John Levine, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Psychology
  • Senior Scientist, Learning Research and Development Center
  • Social Program Chair


Interaction Laboratory

The lab houses research on social interaction in dyads and groups. Recent studies have focused on innovation in work teams, reaction to opinion deviance, brainstorming, ingroup and outgroup ostracism, interpersonal conflict and learning, and emotional expressivity in social contexts.

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin

Research Interests

Small group processes -- team performance, newcomer innovation, reaction to deviance; Learning in social contexts; Social support in online groups.

Representative Publications

Levine, J. M., & Marques, J. M. (in press). Norm violators as threats and opportunities: The many faces of deviance in groups. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.

Pinto, I. R., Marques, J. M., Levine, J. M., & Abrams, D. (in press). Membership role and subjective group dynamics: Impact on evaluative intragroup differentiation and commitment to prescriptive norms. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.

Levine, J. M., Alexander, K. M., Wright, A. G. C., & Higgins, E. T. (2016).  Group brainstorming: When regulatory nonfit enhances performance. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 19, 257-271.

Wang, Y-C, Kraut, R. E., & Levine, J. M. (2015). Eliciting and receiving online support: Using computer-aided content analysis to examine the dynamics of online social support. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17(4): e99.

Levine, J. M., & Tindale, R. S. (2015). Social influence in groups. In M. Mikulincer & P. R. Shaver (Eds.), APA Handbook of personality and social psychology (Vol. 2: Group processes; J. F. Dovidio & J. A. Simpson, Assoc. Eds.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Fairbairn, C. E., Sayette, M. A., Levine, J. M., Cohn, J. F., Creswell, K. G. (2013). The effects of alcohol on the emotional displays of Whites in interracial groups. Emotion, 13,.468-477

Levine, J. M., & Smith, E. (2013). Group cognition: Collective information search and distribution. In D. Carlston (Ed.), Oxford handbook of social cognition (pp. 616-633). New York: Oxford University Press.

Levine, J. M., & Prislin, R. (2013). Majority and minority influence. In J. M. Levine (Ed.), Group processes (pp. 135-163). New York: Psychology Press.

Sayette, M. A., Dimoff, J. D., Levine, J. M. Moreland, R. L., & Votruba-Drzal, E. (2012). The effects of alcohol and dosage-set on risk-seeking behavior in groups and individuals. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26, 194-200.

Levine, J. M., & Moreland, R. L. A history of small group research. (2012). In A. W. Kruglanski & W. Stroebe (Eds.), Handbook of the history of social psychology (pp. 383-406) New York: Psychology Press.

Levine, J. M., & Choi, H-S. (2011). Minority influence in interacting groups: The impact of newcomers. In J. Jetten & M. Hornsey (Eds.), Rebels in groups: Dissent, deviance, difference, and defiance (pp. 73-92). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Mannetti, L., Levine, J. M., Pierro, A., & Kruglanski, A. (2010). Group reaction to defection: The impact of shared reality. Social Cognition, 28, 447-464.

Pinto, I. R., Marques, J. M., Levine, J. M., & Abrams, D. (2010). Membership status and subjective group dynamics: Who triggers the Black Sheep Effect? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 107-119.

Levine, J. M., Alexander, K., & Hansen, T. (2010). Self-control in groups. In R. Hassin, K. N. Ochsner, & Y. Trope (Eds.). Self control in society, mind, and brain. (pp. 449-472). New York: Oxford University Press.

Levine, J. M., & Hogg, M. A. (Eds.) (2010). Encyclopedia of group processes and intergroup relations (Vols. 1 & 2). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Levine, J. M., & Choi, H-S. (2010). Newcomers as change agents: Minority influence in task groups. In R. Martin & M. Hewstone (Eds.), Minority influence and innovation: Antecedents, processes, and consequences (pp.229-262). New York: Psychology Press.

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