Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada

Dr. Markus Kemmelmeier
Director, Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Social Psychology
Department of Sociology

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2001
M.A., University of Michigan, 1997
Diplom-Psychologe, University of Mannheim, 1994

Dr. Markus Kemmelmeier is Professor of Sociology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2001 in social psychology. Dr. Kemmelmeier has articles in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Analyses of Social Issues and Policy , Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, and Political Psychology. His current research focuses on cultural psychology, political psychology, intergroup relations and interpersonal behavior, and he as an ongoing interest in social psychological methods and statistics. He also serves as an associate editor for Social Psychology.

Selected recent publications
Duncan, M., & Kemmelmeier, M. (2012). Attitudes toward same-sex marriage: An essentialist approach. Analyses of Social Issues and Policy, 12.

Hayward, R. D., & Kemmelmeier, M. (2007). How competition is viewed across cultures: A test of four theories. Cross-Cultural Research, 41, 364-395.

Hayward, R. D., & Kemmelmeier, M. (2011). Weber revisited: A cross-national analysis of religiosity, religious culture and economic attitudes. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42, 1309-1319.

Jehle, A., Miller, M. K., & Kemmelmeier, M. (2009). The influence of accounts and remorse on mock jurors’ judgments of offenders. Law and Human Behavior, 33, 393-404.

Jehle, A., Miller, M. K., Kemmelmeier, M., & Maskaly, J. (2012). How voluntariness of apologies affects actual and hypothetical victims’ perceptions of the offender. Journal of Social Psychology.

Kemmelmeier, M. (2007). Does the dilution effect have a conversational basis? Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 26, 48-60.

Kemmelmeier, M. (2007). Political conservatism, rigidity and dogmatism in American foreign policy officials: The 1966 Mennis data. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 141, 77-90.

Kemmelmeier, M. (2008). Is there a relationship between political orientation and cognitive ability?: A test of three hypotheses in two studies. Personality and Individual Differences, 45, 767-772.

Kemmelmeier, M. (2010). Authoritarianism and its relationship with intuitive-experiential and rational-analytical cognitive styles. Personality and Individual Differences, 48, 44-48.

Kemmelmeier, M. (2010). Gender moderates the impact of need for structure on social beliefs: Implications for ethnocentrism and authoritarianism. International Journal of Psychology, 45, 202–211.

Kemmelmeier, M., & Winter, D. G. (2008). Sowing patriotism, but reaping nationalism?: Consequences of exposure to the American flag. Political Psychology, 29, 859-879.

Kemmelmeier, M., Broadus, A. D., & Padilla, J. B. (2008). Intergroup aggression in New Orleans in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Analyses of Social Issues and Policy, 8, 211-245.

Toth, K., & Kemmelmeier, M. (2009). Divorce attitudes around the world: Distinguishing the impact of culture on evaluations and attitude structure. Cross-Cultural Research, 43, 280-297.

Uz, I., Kemmelmeier, M., & Yetkin, E. (2009). Effects of Islamist terror in Muslim students: Evidence from Turkey in the wake of the November 2003 attacks. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression, 1, 111–126.

Vargas, J. H., & Kemmelmeier, M. (2012). Ethnicity and contemporary American culture: A meta-analytic investigation of horizontal–vertical individualism–collectivism. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Walton, A. P., Kemmelmeier, M. (2012). Creativity in its social context: The interplay of organizational norms, situational threat and gender. Creativity Research Journal, 24, 208–219.

Contact info:
Dr. Kemmelmeier's Social Psychology Page