Publications

Publications:

Reysen, S., Plante, C. N., Roberts, S. E., & Gerbasi, K. C. (in press). Optimal distinctiveness and identification with the furry fandom. Current Psychology.


Roberts, S. E., Plante, C. N., Gerbasi, K. C., & Reysen, S. (in press). The anthrozoomorphic identity: Furry fandom members’ connections to non-human animals. Anthrozoos.

Gerbasi, K. C., Plante, C. N., Reysen, S., & Roberts, S. E. (2015). The origins of the international anthropomorphic research project. In T. Howl (Ed.), Furries among us: Essays on furries by the most prominent members of the fandom (pp. 102-105). Nashville, TN: Thurston Howl Publications. [Link]

Plante, C. N., Roberts, S. E., Reysen, S., & Gerbasi, K. C. (2015). “By the numbers”: Comparing furries and related fandoms. In T. Howl (Ed.), Furries among us: Essays on furries by the most prominent members of the fandom (pp. 106-126). Nashville, TN: Thurston Howl Publications.
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Reysen, S., Plante, C. N., Roberts, S. E., & Gerbasi, K. C. (2015). Social identity perspective of the furry fandom. In T. Howl (Ed.), Furries among us: Essays on furries by the most prominent members of the fandom (pp. 127-151). Nashville, TN: Thurston Howl Publications.
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Roberts, S. E., Plante, C. N., Reysen, S., & Gerbasi, K. C. (2015). Marginalization of anthropomorphic identities: Public perception, realities, and “tails” of being a furry researcher. In T. Howl (Ed.), Furries among us: Essays on furries by the most prominent members of the fandom (pp. 152-168). Nashville, TN: Thurston Howl Publications.
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Reysen, S., Plante, C. N., Roberts, S. E., & Gerbasi, K. C. (2015). A social identity perspective of personality differences between fan and non-fan identities. World Journal of Social Science Research, 2, 91-103. [Download Article]

Plante, C. N., Roberts, S. E., Snider, J. S., Schroy, C., Reysen, S., & Gerbasi, K. (2015). 'More than skin-deep': Biological essentialism in response to a distinctiveness threat in a stigmatized fan community. British Journal of Social Psychology, 54, 359-370. [Link]

Roberts, S. E., Plante, C., Gerbasi, K., & Reysen, S. (2015). Clinical interaction with anthropomorphic phenomenon: Notes for health professionals about interacting with clients who possess this unusual identity. Health & Social Work, 40(2), e42-e50. [Link]

Plante, C. N., Roberts, S. E., Reysen, S., & Gerbasi, K. (2014). Interaction of socio-structural characteristics predicts identity concealment and self-esteem in stigmatized minority group members. Current Psychology, 33, 3-19. [Link]

Plante, C. N., Roberts, S. E., Reysen, S., & Gerbasi, K. C. (2014). "One of Us": Engagement with fandoms and global citizenship identification. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 3, 49-64. [Link]

Mock, S. E., Plante, C. N., Reysen, S., & Gerbasi, K. C. (2013). Deeper leisure involvement as a coping resource in a stigmatized leisure context. Leisure/Loisir, 37, 111-126. [Link]

Gerbasi, K. C., Scaletta, L. L., Plante, C. N., & Bernstein, P. L. (2011). Why so FURious? Rebuttal of Dr. Fiona Probyn-Rapsey's Response to Gerbasi et al.'s "Furries from A to Z (Anthropomorphism to Zoomorphism)". Society and Animals, 19(3), 302-304.

Gerbasi, K. C., Paolone, N., Higner, J., Scaletta, L. L., Bernstein, P. L., Conway, S., & Privitera, A. (2008). Furries from A to Z (Anthropomorphism to Zoomorphism). Society and Animals, 16, 197-222. [Download Article]


Conference Presentations:

Schroy, C., Plante, C. N., Reysen, S., Roberts, S. E., & Gerbasi, K. C. (2015, June). Different motivations as predictors of psychological connection to fan interest and fan groups in anime, furry, and fantasy sport fandoms. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies Conference, Dallas, TX.

Schroy, C., Plante, C. N., Reysen, S., & Gerbasi, K. (2014, April). Social identity and the fluidity of sexuality. Poster presented at 60th annual Southwestern Psychological Association conference, San Antonio, TX.

Schroy, C., Snider, J. S., Plante, C. N., Roberts, S., Reysen, S., & Gerbasi, K. (2014, February). Minority group endorsement of group essentialism under distinctiveness threat. Poster presented at 15th annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

Roberts, S. E., Plante, C. N., Gerbasi, K. C., & Reysen, S. (2013, May). The furry identity: Notes from the field about interacting with people who possess this stigmatized identity. Paper presented at the 20th annual meeting of the Society for Research on Identity Formation, Saint Paul, MN.

Schroy, C., Plante, C. N., Roberts, S., Reysen, S., & Gerbasi, K. (2013, April). Hiding a stigmatized fan identity. In S. Reysen (Chair), Social psychology of fanship and fandom. Symposium conducted at the 2nd annual LEOCON conference, Commerce, TX.

Snider, J., Plante, C. N., Roberts, S., Reysen, S., & Gerbasi, K. (2013, April). Fan group influence on prosocial values and behaviors. In S. Reysen (Chair), Social psychology of fanship and fandom. Symposium conducted at the 2nd annual LEOCON conference, Commerce, TX.

Schroy, C., Reysen, S., Plante, C. N., & Roberts, S. (2013, April). Optimal distinctiveness of the furry fandom. Paper presented at 59th annual Southwestern Psychological Association conference, Fort Worth, TX.

Schroy, C., Plante, C. N., Roberts, S., Reysen, S., & Gerbasi, K. (2013, January). Socio-structural intergroup characteristics, identity management, and self-esteem. Poster presented at 10th annual Group Processes and Intergroup Relations Pre-Conference, New Orleans, LA.  

Plante, C., Reysen, S., & Gerbasi, K. (2013, January). Distinguishing the effects of pathological and healthy fantasy engagement on well-being. Poster presented at 14th annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Schroy, C., Reysen, S., Plante, C. N., Roberts, S. E., & Gerbasi, K. C. (2012, November). Motivations to participate in the furry fandom. Paper presented at the 10th annual Pathways Student Research Symposium, Galveston, TX.

Snider, J., Lloyd, J., Reysen, S., Plante, C., Gerbasi, K. C. (2011, November). Exploring the boundaries and display of furry group membership. Poster presented at the 9th annual Pathways Student Research Symposium, College Station, TX.