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Research interests

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?"


Current projects

Education/Academic qualification

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
  • Attitudes
  • Political engagement

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Social Processes in Evaluation

Maio, G., Wolf, L., Briñol, P., Garcia-Marques, T., Gast, A., Haddock, G., Holland, R., Petty, R., Schneider, I. & Wegener, D.


Project: Research-related funding

  • Research Output

    Anti-Immigrant Prejudice: Understanding the Roles of (Perceived) Values and Value Dissimilarity

    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 journalArticle

    Open Access
    3 Citations (Scopus)
    271 Downloads (Pure)


    Wolf, L., Haddock, G. & Maio, G., 14 Nov 2018, (Acceptance date) Oxford University Press.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    On implicit racial prejudice against infants.

    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 journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    Open Access
    30 Downloads (Pure)