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Associate Editor - Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology

Research Interests

Recent Recognition

2012 Donald N. Dedmon Distinguished Teaching Professor Award - Radford University

2009 Distinguished Scholarship Award - College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences - Radford University

Recent Publications

Christensen, P. N., Duangdao, K., Isaacs, H., & Alfonso-Reese, L. (2012). Projection and mirror effects in cross-group interactions: A social relations model of similarity perceptions. Self & Identity, 11, 36-50.

Christensen, P. N., & Kashy, D. A. (2012). Using the social relations model to understand interpersonal perception and behavior. In the H. Cooper (Ed.) the APA handbook of research methods in psychology.

Christensen, P. N., Prislin, R., & Jacobs, E. (2009). Motives for social Influence after social change: Are new majorities power hungry? Social Influence, 4, 200-215.

Jacobs, E., Christensen, P. N., & Prislin, R. (2009). On the fair treatment of factions within a group: Theoretical and empirical development of the fair group procedures scale. Journal of Social Issues, 65, 383-407.

Christensen, P. N. (2007). Social relations model. In R. F. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Prislin, R., Levine, J., & Christensen, P. N. (2006). When reasons matter: Attributions for conversion moderate the effect of change within groups. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 593-601.

Christensen, P. N., & Wood, W. (2006). Effects of media violence on viewer's aggression in unconstrained social interaction: An updated meta-analysis. In R. Preiss, M. Allen, B. M. Gayle, & N. Burrell (Eds.), Media effects research: Advances through meta-analysis. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Prislin, R., & Christensen, P. N. (2005). The effects of social change on group membership: To leave or not to leave? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 595-609.

Prislin, R., & Christensen, P. N. (2005). The gain-loss asymmetry model of change in majority-minority positions. European Review of Social Psychology, 16, 43-73.

Christensen, P. N., Boldry, J., & Kashy, D. A. (2004). Group-based self-evaluation outside of the laboratory: Effects of global versus status. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 985-994.

Christensen, P. N., Cohan, S., & Stein, M. (2004). The relationship between functioning levels in post-traumatic stress disorder and interpersonal perception: A social relations model analysis. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 33, 151-160.

Christensen, P. N., Rothgerber, H., Wood, W., & Matz, D. (2004). Social norms and identity relevance: A motivational model of normative behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 1295-1309.