Curriculum Vitae

Doc. Mgr. SYLVIE GRAF, Ph.D.

Neé KOURILOVA, Researcher's ID: D-9732-2014

CONTACT

E-mail: sylvie.graf@psy.unibe.ch
Web: http://immigrants-project.eu/
http://www.psu.cas.cz/~sylvie.graf

Address: Institute of Psychology, University of Bern, Fabrikstrasse 8, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
Institute of Psychology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Veveri 97, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic

Web of Science H-index: 9
Web of Science citations (without self-citations): 251
Google Scholar H-index: 12
Google Scholar citations: 631

5/2016 Habilitation in Social Psychology, Masaryk University
Habilitation Thesis: Czechs and Their Neighbors: Primary and Secondary Transfer Effect of Intergroup Contact in Five Central European Countries
2006 – 2010
Ph.D. studies at Masaryk University, Faculty of Social Studies, and Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
6/2010 Ph.D. degree in Social Psychology (summa cum laude)
Dissertation: Intergroup Attitudes and Contact in a Czech-Austrian Border Region
2000 – 2006 MA studies at Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts
6/2006 MA degree in Psychology (summa cum laude)
MA Thesis: Personality in Cultural Context
Since 8/2019 Institute of Psychology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
– senior researcher
8/2019–12/2019 Institute of Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland
– postdoctoral researcher
Since 1/2019 The 19th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology
– scientific committee, sub-chair for psychology of intergroup relations
1.1.2017 – 30.9.2018
1.1.2019 – 22.7.2019
Institute of Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland
– Marie Curie Fellow, researcher [10.5.-29.8.2018 maternity leave]
1.10 – 31.12.2018 Institute of Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland
– researcher
Since 2015 Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
– external supervisor of PhD students
Since 2014 Brno Lab of Intergroup Processes, Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno
– founder and head
2009 – 2010 Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies, Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic
– lecturer
2009 – 2010 15th European Conference on Personality, Brno, Czech Republic
– general secretary
Since 2008 Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
– external lecturer, external supervisor of MA students
3/2008–12/2016 Institute of Psychology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
[5–10/2016 Maternity leave]
– research fellow

European Association of Social Psychology

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Czech-Moravian Psychological Society

  • Head of Section for Intercultural Psychology
1/2017–7/2019 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship by the European Commission, University of Bern, Switzerland
2018 International Collaboration Award for the book “Czechs and their neighbors: Intergroup attitudes and contact in Central Europe” by the Czech and Slovak Academy of Sciences
1–3/2016 International Short Visit by the Swiss National Science Foundation, University of Bern, Switzerland
11/2015 Travel Grant by the European Association of Social Psychology funding 3-week stay at the Institute of Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland
6/2015 Otto Wichterle Award by the Czech Academy of Sciences for exceptionally outstanding young scientists at the Czech Academy of Sciences who remarkably contributed to the advancement of scientific knowledge in a given area of science
10/2014 Nomination for the Comenius Early Career Award granted by the European Federation of Psychologists’ Association to young academics from Europe who made an original contribution to psychology as a science by the Union of Psychologists’ Associations of the Czech Republic
5/2014 Best Paper Award for "Nouns cut slices: Effects of linguistic forms on intergroup bias" by the International Association for Language and Social Psychology and SAGE Journal of Language and Social Psychology for the paper’s innovations, rigorous methodology, and its overall contribution to the development of the social psychology of language
11–12/2013 Short visit grant by the European Social Cognition Network 2 sponsoring a research visit at the Oxford Centre for the Study of Intergroup Conflict, University of Oxford, UK
10/2012–6/2013 Research visit at the University of Newcastle, Australia, sponsored by the Award for International Collaboration by the Czech Academy of Sciences and by the University of Newcastle’s Emerging Research Leadership Program awarded to Stefania Paolini and Mark Rubin
7/2012 2-week research visit at the Oxford Centre for the Study of Intergroup Conflict, University of Oxford, UK
9/2007–3/2008 Research Scholarship awarded by the University of Zurich, Switzerland
Experimental Study: Memory for Age-Related Information
1/2007–5/2008 European Ph.D. on Social Representations and Communication, Rome, Italy
6/2007 2-week research visit at the Centre for Inter-Group Relations, Friedrich Schiller University, Germany
8/2006 Scholarship awarded by the European Association of Social Psychology
Summer School of Experimental Social Psychology, University of Padua, Italy
2–6/2004 Erasmus Scholarship at the University of Aarhus, Denmark
1/2020–12/2022 Principal investigator of the project 20-01214S “Mutual perception of acculturation preferences in majority and immigrants: An intergroup perspective” awarded by the Czech Science Foundation.
1/2017–7/2019 Principal investigator of the project MSCA-IF-2015-EF 703495 IMMIGRANTS "The Effects of Media News about Immigrants on Majority’s Attitudes and Behaviors toward Immigrants" awarded by the European Commission (Marie Curie Individual Fellowship).
1/2017–12/2019 Coauthor of and collaborator on the project 17-14387S "The Effect of Intergroup Contact on Acculturation Strategies and Support for Minority Rights: A longitudinal perspective in majority and minority" awarded to PhDr. Martina Hřebíčková, Dr., DSc. by the Czech Science Foundation.
1/2013–12/2016 Principal investigator of the project 13-25656S "Determinants of Intergroup Relations: An Integrated Model of Intergroup Attitudes, Contact, Personality-, and Socially-Anchored Factors" awarded by the Czech Science Foundation.
1/2010–12/2012 Coauthor of and collaborator on the project P407/10/2394 "Intergroup Attitudes and Contact in five Central European Countries" awarded to PhDr. Martina Hřebíčková, Dr., DSc. by the Czech Science Foundation.
1/2007–12/2009 Collaborator on the project 406/07/1561 "Judgement of National Stereotypes in the Context of a Five-Factor Model" awarded to PhDr. Martina Hřebíčková, Dr., DSc. by the Czech Science Foundation.

COST Action: CA15101 Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories led by Peter Knight (University of Manchester, UK) and Michael Butter (University of Tübingen, Germany)

Ageing as Future: Future-related activities regarding age and aging in cross-cultural perspective Grant by the Volkswagen Stiftung led by Frieder R. Lang (Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany), Stephan Lessenich (München, Germany), and Klaus Rothermund (Jena, Germany)

Social mindfulness across the globe led by Niels J. van Doesum (Leiden University, the Netherlands), Paul A. M. Van Lange (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands), and Ryan Murphy (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Power, Status, and Legitimacy Project led by Mark Brandt (Tilburg University, the Netherlands)

International Situation Project led by David Funder (University of Riverside, U.S.)

Cross-Cultural Project on Fundamental Social Motives led by Douglas T. Kenrick (Arizona State University, U.S.)

Valence and Arousal Project led by Mischelle Yik (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

International Study of Meta-Norms led by Kimmo Eriksson (Stockholm University, Sweden)

Towards Gender Harmony Project led by Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

2019

Graf, S., Linhartova, P., & Sczesny, S. (2019). The effects of news report valence and linguistic labels on prejudice against social minorities. Media Psychology, Advance online, 1080/15213269.2019.1584571. IF = 2.736 (2018)

Graf, S., Paolini, S., & Rubin, M. (2019). Does intimacy counteract or amplify the detrimental effects of negative intergroup contact on attitudes? Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, Advance online, 1177/1368430218767026. IF = 2.641 (2018)

Graf, S., & Sczesny, S. (2019). Intergroup contact with migrants is linked to support for migrants through attitudes, especially in people who are politically right wing. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 73, 102-106. doi: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2019.09.001. IF = 1.713 (2018)

Ko, A., Pick, C. M, Kwon, J. Y., Barlev, M., Krems, J.A., Varnum M. E. W., ..., Graf, S., ..., Kenrick, D. T. (2019). Family Matters: Rethinking the Psychology of Human Social Motivation. Perspectives on Psychological Science, Advance online. IF = 8.190 (2018)

Rupar, M., & Graf, S. (2019). Different forms of intergroup contact with former adversary are linked to distinct reconciliatory acts through symbolic and realistic threat. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 49, 63–74. IF = 1.553 (2018)

Zingora, T., & Graf, S. (2019). Marry who you love: Intergroup contact with gay people and another stigmatized minority is related to voting on the restriction of gay rights through threat. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 49, 684-703. doi: 10.1111/jasp.12627. IF = 1.553 (2018)

2018

Hřebíčková, M., Mõttus, R., Graf, S., Jelínek, M., & Realo, A. (2018). How accurate are national stereotypes? A test of different methodological approaches. European Journal of Personality, 32, 87–99. IF = 3.329 (2018)

2017

Hřebíčková, M., Graf, S., Tegdes, T., & Brezina, I. (2017). We are the opposite of you! Mirroring of national, regional and ethnic stereotypes. Journal of Social Psychology, 157, 703–719. IF = 1.227 (2017)

Baranski, E., Gardiner, G., Guillaume, E., Aveyard, M., Bastian, B., ..., Graf, S., ..., & Funder, D. C. (2017). Comparisons of daily behavior across 21 countries. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8, 252–266. IF = 2.633 (2017)

2016

Graf, S. & Kovacova, S. (2016). How to reduce prejudice? Intergroup contact theory. Ceskoslovenska Psychologie, 60, 185–196. [in Czech] IF = 0.242 (2016)

Hřebíčková, M., & Graf, S. (2016). How we see the ingroup sometimes reflects how we see outgroups: Mirroring of national stereotypes in Central Europe. Ceskoslovenska Psychologie Supplement, 59, 91–99. IF = 0.242 (2016)

Hřebíčková, M.Jelínek, M., Blatný, M., Brom, C., Burešová, I., Graf, S., Mejzlíková, T., Vazsonyi, A. T., Zábrodská, K. (2016). Big Five Inventory: Basic psychometric properties of the Czech version of BFI-44 and BFI-10. Československá psychologie, 60, 567–583. [in Czech] IF = 0.242 (2016)

Guillaume, E., Baranski, E., Todd, E., Bastian, B., Bronin, I., Ivanova, C., Cheng, J.T., de Kock, F.S., Denissen, J.J.A., Gallardo-Pujol, D., Halama, Pl, Han, G.Q., Bae, J., Moon, J., Hong, R.Y., Hřebíčková, M., Graf, S., Izdebski, P., Lundmann, L., Penke, L., Perugini, M., Costantini, G., Rauthmann, J., Ziegler, M., Realo, A., Elme, L., Sato, T., Kawamoto, S., Szarota, P., Tracy, J.L., van Aken, M.A.G., Yang, Y., & Funder, D.C. (2016). The world at 7: Comparing the experience of situations across 20 countries. Journal of Personality, 84, 493–509. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12176. IF = 2.633 (2016)

2015

De Bolle, M., De Fruyt, F., McCrae, R. R., Löckenhoff, C., Costa, P. T. Jr., Aguilar-Vafaie, M., Ahn, C., Ahn, H., Alcalay, L. A., Allik, Avdeyeva, T.V., Bratko, D., Brunner-Sciarra, M., Cain, T. R., Chan, W., Chittcharat, N., Crawford, J. T., Fehr, R., Ficková, E., Gelfand, M. J., Graf, S., ... & Terracciano, A. (2015). The emergence of sex differences in personality traits in early adolescence: A cross-sectional, cross-cultural study. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108, 171–185. doi: 10.1037/a0038497 IF = 4.736 (2015)

2014

Graf, S., Paolini, S., & Rubin, M. (2014). Negative intergroup contact is more influential, but positive intergroup contact is more common: Assessing contact prominence and contact prevalence in five Central European countries. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44, 536–547. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2052 IF = 1.712 (2014)

Hřebíčková, M., & Graf, S. (2014). Accuracy of national stereotypes in Central Europe: Outgroups are not better than ingroup in considering personality traits of real people. European Journal of Personality, 28, 60–72. doi: 10.1002/per.1904 IF = 3.347 (2014)

Löckenhoff, C. E., Chan, W., McCrae, R. R., De Fruyt, F., Jussim, L., De Bolle, M., Costa, P. T., Sutin, A. R., Realo, A., Allik, J., Nakazato, K., Shimonaka, Y., Hřebíčková, M., Graf, S., ... , & Terracciano, A. (2014). Gender stereotypes of personality: Universal and accurate? Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 675–694. doi: 10.1177/0022022113520075 IF = 1.929 (2014)

2013   

Graf, S., Bilewicz, M., Finell, E., & Geschke, D. (2013). Nouns cut slices: Effects of linguistic forms on intergroup bias. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 43, 62–83. doi: 10.1177/0261927X 12463209 IF = 1.490 (2013) -BEST PAPER AWARD-

McCrae, R. R., Chan, W., Jussim, L., De Fruyt, F., Löckenhoff, C. E., De Bolle, M., Costa, P. T., Hřebíčková, M., Graf, S., ... ,& Terracciano, A. (2013). The inaccuracy of national character stereotypes. Journal of Research in Personality, 47, 831–842. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2013.08.006 IF = 2.011 (2013)

2012

Graf, S. (2012). Psychological consequences of language abstractness. Československá psychologie. [in Czech] IF = 0.244 (2012)

Chan, W., McCrae, R. R., De Fruyt, F., Jussim, L., Löckenhoff, C. E., De Bolle, M., Costa, P. T., Sutin, A. R., Realo, A., Allik, J., Nakazato, K., Shimonaka, Y., Hřebíčková, M., Graf, S., ... , & Terracciano, A. (2012). Stereotypes of age differences in personality traits: Universal and accurate? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103, 1050–1066. doi: 10.1037/a0029712 IF = 4.877 (2012)

Hewstone, M., Liebkind, K., Lewicka, M., László, J., Voci, A., Contarello, A., Gómez, A., Hantzi, A., Bilewicz, M., Guinote, A., Graf, S., & Petkova, K. (2012). An evaluation of the impact of the European Association of Social Psychology: A response to Schruijer (2011). History of the Human Sciences, 25,117–126. doi: 10.1177/0952695111434464 IF = 0.442 (2012)

Hřebíčková, M., & Kourilova, S. (2012). How do we see ourselves, how are we seen and how we are: Comparison of national auto- and heterostereotypes with ratings of real people in context of five-factor model of personality. Československá psychologie, 56, 1–17. [in Czech] IF = 0.244 (2012)

2011   

Freund, A. M, Kourilova, S., & Kuhl, P. (2011). Stronger evidence for own-age effects in memory for older as compared to younger adults. Memory, 19, 429–448. IF = 2.089 (2011)

Kourilova, S., & Hřebíčková, M. (2011). Accuracy of Slovak national stereotypes: Result of judgment or intuition? Studia Psychologica, 53, 201–213. IF = 0.197 (2011)

Kouřilová, S. (2011). Individual in intergroup relations: From social categorization to prejudice. Československá psychologie, 55, 12–24. [in Czech] IF = 0.087 (2011)

Graf, S., Hrebickova, M., Petrjanosova, M., & Leix, A. (2015). Czechs and their neighbors: Intergroup attitudes and contact in Central Europe. Praha: Academia. [in Czech]

Kourilova, S., Caha, P., & Caha, E. (2007). Study prerequisites and logic. Praha: Fragment. [in Czech]

Caha, P., & Kourilova, S. (2006). Tests for university entrance exams and logic. Praha: Tutor. [in Czech]

Graf, S. (2019). Social psychology of intergroup conflict. In J. Výrost, I. Slaměník, E. Sollárová (Eds), Social Psychology: Theory, methods, applications, (pp. 668 - 679). Praha: Grada. [in Czech]

Hřebíčková, M., & Graf, S. (2019). National stereotypes in Central Europe: Their accuracy, convergence and mirroring. In D. Ingenhoff, C. White, A. Buhmann, & S. Kiousis (Eds), Bridging disciplinary perspectives on the formation and effects of country image, reputation, brand, and identity (pp. 125-149). London: Routledge.

Graf, S., & Hřebíčková, M. (2017). Does cultural diversity reflect differences in people living in distinct countries? The case of national stereotypes in Central Europe. In A. Thomas (Ed), Culture and ethnic diversity: How European psychologists can meet the challenges (pp. 61–66). Göttingen: Hogrefe.

Graf, S., & Paolini, S. (2017). Investigating positive and negative intergroup contact: Rectifying a long-standing positivity bias in the literature. In L. Vezzali & S. Stathi (Eds). Intergroup contact theory: Recent developments and future directions (Series: Current Issues in Social Psychology), (pp. 92–113). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Hřebíčková, M., & Graf, S. (2016). Agreement and accuracy of national stereotypes in five Central European countries. In C. Fields (Ed), Stereotypes and stereotyping: Misperceptions, perspectives and role of social media (Series: Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment, pp.117–132). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Hřebíčková, M., & Graf, S. (2015). Do Czech ingroup attitudes depend on the level of national identification? In K. Vlachová (Ed), National identities and identification: The Czech Republic – Visegrad Group – European Union (pp. 33–49). Praha: Slon. [in Czech]

Hřebíčková, M., & Graf, S. (2014). Are national stereotypes accurate? In M. Blatný (Ed), Human in contexts of life-span development, (pp. 75–95). Brno: Psychologicky ustav AV CR, v.v.i. [in Czech]

Gardiner, G., Guillaume, E., Stauner, N., Bae, J., Han, G., ..., Graf, S., ... , & Funder, D.C. (2019). Assessing personality across 13 countries using the California Adult Q-set. International Journal of Personality Psychology, 5, 1–17.

Voca, Sh., & Graf, S. (2018). The effects of indirect intergroup contact on willingness to engage in direct contact with former adversary. Social Studies, 12, 47-57.

Rupar, M., & Graf, S. (2017). Ingroup and outgroup mass media are differently linked to reconciliation through perception of ingroup victimhood. In D. Valić Nedeljković, & D. Gruhonjić (Eds.), Populizam, izbeglička kriza, religija, mediji (pp. 36–51). Filozofski Fakultet, Novi Sad.

Petrjánošová, M., & Graf, S. (2012). “The Austrians were surprised that I didn’t speak German”: The role of language in Czech-Austrian relations. Human Affairs, 22, 539–557.

Graf, S., & Petrjánošová, M. (2012). Ako spolu komunikujú Česi a Rakúšania: používání jazyka v průběhu meziskupinového kontaktu. In Diverzita v spoločenských vedách: Príspevky z 11. česko-slovenskej konferencie Kvalitatívny prístup a metódy vo vedách o človeku. Lásticová, B., Masaryk, M., Petrjánošová, M. (Eds.), Bratislava: Ústav výskumu sociálnej komunikácie SAV.

Petrjánošová, M., & Graf, S. (2012). "I have never met an Austrian but taken part in a student exchange in Germany": Perceived similarities between Austrians and Germans in Czech respondents. In P. Halama, R. Hanák, & R. Masaryk (Eds.), Sborník příspěvků Sociální procesy a osobnost 2012 (pp. 26–30). [Book of Proceedings, Social processes and personality 20012] Bratislava: Ústav experimentálnej psychológie SAV. ISBN: 978-80-88910-40-4. [in Czech]

Kourilova, S. (2011). Perception of Intergroup Contact in Border Regions: A Czech-Austrian Case Study. In M. S. Roberto, M. T. Batista, M. H. Santos, R. Morais, R. S. Costa, M. L. Lima (Eds.), Research directions in social and organizational psychology (Vol. IV). Lisbon: Edições Colibri.

Hřebíčková, M., & Kourilova, S. (2010). Slovenské tango: percepce profilů osobnostních charakteristik Slováků. [Slovac tango: Perception of personality traits profiles in Slovacs]. In Blatný, M., Vobořil, D., Květon, P., Jelínek, M., Sobotková, V., Kouřilová, S. (Eds.). Sborník příspěvků Sociální procesy a osobnost 2009, Člověk na cestě životem: rizika, výzvy, příležitosti, (s. 91–98). [Book of Proceedings, Social processes and personality 2009] Brno: Psychologický ústav AV ČR. ISBN: 978-80-86174-15-0.

Kourilova, S. (2009). Report on Joint EASP-SPSSI Meeting on intergroup contact: Recent advancements in basic and applied research. European Bulletin of Social Psychology, 21, 33–40. ISSN 1563-1001.

Kourilova, S. (2009). Strukturální přístup k sociálním reprezentacím. [Structural approach to social representations.] E-psychologie, 3, 49–58. ISSN 1802-8853.

Kourilova, S., & Hřebíčková, M.  (2009). Obsah národních stereotypů v příhraniční oblasti České republiky a Rakouska. [Content of national stereotypes in the border region of the Czech Republic and Austria.] In L. Golecká, J. Gurňáková, & I. Ruisel (Eds.), Sborník Sociálne procesy a osobnosť 2008. [Book of Proceedings, Social processes and personality 2008]. Bratislava: Ústav experimentálnej psychológie SAV, 777–785. ISBN 978-80-88910-26-8.

The role of language in journalists’ work. 20 November 2018, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague as part of the H2020 project 809498 "People between the lines: Building skills for quality migration coverage".

Media shape majority’s attitudes toward immigrants: Effects of linguistic labels for ethnicity, report valence and intergroup contact. 2 February 2018, Social Psychology Lab, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Angst vor dem Fremden: Wie die Medien Einstellungen gegenüber Fremden beeinflussen [Fear of the foreign: How mass media influence attitudes toward foreigners]. 9 December 2017, Psychology Update Refresher, Forum für medizinische Fortbildung, Zurich, Switzerland.

Immigrants in the mass media: Effects of linguistic labels for ethnicity, report valence and intergroup contact through mass media. 30 November 2017, Institute of Communication and Media Studies; Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland.

Valence asymmetries in the effect of intergroup contact on outgroup attitudes, 15 April 2015, Institute of Psychology, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany.

Challenging prejudice: The effect of language, media exposure and intergroup contact on outgroup attitudes, 6 November 2014, Center for Research on Prejudice, Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Poland.

Negative intergroup contact is more influential, but positive intergroup contact is more common: An ecological assessment of contact prominence and contact prevalence in five European countries, 29 May 2014, Department of Psychology, Işık University, Turkey.

Prevalent positive and prominent negative contact with outgroup members maintain outgroup attitudes, 20 March 2013, School of Psychology, University of Newcastle, Australia.

Graf, S., & Sczesny, S. (2019). Personal experiences with asylum seekers can disrupt the normative influence of mass-media on solidarity with asylum seekers. Conference of the Swiss Psychological Society, Bern, Switzerland.

Graf, S., & Sczesny, S. (2019). Direct but not mass-mediated intergroup contact with migrants is linked to behaviour supporting migrants through attitudes: The role of political orientation. 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology, Lisbon, Portugal.

Graf, S., Arlt, D., Eugster, B. & Sczesny, S. (2019). Intergroup communication about migration shapes attitudes toward migrants and immigration policies: The role of emotions and cognitions. The EASP Meeting on Intergroup Communication, Bologna, Italy.

Graf, S., & Sczesny, S. (2019). What shapes our attitudes and behaviours toward migrants? The role of past intergroup contact and media exposure. Berner Gespräche zur Migration, Bern, Switzerland.

Zingora T., Vezzali L., & Graf, S. (2018). Stereotypes in the face of reality: Intergroup contact inconsistent with group stereotypes predicts change in prejudice better than stereotype-consistent contact. EASP Meeting, Bratislava, Slovakia, Program Book, p. 34.

Voca, S., Rupar, M., & Graf, S. (2018). Intergroup norms and reconciliation in Kosovo. EASP Group Meeting on Boundaries, Norms, and Conflicts: Understanding Intergroup Relations and Rising Intolerance Across Europe and Beyond, Bratislava, Slovakia, Program Book, p. 6.

Voca, Sh., & Graf, S. (2018). The effects of mass-mediated contact and collective victimhood on willingness to engage in direct contact with the former adversary in Kosovo. ESCON Transfer of Knowledge Conference, Cologne, Germany, Program Book, p. 125.

Voca, Sh., & Graf, S. (2018). The effects of indirect intergroup contact on willingness to engage in direct intergroup contact. International Interdisciplinary Conference, Tirana, Albania, Program Book, p. 109.

Graf, S., & Sczesny, S. (2017). Valence of media news about immigrants and immigrants’ labels shape majority’s prejudice against immigrants. 18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology, Granada, Spain, Book of Abstracts, p. 168.

Rupar, M., & Graf, S. (2017). Beyond the story narrative: Intergroup help, morality, and multi-ethnic reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 30th German Peace Psychology Conference, Chemnitz, Germany, Program Book, p. 19.

Rupar, M., & Graf, S. (2017). The role of mass media in process of reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Populizam, izbeglička kriza, religija, mediji, Novi Sad, Serbia, Program Book, p.5.

Zingora, T., & Graf, S. (2016). Intergroup contact shapes perception of minorities and predicts voting in referendum aimed at restriction of homosexual rights. Transfer of Knowledge Conference 2016, Lisbon, Portugal, Book of Abstracts, p. 84.

Rupar, M., & Graf, S. (2016). Intergroup contact in the course of conflict: The effects of direct and extended contact through family on reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. ESCON Transfer of Knowledge Conference 2016; Lisbon, Portugal, Book of Abstracts, p. 60.

Rupar, M., & Graf, S. (2016). The effect of direct and mass-mediated contact on intergroup reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina: The role of intergroup threat. The Biennial Conference of the International Society for Justice Research, 2016, Canterbury, UK, Book of Abstracts, p. 15.

Graf, S., & Zingora, T. (2015). Benefits of ethnic diversity: Intergroup contact with Vietnamese can reduce prejudice against Roma. In symposium "Ethnic and cultural diversity". 14th European Congress of Psychology, Milan, Italy, Program Book, p. 14.

Zingora, T., & Graf, S. (2015). Challenging prejudice with ethnic diversity: The role of perceived threats in secondary transfer effect of intergroup contact. The 9th Biennial Congress of the International Academy for Intercultural Research, Bergen, Norway, Program Book, p. 24.

Graf, S., Paolini, S., & Rubin, M. (2014). Ecological evidence that positive intergroup contact is more common, but negative contact is more influential. 17th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Book of Abstracts, p. 170.

Hřebíčková, M., Graf, S., Realo, A., & Mõttus, R. (2014). True or false: What influences the accuracy of national stereotypes? In invited symposium "Cross-cultural aspects of personality".17th European Conference on Personality, Lausanne, Switzerland, Book of Abstracts, p. 114–115.

Graf, S., & Hřebíčková, M. (2013). Big 5 in social psychology: Fruitful cross-pollination or a deadlock? In invited symposium "The Five-factor model of personality in psychological and anthropological research". SPO 2013, Třešť, Book of Abstracts, p. 19.

Graf, S., Paolini, S., & Rubin, M. (2013). Prevalence of positive and prominence of negative contact maintain outgroup attitudes stable. Talk within symposium "Valence asymmetries in intergroup relations: Bringing the pendulum of intergroup contact research back to the centre". SASP Annual Conference, Cairns, Australia, Book of Abstracts, pp. 13, 62.

Graf, S., Bilewicz, M., Finell, E., & Geschke, D. (2012). Nouns cut slices: Effects of linguistic forms on intergroup bias. ESCON2 Transfer of Knowledge Conference; Estoril, Portugal, Book of Abstracts, pp. 13-14.

Kourilova, S., & Petrjanosova M. (2012). How Czech and Austrians communicate: Use of language in intergroup contact. 11th Annual Conference Qualitative Approach and Methods in Social Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia; Book of Abstracts, pp. 24-25.

Kourilova, S., & Hrebickova, M. (2011). Intergroup contact in border regions of five Central European countries.16th EASP General Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden.

Hrebickova, M., & Kourilova, S. (2010). National auto- and heterosterotypes in relation to personality traits in five Central European countries. Invited symposium „Personality and Culture“, 15th European Conference on Personality, Brno, Czech Republic; Book of Abstracts, p. 43.

Hrebickova, M., & Kourilova, S. (2010). National auto- and heterosterotypes in five Central European countries. EAPP Expert meeting on Personality and Culture, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Kourilova, S. (2009). Effect of linguistic abstraction on intergroup contact perception. Transfer of Knowledge Conference; Warsaw, Poland; Book of Abstracts, pp. 39-40.

Kourilova, S., & Hrebickova, M. (2009). Perception of national stereotypes from an ingroup and outgroup perspective. Xth European Congress of Psychology, Oslo, Norway.

Kourilova, S. (2009). National stereotypes and inter-group contact in a border region. PhD meeting in Social and Organisational Psychology; Lisboa, Portugal.

Kourilova, S., & Freund, A. M. (2008). The effect of age-based categorization on memory bias. Transfer of Knowledge Conference; Volterra, Italy; Book of Abstracts, p. 21.

Kourilova, S. (2008). Intergroup contact in the border area of the Czech Republic and Austria. Poster at EAESP-SPSSI Small Group Meeting on “Intergroup Contact: Recent advancements in basic and applied research”; Marburg, Germany; Book of Abstracts, p. 14.

Kourilova, S., & Hrebickova, M. (2008). Comparison of gender stereotypes with gender differences across generations. Invited Symposium “Personality and Culture”, XXIXth International Congress of Psychology; Berlin, Germany.

Kourilova, S., Geschke, D., Finell, E., Bilewicz, M., & Casini, A. (2007). Linguistic abstractness, intergroup bias and national essentialism. Transfer of Knowledge Conference; Brno, Czech Republic.

Hrebickova, M., & Kourilova, S. (2007). Do gender stereotypes reflect self-reports and observer ratings? Invited Symposium “The Five-Factor Model of Personality: Application in Research and Practise”, Xth European Congress of Psychology; Prague, Czech Republic.

Kourilova, S., Geschke, D., Finell, E., Bilewicz, M., & Casini, A. (2007). Does linguistic abstractness influence intergroup bias? Experimental study in four European countries. Xth European Congress of Psychology; Prague, Czech Republic.

PhD students

Mirjana Rupar; Dissertation: “The effects of different forms of intergroup contact on reconciliation: The role of intergroup threat, victimhood, and trust” (PhD awarded 2018, summa cum laude; nominated for the Prize of the Rector of the Masaryk University, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno)

Tibor Zingora; Dissertation: “The potential and pitfalls of intergroup contact in fighting prejudice and discrimination” (PhD awarded 2018, summa cum laude; Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno)

Shpend Voca; Dissertation: “Intergroup relations in post-conflict societies: Promoting intergroup contact and forgiveness among former adversaries” (Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno)

Stanislava Kovacova; Dissertation: “The relations of Czech majority to Vietnamese and Roma minority in the Czech Republic” (Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno)

 

MA students

Roya Mohagheghi; MA thesis: “The effect of labels for immigrants on attitudes towards immigrants and immigration politics” (2018; Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Bern)

Amel Lina Boural; MA thesis: “The effect of media news on attitudes towards immigrants and immigration politics” (2018; Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Bern)

Larissa Dahinden; MA thesis: “The effect of short- and long-term mass-mediated intergroup contact on attitudes towards German immigrants in Switzerland” (2018; Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Bern)

Katharina Tscherrig; MA thesis: “The effect of different language used in media news on attitudes towards immigrants” (2017; Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Bern)

Petra Dvořáková; MA thesis: “The role of empathy in the secondary transfer effect of contact with people with disabilities on attitudes towards Roma minority” (2016; Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno)

Martin Valenta; MA thesis: “The effect of labeling outgroup with nouns and adjectives in positive, negative and ambivalent context” (2015; Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno)

Pavla Linhartová; MA thesis: “The effect of intergroup contact and language abstractness conveyed by news about minorities on attitudes towards minorities” (2014; Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno)

Tibor Zingora; MA thesis: Roma and Vietnamese through the eyes of majority: The role of threat in the relationship between intergroup contact and attitudes” (2014; Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno)

Linda Černochová; MA thesis: “Representations of competent manager characteristics” (2010; Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno)

Graf, S. (2019). Information and language in news impact prejudice against minorities. Media release of the University of Bern published 53 times in Swiss and Lichtenstein media (e.g., „Sprachliche Feinheiten prägen Vorurteile gegenüber Migranten“ Tages Anzeiger, Berner Zeitung, Wirtschaftregional, Der Bund Online, Liechtensteiner Volksblatt, Liechtensteiner Vaterland, Radio FM1; „Les finesses du langage marquent les préjugés“ 20 Minutes, Romandie; „Les migrants dans les médias - les préjugés se voient renforcés“ www.psychologie.ch/fr).

Graf, S. (2019). Immigrants in the media. ČRo Plus. (Czech Radio covering the expert meeting „How mass media shape the perception of others: The refugee crisis and postconflict societies.“)

Graf, S., Hřebíčková, M., Petrjánošová, M., & Leix, A. (2018). Češi jsou lepší než si myslí [Czechs are better than they think]. AB Bulletin of the Czech Acedemy of Sciences, 11 2018, 12–13.

Graf, S. (2018). Posílený předsudek. Jak jazyk ovlivňuje naše vnímání druhých lidí. [Enhanced prejudice. How language influences our perception of others]. Vesmír, 97, 354–355.

Graf, S. (2018). Jak bojovat s předsudky? Příklad vztahů mezi lidmi pěti národností ve střední Evropě [How to fight prejudice? An example of relations among people of five nationalities in central Europe] Interview for the series “Successful projects of Czech scientists” about the outcomes of the research project 13-25656S evaluated as "excellent" by the Czech Science Foundation.

Hřebíčková, M., Graf, S., & Chvojkova, P. (2018). V Psychologickém ústavu AV ČR zkoumají vietnamské Čechy. [The Institute of Psychology at the Czech Academy of Sciences research Vietnamese Czechs] Interview about the research on Czech minorities for South East Asia – liaison.

Graf, S. (2017). Prolomit začarovaný kruh předsudků. [Breaking the vicious circle of prejudice.] Interview about the effects of newspaper reports on prejudice for the journal 7th GENERATION.

Graf, S. (2016). Co s námi dělají obavy z cizinců? O dopadech uprchlické krize a možnostech boje s předsudky. [What does the fear of foreigners do to us? About the impact of the refugee crisis and possibilities to challenge prejudice.] Interview for the news server EuroZpravy.cz.

Graf, S. (2015). Interview about research projects on prejudice, stereotypes and language intergroup context for the Czech Academy Bulletin.

Hřebíčková, M., Graf, S., & Petrjánošová, M. (2012). Slováci jsou našinci: Mladí Češi považují své slovenské vrstevníky za vlastní, naopak to neplatí. [Slovaks are people like you and me: Young Czechs consider their Slovak peers similar to themselves but not vice versa.] Lidové noviny, 22.12.2012, p. 4. Příloha Orientace. [in Czech]

Hrebickova, M., Leix, A. & Graf, S. (2012). Poláci nás milují. [Poles do love us.] Lidové noviny, 16.6. 2012, pp. 1-2. Příloha Orientace.

Kourilova, S., & Hrebickova, M. (2009). Evropa národních stereotypů. [Europe of national stereotypes.] Lidové noviny, 7.2. 2009, p. 24. Příloha Věda, Orientace/Esej.