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. & Wohl, M.J.A. (2021). In time we will simply disappear: Racial demographic shift undermines privileged group members’ support for marginalized social groups via collective angst. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.
Górska, P., Stefaniak, A., [joint first authorship] Lipowska, K.*, Malinowska, K.*, Skrodzka, M.* (2021). Authoritarians go with the flow: Social norms moderate the link between authoritarianism and outgroup-directed attitudes. Political Psychology.
Stefaniak, A., Wohl, M.J.A., & Bilewicz, M. (2021). Pro-diversity intervention improves Poles’ intergroup attitudes by increasing collective nostalgia for more open Polish society. Affective Science.
Elgar, F., Stefaniak, A., Wohl, M. J. A. (2020). The trouble with trust: Time-series analysis of social capital, income inequality, and COVID-19 deaths in 84 countries. Social Science and Medicine, 263. 113365.
Wohl, M. J. A., Stefaniak, A., & Smeekes, A. (2020). Longing is in the memory of the beholder: Collective nostalgia content determines the method members will support to make their group great again. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 91, 104044.
Stefaniak, A., Mallett, R. K., & Wohl, M. J. A. (2020). Zero-sum beliefs shape advantaged allies’ support for collective action. European Journal of Social Psychology, 50(6), 1259-1275.
Wohl, M. J. A., Stefaniak, A., & Smeekes, A. (2020). Days of future past: Concerns for the group’s future prompts longing for its past (and ways to reclaim it). Current Directions in Psychological Science. 5, 481-486.
Górska, P., Stefaniak, A., Malinowska, K.*, Lipowska, K.*, Marchlewska, M., Budziszewska, M., & Maciantowicz, O.* (2020) Too great to act in solidarity: The negative relationship between collective narcissism and solidarity-based collective action. European Journal of Social Psychology, 50(3), 561-578.
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.