|Assistant Professor of Sociology
P. O. Box 97326
Waco, TX 76798-7326
Dr. Kyle Irwin is an assistant professor in the Sociology Department and an affiliate at the Center for Community Research and Development (CCRD). His PhD is from the University of South Carolina, where he was trained as an experimental social psychologist. His teaching interests include social psychology, collective action, statistics, and introductory sociology. Dr. Irwin's research centers on cooperation and prosocial behavior in groups. His work has appeared in Social Forces, Social Psychology Quarterly, and Advances in Group Processes.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Kyle Irwin, Kimberly Edwards, Jeffrey A. Tamburello. 2015. Gender, trust and cooperation in environmental social dilemmas. Social Science Research. 50: 328-342.
Tamburello, J.A., Irwin, K., and Gault-Sherman. M. In Press. Religious Coping: The Role of Religion in Attenuating the Effects of Sex Victimization on Trust. Review of Religious Research.
Irwin, K., Mulder L., and Simpson, B. 2014. The Detrimental Effects of Sanctions on Intra-group Trust: A Comparison Between Punishment and Rewards. The Social Psychology Quarterly. 77:(3) 253-272.
Irwin, K., Tsang, J., Carlisle, R., and Shen, M., 2014. Group Level Effects of Forgiveness: Group Cohesiveness and Collective Action in Social Dilemmas. European Journal of Social Psychology. 44:280-286
Kyle Irwin and Nick Berigan. 2013. Trust, Culture, and Cooperation: A Social Dilemma Analysis of Pro-Environmental Behavior.’ The Sociological Quarterly 54: 424-449.
Kyle Irwin and Brent Simpson. 2013. Do Descriptive Norms Solve Social Dilemmas? Conformity and Contributions in Collective Action Groups. Social Forces 91: 1057-1084.
Kyle Irwin and Christine Horne. 2013. A Normative Explanation of Antisocial Punishment. Social Science Research 42: 562-570.
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