Associate Professor of Psychology
Arnold K. Ho is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Michigan. Ho’s research has examined how our social and political attitudes affect the way we perceive the world, with consequences for prejudice, discrimination, and inequality. He is currently interested in the ecological and evolutionary origins of our political attitudes. Ho’s research has been published in top academic journals, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Psychological Science, Personality and Social Psychology Review, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Child Development, and has been covered by numerous news outlets, including the Boston Globe, New York Times, and Time. Ho currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. In recognition of his scholarly contributions, Ho was appointed as a Russell Sage Foundation fellow during the 2018-19 academic year. Ho received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard University in 2011.
Waldfogel, H., Sheehy-Skeffington, J., Hauser, O., Ho, A. K., & Kteily, N. (2021). Ideology selectively shapes attention to inequality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108, e2023985118.
Ho, A. K., Kteily, N., & Chen, J. M. (2020). Introducing the Sociopolitical Motive x Intergroup Threat Model to understand how monoracial perceivers’ sociopolitical motives influence their categorization of multiracial people. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 24, 260-286.
Roberts, S. O., Ho, A. K., Gulgoz, S., Leeka, J., & Gelman, S. A. (2020). The role of group status and group membership in the practice of hypodescent. Child Development, 91, e721-e732.
Kteily, N., Rocklage, M., McClanahan, K., & Ho, A. K. (2019). Political ideology shapes the amplification of the accomplishments of disadvantaged vs. advantaged group members. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, 116, 1559-1568.
Ho, A. K., Kteily, N., & Chen, J. M. (2017). “You’re one of us”: Black Americans’ use of hypodescent and its association with egalitarianism. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113, 753-768.
Kteily, N., Sheehy-Skeffington, J., & Ho, A. K. (2017). Hierarchy in the eye of the beholder: Social dominance orientation shapes the perception of inequality between groups. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 112, 136-159.
Ho, A. K., Sidanius, J., Kteily, N., Sheehy-Skeffington, J, Pratto, F., Henkel, K. E., Foels, R., & Stewart, A. L. (2015). The nature of social dominance orientation: Theorizing and measuring preferences for intergroup inequality using the new SDO7 scale. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109, 1003-1028.
Ho, A. K., Roberts, S. O., & Gelman, S (2015). Essentialism and racial bias jointly contribute to the categorization of multiracial individuals. Psychological Science, 26, 1639-1645.
Ho, A. K., Sidanius, J., Levin, D. T., & Banaji, M. R. (2011). Evidence for hypodescent and racial hierarchy in the categorization and perception of biracial individuals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 492-506.