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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

Master of Science, Radboud University Nijmegen

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Radboud University Nijmegen


  • 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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Cognition Medicine & Life Sciences
prejudice Social Sciences
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Social Perception Medicine & Life Sciences
Racism Medicine & Life Sciences
outgroup Social Sciences
cognition Social Sciences
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Projects 2017 2020

Research Personnel

Research Output 2016 2019

Open Access

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

Wolf, L., Weinstein, N. & Maio, G., 7 Feb 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

How do we think, feel, and behave towards children? Developing the Child Attitude Components Scale (CACS

Wolf, L., Costin, V., Foad, C., Haddock, G. & Maio, G., 9 Feb 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access

Strangers in a Strange Land: Relations between Perceptions of Others’ Values and both Civic Engagement and Cultural Estrangement

Sanderson, R., Prentice, M., Wolf, L., Weinstein, N., Kasser, T. & Crompton, T., 22 Mar 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology: Personality and Social Psychology. 10, 559.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access


Wolf, L., Haddock, G. & Maio, G., 14 Nov 2018, (Accepted/In press) Oxford University Press.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report