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 © Sasha Y. Kimel

Peer-Reviewed Publications

(& Manuscripts Under Review)

*student co-authors

Obadi, M., Kunst, J., Ozer, S., Kimel, S.Y. (In Press). The Great Replacement Conspiracy: How the Perceived Ousting of Whites Can Evoke Violent Extremism and Islamophobia. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations. 

Cousar, K.A.*, Carnes, N.C. & Kimel, S.Y. (In Press). Morality as Fuel for Violence? Disentangling the Role of Religion in Violent Conflict. Social Cognition. pdf

Kimel, S.Y., Mischkowski, D., Miyagawa, Y., Niiya, Y. (2021). Left Out But “In Control”? Culture Variations in Feelings of Control when Excluded by a Close-Other. Social Psychological and Personality Science. pdf

Tsai, W. & Kimel, S.Y. (2020). When and How Supporting Others Can Improve Life Satisfaction:  A Longitudinal Study Examining Collectivistic Values.Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. pdf

Uenal, F., Bergh, R., Sidanius, J., Zick, A., Kimel, S.Y. & Kunst, J. (2020). The nature of Islamophobia: A test of a tripartite view in five countries. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. pdf

Kunst, J. R., Kimel, S.Y., Alayan, R., & Thomsen, L. (2018).  Can Abraham Bring Peace? The Relationship between Acknowledging Shared Religious Roots and Intergroup Conflict. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. pdf


Kunst, J., Boos, B., Kimel S.Y., Obaidi, M, Shani, M., & Thomsen, L. (2018). Extreme activism supporting others' political struggles: The role of politically motivated out-group fusion. PLOS ONE. pdf


Kimel, S.Y., Mischkowski, D., Uchida, Y. & Kitayama, S. (2017). Culture, Emotions & The Cold Shoulder:Cultural Differences in the Anger and Sadness Response to Ostracism. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. pdf


Kimel, S.Y., Huesmann, L.R., Kunst, J. & Halperin, E. (2016). Living in a Genetic World: How Learning about Interethnic Genetic Similarities and Differences Affects Peace and Conflict. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. pdf

  • Featured in The Washington Post


Kimel, S.Y., Lopez-Duran, N. & Kitayama, S. (2015). Physiological Correlates of Choice-Induced Dissonance:  An Exploration of HPA-Axis Responses. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. 28 (4). 309-316. pdf


McDonald, M., Porat, R., Yarkoney, A., Reifen Tagar, M., Kimel, S., Saguy, T., & Halperin, E. (2015). Intergroup emotional similarity reduces dehumanization and promotes conciliatory attitudes in prolonged conflict. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 20(1), 125-136. pdf


Kimel, S.Y., Grossmann, I. & Kitayama, S. (2012). When Gift-giving Produces Dissonance: Effects of Subliminal Affiliation Priming on Choices for One’s Self versus Close Others. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48(5), 1221-1224. pdf


Qin, J., Kimel, S.Y., Kitayama, S., Wang, X., Yang, X. & Han, S. (2011). How Choices Modify Preferences: Neural Correlates of Choice Justification. NeuroImage, 55(1). 240-246,​ pdf



Other Publications


Hudson, S. & Kimel, S.Y. (2018). New Racism. In: Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory. Turner B.S. (Ed); Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.


Kimel, S.Y. & Kunst, J. (2016). Can DNA Ancestry Testing Make You More Racist?

Scientific American.

Major Grants

2019 - 2021, PI, Understanding the Malleability of Identity: How DNA Ancestry testing impacts Mexican-Americans. National Geographic, Early Career Grant.


2008, PI, Cultural and the Neuroendocrine Response to Cognitive Dissonance. National Science Foundation, East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship. 

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