I’m a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology. Broadly, I'm interested in how various social psychological processes motivate behavior and explain patterns of inequality. Across my projects, I aim to better understand the interactional and subtler bases of inequality for members of low-status groups in society. Theoretically, my projects incorporate either intergroup conflict or emotions as explanations for unequal outcomes. My work examines how seemingly subtle differences in evaluations of individuals based on their social characteristics lead to larger, more concrete implications, such as the acceptance or denial of legal rights or decisions related to hiring.

My current projects examine (1) the ways in which people’s gender and race jointly affect others’ interpretations of their emotion displays and, in turn, subsequent evaluations of them; (2) Americans' attitudes toward same-sex families compared to heterosexual families; (3) the role of status, power, and emotions in escalating or reducing intergroup conflict. Click here or contact me to find out more about my current projects.

Refereed Publications

Doan, Long, Lisa R. Miller, and Annalise Loehr. 2015. “The Power of Love: The Role of Emotional Attributions and Standards in Heterosexuals’ Perceptions of Same-Sex Couples.” Social Forces 94(1): 401-25. doi: 10.1093/sf/sov047. [SF Online Supplement]

Loehr, Annalise, Long Doan, and Lisa R. Miller. 2015. “The Role of Selection Effects in the Contact Hypothesis: Results from a National Survey on Sexual Prejudice.” Archives of Sexual Behavior. doi: 10.1007/s10508-015-0483-7.

An, Weihua and Long Doan. 2015. “Monitoring Health Behavior Through Social Networks.” Social Networks 72: 8-17. doi: 10.1016/j.socnet.2015.02.001. [SN Online Supplement]

Doan, Long, Annalise Loehr, and Lisa R. Miller. 2014. “Formal Rights and Informal Privileges for Same-Sex Couples: Evidence from a National Survey Experiment.” American Sociological Review 79(6): 1172-95. doi: 10.1177/0003122414555886. [ASR Online Supplement] | [ASR Podcast] | [Replication Materials]

Doan, Long. 2012. “A Social Model of Persistent Mood States.” Social Psychology Quarterly 75(3): 198-218. doi: 10.1177/0190272512451157. [SPQ Podcast]

Benard, Stephen and Long Doan. 2011. “The Conflict-Cohesion Hypothesis: Past, Present, and Possible Futures.” Advances in Group Processes 28: 189-225. doi: 10.1108/S0882-6145(2011)0000028010.

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