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Peer-Reviewed Articles Published or Forthcoming:

Firat, Rengin. 2021. “A Neurosociological Theory of Culturally and Structurally Situated Cognition and Ethno-Racial Stress.” Frontiers in Sociology, section Sociological Theory (Research topic: Neurosociology: A New Field for Transdisciplinary Social Analysis).

Hitlin, Steven, Hye Won Kwon and Rengin Firat. 2021. “In- and Out-Groups across Cultures: Identities and Perceived Group Values.” Social Science Research, 97(102569).

Firat, Rengin B. 2019. “Opening the “Black Box”: Functions of the Frontal Lobes and Their Implications for Sociology.” Frontiers in Sociology (Evolutionary Sociology and Biosociology section). 4:3.

Firat, Rengin B., Hye Won Kwon, and Steven Hitlin. 2018 . “A Novel Measure of Moral Boundaries: Testing Perceived In-Group/Out-Group Value Differences in a Midwestern Sample.” Socius, 4:(1-11).

Alban Lauka, Jennifer McCoy and Rengin Firat. 2018. “Mass Partisan Polarization: Measuring a Relational Concept.” Special Issue of American Behavioral Scientist on Polarization and Democracy: A Janus-Faced Relationship with Pernicious Consequences, (62)1: 107 – 12.

Firat, Rengin, Steven Hitlin, Vincent Magnotta and Daniel Tranel. 2017. “Putting Race in Context: Target Social Class Modulates Processing of Race in the vmPFC and the Amygdala.” Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12(8): 1314–1324.

Firat, Rengin and Jennifer L. Glanville. 2017. “Measuring Voluntary Association Diversity: A Comparison of Proxy and Direct Approaches.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Vol. 46(1), pg 1-13, pg. 218-230.

Kwon, Hye Won and Rengin Firat. 2017. “A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Altruistic Value Boundaries and Well-Being.” In Alleviating World Suffering: The Challenge of Negative Quality of Life, Springer (Ed. Ronald E. Anderson), pg. 147-164.

Firat, Rengin. 2016. “Discrimination and Well-being: The Moderating Effects of Value Orientations.” Social Indicators Research, pg 1-13, OnlineFirst.

van Leeuwan, Florian, Helena Miton, Rengin Firat and Pascal Boyer. 2016. “Gay men seen as defectors: Commitment to group defense predicts aggressive homophobia.” Evolutionary Psychology, pg. 1-8.

Firat, Rengin and Pascal Boyer. 2015. “Coalitional Affiliation as a Missing Link Between Ethnic Polarization and Well-being: An Empirical Test from the European Social Survey.” Social Science Research, Vol. 53, pg. 148-161.

Boyer, Pascal, Rengin Firat and Florian van Leeuwan. 2015. “Safety, Threat and Stress in Inter-Group Relations: A Coalitional Index Model.” Perspectives on Psychological Science, Vol. 10(4), pg. 434-450.

Firat, Rengin B. 2014. “Media Usage and Civic Life: The Role of Values.” Journal of Social and Political Psychology, Vol. 2(1), pg. 117-142.

Firat, Rengin and Steven Hitlin. 2012 (Invited paper). “Morally Bonded and Bounded: A Sociological Introduction to Neurology.” In Advances in Group Processes, Vol. 29, Emerald (Eds. Kalkhoff, Will, Shane Thye and Edward Lawler), pg. 165-199.

Firat, Rengin. 2012. “Trust and Political Participation: A Multi-Dimensional Comparison of Four Nations.” Sosyoloji Arastirmalari Dergisi (Journal of Sociological Research), Vol. 15(2), pg. 45-76. (can be accessed here: