I am a PhD student in social psychology at the University of Groningen supervised by Tamar Saguy, Eran Halperin, and Martijn van Zomeren. I received a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Global Politics from Washington and Lee University in 2014, and completed my M.A. in Social Psychology at the IDC Herzliya. My research interests include collective action and emotions, and power relations in conflict. In particular, I am interested in different types of collective action (e.g. nonviolent, nonnormative, violent). My research examines psychological factors that promote support for these types of action, but also the effects and effectiveness of these types of action at motivating the high power group to address inequality and pursue conflict resolution. [personal page]
Shuman, E., Johnson, D., Saguy, T., & Halperin, E. (2018). Threat to the group’s image can motivate high identifiers to take action against in-group transgressions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44, 1523-1544.
Shuman, E., Halperin, E., & Reifen Tagar, M. (2018). Anger as a Catalyst for Change? Incremental Beliefs and Anger’s Constructive Effects in Conflict. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 21, 1092 - 1106.
Shuman, E., Cohen-Chen, S., Hirsch-Hoefler, S., & Halperin, E. (2016). Explaining normative versus non-normative action: The role of implicit theories. Political Psychology, 37, 835-852.