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Heine, Steve

Core Area(s): Social/Personality

Research Interests
Cultural psychology; the self; motivations; meaning; essentialistic thinking.

Courses Taught
PSYC 307 Cultural Psychology, PSYC 507 Cultural Psychology

Representative Publications
Cheung, B. Y., Chudek, M., & Heine, S. J. (2011). Evidence for a sensitive window for acculturation: Younger immigrants report acculturating at a faster rate. Psychological Science, 22, 147-152.

Dar-Nimrod, I., & Heine, S. J. (2011). Genetic essentialism: On the deceptive determinism of DNA. Psychological Bulletin, 137, 800-818.

Heine, S. J. (2010). Cultural psychology. In D. T. Gilbert, S. Fiske, & G. Lindzey (Eds.), Handbook of Social Psychology (5th Edition), (pp. 1423-1464). New York: Wiley.

Henrich, J., Heine, S. J., & Norenzayan, A. (2010). The weirdest people in the world? (Target Article). Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33, 61-83.

Proulx, T., Heine, S. J., & Vohs, K. D. (2010). When is the unfamiliar the uncanny? Meaning affirmative after exposure to absurdist literature, humor, and art. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 817-829.

Randles, D., Proulx, T., & Heine, S. J. (2011). Turn-frogs and careful sweaters: Subliminal presentations of incongruous word pairings invoke meaninglessness. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 246-249.

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