Department of Psychology

Professor Mitchell Callan

Professor in psychology specialising in social-cognitive psychology with particular interests in the psychology of justice and deservingness

ProfessorBSc, MSc, PhD

10 West 4.27
Email: m.j.callan@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 3070

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Prior to working at the University of Bath, I worked at the University of Essex for 8 years. Previously, I undertook my undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Calgary and then was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Western Ontario.

Research interests

  • Justice motivation
  • Belief in a just world
  • Immanent justice reasoning
  • Responses to victimisation
  • Relative deprivation

Current projects

  • Rejecting Innocent Victims (The Leverhulme Trust)

Publications

Book Sections

Ellard, J. H., Harvey, A. and Callan, M. J., 2016. The justice motive:History, theory, and research. In: Sabbagh, C. and Schmitt, M., eds. Handbook of Social Justice Theory and Research. Springer New York LLC, pp. 127-143.

Callan, M. J. and Kay, A. C., 2012. Associations Between Law, Competitiveness, and the Pursuit of Self-Interest. In: Ideology, Psychology, and Law. Oxford University Press.

Callan, M. J. and Ellard, J. H., 2011. Beyond blame and derogation of victims:Just-World dynamics in everyday life. In: The Psychology of Justice and Legitimacy. Taylor and Francis AS, pp. 53-78.

Articles

Dawtry, R. J., Callan, M. J., Harvey, A. J. and Olson, J. M., 2017. Forthcoming. Derogating innocent victims: The effects of relative versus absolute character judgments. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Gheorghiu, A. I., Callan, M. J. and Skylark, W. J., 2017. Facial appearance affects science communication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114 (23), pp. 5970-5975.

Kim, H., Callan, M. J., Gheorghiu, A. I. and Matthews, W. J., 2017. Social comparison, personal relative deprivation, and materialism. British Journal of Social Psychology, 56 (2), pp. 373-392.

Moreton, J., Callan, M. J. and Hughes, G., 2017. How much does emotional valence of action outcomes affect temporal binding? Consciousness and Cognition, 49, pp. 25-34.

Harvey, A. J., Callan, M. J., Sutton, R. M., Foulsham, T. and Matthews, W. J., 2017. Selective exposure to deserved outcomes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 69, pp. 33-43.

Douglas, K. M., Sutton, R. M., Callan, M. J., Dawtry, R. J. and Harvey, A. J., 2016. Someone is pulling the strings:hypersensitive agency detection and belief in conspiracy theories. Thinking & Reasoning, 22 (1), pp. 57-77.

Matthews, W. J., Gheorghiu, A. I. and Callan, M. J., 2016. Why do we overestimate others’ willingness to pay? Judgement and Decision Making, 11 (1), pp. 21-39.

Callan, M. J., Kim, H. and Matthews, W. J., 2015. Age differences in social comparison tendency and personal relative deprivation. Personality and Individual Differences, 87, pp. 196-199.

Callan, M. J., Kim, H. and Matthews, W. J., 2015. Predicting self-rated mental and physical health:the contributions of subjective socioeconomic status and personal relative deprivation. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, p. 1415.

Callan, M. J., Will Shead, N. and Olson, J. M., 2015. The relation between personal relative deprivation and the urge to gamble among gamblers is moderated by problem gambling severity:A meta-analysis. Addictive Behaviors, 45, pp. 146-149.

Aguilar, P., Callan, M. J. and Dawtry, R. J., 2014. Mental associations between law and competitiveness:A cross-cultural investigation. Spanish Journal of Psychology, 17 (2), e54.

Khera, M. L. K., Harvey, A. J. and Callan, M. J., 2014. Beliefs in a Just World, Subjective Well-Being and Attitudes Towards Refugees Among Refugee Workers. Social Justice Research, 27 (4), pp. 432-443.

Harvey, A. J. and Callan, M. J., 2014. Getting "Just Deserts" or seeing the "Silver Lining":The relation between judgments of immanent and ultimate justice. PLoS ONE, 9 (7), e101803.

Harvey, A. J., Callan, M. J. and Matthews, W. J., 2014. How Much Does Effortful Thinking Underlie Observers’ Reactions to Victimization? Social Justice Research, 27 (2), pp. 175-208.

Callan, M. J., Harvey, A. J. and Sutton, R. M., 2014. Rejecting victims of misfortune reduces delay discounting. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 51, pp. 41-44.

Harvey, A. J. and Callan, M. J., 2014. The role of religiosity in ultimate and immanent justice reasoning. Personality and Individual Differences, 56 (1), pp. 193-196.

Callan, M. J., Sutton, R. M., Harvey, A. J. and Dawtry, R. J., 2014. Immanent Justice Reasoning. Theory, Research, and Current Directions. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 49, pp. 105-161.

Callan, M. J., Kay, A. C. and Dawtry, R. J., 2014. Making sense of misfortune:Deservingness, self-esteem, and patterns of self-defeat. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107 (1), pp. 142-162.

Callan, M. J., Harvey, A. J., Dawtry, R. J. and Sutton, R. M., 2013. Through the looking glass:Focusing on long-term goals increases immanent justice reasoning. British Journal of Social Psychology, 52 (2), pp. 377-385.

Callan, M. J., Ferguson, H. J. and Bindemann, M., 2013. Eye movements to audiovisual scenes reveal expectations of a just world. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142 (1), pp. 34-40.

Callan, M. J., Dawtry, R. J. and Olson, J. M., 2012. Justice motive effects in ageism:The effects of a victim's age on observer perceptions of injustice and punishment judgments. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48 (6), pp. 1343-1349.

Callan, M. J., Shead, N. W. and Olson, J. M., 2011. Personal relative deprivation, delay discounting, and gambling. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101 (5), pp. 955-973.

Callan, M. J., Sutton, R. M. and Dovale, C., 2010. When deserving translates into causing:The effect of cognitive load on immanent justice reasoning. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46 (6), pp. 1097-1100.

Callan, M. J., Kay, A. C., Olson, J. M., Brar, N. and Whitefield, N., 2010. The effects of priming legal concepts on perceived trust and competitiveness, self-interested attitudes, and competitive behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46 (2), pp. 325-335.

Callan, M. J., Kay, A. C., Davidenko, N. and Ellard, J. H., 2009. The effects of justice motivation on memory for self- and other-relevant events. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45 (4), pp. 614-623.

Callan, M. J., Will Shead, N. and Olson, J. M., 2009. Foregoing the labor for the fruits:The effect of just world threat on the desire for immediate monetary rewards. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45 (1), pp. 246-249.

Callan, M. J., Ellard, J. H., Will Shead, N. and Hodgins, D. C., 2008. Gambling as a search for justice:Examining the role of personal relative deprivation in gambling urges and gambling behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34 (11), pp. 1514-1529.

Shead, N. W., Callan, M. J. and Hodgins, D. C., 2008. Probability discounting among gamblers:Differences across problem gambling severity and affect-regulation expectancies. Personality and Individual Differences, 45 (6), pp. 536-541.

Kay, A. C., Gaucher, D., Napier, J. L., Callan, M. J. and Laurin, K., 2008. God and the Government:Testing a Compensatory Control Mechanism for the Support of External Systems. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95 (1), pp. 18-35.

Callan, M. J., Powell, N. G. and Ellard, J. H., 2007. The consequences of victim physical attractiveness on reactions to injustice:The role of observers' belief in a just world. Social Justice Research, 20 (4), pp. 433-456.

Callan, M. J., Ellard, J. H. and Nicol, J. E., 2006. The belief in a just world and immanent justice reasoning in adults. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32 (12), pp. 1646-1658.

Fouts, G., Callan, M., Piasentin, K. and Lawson, A., 2006. Demonizing in children's television cartoons and disney animated films. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 37 (1), pp. 15-23.

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