Jon Overton

Jonathan Overton

Sociology
Graduate Student
Campus:
Kent
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Biography

My research uses social psychological and organizational approaches to status processes to better understand social stratification. Two key objectives that drive my work are: 1) understanding the mechanisms that generate status-based discrimination and 2) studying those mechanisms in concrete situations like workplaces and the criminal justice system. Publications with my collaborators are forthcoming in Social Psychology Quarterly.

Research Interests:

  • Social Psychology
  • Power and Status
  • Identity
  • Morality
  • Sociology of Science

Presentations:

2015    Harder, Nicolas and Jon Overton. “Democracy or Dictatorship: How Strong and Weak Leaders Influence Group Decisions” Iowa Sociological Association

2014    Overton, Jon. “Moral Roles: When the Situation Tells Us Right From Wrong” University of Iowa Fall Undergraduate Research Fair

Education

B.A. University of Iowa, Sociology and Ethics & Public Policy

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