Michael Varnum

Asst Professor

  • 1360 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
20082021

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Research Output

  • 1360 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
  • 33 Article
  • 5 Comment/debate
  • 3 Review article
  • 2 Chapter
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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., Apr 23 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Psychological Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 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

30 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

54 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

14 Scopus citations

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

Sng, O., Neuberg, S., Varnum, M. & Kenrick, D., Jan 2 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 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
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

14 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

85 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

12 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 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

49 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

41 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

93 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

44 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

151 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

120 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

221 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