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.
- Social Psychology
- Power and Status
- Sociology of Science
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