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Richard N. Lalonde

Richard N. Lalonde

My early research addressed the issues of second-language learning and ethnic stereotyping, and then I started working in the area of discrimination. My focus was on the responses of victims of discrimination. Much of my research has focused on immigrant groups in the Canadian context, such as Indian and Haitian women in Montreal, and Blacks and South Asians in Toronto. I have also paid a considerable amount of attention to Canadians of Carribean heritage, a group that has been largely ignored in Canadian social psychological research. Finally, it is worth noting that I have an appreciation for the elusive meaning of Canadian identity by focusing on the issue directly and by studying hockey players and fans involved in the national obsession.

Much of my current research focuses on bicultural identity. An individual’s social identity is contextually driven and only one culture of the bicultural individual is typically salient in a particular context (e.g., home vs. school). A conflict between the two sets of cultural norms of the bicultural individual, therefore, is more likely to be evidenced when these norms are in opposition and when both social identities are salient. The realm of close relationships is one area where there is the potential for cultural conflict in bicultural individuals, particularly when one culture is rooted in an Eastern tradition (i.e., with traditional values) and the other in a Western tradition (i.e., with modern-industrial values).

Primary Interests:

  • Close Relationships
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Gender Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Self and Identity

Journal Articles:

  • Cameron, J. E., & Lalonde, R. N. (2001). Social identification and gender-related ideology in women and men. British Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 59-77.
  • Lalonde, R. N. (2002). Testing the social identity-intergroup differentiation hypothesis: We’re not American eh! British Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 611-630.
  • Lalonde, R. N. (1992). The dynamics of group differentiation in the face of defeat. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 18, 336-342.
  • Lalonde, R. N., Doan, L., & Patterson, L. (2000). Political correctness beliefs, threatened identities, and social attitudes. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 3, 331-350.
  • Lalonde, R.N., Giguère, B., Fontaine, M., & Smith, A. (2007). Social dominance orientation and ideological asymmetry in relation to interracial dating and transracial adoption in Canada. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 38, 559-572.
  • Lalonde, R. N., Hynie, M., Pannu, M., & Tatla, S. (2004). The role of culture in interpersonal relationships: Do second generation South Asian Canadians want a traditional partner? Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 35, 503-524.
  • Lalonde, R.N., Jones, J.M., & Stroink, M.L. (2008). Racial identity, racial attitudes, and race socialization among Black Canadian parents. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 40, 129-139.
  • Lalonde, R. N., Majumder, S. & Parris, R. D. (1995). Preferred responses to situations of housing and employment discrimination. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 25, 1105-1119.
  • Lalonde, R. N., & Silverman, R. (1994). Behavioral preferences in response to social injustice: The effects of group permeability and social identity salience. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 66, 78-85.
  • Lalonde, R. N., Stroink, M. L., & Aleem, M. R. (2002). Representations and preferences of responses to housing and employment discrimination. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 5, 83-102.
  • Lalonde, R. N., Taylor, D. M., & Moghaddam, F. M. (1992). The process of social identification for visible immigrant women in a multicultural setting. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 23, 25-39.
  • Smith, A., Lalonde, R. N., & Johnson, S. (2004). Serial migration and its implications: A retrospective analysis of the children of Caribbean immigrants. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 10, 107-122.
  • Uskul, A. K., Hynie, M., & Lalonde, R. N. (2004). Interdependence as a mediator between culture and interpersonal closeness for Euro-Canadians and Turks. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 35, 174-191.
  • Uskul, A.K., Lalonde, R.N., & Cheng, L. (2007). Views on interracial dating among Chinese and European Canadians: The roles of culture, gender, and mainstream cultural identity. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 24, 891-911.

Other Publications:

  • Lalonde, R. N., & Cameron, J. E. (1994). Behavioral responses to discrimination: A focus on action. In M. P. Zanna & J. M. Olson (Eds.), The psychology of prejudice: The Ontario symposium, Volume 7 (pp. 257-288). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Courses Taught:

  • Contemporary Issues in Personality and Social Psychology
  • Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Social Psychology of Intergroup Relations

Richard N. Lalonde
Department of Psychology
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3

  • Phone: (416) 736-2100
  • Fax: (416) 736-5814

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