Michael Varnum

Asst Professor

  • 1401 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
20082021

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Research Output

  • 1401 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
  • 37 Article
  • 6 Comment/debate
  • 3 Review article
  • 2 Chapter
2020

Children’s mu suppression is sensitive to witnessing others’ social victimization

Fraser, A. M., Hampton, R. S., Spinrad, T. L., Varnum, M., Blais, C., Eisenberg, N., Gal-Szabo, D. E., Berger, R. H., Xu, J. & Xiao, S. X., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Social Neuroscience.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Family Matters: Rethinking the Psychology of Human Social Motivation

Ko, A., Pick, C. M., Kwon, J. Y., Barlev, M., Krems, J. A., Varnum, M. E. W., Neel, R., Peysha, M., Boonyasiriwat, W., Brandstätter, E., Crispim, A. C., Cruz, J. E., David, D., David, O. A., de Felipe, R. P., Fetvadjiev, V. H., Fischer, R., Galdi, S., Galindo, O., Golovina, G. & 27 others, Gomez-Jacinto, L., Graf, S., Grossmann, I., Gul, P., Hamamura, T., Han, S., Hitokoto, H., Hřebíčková, M., Johnson, J. L., Karl, J. A., Malanchuk, O., Murata, A., Na, J., O, J., Rizwan, M., Roth, E., Salgado, S. A. S., Samoylenko, E., Savchenko, T., Sevincer, A. T., Stanciu, A., Suh, E. M., Talhelm, T., Uskul, A. K., Uz, I., Zambrano, D. & Kenrick, D. T., Jan 1 2020, In : Perspectives on Psychological Science. 15, 1, p. 173-201 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
2019

Culture and personality revisited: Behavioral profiles and within-person stability in interdependent (vs. independent) social orientation and holistic (vs. analytic) cognitive style

Na, J., Grossmann, I., Varnum, M. E. W., Karasawa, M., Cho, Y., Kitayama, S. & Nisbett, R. E., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of personality.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social norms are becoming weaker

Varnum, M., Jan 1 2019, In : Nature Human Behaviour.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Variations in the Regulation of Affective Neural Responses Across Three Cultures

Hampton, R. S., Kwon, J. Y. & Varnum, M. E. W., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Emotion.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2018

How will we react to the discovery of extraterrestrial life?

Kwon, J. Y., Bercovici, H. L., Cunningham, K. & Varnum, M., Jan 10 2018, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 8, JAN, 2308.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Integrated Social Class Identities Improve Academic Performance, Well-Being, and Workplace Satisfaction

Herrmann, S. D. & Varnum, M., Mar 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

The behavioral ecology of cultural psychological variation

Sng, O., Neuberg, S., Varnum, M. & Kenrick, D., Oct 2018, In : Psychological review. 125, 5, p. 714-743 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations
2017

Cultural Change: The How and the Why

Varnum, M. & Grossmann, I., Nov 1 2017, In : Perspectives on Psychological Science. 12, 6, p. 956-972 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Scopus citations

Culture and Self-Other Overlap in Neural Circuits

Varnum, M. & Hampton, R. S., Aug 22 2017, The Handbook of Culture and Biology Interplay. Wiley, p. 443-463 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Scopus citations

Do cultures vary in self-enhancement? ERP, behavioral, and self-report evidence

Hampton, R. S. & Varnum, M., Aug 4 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Social Neuroscience. p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Global Increases in Individualism

Santos, H. C., Varnum, M. & Grossmann, I., Sep 1 2017, In : Psychological Science. 28, 9, p. 1228-1239 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

61 Scopus citations

More than just climate: Income inequality and sex ratio are better predictors of cross-cultural variations in aggression

Krems, J. A., Varnum, M. & Van Lange, P. A. M., Jan 1 2017, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 40, p. 26-27 2 p., e89.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

2 Scopus citations

Pathogen prevalence is associated with cultural changes in gender equality

Varnum, M. & Grossmann, I., Jan 10 2017, In : Nature Human Behaviour. 1, 1, 0003.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

Socioecological factors are linked to changes in prevalence of contempt over time

Varnum, M. & Grossmann, I., Jan 1 2017, In : The Behavioral and brain sciences. 40, p. e250

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

The crowded life is a slow life: Population density and life history strategy

Sng, O., Neuberg, S., Varnum, M. & Kenrick, D., May 2017, In : Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 112, 5, p. 736-754 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations

The cultural neuroscience of socioeconomic status

Kwon, J. Y., Hampton, R. S. & Varnum, M., Nov 2 2017, Neuroscience and Social Science: The Missing Link. Springer International Publishing, p. 383-395 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations

The Culture of Cities: Measuring Perceived Cosmopolitanism

Sevincer, A. T., Varnum, M. & Kitayama, S., Aug 1 2017, In : Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 48, 7, p. 1052-1072 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

The neuroscience of social class

Varnum, M. EW. & Kitayama, S., Dec 2017, In : Current Opinion in Psychology. 18, p. 147-151 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

2 Scopus citations
2016

Beyond East vs. West: Social class, region, and religion as forms of culture

Cohen, A. & Varnum, M., Apr 1 2016, In : Current Opinion in Psychology. 8, p. 5-9 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Scopus citations

Cultures differ in the ability to enhance affective neural responses

Varnum, M. & Hampton, R. S., Jul 18 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Social Neuroscience. p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

The Emerging (Social) Neuroscience of SES

Varnum, M., Aug 1 2016, In : Social and Personality Psychology Compass. 10, 8, p. 423-430 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations
2015

Cosmopolitan cities: The frontier in the twenty-first century?

Sevincer, A. T., Kitayama, S. & Varnum, M., 2015, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 6, OCT, 1459.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Higher in status, (Even) better-than-average

Varnum, M., 2015, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 6, APR, 496.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

Social class affects Mu-suppression during action observation

Varnum, M., Blais, C. & Brewer, G., Nov 2 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Social Neuroscience.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

Social Structure, Infectious Diseases, Disasters, Secularism, and Cultural Change in America

Grossmann, I. & Varnum, M. E. W., Mar 16 2015, In : Psychological Science. 26, 3, p. 311-324 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

88 Scopus citations
2014

Distinct effects of self-construal priming on empathic neural responses in Chinese and Westerners

Jiang, C., Varnum, M., Hou, Y. & Han, S., Mar 1 2014, In : Social Neuroscience. 9, 2, p. 130-138 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Scopus citations

Give up or get going? Productive uncertainty in uncertain times

Smith, G. C., James, L. E., Varnum, M. & Oyserman, D., May 23 2014, In : Self and Identity. 13, 6, p. 681-700 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations
8 Scopus citations

When "Your" reward is the same as "My" reward: Self-construal priming shifts neural responses to own vs. friends' rewards

Varnum, M. E. W., Shi, Z., Chen, A., Qiu, J. & Han, S., Feb 15 2014, In : NeuroImage. 87, p. 164-169 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

47 Scopus citations
2013

A cultural neuroscience approach to the biosocial nature of the human brain

Han, S., Northoff, G., Vogeley, K., Wexler, B. E., Kitayama, S. & Varnum, M. E. W., Jan 2013, In : Annual Review of Psychology. 64, p. 335-359 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

151 Scopus citations

A route to well-being: Intelligence versus wise reasoning

Grossmann, I., Na, J., Varnum, M. E. W., Kitayama, S. & Nisbett, R. E., Aug 2013, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 142, 3, p. 944-953 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

50 Scopus citations

Frontiers, Germs, and Nonconformist Voting

Varnum, M. E. W., Jul 1 2013, In : Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 44, 5, p. 832-837 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations

What Are Lay Theories of Social Class?

Varnum, M. E. W., Jul 16 2013, In : PloS one. 8, 7, e70589.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Scopus citations
2012

Aging and Wisdom: Culture Matters

Grossmann, I., Karasawa, M., Izumi, S., Na, J., Varnum, M. E. W., Kitayama, S. & Nisbett, R. E., Oct 2012, In : Psychological Science. 23, 10, p. 1059-1066 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

44 Scopus citations

Conformity effect sizes are smaller on the frontier

Varnum, M. E. W., Dec 1 2012, In : Journal of Cognition and Culture. 12, 3-4, p. 359-364 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Social class differences in N400 indicate differences in spontaneous trait inference

Varnum, M. E. W., Na, J., Murata, A. & Kitayama, S., Aug 1 2012, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. 141, 3, p. 518-526 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

33 Scopus citations
2011

Social class, culture, and cognition

Grossmann, I. & Varnum, M. E. W., Aug 22 2011, In : Social Psychological and Personality Science. 2, 1, p. 81-89 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

94 Scopus citations

What's in a name? Popular names are less common on frontiers

Varnum, M. E. W. & Kitayama, S., Feb 1 2011, In : Psychological Science. 22, 2, p. 176-183 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

46 Scopus citations
2010

Cultural differences are not always reducible to individual differences

Na, J., Grossmann, I., Varnum, M. E. W., Kitayama, S., Gonzalez, R. & Nisbett, R. E., Apr 6 2010, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107, 14, p. 6192-6197 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

156 Scopus citations

Reasoning about social conflicts improves into old age

Grossmann, I., Na, J., Varnum, M. E. W., Park, D. C., Kitayama, S. & Nisbett, R. E., Apr 20 2010, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107, 16, p. 7246-7250 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

122 Scopus citations

The origin of cultural differences in cognition: The social orientation hypothesis

Varnum, M. E. W., Grossmann, I., Kitayama, S. & Nisbett, R. E., Jun 25 2010, In : Current Directions in Psychological Science. 19, 1, p. 9-13 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

228 Scopus citations
2008

Holism in a European cultural context: Differences in cognitive style between Central and East Europeans and Westerners

Varnum, M. E. W., Grossmann, I., Katunar, D., Nisbett, R. E. & Kitayama, S., Dec 1 2008, In : Journal of Cognition and Culture. 8, 3-4, p. 321-333 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Scopus citations
5 Scopus citations