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John M. Levine

John M. Levine

John M. Levine did his undergraduate work at Northwestern University and received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin. He is Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Levine has served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Research in Personality, both Associate Editor and Editor of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Chair of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. He is a Fellow of several professional societies, including the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and the Association for Psychological Science.

Dr. Levine has edited several books on group processes and published extensively on such topics as majority and minority influence, reaction to deviance and disloyalty, group socialization, and innovation in work teams. He is an Honorary Professor of Psychology at the University of Kent, UK, and was co-recipient (with R. Moreland) of the Joseph E. McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Study of Groups from the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup).

Primary Interests:

  • Group Processes
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Persuasion, Social Influence

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Journal Articles:

  • Choi, H-S, & Levine, J. M. (2004). Minority influence in work teams: The impact of newcomers. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 40, 273-280.
  • Echterhoff, G., Higgins, E. T., & Levine, J. M. (2009). Shared reality: Experiencing commonality with others’ inner states about the world. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 4, 496-521.
  • Hausmann, L. R. M., Levine, J. M., & Higgins, E. T. (2008). Communication and group perception: Extending the “saying is believing” effect. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 11, 539-554.
  • Levine, J. M., Alexander, K. M., Wright, A. G. C., & Higgins, E. T. (in press). Group brainstorming: When regulatory non-fit enhances performance. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.
  • Levine, J. M., & Moreland, R. L. (2004). Collaboration: The social context of theory development. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 8, 164-172.
  • Mannetti, L., Levine, J. M., Pierro, A., & Kruglanski, A. (2010). Group reaction to defection: The impact of shared reality. Social Cognition, 28, 447-464.
  • Pinto, I. R., Marques, J. M., Levine, J. M., & Abrams, D. (2010). Membership status and subjective group dynamics: Who triggers the Black Sheep Effect? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 107-119.
  • Prislin, R., Levine, J. M., & Christensen, P. N. (2006). When reasons matter: Quality of support affects reactions to increasing and consistent agreement. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 593-601.

Other Publications:

  • Levine, J. M., Alexander, K., & Hansen, T. (2010). Self-control in groups. In R. R. Hassin, K. N. Ochsner, & Y. Trope (Eds.). Self control in society, mind, and brain (pp. 449-472). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Levine, J. M., & Choi, H-S. (2011). Minority influence in interacting groups: The impact of newcomers. In J. Jetten & M. Hornsey (Eds.), Rebels in groups: Dissent, deviance, difference, and defiance (pp. 73-92). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Levine, J. M., & Choi, H-S (2004) Impact of personnel turnover on team performance and cognition. In E. Salas & S. M. Fiore (Eds.), Team cognition: Understanding the factors that drive process and performance (pp. 153-176). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Levine, J. M., & Kerr, N. L. (2007). Inclusion and exclusion: Implications for group processes. In A. E. Kruglanski & E. T. Higgins (Eds.), Social psychology: Handbook of basic principles (2nd ed., pp. 759-784). New York: Guilford.
  • Levine, J. M., & Moreland, R. L. (2012). A history of small group research. In A. W. Kruglanski & W. Stroebe (Eds.), Handbook of the history of social psychology (pp. 383-406) New York: Psychology Press.
  • Levine, J. M., Moreland, R. L., & Hausmann, L. R. M. (2005). Managing group composition: Inclusive and exclusive role transitions. In D. Abrams, M. A. Hogg, & J. M. Marques (Eds.), The social psychology of inclusion and exclusion (pp. 137-160). New York: Psychology Press.
  • Levine, J. M., & Prislin, R. (2013). Majority and minority influence. In J. M. Levine (Ed.), Group processes (pp. 135-163). New York: Psychology Press.
  • Levine, J. M., & Smith, E. (2013). Group cognition: Collective information search and distribution. In D. Carlston (Ed.), Oxford handbook of social cognition (pp. 616-633). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Levine, J. M., & Tindale, R. S. (2014). Social influence in groups. In M. Mikulincer & P. R. Shaver (Eds.), APA Handbook of personality and social psychology (Vol. 2: Group processes; J. F. Dovidio & J. A. Simpson, Assoc. Eds.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

John M. Levine
516 LRDC Building
University of Pittsburgh
3939 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260
United States

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