Cameron Mackey

Cameron Mackey
Ohio University · Department of Psychology

Doctoral Candidate
Working on projects related to the religion-science relationship, intergroup threat theory, concealment of identity

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Introduction
I'm a third-year graduate student at the Department of Psychology, Ohio University. My current research interests include intergroup relations between religious and nonreligious groups, perceptions between religion and science, and realistic/symbolic threat.
Skills and Expertise
Education
August 2019 - May 2024
Ohio University
Field of study
  • Psychology
August 2017 - May 2019

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Publications (7)
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The present research introduces the possibility that Whiteness can threaten majority group members’ sense of uniqueness and reduce their support for multiculturalism, an ideology that emphasizes recognition of distinctive cultural identities and is seen as primarily relevant to racial/ethnic minorities. Across three studies, being induced to self-i...
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Negative attitudes toward the nonreligious persist in America. This may compel some nonreligious individuals to conceal their identity to manage feelings of social identity threat. In one correlational study and one experiment, we found evidence of social identity threat and concealment behavior among nonreligious Americans. Our first study showed...
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Previous studies have shown that disgust sensitivity (DS), right-wing authoritarianism (RWA), religious fundamentalism (RF), and belief in a just world (BJW) are associated with social conservatism and religious questioning (QUEST) is associated with social liberalism. The current study was designed determine whether these personality traits would...
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Nonreligious individuals stereotype Christians as unscientific and see Christianity and science as conflicting. The present studies examined how perceptions of incompatibility between Christianity and science influence nonreligious individuals’ stereotypes of Christians in science in the US context. We measured (Study 1) and manipulated (Study 2) p...
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Research has examined how Jews, Muslims, atheists, and agnostics react to feelings of social identity threat (i.e., the perception that one’s group is devalued or stigmatized). However, no research so far has compared reactions between religious minorities (RMs; Jews and Muslims) and nonreligious individuals (NRs; atheists and agnostics) in general...
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The number of nonreligious Americans has increased over the past few decades. However, negative attitudes toward the nonreligious persist in America, especially in areas with high levels of religiosity. This may compel some nonreligious individuals to conceal their identity to manage feelings of social identity threat in areas with high proportions...

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