You can access some of these papers here: https://ucriverside.academia.edu/RenginFirat
Peer-Reviewed Articles Published or Forthcoming:
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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsoc.2019.00003
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). https://doi.org/10.1177/2378023118818741
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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0002764218759581
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. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsx052.
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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0899764016661776
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-016-1425-z
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2015.05.006
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1745691615583133
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.5964/jspp.v2i1.113
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S0882-6145(2012)0000029009
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: http://www.sosyolojidernegi.org.tr/dergi/izlec.php?dergi=6&id=37)