- Honours Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto
- Master of Arts, York University
- Doctor of Philosophy, York University
ResearchMy research projects fall into two broad categories; religion and intergroup relations and a positive psychology approach to everyday mental health. The first is my primary research area. My main focus is methods of decreasing religious prejudice. Other research interests within this area include: intergroup relations, dimensions of religiosity, intergroup intimate relationships, relationship satisfaction, religious identity, cultural identity, rumination, and thought suppression.
The second area, a positive psychology approach to everyday mental health, consists of my collaborative work with Dr. Chantal Arpin Cribbie. This research deals primarily with coping with perfectionistic concerns.
Choma, B. L., Haji, R., Hodson, G., & Hoffarth, M. (in press). Avoiding cultural contamination: Intergroup disgust sensitivity and religious identification as predictors of interfaith threat, faith-based policies, and Islamophobia. Personality and Individual Differences.
McKeown, S., Haji, R., Ferguson, N. (in press). Understanding Peace and Conflict Through Social Identity Theory: Theoretical, contemporary, and worldwide perspectives. Springer.
Haji, R. & Hall, D. (2014). Trait quest religiosity: Rising against religious fundamentalism. Intellectual Discourse. 22, 73-88.
McGregor, I., Nail, P.R., Kocalar, D., & Haji, R. (2013). I’m OK, I’m OK: Praise makes narcissists with low implicit self-esteem indifferent to the suffering of others. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 655-659.
Haji, R., Lalonde, R. N., Durbin, A., & Naveh-Benjamin, I. (2011). A multidimensional approach to identity : Religious and cultural identity in young Jewish Canadians. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 14, 3-18.