- Honours Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto
- Master of Arts, York University
- Doctor of Philosophy, York University
My primary research area is intergroup relations of different religious, cultural, or gender groups, with a particular focus on interventions aimed at decreasing prejudice. I am also interested in media representations of diverse groups and media-based interventions aimed at improving attitudes toward stigmatized groups. Other specific areas of research interest include: indirect intergroup contact, dimensions of religiosity, intergroup intimate relationships, religious identity, cultural identity, and gender identity. A secondary research area of mine is online social behaviour.
- Teaching Appreciation Award (Centre for Academic Excellence)
- Laurentian University Research Fund (LURF) Research Grants & Publication Grant
Research Design and Analysis
Psychology of Intergroup Relations
Major Paper in Psychology
Supervision of research practica, honours theses, and graduate theses in Psychology
Haji, R. Cila, J. & Lalonde, R. N. (2020). Beyond sectarian boundaries: Dimensions of Muslim Canadian religiosity and the prediction of sociocultural attitudes. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/rel0000393
Haji, R., McKeown, S., Matthews, A., & Platten, S. (2020). (De)humanization and (dis)trust: Representations of Muslims in UK newspapers following the 7/7 London Bombings. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/pac0000501
McKeown, S., Haji, R., Bryant, J., dela Paz, E., & Flothman, C. (2020). (De)humanization of Muslim Immigrants: Newspaper discourse and public responses during the UK 2015 general election. In J. Sinnott & J. S. Rabin (Eds.) The Psychology of Political Behavior in a Time of Change. Springer.
Haji, R. & Noguchi, H. (2019). Indirect Contact Interventions to Promote Peace in Multicultural Societies. In N. Balvin & D. Christie (Eds.), Children and Peace: From Research to Action. New York: Springer.
Bacev-Giles, C. & Haji, R. (2017). Online First Impressions: Person Perception in Social Media Profiles. Computers in Human Behavior, 75, 50-57.
Haji, R. & Lalonde, R. N. (2017). If a Close Friend is From Another Religion, Are You More Open to Other Faiths? In M. Seedat, S. Suffla, & D. Christie (Eds.), Enlarging the Scope of Peace Psychology: African and World-Regional Contributions. New York: Springer.
McKeown, S., Haji, R., Ferguson, N. (2016). Understanding Peace and Conflict Through Social Identity Theory: Theoretical, contemporary, and worldwide perspectives. Springer.
Choma, B.L, Haji, R., Hodson, G. & Hoffarth, M. (2016). Avoiding cultural contamination: Intergroup disgust sensitivity and religious identification as predictors of interfaith threat, faith-based policies, and Islamophobia. Personality and Individual Differences, 95, 50-55.
Haji, R. & Hall, D. (2014). Trait quest religiosity: Rising against religious fundamentalism. Intellectual Discourse. 22, 73-88.
McGregor, I., Nail, P.R., Kocalar, D., & Haji, R. (2013). I’m OK, I’m OK: Praise makes narcissists with low implicit self-esteem indifferent to the suffering of others. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 655-659.
Haji, R. & Lalonde, R.N. (2012). Interreligious Communication. In H. Giles (Ed.) The Handbook of Intergroup Communication. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.
Haji, R., Lalonde, R. N., Durbin, A., & Naveh-Benjamin, I. (2011). A multidimensional approach to identity : Religious and cultural identity in young Jewish Canadians. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 14, 3-18.
McGregor, I., Haji, R., & Kang, S. (2008). Can ingroup affirmation relieve outgroup derogation? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 1395-1401.
McGregor, I., Haji, R., Nash, K., & Tipper, R. (2008). Religious zeal and the uncertain self. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 30, 183-188.