Current projects

Some of the research questions we are currently exploring include: 
  • How can we measure inclusive and exclusive victim consciousness, and what predicts these distinct beliefs about ingroup victimization? (with Christopher Cohrs, Lucas Mazur, Andrew McNeill, Rashmi Nair, Mateusz Olechwoski, & Kulani Panapitiya Dias)
  • What are the underlying motivations of inclusive victim consciousness, and do these motivations differ in their focus and scope? (with Rashmi Nair, Christopher Cohrs. & Andrew McNeill)
  • What are the social psychological consequences of acknowledgment and denial? 
  • How do media interventions based on fictional accounts of suffering affect victim beliefs and attitudes toward social change? (with Rezarta Bilali)
  • What are the social psychological processes underlying resistance during genocide? (with Michal Bilewicz)
  • How do stereotypes and enemy images in propaganda change over the course of genocide? (with Michal Bilewicz, Lucas Mazur, Mateusz Olechowski & Mikolaj Winiewski)
  • How do people respond to identity recategorization policies in the aftermath of genocide? (with Sigrun Moss)
  • What are the psychological boundaries of empathy? (with Masi Noor)