David Rast III

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts - Psychology Dept

Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts - Psychology Dept
Phone
(780) 492-5264
Address
P-319H Bio Science - Psychology Wing
11355 - Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton AB
T6G 2E9

Overview

Research

My research focuses on the psychological processes of leadership that occur within and between small dynamic groups, such as teams or divisions, and larger social categories ranging from organizations to ethnic and national groups. More specifically, my research examines the social psychology of leadership and influence. I investigate the role of social identity processes in shaping group and organizational behavior, specifically leadership and followership. This research draws on and extends the social identity theory of leadership (Hogg, van Knippenberg, & Rast, 2012a, European Review of Social Psychology) and the theory of intergroup leadership (Hogg, van Knippenberg, & Rast, 2012b, Academy of Management Review) to examine the dynamic nature of leadership within and between groups. In my research, these theories are applied to real-world contexts such as political elections, organizational leadership, and intergroup conflicts.

Courses

PSYCO 302 - Special Topics in Psychological Research

Review and discussion of special topics or methods in one or more of the areas of contemporary psychology such as experimental, perception, physiological, learning, memory, behavior, quantitative. Prerequisites: PSYCO 104 or SCI 100 and PSYCO 105 and one 200-level Psychology course. Students must check with the Department for the topics for the year and any additional prerequisites. [Faculty of Science]

Winter Term 2021
PSYCO 305 - Special Topics in Psychology I

Review and discussion of special topics or methods in one or more of the areas of contemporary psychology such as developmental, social, personality, cognitive. Prerequisites: PSYCO 104 or SCI 100, and PSYCO 105. Note: Consult with the Department for the specific topic offered each year and any additional prerequisites. [Faculty of Arts]

Fall Term 2020
PSYCO 405 - Special Topics in Psychology II

Review and discussion of special theoretical or methodological topics, or a novel or emerging research areas in contemporary psychology. Prerequisites: PSYCO 104 or SCI 100, and PSYCO 105, and STAT 141 or 151. Note: Consult with the Department for the specific topic offered each year and any additional prerequisites. [Faculty of Arts]

Winter Term 2021
PSYCO 505 - Conference Course in Psychology

[Faculty of Science]

Winter Term 2021

Publications

Further to the right: Uncertainty, political polarization and the American “Tea Party” movement.
Author(s): Gaffney, A. M., Rast, D. E. III, Hackett, J. D., & Hogg, M. A.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Social Influence

The social identity theory of leadership: A decade of research and conceptual development.
Author(s): Hogg, M. A., van Knippenberg, D., & Rast, D. E. III
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: European Review of Social Psychology

Intergroup leadership in organizations: Leading across group and organizational boundaries.
Author(s): Hogg, M. A., van Knippenberg, D., & Rast, D. E. III
Publication: Academy of Management Review

Leadership under uncertainty: The appeal of strong leaders and clear identities.
Author(s): Rast, D. E. III, Hogg, M. A., & Giessner, S. R.
Publication: Self & Identity