Most of my research focuses on psychological underpinnings of current and historical intergroup relations. I try to combine experimental methods typical for social psychology with other methodologies that might help to approach the complex reality of intergroup relations (survey studies, archival data, content analysis).
My current research interests include past-related moral emotions (collective guilt, regret, shame); processes of infra- and dehumanization in intergroup relations and inter-species relations; linguistic social psychology (linguistic category model and linguistic biases); intergroup contact (both direct and indirect forms); social psychology of genocide and its aftermath; social psychology of anti-Semitism and issues related to social identity (complex identities, structure of identification, consequences of social identity threat).
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- Bilewicz, M. (2008). Byc gorszymi. O reakcjach na zagrozenie statusu grupy wlasnej. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Uniwerystetu Warszawskiego.
- Bilewicz, M. (2009). Perspective taking and intergroup helping intentions: The moderating role of power relations. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39, 2779-2786.
- Bilewicz, M. (2007). History as an obstacle: Impact of temporal-based social categorizations on Polish-Jewish intergroup contact. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 10, 551-563.
- Bilewicz, M. (2006). Polish-Jewish intergroup communication: The mediating role of personalized cognition. Psychology of Language and Communication, 10, 95-100.
- Bilewicz, M., & Bilewicz, A. (in press). Who defines humanity? Psychological and cultural obstacles to omniculturalism. Culture and Psychology.
- Bilewicz, M., Imhoff, R., & Drogosz, M. (2011). The humanity of what we eat. Conceptions of human uniqueness among vegetarians and omnivores. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 201-209.
- Bilewicz, M., & Kofta, A. (2011). Less biased under threat? Self-verificatory reactions to social identity threat among groups with negative self-stereotype. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 2249-2267.
- Bilewicz, M., & Krzemiński, I. (2010). Anti-Semitism in Poland and Ukraine: The belief in Jewish control as a mechanism of scapegoating. International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 4, 234-243.
- Bilewicz, M., & Wojcik, A. (2010). Does identification predict community involvement? Exploring consequences of social identification among the Jewish minority in Poland. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 22, 72-79.
- Golec de Zavala, A., Cichocka, A., & Bilewicz, M. (in press). The paradox of in-group love: Differentiating collective narcissism advances understanding of the relationship between in-group and out-group attitudes. Journal of Personality.
- Wójcik, A., Bilewicz, M., & Lewicka, M. (2010). Living on the ashes: Collective representations of Polish-Jewish history among people living in the former Warsaw Ghetto area. Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning, 27, 195-203.
- Bilewicz, M., & Bochenska, A. (2010). How language affects two components of racial prejudice? A socio-psychological approach to linguistic relativism. In U. Okulska & P. Cap (Eds.), Perspectives in Politics and Discourse. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
- Bilewicz, M., Mikołajczak, M., Kumagai, T., & Castano, E. (2010). Which emotions are uniquely human? Understanding of emotion words across three cultures. In: B. Bokus (ed.) Studies in the Psychology of Language and Communication (pp 275-283). Warsaw: Matrix.
- Bilewicz, M., & Vollhardt, J. (in press). Evil transformations: Social psychological processes underlying genocide and mass killings. In A. Golec de Zavala & A. Cichocka (Eds.), Social Psychology of Social Problems: The intergroup context. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Konflikt etniczny i jego rozwiazywanie
- Psychology of the Holocaust
- Social Psychology
- Uprzedzenia, dehumanizacja, zaglada: psychologia Holokaustu
Center for Research on Prejudice
Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw
- Phone: +48 22 554 98 42
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