Professor Peter Hegarty

Research Interests

Social Cognition and Social Psychology

History of Psychology and Related Disciplines

Sexuality and Gender Studies

Language and Discourse

Science and Technology Studies

Interviews, Podcasts and Videos

Queer politics, queer science.  Interview with Meg Barker, Psychology of Women Section Review (2005).

Lads Mags, Sexism, and Research in Psychology.  Interview with Janet Stewedel, Scientific American (2012). 

Oral History Interview.  Interview with Jacy Young and Alexandra Rutherford.  Feminist Voices Project. (2012).

Podcast from the panel discussion Why be normal? as part of the 2015 Sick! Festival at Manchester Museum with Meg John Barker, Jack Halberstam, Jackie Stacey and Greg Ussher.


Are sex offenders and lads’ mags using the same language?

Meet the researcher (On projective testing and graphing in psychology).  

Interview with Fathali Moghaddam (2013).

Sleep in the age of Shakespeare: Interview with Garrett Sullivan (2013).

The making of the extraordinary: Interview with Pete Lamont.
 

Research Collaborations

 

I am an active member of the Social Cognition working group of the COST Action IS1205 which explores the Social Psychological Dynamics of Historical Representations in the enlarged European Union, and a member of the European Network for Psychosocial Studies in Intersex/DSD (EuroPSI).

Books and Edited Volumes

BOOKS

Hegarty, P.  (2013). Gentlemen’s disagreement: Alfred Kinsey, Lewis Terman, and the sexual politics of smart men.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Reviewed in Choice, History of the Human Sciences, Indiana Magazine of History, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Lambda Literary, PsycCritiques, Social Studies of Science, Times Higher Education.

EDITED WORKS

Hegarty, P. & Coyle, A.  (2005). Special Feature on ‘Masculinity-Femininity: An Exception to a Famous Dictum?’ by Anne Constantinope (1973).  Feminism & Psychology, 15, 379-440.  

Hegarty, P. (2007).  The history of power.  History of Psychology. 10 (2), 75-226.

Hegarty, P., Barker, M., & Langdridge, D. (2011).  Queer theory and psychology.  Psychology and Sexuality, 2 (1), 1-107.  

Curtain, N., Hegarty, P., & Stewart, A.J. (2012).  Expanding the research community in LGBT psychology: Collaborative studies from the International Institute.  Psychology & Sexuality, 3,187-296. 

Hegarty, P. (2012).  Beyond Kinsey: The Committee for Research on Problems of Sex and American psychology.  History of Psychology, 15, 197-232.

Hegarty, P., Hubbard, K., & Nyatanga, L. (2015).  Innovative approaches to teaching Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology (CHIP).  History and Philosophy of Psychology, 16 (1), 1-68.

Klein, O., & Hegarty, P. (in prep).  Historical cognition: Recent advances.  Memory Studies.

Journal Articles, Book Chapters and Book Reviews

ARTICLES

Hegarty, P.  (1997). Materializing the hypothalamus: A performative account of the ‘gay brain.’  Feminism & Psychology, 7, 355-372.

Hegarty, P. (1999). Taking intersexuality seriously: A new challenge for lesbian and gay psychology.  Newsletter of the British Psychological Society Lesbian and Gay Psychology Section, Issue 3, 6-8.

Hegarty, P. (1999). Opening the black box: A reply to Rahman.  Newsletter of the British Psychological Society Lesbian and Gay Section.  Issue 2, 11-14.

Hegarty, P., & Chase, C.  (2000). Intersexed activism, feminism, and psychology: Opening a dialogue on theory, research, and practice.  Feminism & Psychology, 10, 107-122.  [Partially reprinted in 2000 in Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review, and in 2005 in I. Morland & A. Wilcox (Eds.) Queer Theory. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan].

Pratto, F., & Hegarty, P. (2000).  The political psychology of reproductive strategies.  Psychological Science, 11, 57-62.

Pratto, F., Liu, J.H., Levin, S., Sidanius, J., Shih, M., Bachrach, H., & Hegarty, P. (2000). Social dominance and the legitimation of inequality across cultures.  Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 31, 369-409. [Honorable Mention from the 2001 Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award Committee of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues].

Hegarty, P. (2001).  ‘Real science’, deception experiments and the gender of my lab coat: Toward a new laboratory manual for lesbian and gay psychology. International Journal of Critical Psychology, 1 (4) 91-108.

Hegarty, P., & Pratto, F. (2001). The effects of category norms and stereotypes on explanations of intergroup differences.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80, 723-735.

Hegarty, P., & Pratto, F. (2001). Sexual orientation beliefs: Their relationship to anti-gay attitudes and biological determinist arguments.  Journal of Homosexuality, 41, 121-135.

Hegarty, P. (2002). "It's not a choice, it's the way we're built:" Symbolic beliefs about sexual orientation in the United States and in Britain.  Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 12, 153-166.

Hegarty, P. (2003).  Homosexual signs and heterosexual silences: Rorschach studies of male homosexuality from 1921 to 1967. Journal of the History of Sexuality, 12, 400-423.

Hegarty, P. (2003). Pointing to a crisis: What finger-length ratios tell us about the construction of sexuality.   Radical Statistics, Issue 83, 16-30.

Hegarty, P. (2003). Contingent Differences: An historical note on Evelyn Hooker’s use of significance testing.  Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review, 4, 3-7.

Hegarty, P. (2004). Was he Queer… or just Irish?  Reading the Life of Harry Stack Sullivan. Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review, 5, 103-108.

Hegarty, P., Pratto, F., & Lemieux, A. (2004).  Heterocentric norms and heterosexist ambivalences: Drinking in intergroup discomfort.  Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 7, 119-130.

Hegarty, P., & Pratto, F.  (2004). The differences that norms make: Empiricism, social constructionism and the interpretation of group differences.  Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 50, 445-453.

Brown, N., & Hegarty, P. (2005).  Attributing primary and secondary emotions to lesbians and gay men: Denying a human essence or gender stereotyping? Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review, 6, 14-20.

Hegarty, P. (2005). Harry Stack Sullivan and his chums: Archive fever in American psychiatry? History of the Human Sciences, 18 (3), 35-53.

Hegarty, P. (2005). Kitzinger’s irony: Then and now.  Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review, 6, 114-116.

Hegarty, P., & Chryssocchoou, X.  (2005). Why are our policies set the standard more than theirs: Category norms and the generalization of policies between EU countries.   Social Cognition, 23, 491-529.

Hegarty, P., & Coyle, A. (2005). An undervalued part of the psychology of gender canon? Reappraising Anne Constantinople’s ‘Masculinity-femininity: An exception to a famous dictum?’  Feminism & Psychology, 15, 379-383. 

Robinson, E., & Hegarty, P. (2005).  Premise-based category norms and the explanation of age differences.  New Review of Social Psychology, 4,138-143.

Hegarty, P. (2006).  Undoing androcentric explanations of gender differences: Explaining ‘the effect to be predicted’  Sex Roles, 55, 861-867.

Hegarty, P.  (2006).  Where’s the sex in sexual prejudice?  Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review, 7, 264-275.

Hegarty, P. (2006). Prejudice against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and trans people: A matter of identity, behaviour, or both?  Sexual Health Matters, 7, 37-40. 

Hegarty, P., & Buechel, C. (2006). Androcentric reporting of gender differences in APA articles, 1965-2004.  Review of General Psychology, 10, 377-389.

Hegarty, P., & Massey, S. (2006).  Anti-homosexual prejudice…as opposed to what?: Queer theory and the social psychology of anti-homosexual prejudice.  Journal of Homosexuality, 52,  47-71.

Pratto, F., Glasford, D., & Hegarty, P. (2006). Weighing the prospects of war.  Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 9, 219-233.

Tee, N., & Hegarty, P. (2006).  Predicting opposition to the civil rights of trans persons in the United Kingdom.  Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 16, 70-80.

Barker, M., Hagger-Johnson, G., Hegarty, P., Hutchinson, C., & Riggs, D.W. (2007).  Responses from the Lesbian & Gay Psychology Section to Crossley's Making sense of ‘barebacking.’   British Journal of Social Psychology, 46, 667-677. 

Brennan, T., & Hegarty, P. (2007).  Who was Magnus Hirshfeld and why do we need to know? History and Philosophy of Psychology 9 (1), 12-28.

Buechel, C., & Hegarty, P. (2007).  Modern prejudice at work: Effects of homonegativeity and perceived erotic value of lesbians and gay men on heterosexuals’ reactions to explicit and discrete couples.  Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review, 8, 71-82.

Hegarty, P. (2007).  Getting dirty: Psychology’s history of power.  History of Psychology, 10, 75-91.

Hegarty, P. (2007).  From genius inverts to gendered intelligence: Lewis Terman and the power of the norm.  History of Psychology, 10, 132-155.

Marcu, A., Lyons, E., & Hegarty, P. (2007).  Dilemmatic human-animal boundaries in Britain and Romania: Post-materialist and materialist dehumanization.  British Journal of Social Psychology,46, 875-893. 

McAlpine, C., Gill, A., & Hegarty, P. (2007).  Why criminalize forced marriage? Islamophobia and assimilation-based justifications.  Psychology of Women Section Review 9 (2), 15-28.

Pratto, F., Korchmaros, J. N., & Hegarty, P. (2007).  When race and gender go without saying.  Social Cognition, 25, 221-247.

Hegarty, P., & Golden, A.M. (2008).  Attributions about the controllability of stigmatized traits: Antecedents or justifications of prejudice? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38, 1023-1044.

Brennan, T., & Hegarty, P. (2009).  Magnus Hirschfeld, his biographies, and the possibilities and boundaries of ‘biography’ as ‘doing history.’ History of the Human Sciences 22 (5), 24-46.

Hegarty, P. (2009).  Toward an LGBT-affirmative informed paradigm for children who break gender norms: A comment on Drummond et al. (2008) and Rieger et al. (2008).  Developmental Psychology, 45, 895-900.

Adams, J., Blair, K.L., Borrero-Bracero, N.I., Espin, O., Hayfield, N.J., Hegarty, P., Herrman-Green, L.K., Hsu, M.-H., D., Maurer, O., Manalastas, E.J., McDermott, D.T., Shepperd,  D. (2010).  Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender psychology: An international conversation among researchers.  Psychology & Sexuality, 1, 76-91.

Brennan, T., & Hegarty, P. (2010).  Charlotte Wolff and lesbian history: Reconfiguring liminality in exile.  Journal of Lesbian Studies, 14, 338-358.

Brennan, T., & Hegarty, P. (2010).  Man seeks man: Gay men’s profiles on a website as subject production.  Psychology of Sexualities Review, 1, 5-18.

Hegarty, P. (2010).  A stone in the soup?  Changes in sexual prejudice and essentialist beliefs among British students in a class on LGBT psychology.  Psychology and Sexuality, 1, 3-20.

Hegarty, P., Lemieux, A., & McQueen, G. (2010).   Graphing the order of the sexes: Constructing, recalling, interpreting, and putting the self in gender difference graphs. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98, 375-391.  

Shepperd, D., Coyle, A., & Hegarty, P. (2010). Discourses of friendship between heterosexual women and gay men: Mythical norms and an absence of desire.  Feminism & Psychology, 20, 205-224.

Hegarty, P. (2011).  Becoming curious: An introduction to the special issue on queer theory  and psychology.  Psychology and Sexuality, 2, 1-3. 

Hegarty, P. (2011).  Sexuality, normality, intelligence.  What is queer theory up against?  Psychology and Sexuality, 2, 45-57. 

Hegarty, P., & Buechel, C. (2011).  “What Blokes Want Lesbians to be”: On FHM and the socialization of pro-lesbian attitudes among heterosexual-identified men.  Feminism & Psychology, 21, 240-247.

Hegarty, P., Watson, N., Fletcher, K., & McQueen, G. (2011).  When gentlemen are first and ladies are last.  Effects of gender stereotypes on the order of romantic partners’ names. British Journal of Social Psychology, 50, 21-35. 

Ansara, Y.G., & Hegarty, P. (2012).  Cisgenderism in psychology: Pathologizing and misgendering children from 1999 to 2008.  Psychology and Sexuality, 3, 137-160.

Brennan, T., & Hegarty, P. (2012).  Charlotte Wolff’s contribution to bisexual history and to (sexuality) theory and research: A reappraisal.  Journal of the History of Sexuality, 21, 141-161.

Bruckmüller, S., Hegarty, P., & Abele, A.E. (2012).  Framing gender differences: Linguistic normativity affects perceptions of gendered power and gender stereotypes.  European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 210-218. 

Curtain, N., Hegarty, P., & Stewart, A.J. (2012).  Fostering research collaborations in LGBT psychology: An introduction to the special issue.  Psychology & Sexuality, 3, 187-194.

Hegarty, P. (2012).  Beyond Kinsey: The Committee for Research on Problems of Sex and American Psychology.  History of Psychology, 15, 197-200.

Hegarty, P. (2012).  Getting Miles away from Terman: Did the CRPS fund Catharine Cox Miles’s Unsilenced Psychology of Sex?  History of Psychology, 15, 201-208.

Hegarty, P., & Walton, Z. (2012).  The consequences of predicting scientific impact in psychology using journal impact factors.  Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7, 72-78. 

Horvath, M.A.H., Hegarty, P., Tyler, S., & Mansfield, S. (2012).  “Lights on at the end of the party:” Are lads’ mags mainstreaming dangerous sexism?  British Journal of Psychology, 103, 454-471. [Reprinted in 2013 in M. Kimmel & A. Aronson (Eds.), The Gendered Society Reader, Fifth Edition. New York: Oxford University Press.]

Ansara, Y.G., & Hegarty, P. (2013).  Masculine genetics as misgendering in English language contexts: Applying non-cisgenderist methods to feminist research.  International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 7, 160-177.

Hagger-Johnson, G.E., Hegarty, P., Barker, M., & Richards, C. (2013).   Public engagement, knowledge transfer and impact validity.  Journal of Social Issues, 69, 664-683.

Hegarty, P. (2013).  Essential differences? Constructing frames of reference in spontaneous explanations of differences between the British and the Irish.  Irish Journal of Psychology, 34, 35-48.

Hegarty, P. (2013).  Deconstructing the ideal of fidelity: A view from LGB psychology. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 13, 31-33.

Hegarty, P., & Bruckmüller, S. (2013).  Asymmetric explanations of group differences: Experimental evidence of Foucault’s disciplinary power in social psychology.   Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7, 176-186. 

Hegarty, P., & Bruckmüller, S. (2013).  Teaching and learning guide for asymmetric explanations of group differences: Experimental evidence of Foucault’s disciplinary power in social psychology.   Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7, 701-705. 

Parslow, O., & Hegarty, P. (2013).  Who cares?  UK lesbian caregivers in a heterosexual world.  Women’s Studies International Forum, 40, 78-86.

Ansara, Y.G., & Hegarty, P. (2014).  Methodologies of misgendering: Recommendations for      reducing cisgenderism in psychological research. Feminism & Psychology, 24, 259-270.

Bartoș, S.E., Berger, I., & Hegarty, P. (2014).  Can psychological interventions reduce homophobia?  A study-space analysis and meta-analytic review.  Annual Review of Sex Research, 51, 363-382.

Falomir-Pichastor, J.M., & Hegarty, P. (2014).  Maintaining distinctions under threat: Why heterosexual men endorse the biological theory of sexuality when equality is the norm.  British Journal of Social Psychology, 53, 731-751.

Hubbard, K., & Hegarty, P. (2014).  Why is the history of heterosexuality essential?  Beliefs about the history of heterosexuality and homosexuality and their relationship to sexual prejudice. Journal of Homosexuality, 61, 471-490.

Hayter, D., & Hegarty, P. (2015).  A genealogy of postmodern subjects: Discourse analysis and late capitalism. Theory & Psychology, 25, 369-287.

Hayter, D., & Hegarty, P. (2015). Insisting on the unthinkable: A reply to Wetherell and Potter.  Theory & Psychology, 25, 396-402.

Hegarty, P. (2014).  The need for historical understanding in the psychology of peace and conflict.  Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 20, 337-340.

Bharj, N., & Hegarty, P. (2015).  A postcolonial feminist critique of harem analogies in psychological science. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 3, 257-275.

Hegarty, P., Hubbard, K., & Nyatanga, L. (2015). Innovative approaches to teaching CHIP: An introduction to the Special Issue.  History and Philosophy of Psychology, 16 (1), 1-3.

Thorne, S., Hegarty, P., & Catmur, C. (2015). Is the left hemisphere androcentric?  Evidence of the learned categorical perception of gender.  Laterality, 20, 571-584.

CHAPTERS AND PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

Hegarty, P. (1996).  Paradoxes of AIDS education: “Sex panic” and public health.  In R.R. Linden & C. Laub (Eds.), AIDS on the Ground: Service Learning in a Global Epidemic (pp. 89-97). Stanford, CA: Haas Center for Public Service. 

Hegarty, P.  (2003). ‘More feminine than 999 men out of 1,000:’ The construction of sex roles  in psychology.  In T. Lester (Ed.), Gender Nonconformity, Race and Sexuality: Charting the Connections (pp. 62-83).  Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press.

Hegarty, P. (2003).  Interpreting the Rorschach test: Poststructuralist histories of psychology and the production of knowledge about sexuality [Extended Abstract].  Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences (pp. 105-113).  University of New Hampshire.

Hegarty, P., Buechel, C., & Ungar, S. (2006).  Androcentric preferences for visuospatial representations of gender differences.  In D. Barker-Plummer, R. Cox, & N. Swoboda (Eds.). Diagrammatic Representation and Inference: 4th International Conference, Diagrams 2006 (pp. 263-266).  Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Pratto, F., Hegarty, P., & Korchmairos, J. (2007).  Who gets stereotyped?  How communication practices and category norms lead people to stereotype particular people and groups.   In Y. Kashima, K. Fiedler, & P. Freytag (Eds.), Stereotype Dynamics: Language-Based Approaches to Stereotype Formation, Maintenance, and Change (pp. 299-319). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Durham, NH.  

Hegarty, P. (2007).  What comes after discourse analysis for LGBTQ psychology?  In E.A. Peel and V.C. Clarke (Eds.) Out in Psychology: LGBTQ Perspectives (pp. 41-57). Chichester: Wiley and Sons.  [This book won the APA Division 44 Book Award in 2007].

Hegarty, P. (2008).  Queer methodologies.  In L.T. Moon (Ed.) Feeling Queer or Queer Feelings: Radical Approaches to Counseling Sex, Sexualities and Genders (pp.125-140).  London: Routledge.

Hegarty, P. (2009).  Queerying lesbian and gay psychology’s coming of age: Was history just kid stuff?  In M O’Rourke and N. Giffney (Eds.) The Ashgate Research Companion to Queer Theory (514-544).   Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

Hegarty, P., & Pratto, F. (2010).  Interpreting and communicating the results of gender-related research.  In J. C. Chisler & D.R. McCreary (Eds.).  Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology: Volume 1 (pp. 191-211).  Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Hegarty, P., & Lemieux, A. (2011).  Who is the second (graphed) sex and why?  The meaning of order in graphs of gender differences.  In T. W. Schubert. & A. Maass (Eds).  Spatial Dimensions of Social Thought (pp. 325-349). Mouton de Gruyter: Berlin.

Hegarty, P. (2013).  Ladies and gentlemen: Gender and order in English.  In G. C. Corbett (ed.) The Expression of Gender (pp. 69-86). Berlin: De Gruyter. 

Hegarty, P., Parslow, O., Ansara, Y.G., & Quick, F. (2013).  Androcentrism: Changing the landscape without leveling the playing field.  In M. Ryan and N. Branscombe (Eds.), The Sage Handbook on Gender and Psychology (pp. 29-44).  London: Sage.

Pettit, M., & Hegarty, P. (2013). Psychology and sexuality in historical time.  In D. Tolman, L. Diamond, J.A. Baumeister, W.H. George, J.G. Pfaus, & M.L.Ward (Eds.), APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology Volume 1: Person-Based Approaches (pp. 63-78).  Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Bartoș, S.E., & Hegarty, P. (2014).  Gender, race, and ethnic relations.  To In P. Nesbitt-Larking, && T. Capelos, with H. Dekker, (Eds), The Palgrave Handbook of Global Political Psychology (pp. 204-219). Houndsmill, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hegarty, P., Bartoș, S.E., & Hubbard, K. (2015).  Social psychological theory, History of. In James D. Wright (editor in chief).  International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Science, 2nd Edition, Volume 22, 525-531.  Elsevier: Oxford. 

BOOK REVIEWS

Hegarty, P. (1999).  “Engendering AIDS:” Deconstructing sex, text, and epidemic” by Tamsin Wilton.  Journal of Lesbian Studies, 4 (3), 152-156.

Hegarty, P. (2000).  “Ethnic and cultural diversity among lesbians and gay men” Edited by Beverly Greene.  Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 26, 114-115.

Hegarty, P. (2001). “Sciences of the flesh: Body and subject in psychoanalysis” by Dianne Sadoff.  Journal of the History of Sexuality, 10¸ 140-143. 

Hegarty, P., Pratto, F., & Crawford, M.  (2002). “An unconventional family” by Sandra Bem.  Feminism & Psychology, 12, 120-124.

Lenihan, P. & Hegarty, P. (2007).  “Exploring transsexualism” by Colette Chiland.  Archives of Sexual Behavior,36,  119-120

Hegarty, P. (2007).  “Internationalizing the history of psychology” Edited by Adrian Brock.  History and Philosophy of Psychology, 9 (1), 73-76.

Hegarty, P. (2010).  “Bodies in doubt: An American history of intersex” by Elizabeth Reis.  History and Philosophy of Psychology 12 (2)  90-92.

Hegarty, P. (2011).  “Private practices: Harry Stack Sullivan, the science of homosexuality and American Liberalism” by Naoko Wake.  Teachers College Record.  www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16490.

Hegarty, P. (2012).  “The biology of homosexuality” by Jacques Balthazart. PsychCritiques, 57 (38).

Hegarty, P. (2015). “Living in an asymmetric world” by Anne Maass, Catarina Suitner, & Jean-Pierre Deconchy (2014). Laterality, 20, 639-641.  

Contact Me


My office hoursOffice hours by appointment only 2015-16

Page Owner: pss3ph
Page Created: Monday 6 July 2009 12:31:24 by t00350
Last Modified: Monday 1 February 2016 15:29:56 by pss3ph
Assembly date: Wed Aug 24 19:08:02 BST 2016
Content ID: 8596
Revision: 65
Community: 1202

Rhythmyx folder: //Sites/surrey.ac.uk/psychology/people
Content type: rx:StaffProfile