Dr. Anna Stefaniak is a post-doctoral researcher collaborating with Dr. Michael Wohl.
|2018 – present||Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Carleton University|
|2017 – 2018||Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Loyola University Chicago|
|2017||Ph.D. Psychology, University of Warsaw, Poland|
|2011||M.A. Psychology, University of Warsaw, Poland|
Dr. Stefaniak’s work is in the area of social psychology of intergroup relations. In her research, she focuses on: reduction of intergroup bias through direct and indirect intergroup contact; the role of culturally transmitted evaluations of historical past in shaping current intergroup attitudes; and the psychological underpinnings of negative and positive intergroup behavior such as hate crime, collective violence, and collective action on behalf of outgroups.
Stefaniak, A., Bilewicz, M., & Lewicka, M. (2017). The merits of teaching local history: Increased place attachment enhances civic engagement and social trust. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 51, 217-225.
Bilewicz, M., Witkowska, M., Stefaniak, A., & Imhoff, R. (2017). The lay historian explains intergroup behavior: Identification and epistemic abilities as correlates of ethnocentric historical attributions. Memory Studies, 10, 310-322.
Bilewicz, M., Stefaniak, A., Witkowska, M., & Hansen, K. (2017). Language of responsibility. The influence of linguistic abstraction on collective moral emotions. Psychology of Language and Communication, 21, 1-15.
Stefaniak, A., & Bilewicz, M. (2016). Contact with a multicultural past: A prejudice-reducing intervention. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 50, 60–65.