Dominic Packer

Our research investigates the psychology of dissent and of intergroup trust.  Ongoing projects examine how social institutions can foster cooperation across group boundaries, how organizational characteristics can allow for dissent, and how reactions to protest are shaped by identity and ideological motives.  

For more information, please visit my lab website or send me an email.

Selected Recent Publications

Packer, D. J., Miners, C. T. H., & Ungson, N. D. (in press). Change-oriented leadership: Managing deviance and dissent in pursuit of group goals. Journal of Social Issues.

Blader, S, L., Patil, S., & Packer, D. J. (in press). Organizational identification and workplace behavior: More than meets the eye. Research in Organizational Behavior.

van der Toorn, J., Jost, J. T., Packer, D. J., Noorbaloochi, S., & Van Bavel, J. J. (in press). In defense of tradition: Conservatism, religiosity and opposition to same-sex marriage in North America.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Lin, S-Y, & Packer, D. J., (2017). Dynamic tuning of evaluations: Implicit racial attitudes are sensitive to situationally-variable cooperative affordances. Social Cognition, 35, 245-272.

Dupuis, D. R., Wohl, M. J. A., Packer, D. J., & Tabri, N. (2016). To dissent and protect: Stronger identity increases willingness to dissent when group norms evoke collective angst. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 19, 694-710.

Packer, D. J., & Miners, C. T. H. (2014). Tough love: The normative conflict model of dissent. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 8, 354-373.

Packer, D. J. (2014). On not airing our dirty laundry: Intergroup contexts suppress ingroup criticism among strongly identified group members. British Journal of Social Psychology, 53, 93-111.

Packer, D. J., Fujita, K., & Chasteen, A. L. (2014). The motivational dynamics of dissent decisions: A goal conflict approach. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 27-34.

Packer, D. J., Fujita, K., & Herman, S. (2013). Rebels with a cause: A goal conflict approach to understanding when conscientious people dissent. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49, 927-932.

Chandler-Ullmann room 104
University of Toronto, Ph.D., 2007
University of Toronto, M.A., 2003

Teaching Interests: 

Social Psychology
Intergroup Relations
Intragroup Processes