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Michał Bilewicz

Michał Bilewicz

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).

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Helping, Prosocial Behavior
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Political Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping

Research Group or Laboratory:

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  • Bilewicz, M. (2008). Byc gorszymi. O reakcjach na zagrozenie statusu grupy wlasnej. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Uniwerystetu Warszawskiego.

Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • 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.

Courses Taught:

  • Konflikt etniczny i jego rozwiazywanie
  • Psychology of the Holocaust
  • Social Psychology
  • Uprzedzenia, dehumanizacja, zaglada: psychologia Holokaustu

Michał Bilewicz
Center for Research on Prejudice
Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw
Stawki 5/7
00-183 Warsaw

  • Phone: +48 22 554 98 42
  • Fax: +48 22 635 79 91

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