master's project opportunities

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Selected grants

2012

  • Re-entry Fellowship; Gonsalkorale K; Faculty of Science/Re-entry Fellowship.

2011

  • Using a cross-national approach to investigate the link between ostracism and interethnic aggression; Zadro L, Gonsalkorale K, Devine P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2010

  • The role of social identity complexity in the success of interethnic contact; Gonsalkorale K, Brewer M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Zadro, L., Godwin, A., Gonsalkorale, K. (2014). 'It Is Better to Give than to Receive' The Role of Motivation and Self-control in Determining the Consequences of Ostracism for Targets and Sources. In Joseph P. Forgas, Eddie Harmon-Jones (Eds.), Motivation and Its Regulation: The Control Within, (pp. 351-366). New York: Psychology Press.
  • Gonsalkorale, K., von Hippel, W. (2011). Intergroup relations in the 21st century: In-group positivity and out-group negativity among members of an internet hate group. In R. Kramer, G.J. Leonardelli, and R. Livingston (Eds.), Social Cognition, Social Identity, and Intergroup Relations: A Festschrift in Honour of Marilynn B. Brewer, (pp. 163-188). New York: Psychology Press.
  • Gonsalkorale, K., Sherman, J., Allen, T. (2010). Self-Control Over Automatic Associations. In R.R. Hassin, K.N. Ochsner and Y. Trope (Eds.), Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain, (pp. 243-259). USA: Oxford University Press.

Journals

  • Aydogan, A., Gonsalkorale, K. (2015). Breaking down a barrier: Increasing perceived out-group knowledge reduces negative expectancies about intergroup interaction. European Journal of Social Psychology, in press. [More Information]
  • Cheung, B., Dar-Nimrod, I., Gonsalkorale, K. (2014). Am I my genes? Perceived genetic etiology, intrapersonal processes, and health. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 8(11), 626-637. [More Information]
  • Godwin, A., MacNevin, G., Zadro, L., Iannuzzelli, R., Weston, S., Gonsalkorale, K., Devine, P. (2014). Are all ostracism experiences equal? A comparison of the autobiographical recall, Cyberball, and O-Cam paradigms. Behavior Research Methods, 46(3), 660-667. [More Information]
  • Gonsalkorale, K., Sherman, J., Klauer, K. (2014). Measures of Implicit Attitudes May Conceal Differences in Implicit Associations: The Case of Antiaging Bias. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5(3), 271-278. [More Information]
  • Zadro, L., Gonsalkorale, K. (2014). Sources of Ostracism: The Nature and Consequences of Excluding and Ignoring Others. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23(2), 93-97. [More Information]
  • Hunt, C., Gonsalkorale, K., Zadro, L. (2014). The polarising effect of female leaders: Interest in politics and perceived leadership capability after a reminder of Australia’s first female prime minister. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44(7), 723-729. [More Information]
  • Hunt, C., Gonsalkorale, K. (2014). Who cares what she thinks, what does he say? Links between masculinity, in-group bonding and gender harassment. Sex Roles, 70(1-2), 14-27. [More Information]
  • Calanchini, J., Gonsalkorale, K., Sherman, J., Klauer, K. (2013). Counter-prejudicial training reduces activation of biased associations and enhances response monitoring. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43(5), 321-325. [More Information]
  • Zadro, L., Hawes, D., Iannuzzelli, R., Godwin, A., MacNevin, G., Griffiths, B., Gonsalkorale, K. (2013). Ostracism and children: A guide to effectively using the Cyberball paradigm with a child sample. International Journal of Developmental Science, 7(1), 7-11. [More Information]
  • Brewer, M., Gonsalkorale, K., van Dommelen, A. (2013). Social identity complexity: Comparing majority and minority ethnic group members in a multicultural society. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 16(5), 529-544. [More Information]
  • Hunt, C., Gonsalkorale, K., Murray, S. (2013). Threatened masculinity and muscularity: An experimental examination of multiple aspects of muscularity in men. Body Image, 10(3), 290-299. [More Information]
  • Hunt, C., Gonsalkorale, K., Nosek, B. (2012). Links Between Psychosocial Variables and Body Dissatisfaction in Homosexual Men: Differential Relations with the Drive for Muscularity and the Drive for Thinness. International Journal of Men's Health, 11(2), 127-136. [More Information]
  • Gonsalkorale, K., Sherman, J., Allen, T., Klauer, K., Amodio, D. (2011). Accounting for successful control of implicit racial bias: The roles of association activation, response monitoring, and overcoming bias. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37(11), 1534-1545. [More Information]
  • Gonsalkorale, K., Allen, T., Sherman, J., Klauer, K. (2010). Mechanisms of Group Membership and Exemplar Exposure Effects on Implicit Attitudes. Social Psychology, 41(3), 158-168. [More Information]
  • Gonsalkorale, K., Sherman, J., Klauer, K. (2009). Aging and prejudice: Diminished regulation of automatic race bias among older adults. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45(2), 410-414. [More Information]
  • Gonsalkorale, K., von Hippel, W., Sherman, J., Klauer, K. (2009). Bias and regulation of bias in intergroup interactions: Implicit attitudes toward Muslims and interaction quality. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45(1), 161-166. [More Information]
  • Nosek, B., Smyth, F., Sriram, N., Linder, N., Devos, T., Ayala, A., Bar-Anan, Y., Bergh, R., Cai, H., Gonsalkorale, K., et al (2009). National differences in gender-science stereotypes predict national sex differences in science and math achievement. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(26), 10593-10597. [More Information]
  • Beer, J., Stallen, M., Lombardo, M., Gonsalkorale, K., Cunningham, W., Sherman, J. (2008). The Quadruple Process model approach to examining the neural underpinnings of prejudice. NeuroImage, 43, 775-783. [More Information]
  • Sherman, J., Gawronski, B., Gonsalkorale, K., Hugenberg, K., Allen, T., Groom, C. (2008). The Self-Regulation of Automatic Associations and Behavioral Impulses. Psychological Review, 115(2), 314-335. [More Information]
  • Gonsalkorale, K., Carlisle, K., von Hippel, W. (2007). Intergroup Threat Increases Implicit Stereotyping. Revista Internacional de Psicologia y Terapia Psicologica (International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy), 7(2), 189-200.
  • Gonsalkorale, K., Williams, K. (2007). The KKK won't let me play: Ostracism even by a despised outgroup hurts. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37, 1176-1186. [More Information]
  • von Hippel, W., Gonsalkorale, K. (2005). "That Is Bloody Revolting!": Inhibitory Control of Thoughts Better Left Unsaid. Psychological Science, 16(7), 497-500. [More Information]
  • Laham, S., Gonsalkorale, K., von Hippel, W. (2005). Darwinian Grandparenting: Preferential Investment in More Certain Kin. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31(1), 63-72. [More Information]

Reference Works

  • von Hippel, W., Gonsalkorale, K. (2007). Encoding. In Roy F. Baumeister, Kathleen D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Psychology. USA: Sage Publications.

2015

  • Aydogan, A., Gonsalkorale, K. (2015). Breaking down a barrier: Increasing perceived out-group knowledge reduces negative expectancies about intergroup interaction. European Journal of Social Psychology, in press. [More Information]

2014

  • Zadro, L., Godwin, A., Gonsalkorale, K. (2014). 'It Is Better to Give than to Receive' The Role of Motivation and Self-control in Determining the Consequences of Ostracism for Targets and Sources. In Joseph P. Forgas, Eddie Harmon-Jones (Eds.), Motivation and Its Regulation: The Control Within, (pp. 351-366). New York: Psychology Press.
  • Cheung, B., Dar-Nimrod, I., Gonsalkorale, K. (2014). Am I my genes? Perceived genetic etiology, intrapersonal processes, and health. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 8(11), 626-637. [More Information]
  • Godwin, A., MacNevin, G., Zadro, L., Iannuzzelli, R., Weston, S., Gonsalkorale, K., Devine, P. (2014). Are all ostracism experiences equal? A comparison of the autobiographical recall, Cyberball, and O-Cam paradigms. Behavior Research Methods, 46(3), 660-667. [More Information]
  • Gonsalkorale, K., Sherman, J., Klauer, K. (2014). Measures of Implicit Attitudes May Conceal Differences in Implicit Associations: The Case of Antiaging Bias. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5(3), 271-278. [More Information]
  • Zadro, L., Gonsalkorale, K. (2014). Sources of Ostracism: The Nature and Consequences of Excluding and Ignoring Others. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23(2), 93-97. [More Information]
  • Hunt, C., Gonsalkorale, K., Zadro, L. (2014). The polarising effect of female leaders: Interest in politics and perceived leadership capability after a reminder of Australia’s first female prime minister. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44(7), 723-729. [More Information]
  • Hunt, C., Gonsalkorale, K. (2014). Who cares what she thinks, what does he say? Links between masculinity, in-group bonding and gender harassment. Sex Roles, 70(1-2), 14-27. [More Information]

2013

  • Calanchini, J., Gonsalkorale, K., Sherman, J., Klauer, K. (2013). Counter-prejudicial training reduces activation of biased associations and enhances response monitoring. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43(5), 321-325. [More Information]
  • Zadro, L., Hawes, D., Iannuzzelli, R., Godwin, A., MacNevin, G., Griffiths, B., Gonsalkorale, K. (2013). Ostracism and children: A guide to effectively using the Cyberball paradigm with a child sample. International Journal of Developmental Science, 7(1), 7-11. [More Information]
  • Brewer, M., Gonsalkorale, K., van Dommelen, A. (2013). Social identity complexity: Comparing majority and minority ethnic group members in a multicultural society. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 16(5), 529-544. [More Information]
  • Hunt, C., Gonsalkorale, K., Murray, S. (2013). Threatened masculinity and muscularity: An experimental examination of multiple aspects of muscularity in men. Body Image, 10(3), 290-299. [More Information]

2012

  • Hunt, C., Gonsalkorale, K., Nosek, B. (2012). Links Between Psychosocial Variables and Body Dissatisfaction in Homosexual Men: Differential Relations with the Drive for Muscularity and the Drive for Thinness. International Journal of Men's Health, 11(2), 127-136. [More Information]

2011

  • Gonsalkorale, K., Sherman, J., Allen, T., Klauer, K., Amodio, D. (2011). Accounting for successful control of implicit racial bias: The roles of association activation, response monitoring, and overcoming bias. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37(11), 1534-1545. [More Information]
  • Gonsalkorale, K., von Hippel, W. (2011). Intergroup relations in the 21st century: In-group positivity and out-group negativity among members of an internet hate group. In R. Kramer, G.J. Leonardelli, and R. Livingston (Eds.), Social Cognition, Social Identity, and Intergroup Relations: A Festschrift in Honour of Marilynn B. Brewer, (pp. 163-188). New York: Psychology Press.

2010

  • Gonsalkorale, K., Allen, T., Sherman, J., Klauer, K. (2010). Mechanisms of Group Membership and Exemplar Exposure Effects on Implicit Attitudes. Social Psychology, 41(3), 158-168. [More Information]
  • Gonsalkorale, K., Sherman, J., Allen, T. (2010). Self-Control Over Automatic Associations. In R.R. Hassin, K.N. Ochsner and Y. Trope (Eds.), Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain, (pp. 243-259). USA: Oxford University Press.

2009

  • Gonsalkorale, K., Sherman, J., Klauer, K. (2009). Aging and prejudice: Diminished regulation of automatic race bias among older adults. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45(2), 410-414. [More Information]
  • Gonsalkorale, K., von Hippel, W., Sherman, J., Klauer, K. (2009). Bias and regulation of bias in intergroup interactions: Implicit attitudes toward Muslims and interaction quality. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45(1), 161-166. [More Information]
  • Nosek, B., Smyth, F., Sriram, N., Linder, N., Devos, T., Ayala, A., Bar-Anan, Y., Bergh, R., Cai, H., Gonsalkorale, K., et al (2009). National differences in gender-science stereotypes predict national sex differences in science and math achievement. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(26), 10593-10597. [More Information]

2008

  • Beer, J., Stallen, M., Lombardo, M., Gonsalkorale, K., Cunningham, W., Sherman, J. (2008). The Quadruple Process model approach to examining the neural underpinnings of prejudice. NeuroImage, 43, 775-783. [More Information]
  • Sherman, J., Gawronski, B., Gonsalkorale, K., Hugenberg, K., Allen, T., Groom, C. (2008). The Self-Regulation of Automatic Associations and Behavioral Impulses. Psychological Review, 115(2), 314-335. [More Information]

2007

  • von Hippel, W., Gonsalkorale, K. (2007). Encoding. In Roy F. Baumeister, Kathleen D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Psychology. USA: Sage Publications.
  • Gonsalkorale, K., Carlisle, K., von Hippel, W. (2007). Intergroup Threat Increases Implicit Stereotyping. Revista Internacional de Psicologia y Terapia Psicologica (International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy), 7(2), 189-200.
  • Gonsalkorale, K., Williams, K. (2007). The KKK won't let me play: Ostracism even by a despised outgroup hurts. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37, 1176-1186. [More Information]

2005

  • von Hippel, W., Gonsalkorale, K. (2005). "That Is Bloody Revolting!": Inhibitory Control of Thoughts Better Left Unsaid. Psychological Science, 16(7), 497-500. [More Information]
  • Laham, S., Gonsalkorale, K., von Hippel, W. (2005). Darwinian Grandparenting: Preferential Investment in More Certain Kin. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31(1), 63-72. [More Information]

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