Professor Peter Hegarty
Academic and research departmentsSchool of Psychology, Social Emotions and Equality in Relations (SEER) research group, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
Peter Hegarty taught at City University of New York (1999-2001) and Yale (2001-02), held visiting appointments at the University of Michigan (2006) and Trinity College Dublin (2015-16), and was Suzanne Tassier Chair of Gender and Human Rights, Université Libre de Bruxelles in 2017-18. He was Head of the School of Psychology at Surrey from 2012-2015, and currently leads the research group on Social Emotions and Equality in Relations (SEER), co-coordinates Surrey’s new interdisciplinary research group on Sexuality Gender and Sex, and is a member of University Senate.
He was awarded the University of Surrey's Prize for Teaching Excellence in 2004, the British Psychological Society Award for Promoting Equality of Opportunity in Psychology in 2017, and the Distinguished Book Prize from Division 44 of the American Psychological Association in 2018 for his second book, A recent history of lesbian and gay psychology: From homophobia to LGBT (Routledge).
He co-organized the 2008 and 2010 University of Michigan's International Summer Institutes in LGBT Psychology and the Annual Meetings of the History and Philosophy of Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society (2013 and 2014). With David Griffiths and Kamilla Hawthorne, he co-organized the conference After the Recognition of Intersex Human Rights at Surrey in 2016.
He is a member of the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on differences of sex development, Associate Editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of Psychology, and Editor of the History/Philosophy Section of Social and Personality Psychology Compass.
- Board Member of the Centre for Lesbian and Gay Studies in New York (2001-2002).
- Committee Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Section for Lesbian and Gay Psychology (2004-2006). (Now the Psychology of Sexualities Section).
- Guest Editor of retrospective on the work of Anne Constantinople (with Adrian Coyle, 2005). Feminism & Psychology.
- Associate Editor. British Journal of Social Psychology. (2006-2008).
- Guest Editor of Special Issue "Power Matters: Knowledge Politics in the History of Psychology." History of Psychology. (2007).
- Teacher at the European Association of Social Psychology Summer School (2008).
- Co-convenor of the University of Michigan’s International LGBT Psychology Summer Institute (2008, 2010).
- Past Treasurer of the History and Philosophy of Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society(2010-2014).
- Guest Editor of Special Issue "Queer Theory and Psychology" (with Meg Barker and Darren Langdridge). Psychology & Sexuality (2011).
- Guest Editor of Special Issue "Expanding the Research Community in LGBT Psychology" (Psychology & Sexuality 2012).
- Guest Editor of Special Section "Beyond Kinsey" (History of Psychology 2012).
- Consultant: British Psychological Society Project Origins: The Evolution and Impact of Psychological Science.
- Contributing author: British Psychological Society Guidelines and Literature Review for Psychologists Working Therapeutically with Sexual and Gender Minority Clients.
- "Are Lads Mags and Rapists Talking the Same Language? You Tube video. Download the article on the language of lads mags and convicted rapists from the British Journal of Psychology here.
- "Seeing and Believing" YouTube Video about the Rorschach Test and Graphing Practices.
- "The name game." Interview on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme about research on couple name order, March 15th, 2009.
- Featured "Key Researcher" in the textbook Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Psychology: An Introduction (2010).
- Invited participant in the retreat leading to the publication of the 2011 report: The Future of Undergraduate Psychology in the United Kingdom. University of York: Higher Education Academy
28 AUG 2018
Professor Peter Hegarty presents as key note speaker at the PS Psychology of Sexualities Conference 2018
22 MAR 2018
University of Surrey Institute of Advanced Study/Santandar Fellowship Grant was awarded to Dr. Andrea Carnaghi
By bringing critical approaches to psychology's quantitative cultures, my research has been creating new questions at the intersection of social psychology, history, and gender and sexuality studies. My two sole-authored books on the history of psychology are about early 20th century entanglements between sexology, intelligence testing, and masculinity, and psychology’s more recent relationships with lesbian and gay movements.
An early interest in essentialism and sexual prejudice, formed during the ‘decade of the brain,’ has re-surfaced in my more recent collaborative work with Fabio Fasoli on how gaydar judgments can lead to discrimination. Social cognition collaborations with Felicia Pratto, Susanne Bruckmuller and others have examined the relationship between assumptions of higher status groups’ normativity and linguistic marking.
The SENS collective, led by Katrina Roen, was a qualitative research project that described the discourse through which DSD (Disorders of Sex Development) healthcare professionals frame ‘available’ medical interventions as medically necessity for patients with variable sex characteristics and their parents. A fuller (and more personal) account is in my oral history for Psychology’s Feminist Voices website, directed by Alexandra Rutherford.
With David Frohlich. Funded by the British Psychological Society (2017).
Marie Sklodowska Curie Award to Fabio Fasoli (2016-2018).
Wellcome Trust University Award in Medical Humanities to David Griffiths (2015-2020).
Postdoctoral Fellowship Award of the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada to Jacy Young (2015-2017).
Wellcome Trust University Award in Medical Humanities, 2015-2020. Intersex UK: A History for the Age of Consensus. (2015). Principal Investigator: Peter Hegarty, University Research Fellow: David A. Griffiths.
European Union, Marie Sklodowska Curie Award, 2016-2018. Beyond ‘Straight Talking’: The Consequences of Vocal Cues to Sexual Identity for Modern Prejudice. Principal Investigator: Peter Hegarty, Research Fellow: Fabio Fasoli.
British Academy Small Grant, 2017. Heroes Against Homophobia. Principal Investigator: Peter Hegarty, Co-Investigator: Sophie Russell, Named Researcher: Sebastian E. Bartos.
British Psychological Society Public Engagement Grant, 2017. Enabling Public Engagement with Intersex/DSD through Psychology and Mobile Technology. Principal Investigator: Peter Hegarty.
Santander Fellowship Grant, 2017. The Social Cognition of Heteronormativity and Homonormativity. Principal Investigator: Andrea Carnaghi. Co-Investigator and Host: Peter Hegarty.
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, 2015-2017. The Nature of Social Relations: Mid-Century Psychologists and Work Towards World Peace. Principal Investigator: Peter Hegarty. Research Fellow: Jacy Young.
Postgraduate research supervision
- Batista da Costa, Mafalda (2019). Co-supervised with Dr. Alexandra Grandison.
- Johnson, Susan (20190 ). Co-supervised with Dr. Fabio Fasoli.
- Trevisan, Francesca. (2018-). Co-supervised with Dr. Patrice Rusconi.
Completed postgraduate research projects I have supervised
- Gkinopoulos, Theofilos. (2018). Commemorating history and communicating hope. Self-funded. Co-Supervised with Dr. Emily LeRoux-Routledge
- Thorne, Sapphira. (2018). Queer concepts of romantic love: Uncovering a heteronormative bias. Co-supervised with Dr. Erica Hepper.
- Al-Sheddi, Mona. (2018). How culture shapes our moral identity: A cross-cultural investigation in Saudi Arabia and Britain. Co-supervised with Dr. Sophie Russell.
- Lundberg, Tove.(2017). Knowing bodies: Making sense of intersex/DSD a decade post-consensus. University of Oslo. Co-supervised with Prof. Katrina Roen.
- Salamat, Samantha. (PsychD, Clinical Psychology 2017). Discrepant conceptions; How people who use drugs and their healthcare professionals perceive stigma’s effect on care. Co-supervised with Dr. Bob Patton.
- Bartoș, Sebastian Eric. (2016). Changing homophobia: A global perspective. (Completed 2016). University of Surrey. Co-supervised with Prof. Chris Fife-Schaw.
- Hubbard, Katherine. (2016). A history of the Rorschach inkblot test in Britain. Self-funded, with partial support from the Science Museum, London.
- Parslow-Breen, Orla. (2016). Lesbian family of origin relationships: Coming out to care.
- Quick, Freyja. (2015). Inequality in academic psychology: rethinking the basis of privilege and disadvantage.
- Ansara, Y. Gavriel. (2013). Cisgenderism: A bricolage approach to studying the ideology that delegitimizes people’s own designations of their genders and bodies.
- Shepperd, Daniel P.(2010). Friendships between gay men and heterosexual women: Discourse analytic studies. Co-supervised with Dr. Adrian Coyle.
- Brennan, Toni (2009). Charlotte Wolff: Then and now.
- Marcu, Afrodita (2007). Dehumanization of ethnic groups in Britain and Romania: Socio-cognitive and ideological aspects. University of Surrey. Co-supervised with Dr. Evanthia Lyons.
I deliver 15-credit modules on Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology that are core to the Undergraduate (Year 1) and MSc Conversion Psychology Degrees, and an optional research-led module on Social Psychology and History that is available to Final Year Undergraduates and to MSc students. I deliver additional guest lectures on other modules. Students can come to office hours at any time or email me to discuss BSc, MSc and PhD supervision possibilities.
Courses I teach on
Psychology BSc (Hons)
- Hegarty, P. (2017). A recent history of LGBT psychology: From homophobia to LGBT. London, UK: Routledge.
- Hegarty, P. (2013). Gentlemen’s disagreement: Alfred Kinsey, Lewis Terman, and the sexual politics of smart men. Chicago, IL, USA: University of Chicago Press.
- Rutherford, A., & Hegarty, P. (2019). 50 years since Stonewall: The science and politics of sexual orientation and gender diversity. American Psychologist, 74, 857-986.
- Klein, O., & Hegarty, P. (2017). Historical cognition: Recent advances. Memory Studies, 10, 243-362.
- Hegarty, P., Hubbard, K., & Nyatanga, L. (2015). Innovative approaches to teaching Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology (CHIP). History and Philosophy of Psychology, 16, 1-68.
- Hegarty, P. (2012). Beyond Kinsey: The Committee for Research on Problems of Sex and American psychology. History of Psychology, 15,197-232.
- 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., Barker, M., & Langdridge, D. (2011). Queer theory and psychology. Psychology and Sexuality, 2 (1), 1-107.
- Hegarty, P. (2007). The history of power. History of Psychology. 10 (2), 75-226.
- Hegarty, P. & Coyle, A. (2005). Special Feature on ‘Masculinity-Femininity: An exception to a famous dictum?’ by Anne Constantinople (1973). Feminism & Psychology, 15, 379-440.
- Young, J., & Hegarty, P. (in press). Psychology’s history of sexual harassment persists into the present. The Psychologist.
- Bartoş, S.E., Russell, P.S., & Hegarty, P. (2020). Heroes against homophobia: Does elevation uniquely block homophobia by inhibiting disgust? Cognition and Emotion. doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2020.1726292
- AlSheddi, M., Russell, S., & Hegarty, P. (2020). How does culture shape our moral identity? Moral foundations in Saudi Arabia and Britain. European Journal of Social Psychology, 50, 97-110.
- Hegarty, P. (2020). Strangers and states: Situating accentism in a world of nations. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 39, 172-179.
- Bartoş, S.E., & Hegarty, P. (2019). Negotiating theory when doing practice: A systematic review of qualitative research on interventions to reduce homophobia. Journal of Homosexuality, 66, 1262-1286.
- Bartoş, S., Fife-Schaw, C., & Hegarty, P. (2019). Is homonationalism influencing public opinion? Experimental and survey evidence from the UK and Romania. Psychology of Sexualities Review, 10 (1), 20-35.
- Fasoli, F., & Hegarty, P. (2019). A leader doesn’t sound lesbian! The impact of auditory gaydar on first impression and hiring decision. Psychology of Women Quarterly. DOI: 10.1177/0361684319891168
- Fasoli, F., Hegarty, P., & Carnaghi, A. (2019). Sounding gay, speaking as a “fag”: Auditory gaydar and the perception of reclaimed homophobic language. Journal of Language and Social Psychology. doi.org/10.1177/0261927X19852753
- Hegarty, P. (2019). How do we ‘other’? The Psychologist, 32 (4), 48-51.
- Hegarty P. (2019). Inequality brokered. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1904267116
- Hegarty, P., & Rutherford, A. (2019). Histories of psychology after Stonewall: An introduction to the special issue. American Psychologist, 74, 857-867.
- Hegarty, P., Sczerba, A., & Skelton, R. (2019). How has cultural heterosexism affected thinking about divorce? Asymmetric framing of same-gender and mixed-gender divorces in news media and in minds. Journal of Homosexuality. DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2019.1603495
- Hegarty, P., Smith, A.M., & Bogan-Carey, T. (2019). Stigma as framed on YouTube: Effects of personal experience videos on students’ beliefs about medicalizing intersex. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 49, 133-144.
- Lundberg, T., Dønåsen, I., Hegarty. P., & Roen, K. (2019). Moving intersex/DSD rights and care forward: Lay understandings of common dilemmas. Journal of Social and Political Psychology 7, 354-377.
- Liao, L.-M., Hegarty, P., Creighton, S., Lundberg, T., & Roen, K. (2019). Clitoral surgery on minors: An interview study with clinical experts of differences of sex development. BJM Open, 9, e025821. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025821
- Salamat, S., Hegarty, P., & Patton, R. (2019). Same clinic, different conceptions: Drug users and healthcare professionals’ perceptions of how stigma affects clinical care. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 49, 534-545.
- Thorne, S.R., Hegarty, P., & Hepper, E.G. (2019). Equality in theory: From a heteronormative to an inclusive psychology of romantic love. Theory & Psychology, 29, 240-257.
- Young, J., & Hegarty, P. (2019). Reasonable men: Sexual harassment and social psychologists’ norms for conduct. Feminism & Psychology, 29, 453-474.
- Fasoli, F., & Hegarty, P., Maass, A., & Aquino, R. (2018). Who wants to sound straight? Sexual majority and minority stereotypes, beliefs and desires about auditory gaydar. Personality and Individual Differences, 130, 59-64.
- Gkinopoulis, T., & Hegarty, P. (2018). Commemoration in crisis: A discursive analysis of who ‘we’ and ‘they’ have been and become in ceremonial political speeches before and during the Greek financial downturn. British Journal of Social Psychology, 57, 591-609.
- Hegarty, P., Stewart, A.L., Blockmans, I., & Horvath, M.A.H. (2018). The influence of magazines on men: Normalizing and challenging young men’s prejudice with lads’ mags. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 19, 131-144.
- Lundberg, T., Hegarty, P., & Roen, K. (2018). Making sense of ‘Intersex’ and ‘DSD’: How laypeople with varying experience of intersex/DSD understand and use terminology. Psychology & Sexuality, 9, 161-173
- Roen, K., Creighton, S.M., & Hegarty, P., & Liao, L.-M. (2018). Vaginal construction and treatment providers’ experiences: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, 31, 247-251.
- Roen, K., & Hegarty, P. (2018). Shaping parents, shaping penises: How medical teams frame parents' decisions in response to hypospadias. British Journal of Health Psychology, 23, 967-981.
- Bruckmüller, S., Hegarty, P., Tiegen, K.H., Boehm, G., & Luminet, O. (2017). When do past events require explanation? Insights from social psychology. Memory Studies, 10, 261-276.
- Fasoli, F., & Hegarty, P. (2017). Straight talk about gaydar: How do individuals guess others’ sexual orientation? InMind 7 (34); http://www.in-mind.org/article/straight-talk-about-gaydar-how-do-individuals-guess-others-sexual-orientation.
- Hegarty, P. (2017). On the failure to notice that White people are White: Generating and testing hypotheses with the celebrity guessing game. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146, 41-62.
- Hegarty, P., & Klein, O. (2017). Historical cognition’s dilemmas: Introduction to the special issue: Recent Advances in Historical Cognition. Memory Studies, 10, 243-248.
- Hubbard, K., & Hegarty, P. (2017). Rorschach tests and Rorschach vigilantes: Queering the history of psychology in Watchmen. History of the Human Sciences, 30 (4), 75-99.
- Klein, O., Hegarty, P. & Fischhoff, B. (2017). Hindsight forty years on: An interview with Baruch Fischhoff. Memory Studies, 10, 249-260.
- Lundberg, T., Lindström, A., Roen, K., & Hegarty, P. (2017). From knowing nothing to knowing now: Parents experiences of caring for their children with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 42, 520-529.
- Tiegen, K.N., Bohm, G., Bruckmuller, S., Hegarty, P., & Luminet, O. (2017). Long live the King! Beginnings loom larger than endings of past and recurrent events. Cognition, 163, 26-41.
- Hubbard, K., & Hegarty, P. (2016). Blots and all: A British history of the Rorschach. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 52, 146-166.
- Hegarty, P. (2016). Brains, variability and inheritance: The continued relevance of Shields’ Functionalism in 21st century times. Feminism & Psychology, 26, 346-352.
- Bharj, N., & Hegarty, P. (2015). A postcolonial feminist critique of harem analogies in psychological science. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 3, 257-275.
- 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., 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. (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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 homonegativity 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. (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.
- 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 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. (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.
- 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. (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. (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., & Chase, C. (2000). Intersexed activism, feminism, and psychology: Opening a dialogue on theory, research, and practice. Feminism & Psychology, 10, 107-122.
- 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.
- 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. (1997). Materializing the hypothalamus: A performative account of the ‘gay brain.’ Feminism & Psychology, 7, 355-372.
Book chapters and published conference precedings
- Hegarty, P., & Lundberg, T. (2020). Beyond choosing umbrella terms: An orientation to sense-making about ‘intersex’ for gender and sexuality studies from two psychologists. In A. Keilhauer (Ed.) Interdisciplinary Centre Gender Difference Diversity. Ehrlangen (p. 203-223). Germany: FAU Press.
- Thorne, S., & Hegarty, P. A meeting of minds: Can cognitive psychology meet the demands of queer theory? In K. O’ Doherty, L.M. Osbeck, E. Schraube, & J. Yen (Eds.). Psychological Studies of Science and Technology (pp. 257-278). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Hegarty, P., Ansara, Y.G., & Barker, M.J. (2018). Non-binary gender. In N. Dess, J. Marecek, D. Best, & L. Bell (Eds). Psychology of Gender, Sex, and Sexualities (pp. 53-78). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Hegarty, P., Mollin, S., & Foels, R. (2016). Binomial word order and social status. In H. Giles and A. Maass (Eds.), Advances in Intergroup Communication (pp. 119-135). Peter Lang Publishing.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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., & 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. (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. (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. (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.
- 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., 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.
- 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. (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.
- Lampalzer, U., Hegarty, P., Grover, S. & Schweizer, K. (2018). On beauty and the benefits of ambiguity: Current controversies in intersex care. A discussion between gynecologist Sonia Grover and social psychologist Peter Hegarty. In: K. Schweizer & F. Vogler (Eds.). Die Schönheiten des Geschlechts. Intersex im Dialog. Frankfurt/M.: Campus.
- THE News (2016). Is it time to take PhD supervison out of the classroom? www.timeshighereducation.com/news/is-it-time-to-take-phd-supervisions-out-of-the-classroom.
- Young, J.L., & Rutherford, A. (Nov 19, 2012). Oral history: Peter Hegarty. Psychology’s Feminist Voices. http://www.feministvoices.com/peter-hegarty/
- Stemwedel, J. (Jan 12, 2012). Lads’ mags, sexism and research in psychology: An interview with Dr. Peter Hegarty. Scientific American Doing Good Science Blog. http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/doing-good-science/2012/01/12/lads-mags-sexism-and-research-in-psychology-an-interview-with-dr-peter-hegarty-part-1/
- Hegarty, P., & Hardman, D. (2006). Speaking of sexual politics in psychology. The Psychologist, 19, 27-29.
- Barker, M., & Hegarty, P. (2005). Queer politics: Queer science. Psychology of Women Section Review, 7 (2), 71-79.
- Hegarty, P. (2020). Attitudes toward homosexuality and LGBT people: Causal attributions for sexual orientation. In D. Haider-Markel (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of LGBT Politics and Policy doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.ORE_POL-01173.R1
- Hegarty, P., Bartoș, S.E., & Hubbard, K. (2015). History of social psychological theory. In James D. Wright (editor in chief). International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Science, 2nd Edition, Volume 22, 525-531. Elsevier: Oxford.
- Hegarty, P. (2005). Evelyn Hooker. In D. A. Gerstner (Ed.) Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture. New York: Routledge.
- Hegarty, P. (2003). Harry Stack Sullivan. In M. Stein (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America. New York: Charles Scribner and Sons.
Psychological research provides insights into how parents approach medical decisions on behalf of children. The medical decision of concern here is the surgical alteration of a hypospadic penis, whose urethral opening does not appear at the tip. Hypospadias surgery is routinely carried out in infancy, despite criticism by international organizations concerned about children’s rights. The focus of this study is on the framing of hypospadias surgery.
The objective is to examine how health professionals frame hypospadias and hypospadias surgery in medical and non-medical ways.
This is a qualitative study designed to build on the experimental research of Streuli et al who investigated how medical versus non-medical information affects decision-making about non-essential childhood genital surgery.
Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with 32 health professionals. Theoretically informed thematic analysis was used to examine how health professionals talk about hypospadias surgery and about supporting parents to make treatment decisions.
The analysis suggests that medical professionals’ engagement with parents underestimates the effect of framing in influencing parental decisions about hypospadias surgery. Some psychological specialists in this area are actively framing hypospadias in ways that enable some parents to choose a non-medical pathway. Psychologically informed ways of talking about a child’s genital difference focus on psychological qualities, including affect, well-being, and unconditional positive regard.
The best interests of children with hypospadias may well be served when psychological pathways are highlighted, providing opportunities to support the flourishing of children whose genital appearance raises the question of medical intervention.
To investigate specialist clinicians’ experiences of treating vaginal agenesis.
12 hospitals in Sweden and the UK.
32 health professionals connected to multidisciplinary teams including medical specialists and psychologists.
Theoretical thematic analysis of recorded verbatim data.
The gynecologist and psychologist interviewees share certain observations including the importance of psychological readiness for and appropriate timing of treatment. Three overlapping themes are identified in our theoretical analysis of the MDT clinicians’ talk: 1) The stigma of vaginal agenesis and the pressure to be ‘normal’ can lead patients to minimize the time, effort, physical discomfort and emotional cost inherent in treatment. 2) Under pressure, treatment may be presented to patients with insufficient attention to the potential psychological impact of the language used. Furthermore, the opportunity to question what is ‘normal’ in sex is generally not take up. It can be challenging to help the women to transcend their medicalized experiences to come to experiencing their bodies as sexual and enjoyable. 3) The reality of treatment demands, which is not always adequately processed prior to treatment, can lead to discontinuation with treatment and even disengagement with services.
Whilst the MDT clinicians in this study emphasized the importance of psychological input in vaginal construction, such input may need to proactively question social norms about how women’s genital should appear and function. Furthermore, rather than steering patients (back) to treatment, the entire MDT could more explicitly question social norms and help the women to do the same. By shifting the definition of success from anatomy to personal agency, the clinical focus is transformed from treatment to women.