Publications

West, K. (2018). Does contact matter?: The relative importance of contact in predicting anti-gay prejudice in Jamaica. Journal of Homosexuality, ISSN 0091-8369.

West, K. (2018). Understanding and reducing sexual prejudice in Jamaica: theoretical and practical insights from a severely anti-gay society. The Journal of Sex Research55(4-5), 472-485.

Hotchin, V., & West, K. (2018). Openness and Intellect differentially predict Right-Wing Authoritarianism. Personality and Individual Differences124, 117-123.

West, K. (2018). Naked and unashamed: Investigations and applications of the effects of naturist activities on body image, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. Journal of Happiness Studies19(3), 677-697.

West, K., Hotchin, V., & Wood, C. (2017). Imagined contact can be more effective for participants with stronger initial prejudices. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 47(5), 282-292.

West, K., & Lloyd, J. (2017). The Role of Labeling and Bias in the Portrayals of Acts of “Terrorism”: Media Representations of Muslims vs. Non-Muslims. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs37(2), 211-222.

Taschler, M., & West, K. (2017). Contact with counter-stereotypical women predicts less sexism, less rape myth acceptance, less intention to rape (in men) and less projected enjoyment of rape (in women). Sex roles76(7-8), 473-484.

West, K. (2016). Jamaica, Three Years Later: Effects of Intensified Pro-Gay Activism on Severe Prejudice Against Lesbians and Gay Men. The Journal of Sex Research, 53(9), 1107-1117.

West, K. (2016). Sexual restrictions beyond anti-gay prejudice: Anal sex, oral sex, masculinity and sexual prejudice in Jamaica. International Journal of Sexual Health, 28 (4), 278-285.

West, K., & Greenland, K. (2015). Beware of ‘reducing prejudice’: Imagined contact may backfire if applied with a prevention focus. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

West, K., Husnu, S., & Lipps, G. (2015). Imagined contact works in high-prejudice contexts: Investigating imagined contact’s effects on anti-gay prejudice in Cyprus and Jamaica. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 12(1), 60-69.

West, K., Turner, R., & Levita, L. (2015). Applying imagined contact to improve physiological responses in anticipation of intergroup interactions and the perceived quality of these interactions. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 45(8), 425-436.

West, K., & Cowell, N. M. (2015). Predictors of prejudice against lesbians and gay men in Jamaica. The Journal of Sex Research52(3), 296-305.

West, K., Husnu, S., & Lipps, G. (2015). Imagined contact works in high-prejudice contexts: Investigating imagined contact’s effects on anti-gay prejudice in Cyprus and Jamaica. Sexuality Research and Social Policy12(1), 60-69.

West, K., Hewstone, M., & Lolliot, S. (2014). Intergroup contact and prejudice against people with schizophrenia. The Journal of social psychology, 154(3), 217-232.

West, K., & Turner, R. (2014). Using extended contact to improve physiological responses and behavior toward people with schizophrenia. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 50, 57-64.

Turner, R. N., West, K., & Christie, Z. (2013). Out‐group trust, intergroup anxiety, and out‐group attitude as mediators of the effect of imagined intergroup contact on intergroup behavioral tendencies. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43(S2), E196-E205.

Evans-Lacko, S., Malcolm, E., West, K., Rose, D., London, J., Rüsch, N., … & Thornicroft, G. (2013). Influence of Time to Change’s social marketing interventions on stigma in England 2009-2011. The British Journal of Psychiatry202(s55), s77-s88.

West, K., & Bruckmüller, S. (2013). Nice and easy does it: How perceptual fluency moderates the effectiveness of imagined contact. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology49(2), 254-262.

Evans-Lacko, S., Malcolm, E., West, K., Rose, D., London, J., Japhet, S., … & Thornicroft, G. (2013). 3016–How can we use social contact interventions to reduce stigma and discrimination against people with mental health problems?. European Psychiatry, 28, 1.

West, K., & Hewstone, M. (2012). Relatively socially acceptable prejudice within and between societies. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology22(3), 269-282.

Turner, R. N., & West, K. (2012). Behavioural consequences of imagining intergroup contact with stigmatized outgroups. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations15(2), 193-202.

West, K., & Hewstone, M. (2012). Culture and contact in the promotion and reduction of anti-gay prejudice: Evidence from Jamaica and Britain. Journal of homosexuality59(1), 44-66.

West, K., Holmes, E., & Hewstone, M. (2011). Enhancing imagined contact to reduce prejudice against people with schizophrenia. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations14(3), 407-428.

West, K., Hewstone, M., & Holmes, E. A. (2010). Rethinking ‘mental health stigma’. European journal of public health20(2), 131-132.