Recent Conference Presentations

Social Integration

What conditions facilitate migrants' social integration?
Rubin, M., & Badea, C. (2013, April). Why do group members appear similar to one another? A review of recent research on perceived group variability. Paper presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists, Cairns, Australia.

Paolini, S., Harwood, J., Rubin, M., Husnu, S., Joyce, N., & Hewstone, M., (2013, April), Valence asymmetries in intergroup relations (III): Testing a person x situation model of category salience. In S. Paolini (convener), Valence asymmetries in intergroup relations: Bringing the pendulum of intergroup contact research back to the centre. Symposium presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists, Cairns, Australia.

Graf, S., Paolini, S., & Rubin, M. (2013, April). Valence asymmetries in intergroup relations (IV): Prevalence of positive and prominence of negative contact maintain outgroup attitudes stable. In S. Paolini (convener), Valence asymmetries in intergroup relations: Bringing the pendulum of intergroup contact research back to the centre. Symposium presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists, Cairns, Australia.

Badea, C., Brauer, M. & Rubin, M. (2012). Percevoir un groupe comme étant homogène n’a pas forcement une signification négative. (Perceiving a group as being homogenous has not always a negative meaning.). Paper presented at the 9th French-speaking meeting of the Association for the Development of International Research in Social Psychology, Porto, Portugal.

Paolini, S., Griffin, A., Harwood, J., Rubin, M., Harris, N. C., & Turnbull, S. (2011, July). Aversive learning and social categorization: The dark side of direct and vicarious contact. In A. Eller (convener), Intergroup contact as a learning process: Redefining a classic concept through new lenses. Symposium conducted at the 16th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychologists, Stockholm, Sweden.

Paolini, S., Griffin, A., & Harris, N. (2010, June). I am no role model: When vicarious learning makes us grow anxious of ethnic others. In Eller, A. (convener), Extended contact: Taking the field forward. Paper presented at the 7th Biennale Convention of the (American) Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), New Orleans, Louisiana.

Paolini, S., Harwood, J., & Rubin, M. (2010, April). Interethnic contact valence and social categorization: Common ground for self-categorization theory and evolutionary psychology? In S. Paolini & A. Pedersen (convenors), Australian advances in research on interethnic contact. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Perth, Australia.

Harris, N., Paolini, S., & Griffin, A. (2010, April). Growing anxious of ethnic others: Investigating the role of prior interethnic contact in the direct and vicarious acquisition of interethnic anxiety. In S. Paolini & A. Pedersen (convenors), Australian advances in research on interethnic contact. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Perth, Australia.

Pedersen, A., Paolini, S., Barlow, F., & Sibley, C. (2010, April). The complex contact-prejudice relationship in Australia: Do our findings mirror those of Pettigrew and Tropp (2006)? In S. Paolini & A. Pedersen (convenors), Australian advances in research on interethnic contact. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Perth, Australia.

Alexander,.L., & Paolini, S. (2009, July). The role of self-expansion and anxiety-reduction in intergroup contact motivations for engagement and avoidance. In F. Garoff (convenor), Preventing violent conflict: Psychological dimensions. Under the auspices of the International Network of Psychologists for Social Responsibility. European Congress of Psychology, Oslo, Norway.

Rubin, M., Paolini, S., & Crisp, R. J. (2009, April). A processing fluency explanation of bias against migrants. Paper presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists, Melbourne, Australia.

Paolini, S., Harwood, J., & Rubin, M. (2009, April). Investigating the effects of contact valence on category salience: Directional evidence for a contact valence asymmetry. In Paolini, S. (Convenor), Tracing the positive and negative trajectories of intergroup contact: An Australian perspective. Symposium conducted at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists, Melbourne, Australia.