Recent Conference Presentations

Social Integration

What conditions facilitate migrants' social integration?
Graf, S., Paolini, S., & Rubin, M. (2014, July). Ecological evidence that positive intergroup contact is more common, but negative contact is more influential. Paper presented at the 17th General Meeting of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Paolini, S., Harwood, J., Rubin, M., Husnu, S., Joyce, N., & Hewstone, M. (2014, July). Conflict-ridden societies: Past intergroup contact buffers against present negative contact. Paper presented at the biannual conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Portland, Oregon.

Paolini, S., Harwood, J., Rubin, M., Husnu, S., Joyce, N., & Hewstone, M. (2014, July). Histories of outgroup contact buffer against negative contact’s disproportionate effects in the present. Paper presented at the 17th General Meeting of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Rubin, M., Badea, C., & Jetten, J. (2014, July). Compensatory favouritism: When low status groups want more to get even. Poster presented at the 17th General Meeting of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Sanatkar, S., Rubin, M., & Harris, K. (2014, July). Sisters shouldn’t be doing it for themselves! Interdependent problem-solving buffers stress amongst women. Poster presented at the 17th General Meeting of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Harwood, J., Joyce, N., Chen, C.-Y., Xiang, J., Paolini, S., & Rubin, M. (2014, May). Language, stereotype content, and imagined intergroup contact. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association, Seattle, WA, USA.

Rubin, M., Badea, C., & Jetten, J. (2014, April). Fighting to get even: Compensating for low status is another reason for in-group favouritism. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists, Canberra, Australia.

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.