Publications

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Here are some of our peer-reviewed papers:

Roberts, S., 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 and Social Work, 40, 2, e42-e50.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Plante, C., Roberts, S., Snider, J., Schroy, C., Reysen, S., & Gerbasi, K. (2014). “More than skin- deep”: Biological essentialism in response to a distinctiveness threat in a stigmatized fan community. British Journal of Social Psychology, 54, 2, 359-370.

 

Plante, C., Roberts, S., 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.

 

Plante, C., Roberts, S., Reysen, S., & Gerbasi, K. (2013). “One of Us”: Engagement With Fandoms and Global Citizenship Identification. Psychology of Popular Media Culture. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/ppm0000008 1-16.

 

Mock, S., 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.

 

Gerbasi, K., Scaletta, L., Plante, C., & Bernstein, P. (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 & Animals, 19, 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.

In Press

Roberts, S., Plante, C., Gerbasi, K., & Reysen, S. (in press 2015). The Anthrozoomorphic Identity: Furry Fandom Members’ Connections to Non-human Animals. Anthrozoos.

Reysen, S., Plante, C., Roberts, S., & Gerbasi, K. (in press). Optimal Distinctiveness and Identification with the Furry Fandom. Current Psychology.

Roberts, S., Plante, C., Reysen, S., & Gerbasi, K. (in press 2015). Not all fantasies are created equal: Fantasy sport fans’ perceptions of Furry, Brony, and Anime Fans. The Phoenix Papers.

Reysen, S., Plante, C., Roberts, S., Gerbasi, K., Mohebpour, I., & Gamboa, A. (in press 2015). Pale and Geeky: Prevailing Stereotypes of Anime Fans. The Phoenix Papers.

Schroy, C., Plante, C., Reysen, S., Roberts, S., & Gerbasi, K. (in press 2015). Different Motivations as Predictors of Psychological Connection to Fan Interest and Fan groups in Anime, Furry, and Fantasy Sport Fandoms. The Phoenix Papers.

Shaw, J., Plante, C., Reysen, S., Roberts, S., & Gerbasi, K. (in press 2015). Predictors of Fan Entitlement in Three Fandoms. The Phoenix Papers.

Reysen, S., Plante, C., Roberts, S., Gerbasi, K., & Shaw, J. (in press 2015). An Examination of Anime Fan Stereotypes. The Phoenix Papers.

Our Grants

Roberts, S., Gerbasi, K., Reysen, S., Côté, J., & Vint, S. (2013). Insight Development Grant SSHRC. From Furries to Sport Fans: Do conventional and unconventional forms of fantasy-based group activities differ in terms of their association with identity formation? Submitted February 2013. Request $74,995. Received $74,995. This application ranked number 1 in Canada.

Roberts, S. (2013). SSHRC Seed Grant. From Furries to Sport Fans: Do conventional and unconventional forms of fantasy-based group activities differ in terms of their association with identity formation? Requested $5,500. Received $5,500.

Roberts, S., Gerbasi, K., Reysen, S., Côté, J., & Vint, S. (2012). Insight Development Grant SSHRC. Title: Identity and Escapism: Beyond Pathology in the Furry Fandom. Submitted February 2012. Request $66,000. Received 4A funds $8,000.

Roberts, S., Gerbasi, K., & Reysen, S. (2014). Connection Grant SSHRC. Changing attitudes: Public outreach to reduce stigma for anthropomorphic communities informed by evidence-based

research. Total Grant: $32,573. Funds requested from SSHRC: $21,473. Deemed Fundable. No Money to fund at SSHRC.

 

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