2019 ISPP Conference

Sylvie Graf and Sabine Sczesny will present „Direct but not Mass-Mediated Intergroup Contact with Migrants is Linked to Behaviour Supporting Migrants through Attitudes: The Role of Political Orientation“ on 13 July 2019, from 11.50 in Evora room, at the Conference of International Society of Political Psychology in Lisbon, Portugal.


The EASP Meeting on Intergroup Communication

Sylvie Graf, Dorothee Arlt, Beatrice Eugster, and Sabine Sczesny will present „Intergroup communication about migration shapes attitudes toward migrants and immigration policies: The role of emotions and past mass media consumption“ in Francesca Prati’s symposium „COMMUNICATION AMONG NATIVES AND IMMIGRANTS“, on 28 June 2019, from 10.15 in Aula Magna of the Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Italy.


Berner Gespräche zur Migration

An interdisciplinary platform gathering researchers studying migration organizes 4th round of a whole day seminar. Sylvie Graf will present „What Shapes Our Attitudes and Behaviours toward Migrants? The Role of Past Intergroup Contact and Media Exposure“ on 7 May 2019, from 11.30 at the University of Bern, Seminarraum 324, Parkterrasse 14.

[Flyer: BGM#4_FS19_Programm]


Expert meeting: „How mass media shape the perception of others“

Expert meeting „How mass media shape the perception of others: Refugee crisis and post-conflict societies“ gathers international experts from psychology, sociology, media studies and journalism. Mgr. et Mgr. Michał Tkaczyk, Ph.D.; Mgr. David Kohout; MA. Mirjana Rupar, Ph.D.; MA. Shpend Voca; and Doc. Sylvie Graf, Ph.D. will introduce their original research dealing with presentation of information about people from different social groups in the mass media and its impact on attitudes and behaviors, on 10 April 2019, from 10.00 at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno.

[Invitation: Workshop_Migration Mass Media]

[Abstracts: Workshop_Migration Mass Media_Abstracts]

[Presentation Graf: CMPS_imigranti v medich]


Invited lecture for students of journalism

Sylvie Graf will present scientific findings relevant for journalists writing about migration in the course „Journalists and minority topics: Migration and media“ at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague, on  22 November 2018, from 14.00. The course is supported as part of the H2020 project 809498 „People between the lines: Building skills for quality migration coverage“.

[PDF of the presentation: Význam jazyka v novinářské práci]


Invited talk at the University of Lausanne

Sylvie Graf will introduce the latest findings of the „Immigrants in the Media“ project in a seminar of the Social Psychology Lab; Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. The talk named „Media shape majority’s attitudes toward immigrants: Effects of linguistic labels for ethnicity, report valence and intergroup contact“ will take place on 2 February 2018, from 10.00 in room 5799, Géopolis.

[PDF of the presentation: Lausanne_Immigrants in the media]


Lecture for medical professionals

Sylvie Graf will present a psychological analysis of the fear of foreigners and the role of media in shaping attitudes toward foreigners during a Psychology Update Refresher on 9 December 2017 in Zurich.


Workshop for journalists

Sylvie Graf will discuss how media shape prejudice, focusing on the role of news content and language for description of immigrants, during workshop for journalists at the Czech Radio in Prague on 4. and 6. December 2017.


Invited talk at the University of Bern

Sylvie Graf will introduce the findings of the „Immigrants in the Media“ project in a research colloquium on political communication of the Institute of Communication and Media Studies; Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences. The talk named „Media shape majority’s attitudes toward immigrants“ will take place on 30 November 2017, from 14.00.


EASP General Meeting 2017 in Granada

Sylvie Graf and Sabine Sczesny will present „Valence of media news about immigrants and immigrants’ labels shape majority’s attitudes toward immigrants“ in Blitz Symposium XII on Immigration, Saturday, 8 July 2017, from 11.10 in room Albéniz. Sylvie Graf will chair the Symposium on Immigration.


Expert meeting: „Social minorities and cultural differences“

Expert meeting on social minorities and cultural differences will be held 5. 4. 2017 from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Institute of Psychology, Czech Academy of Science in Brno.

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