Kevin Carriere

Kevin Carriere
Washington & Jefferson College · Department of Psychology

PhD

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August 2014 - May 2019
Georgetown University
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  • PhD Student

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In this short Introduction, we introduce the new submission form of Syntheses. The goal of Syntheses is to provide a summary and expansion of 6–8 articles on a selected topic within Culture & Psychology. The articles should not be restricted to any time point, and the first author of the Syntheses must be a master’s level student or below. Topical...
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As we emerge in a post-pandemic society, the feelings of isolation present during quarantine persist. But for some, these feelings of isolation have been present long before the pandemic began. The ideal of mental wellness is an important one: depression, anxiety, and persistent feelings of hopelessness severely impact our lives, relationships with...
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Policies are made by individuals to order individuals. This produces a codependent but anonymous relationship of creator and created, where our rules are constructed to control our further actions. This codependence of power dynamics can be best understood by examining the individual who is acting at the border of this relationship, including when...
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The intersection of psychology and public policy is in the process of policy creation and policy implementation. Yet, the notion of public policy requires an analysis of not just public policy, but also the existence of private policy as well. After exploring the psychological consequences of public policy, I turn to consider private policies – bot...
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This chapter looks at what work already has been done in considering the intersection of psychology and public policy – that of political psychology but argues that current formulations of political psychology are theoretical dry. In focusing far too much on the content of politics, political psychology has failed to consider the process of politic...
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In the previous chapter, I outlined how a cultural political psychology required the examination of values, policy, and power dynamics. This chapter tackles the first of the three: values. This chapter addresses the importance of the process of value-creation over value-outcomes by focusing on one process – that of the scientific publication proces...
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This chapter discusses in more detail how a meaning-making-focused political psychology can bring about new theoretical innovations and experimental novelties. To examine the benefits of a cultural political psychology, the processes of unionization and actualized democracy were analyzed together. In engaging in a dialectic examination of both proc...
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In this final brief chapter, I summarize the main arguments I have put forward for the development of a cultural political psychology. This kind of political psychology provides additional insight into topics such as political imagination, political inaction, and the influence of norms and social rules. It centers our focus not on the political pro...
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This book takes an insider perspective of the psychological issues of creating policy. Instead of considering what the products of policy are - often the case in psychological and political science work - this book examines the individual processes present in proposing and engaging with policy. The individual who engages with the policy and its mea...
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Valsiner’s defining role as a mentor was always in his emphasis on the youth—that the smallest researcher was the most able to push the boundaries of science. In this article, I reflect on the smallest unit of psychological analysis—that of Valsiner’s stem concept—as the most able to critically push the boundaries of science and methodological adva...
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A key contribution to semiotic cultural psychology is Valsiner’s examination of the self-reflectivity cycle or the “I-AM” loop. While it appears a relatively simple concept – the self constantly reconstructs itself in each moment – it ties together much of the essence of a cultural psychological lens: the future orientation, open-system modeling, s...
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Individuals express support for civil liberties and human rights, but when threatened tend to restrict rights for both others and themselves. However, the question of whether or not rights are restricted to punish others or protect ourselves remains unclear. This meta-analysis integrates the findings of perceived threats effect on support for restr...
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A surprisingly small body of research in psychology documents the costs and benefits of labor unions on an individual’s psyche. However, the importance of labor unions – so critical it was codified in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights – requires a renewed examination of labor movements beyond the individual differences that predict lab...
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Despite the widely ratified United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, support for civil liberties is easily eroded in times of threat. Understanding which factors moderate the relationship between threat and support for civil liberties is critical, yet remains relatively unexplored. In this study, we test a double moderation model in which suppor...
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It has been seventy years since signing the Declaration of Human Rights, yet human right violations are still happening across the globe. This review asks the question – what is the impact of perceived threat on changing support for human rights into support for not-all-humans’ rights? In approaching human rights violations with a four-level model...
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Restricting the rights of outgroups and the refusal to accept one’s duty to protect such groups can be a form of cultural violence. Even when individuals verbally report they support human rights, it may be the case that thinking about rights primes thoughts of individual—instead of group—protection. A first study validated the proposition that dut...
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This paper will explore how individuals employ imagination through collective action. First, I will outline a definition of imagination, focusing on how the dialogic nature of imagination provides an overarching framework for individuals focused on producing change. Next, I will discuss symbolic resources as a way to link one's imagination with ano...
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This chapter will explore imagination of collective futures through literature and collective action. First, this chapter will outline a definition of imagination, focusing on how it provides a unique perspective on potential futures in an ambiguous world. Next, the chapter will discuss literature, and how it also provides perspectives on social no...
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In this introduction, the book editors discuss the importance of imagining the future in everyday and political life, as well as how it has been treated in social sciences. They conclude by outlining the sections of the book and presenting the different chapters.
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In this chapter we shed new light on both terrorism and violence by examining the relationship between them. We begin by briefly exploring terrorism from a psychological perspective. Next, we examine varieties of violence first discussed by Galtung (1969), and seek to extend this typology through society’s psychological reactions to terrorism. We e...
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It is a commonly held assumption among cultural, social, and political psychologists that imagining the future of societies we live in has the potential to change how we think and act in the world. However little research has been devoted to whether this effect exists in collective imaginations, of social groups, communities and nations, for instan...
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The current state of race relations in the United States have brought to light the issue of the militarization of local police, where officers are being provided with unused equipment from the government’s war chest through the 1033 Program. But, is this increase in militarization beneficial, or does it harm relations between citizens and police? U...
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In this chapter, we argue that a multilevel analysis of social psychological phenomena, which acknowledges cognition and behavior at macro, meso, and micro levels and the interrelations between them, is necessary. We propose a theoretical synthesis of Identity Process Theory and Social Representations Theory as one way of integrating the three prim...
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Both the U.S. military and ISIS need a constant stream of new recruits. Although their goals and values are very different, both the U.S. military and ISIS display 2 main methods of advertising for recruits: communications focused on (1) glory and combat (action-oriented) and (2) community and benefits beyond the self (community-oriented). This stu...
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Valsiner (2014) recently defined research data in psychology as fictional, due to historicity and personal construction. Is this a call to abandon all knowledge as constructed, frail, and untrustworthy? We understand it rather as a call to critically examine what is the knowledge produced by scientific research. This paper proposes to examine three...
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Magioglou brought together a host of researchers to examine the lay political thought that an individual deals with at a daily basis. The authors provide a very sound foundation of what can be understood and learned from a societal examination of political psychology. The work models out various ways to conceptualize the individual trying to make m...
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Culture, in a semiotic cultural psychology, is defined from the viewpoint of cultivation-the meaning making processes that give meaning to the world (Valsiner 2000, 2007a). However, the individual is not simply a process-machine in an empty world-there are both the external outcomes of meaning making (individual and group based) as well as the coll...

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We are currently editing a book on "Imagining collective futures", with contributions from social, cultural and political psychology. The idea of this book came from a common observation: although the construction of a collective future is often seen as the end game of many social phenomena (e.g., collective memory, ideology, social change, creativity, etc.), this process is most often left unexplored. The aim of this book is thus to bring together researcher working on imagination and future construction, collective phenomena and social change, in order to gain a better understanding of how collective futures are imagined. The contributions to this book are expected to engage with the processes by which social groups, communities and nations create possible futures. By doing so, this book will shed new lights on the importance of the future in shaping present ideas, values and behaviours.