Morgan is an identity scholar who combines language-based theories such as affect control theory and social network analysis to examine how social identities influence social interaction and social relationships. His research has appeared in Social Psychology Quarterly, Social Networks, and Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory. His dissertation examines how social categories as features of situational and group identities influence social interactions and group-level attributions. Specifically, he examines how the gender prototypicality of identities influences the impressions resulting from a social interaction, and how peer group reputations reflect and solidify racial stereotypes pertaining to aggression during early adolescence.
Smith, JA, Moody, J, and Morgan, J. "Network sampling coverage II: The effect of non-random missing data on network measurement." Social networks 48 (January 2017): 78-99. Full Text
Morgan, J, Rogers, KB, and Mao, H. "Distinguishing Normative Processes from Noise: A Comparison of Four Approaches to Modeling Impressions of Social Events." Social Psychology Quarterly 79 (2017): 311-332.
Zhao, C, Kaulakis, R, Morgan, JH, Hiam, JW, Ritter, FE, Sanford, J, and Morgan, GP. "Building social networks out of cognitive blocks: factors of interest in agent-based socio-cognitive simulations." Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory 21.2 (June 2015): 115-149. Full Text
Morgan, JH, Cheng, C-Y, Pike, C, and Ritter, FE. "A Design, Tests and Considerations for Improving Keystroke and Mouse Loggers." Interacting with Computers 25.3 (May 1, 2013): 242-258. Full Text
Morgan, JH, Morgan, GP, and Ritter, FE. "A preliminary model of participation for small groups." Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory 16.3 (September 2010): 246-270. Full Text