John Levine, Ph.D.


516 LRDC





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Research Interests

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


Accepting Graduate Students: No


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.

Graduate Student Advisees

  • Ko, Injung


  • PhD, University of Wisconsin


  • Chair, Society of Experimental Social Psychology (2000)
  • Editor, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (1994-1998)
  • Honorary Professor, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
  • Joseph McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Study of Groups (2011)
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland (2016)


  • Levine Publ 1

    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.

  • Levine Publ 2

    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 Publ 3

    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.

  • Levine Publ 4

    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 Publ 5

    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.

  • Publication 1016

    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 Publ 6

    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 Publ 7

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

  • Levine Publ 8

    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.

  • Publication 991

    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 Publ 9

    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.

  • Publication 755

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

  • Publication 757

    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.

  • Publication 513

    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.

  • Publication 756

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

  • Publication 449

    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.