Selected Publications

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. 🔗

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. 🔗

Shaw, J., Plante, C. N., Reysen, S., Roberts, S. E., & Gerbasi, K. C. (2016). Predictors of fan entitlement in three fandoms. The Phoenix Papers, 2(2), 203-219. ⬇

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. ⬇

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. ⬇

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. 🔗

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. 🔗

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. 🔗

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. 🔗

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. 🔗

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. ⬇

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. 🔗

Reysen, S., Plante, C. N., Roberts, S. E., & Gerbasi, K. C. (2015). Ingroup bias and ingroup projection in the furry fandom. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 7, 49-58. ⬇

Roberts, S. E., Plante, C. N., Gerbasi, K. C., & Reysen, S. (2015). The anthrozoomorphic identity: Furry fandom members’ connections to nonhuman animals. Anthrozoös, 28, 533-548. 🔗

Schroy, C., Plante, C. N., Reysen, S., Roberts, S. E., & Gerbasi, K. C. (2016). Different motivations as predictors of psychological connection to fan interest and fan groups in anime, furry, and fantasy sport fandoms. The Phoenix Papers, 2(2), 148-167. ⬇

Roberts, S. E., Plante, C. N., Reysen, S., & Gerbasi, K. C. (2016). Not all fantasies are created equal: Fantasy sport fans’ perceptions of furry, brony, and anime fans. The Phoenix Papers, 2, 40-60. ⬇

Reysen, S., Plante, C. N., Roberts, S. E., Gerbasi, K. C., & Shaw, J. (2016). An examination of anime fan stereotypes. The Phoenix Papers, 2(2), 90-117. ⬇

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

Plante, C. N., Reysen, S., Roberts, S. E., & Gerbasi, K. C. (2016). FurScience! A summary of five years of research from the International Anthropomorphic Research Project. Waterloo, Ontario: FurScience. 🔗 ⬇

Conference Presentations:

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.

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.

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.

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., 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.

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, 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.

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., 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.

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.

Roberts, S. E., Plante, C. N., Reysen, S., Gerbasi, K. C., & Wallis, E. (2014, June). The furry identity: Notes from the field about interacting with people who possess this stigmatized identity. Paper presented at the 2nd annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies conference, Dallas, TX.

Roberts, S., Plante, C., Reysen, S., Gerbasi, K., & Côté, J. (2015, May). Stigmatized identity: Exploring the association between membership in the furry fandom and identity resolution. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Society for Research on Identity Formation conference, Bellingham, WA.

Roberts, S., Plante, C., Reysen, S., Gerbasi, K., & Côté, J. (2015, May). Self-created and other-created fantasy identity: A comparison of furries, anime, and fantasy sport fans. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Society for Research on Identity Formation conference, Bellingham, WA.

Schroy, C., Reysen, S., Plante, C. N., Roberts, S., & Gerbasi, K. C. (2015, April). It takes all kinds: A look into the patterns of fandom discovery and fanship expression in furries, anime fans, and fantasy sport fans. Paper presented at the annual Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association conference, New Orleans, LA.

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.

Ray, A., Reysen, S., Plante, C. N., Roberts, S. E., & Gerbasi, K. C. (2016, January). Change in personality between fan and non-fan identities. Poster presented at 17th annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.