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Donald M. Taylor

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Professor Taylor conducts laboratory and field research in the area of intergroup relations and group processes.  Of particular interest are the conditions under which members of a disadvantaged group will accept their situation, take individual action, or instigate collective action.  Current research focuses on refugees in Canada, racial groups in urban centres in Canada and the United States, South Africa and Indonesia and aboriginal groups such as the Inuit of Arctic Quebec and the Mohawks.

Selected publications

Taylor, D. M., Caouette, J., Usborne, E. , & King, M. (In press). Aboriginal peoples are disadvantaged, but they were here first: A positioning analysis of this unique reality. In F. M. Moghaddam & R. Harré (Eds.). Words of Conflict, Words of War: A positioning theory analysis of language and conflict in political processes.
Dambrun, M., Taylor, D. M., McDonald, D. A., Crush, J., & Méot, A. (2006). The relative deprivation-gratification continuum and the attitudes of South Africans toward immigrants: A test of the V-Curve hypothesis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 1032-1044.
Taylor, D. M., Wright, S. C. (2004). The case of heritage language education. Invited symposium presented at the fifth biennial convention of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Washington: DC.
Taylor, D. M. (2004). Intergroup barriers to effective nursing. Keynote address presented at the Canadian Student Nurses Association. Montreal, QC, Canada.
Taylor, D. M. (1997). The quest for collective identity: The plight of disadvantaged ethnic minoritiesCanadian Psychology, 38, 174-189. (Winner of the Canadian Psychological Association's Education and Training award)
Taylor, D. M., Wright, S. C., Moghaddam, F. M., & Lalonde, R. N. (1990). The personal-group discrimination discrepancy: Perceiving my group, but not myself, to be a target for discrimination. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 16, 254-262.