Projects per year
Generally, my projects focus on improving racial attitudes and promoting pro-social motivation and behaviour through effects of human values, affective and cognitive orientations, and mental representations of children.
For instance, I have investigated how individual differences in affective and cognitive orientations are related to people’s stereotypes and prejudice towards various groups. This project showed that people with stronger affective orientations prefer stereotypically warm groups (e.g., the elderly) whereas people with stronger cognitive orientations prefer stereotypically competent groups (e.g., Asian people). I have also examined the role of people’s own values, their perceptions of immigrants’ values, and their perceptions of self-immigrant value similarity in shaping prejudice towards immigrants.
In my current role as a research associate at the University of Bath, I am examining the effects of mental representations of children on prejudice, and on pro-social motivation and behaviour. For instance, a first study has focused on the question "Do we treat out-group children with a similar racial bias as out-group adults or are children better protected from harsh judgments?"
- Effects of Mental Representations of Children on Pro-Social Motivation and Behaviour
- The Role of Need for Affect and Need for Cognition in Attitudes
- Perceived Cultural Values and Civic Engagement
- Values and the Brexit Vote
- The Role of Need Expectations in Prejudice and Discrimination
Social Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy, Cardiff University
Award Date: 9 Oct 2015
Master of Science, Radboud University Nijmegen
Award Date: 31 Aug 2012
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Radboud University Nijmegen
Award Date: 31 Aug 2010
- Social Psychology
- Child Salience - Effects of Children
- Perceptions of children
- Pro-Social Behaviour
- Racial Prejudice
- Reducing Prejudice
- Human Values
- Political engagement
4/09/17 → 30/09/21
Project: Research council
Wolf, L., Weinstein, N. & Maio, G., 30 Nov 2019, In: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 117, 5, p. 925-953 29 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile13 Citations (Scopus)313 Downloads (Pure)
Wolf, L., 30 Apr 2020, In: British Journal of Social Psychology. 59, 2, p. 470-493
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
Wolf, L., Haddock, G. & Maio, G., 14 Nov 2018, (Acceptance date) Oxford University Press.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
Wolf, L. J., Maio, G., Karremans, J. & Leygue, C., 1 Nov 2017, In: Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. 20, 6, p. 789-800 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Wolf, L., Karremans, J. & Maio, G., 4 Feb 2020, In: Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile50 Downloads (Pure)