John Levine, Ph.D.

  • Professor Emeritus, Psychology
  • Senior Scientist, Learning Research and Development Center


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 Interest Summary

Small Group Processes; Learning in Social Contexts; Online Social Support

Research Interests

Representative Publications

Levine, J. M., & Kruglanski, A. W. (2022). The extreme group. In A. W. Kruglanski, C. Kopetz, & E. Szumowska (Eds.), The psychology of extremism: A motivational perspective (pp. 96-139). New York: Taylor & Francis.

Argote, L., & Levine, J. M. (Eds.). (2020). The Oxford handbook of group and organizational learning. New York: Oxford University Press.

Levine, J. M., Choi, H. S., & Moreland, R. L. (2019). Newcomer influence and creativity in work groups. In P. Paulus & B. Nijstad (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of group creativity and innovation (pp. 51-72). New York: Oxford University Press.

Levine, J. M. (2018). Socially-shared cognition and consensus in small groups. Current Opinion in Psychology, 23, 52-56.

Levine, J. M. (2017). Factional conflict in groups: How majorities and minorities relate to one another. Group Processes & Intergroup Relation, 20, 644-657.

Pinto, I. R., Marques, J. M., Levine, J. M., & Abrams, D. (2016). Membership role and subjective group dynamics: Impact on evaluative intragroup differentiation and commitment to prescriptive norms. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 19, 570-590.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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