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Dr Stefania Paolini

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology (Psychology)

Career Summary

Biography

I am a senior lecturer in social, cross-cultural, and Aboriginal psychology at the School of Psychology, University of Newcastle, Australia. My interest in social and intergroup psychology started very early in my undergraduate studies at the University of Padova, Italy. What immediately struck me was the possibility offered by social psychology to combine the study of complex human behaviours with methodological rigour and elegance. Research grants from the European Community and the British Economic and Social Research Council funded my PhD research on the social psychologival bases of prejudice, stigma, stereotyping and prejudice and on prejudice reduction interventions, which I completed at Cardiff University (UK), under the supervision of one of the most influential and productive social psychologists in the world (Prof Miles Hewstone, University of Oxford). 

My ongoing research focuses on intergroup contact, the cognitive and affective bases of intergroup friendship and diversity, the motivational and affective predictors of people's willingness to engage in intergroup contact, intergroup emotions, intergroup anxiety, and their learning mechanisms; migrants' psychology; stereotype change; and the effects of meta-cognitions on social judgment. Because of my growing international profile in research on intergroup contact, I was invited to join in 2005 a small delegation of experts commemorating in post-appartheid South Africa the 50th anniversary of Gordon Allport's visit of segregated South Africa; I sectured a competitive Australian Post-doctoral fellowship sponsored by the Australian Research Concil to study the psychological dynamics of positive and negative intergroup contact in 2006; I was invited to enter a UoN sponsored Emerging Leaders Program in 2011 and to co-chair the Internationalisation committee of the largest professional society of social scientists in the world (American-led Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues or SPSSI) in 2013.      

I publish my research in leading interrnational journals in the area of social psychology and intergroup relations, including the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, the Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, the British Journal of Social Psychology. My research is highly cited: For example my 2004 article on direct and extended contact in Northern Ireland has accrued over 300 citations (28.7 citations per year against 1.2 expected average in my area) and was the most highly cited article in my school's 2010 ERA submission. My research demonstrates also high impact: It has been included in reports by the UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission and British Labour Party’s Fabian Society and enjoys regular media attention. I am a regular reviewer for more than thirty international journals in my area and for several international grant bodies (e.g., the Australian Research Council, the British Academy, the National Science Foundation [USA], the National Research Foundation [South Africa], the European Science Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council [Canada], and The Leverhulme Trust [UK]).

I have supervised to completion over 40 research students (PhD, clinical doctorate and masters, honours). I coordinate an active and vibrant research laboratory of 20+ research students, post-docs, overseas visiting researchers, and research volunteers that meets regularly to learn about research, to socialise and support each other. My research students and I enjoy a fully equipped suite of four research rooms across two campuses where we conduct dyadic and small group studies, as well as computer-based and psychophysiological research; we also conduct studies in the field and using internet-based surveyes as part of an ecclectic research toolkit. I have had research leadership positions in the school for several years: I have been head of the research group HEAD contributing to an ERA ranking of  4 ('above world standards') in 2010; I currently lead the school's social and organisational psychology research group bringing six staff and their research students together. I am also significantly engaged in the national scene: I have been asked to host at Newcastle the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Australasian Social Psychologists (or SASP) and I am currently leading the establishment of a regular small group meeting linking across the Pacific researchers of US-based SPSSI with researchers of Australasian-based SASP. 

Research Expertise
- Social cognition
- Stereotyping, prejudice, and social discrimination
- Interventions to ameliorate intergroup relations
- Metacognition and social judgements 

Collaborations
Intergroup Contact and Valence-Asymmetries: Dr Paolini and Dr Rubin are collaborating with Prof Jake Harwood from the University of Arizona, USA, to investigate the effects that the positive vs. negative valence of intergroup contact exerts on the process of social categorisation and on outgroup evaluations during contact between members of different social groups (along ethnicity, age, etc.) This project was sponsored by a Discovery Project from the Australian Research Council (Paolini, Harwood, & Rubin, 2007-2011) and is ongoing. It has established that intergroup contact is naturally skewed towards worsening, rather than improving, intergroup attitudes due to negative contact's stronger associations with high salience of intergroup distinctions (i.e., when intergroup contact goes wrong people are more likely to regard their contact partner as representative of their group and thus worsen group-level attitudes accoridngly). Predictors and Consequences of Intergroup Friendship: Dr Paolini has carried out extensive research on the psychological consequences of cross-group friendships (Paolini, 2004-2008) and is currently investigating the effects of individuals self-expansion motives and intergroup anxiety on peoples willingness to engage in inter-ethnic contact (Paolini & Alexander, 2007-2009). This research has received financial support from grants from John and Daphne Endowment Research Fund and forms the basis of two mulit-study publications in the pipeline. Learning Mechanisms of Interethnic Anxiety and Stereotyping: Dr Paolini is collaborating with Dr Andrea Griffin (animal biologist and learning expert, University of Newcastle) on a project investigating the learning mechanisms of interethnic anxiety and inter-ethnic stereotyping. This works looks at first-hand and observational aversive learning, generalization and extinction processes, using experimentation and recordings of psycho-physiological markers of body activation (galvanic skin responses, heart rate, etc.). This research enjoys the financial support of a grant from John and Daphne Endowment Research Fund and some internal funding. Migrants Psychology: Dr Rubin and Dr Paolini are collaborating with Prof Richard Crisp from the University of Kent, UK, to investigate the social cognitive bases of discrimination against migrants. This project has received sponsorship from a Discovery Project from the Australian Research Council (Rubin, Paolini, & Crisp, 2005-2007). Together wiht Dr Moskovski and Dr Rubin and as part of a cross-faculty researhc grant, Dr Paolini is investigating the social psychological and linguistic bases of migrants' acculturation processes. Stereotype Change and Meta-Cognitions: Dr Paolini is engaged in a continuous research project on stereotype change. In particular, she is interested in a social form of inductive reasoning called member-to-group generalization whereby individuals change their judgments of discriminated groups in society in light of information about specific group members. With Kylie McIntyre and Prof Miles Hewstone, from the University of Oxford, UK, Dr Paolini is working towards a comprehensive meta-analysis of research on the process of member-to-group generalization. More recent work focuses on the impact that meta-cognitions, or peoples cognitions about cognitions (e.g., accountability considerations, retrieval and processing fluency) exert on generalisation with an eye towards basic social cognition and stereotype reduction interventions.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Wales - Cardiff - Wales
  • Post Graduate Qualification to Practice Psychology, University of Padova - Italy
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), University of Padova - Italy

Keywords

  • decision making
  • intergroup anxiety
  • intergroup emotions
  • learning mechanisms of interethnic anxiety
  • meta-cognition
  • migrants psychology
  • prejudice
  • social categorization
  • social discrimination
  • stereotype and prejudice change
  • stereotyping

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
170299 Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified 10
170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified 90

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Psychology
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/02/2007 - 1/02/2015 Fellow - APD (ARC) University of Newcastle
School of Psychology
Australia

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2014 Annual meeting of
Organisation: SASP (Society of Australasian Social Psychologists)
2013 for
Organisation: SPSSI (Society for the Psychological Study of Social issues)
2013 Psychology Conference
Organisation: HNE (Hunter new England Health)
2006 Contact between ethnic groups likely to increase not to reduce tension.
Organisation: Psychology Foundation of Australia, the Australian, ABC Newcastle, SBS news Description: My research has obtained increased visibility at the University and national level through a series of productive relations with the media and community engagement in 2006 Paolini, S. (2006, July). Contact between ethnic groups likely to increase not to reduce tension. Media release by the Psychology Foundation of Australia and by the Public Relations unit of the University of Newcastle. Paolini, S. (2006, June). Contact between ethnic groups likely to increase not to reduce tension. Piece posted on the News section of the Universitys front web page. Paolini, S. (2006, July). Media interviews with The Australian on the dynamics of negative intergroup contact. Paolini, S. (2006, July). Broadcasted live radio interview with ABC Newcastle on the research about the dynamics of negative intergroup contact. Paolini, S. (2006, July). Broadcasted radio interviews with ABC Newcastle, ABC Newcastle News, SBS news, 2HD Radio on the research about the dynamics of negative intergroup contact. Paolini, S., Harwood, J., & Rubin, M. Entry for an informal research database focusing on the Cronulla riots and their aftermath organized by a consortium of government and community services providers working in the Sutherland Shire (NSW, Australia: Community Relations Commission For a multicultural NSW, Shire Wide Youth Services, and Sutherland Shire Council) and involving CRSI and the Centre for Research on Social Inclusion at Macquarie University as academic partners.
2006 Psychology Foundation of Australia, ABC Newcastle, SBS News
Organisation: see above Description: My research has obtained increased visibility at the University and national level through a series of productive relations with the media and community engagement in 2006 --Paolini, S. (2006, July). Contact between ethnic groups likely to increase not to reduce tension. Media release by the Psychology Foundation of Australia and by the Public Relations unit of the University of Newcastle. --Paolini, S. (2006, June). Contact between ethnic groups likely to increase not to reduce tension. Piece posted on the News section of the Universitys front web page. --Paolini, S. (2006, July). Media interviews with The Australian on the dynamics of negative intergroup contact. --Paolini, S. (2006, July). Broadcasted live radio interview with ABC Newcastle on the research about the dynamics of negative intergroup contact. --Paolini, S. (2006, July). Broadcasted radio interviews with ABC Newcastle, ABC Newcastle News, SBS news, 2HD Radio on the research about the dynamics of negative intergroup contact. --Paolini, S., Harwood, J., & Rubin, M. Entry for an informal research database focusing on the Cronulla riots and their aftermath organized by a consortium of government and community services providers working in the Sutherland Shire (NSW, Australia: Community Relations Commission For a multicultural NSW, Shire Wide Youth Services, and Sutherland Shire Council) and involving CRSI and the Centre for Research on Social Inclusion at Macquarie University as academic partners.
2006 Small Conference - Contact 50'
Organisation: University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg University of Cape Town, Cape Town Description: This conference has been an extremely influential small group conference on intergroup contact and intergroup relations that took place in a traditionally segregated land, South Africa. The conference brought together approximately 50 international, leading experts researching in the areas of the contact hypothesis, intergroup friendship, intergroup segregation and desegregation, and barriers to intergroup contact and mixing. In particular, the conference marked the 50th anniversary of Gordon Allport and Thomas Pettigrews visit to South Africa. Gordon Allport is the official founder of research on the contact hypothesis (Allport, 1954), the idea that face-to-face interactions between members of rival groups will reduce mutual prejudice, discrimination, and conflict; idea that has inspired half a century of social psychological research (Brown & Hewstone, 2005) and desegregation policies in Australia and around the globe (Hewstone et al., 2005). Thomas Pettigrew was Gordon Allports PhD student and is now unanimously recognized as the prime figure at the forefront of research on intergroup contact (Pettigrew, 1998; Pettigrew & Tropp, in press). He has kindly agreed to act as a keynote speaker for the conference. It was a particularly poignant occasion for him, as it was his first visit to South Africa since that of 50 years ago. The conference principal aim was to strengthen cross-national networks. In addition, the conference aimed to stimulate interest in intergroup contact research, to expose young South African researchers to some of the pre-eminent authors and researchers in the field, and to aid the racial transformation of social life and research institutions in South Africa. This small group conference has represented an extremely important venue to publicize my research and network with leading researchers, editors and reviewers of influential journals, and reviewers of grants in my specialized field of investigation. --Immediate exchange with prominent academics: Thomas Pettigrew (University of California, Santa Cruz), Ulrich Wagner (Centre for conflict studies, Marburg, Germany), Frances Aboud (McGill University, Montreal), Steve Reicher and Anjia Eller (University of St. Andrews, UK), John Dixon (Lancaster University, UK), Ian Walker (Murdoch University, Australia). --Extended exchange: The scholars with whom I have had a productive exchange with in South Africa have kindly introduced me to other prominent scholars in the area. --Requests to give seminar presentations: I was asked by Prof Steve Reicher to give a seminar presentation at the University of St Andrews in Scotland and by Prof Greg Maio to give a presentation at the University of Cardiff in Wales. --Request to review a Psychological Science article: I was recently approached by the editor of another prominent outlet in psychology (Psychological Science, impact factor 3.56, 8/100 in ranking among multidisciplinary psychological journals according to ISI database 2003). I was informed that the first author of the manuscript and conference attendee (John Dixon, Lancaster University, UK) listed me among relevant reviewers for his manuscript. --Visits at Newcastle of postgraduate research student. At the conference I was approached by Laamez Alexander, a very proficient postgraduate student from the University of Cape Town, because interested in coming to Newcastle for some research experience. Ms Alexander is currently working in the School of Psychologys social psychological laboratories and plans to do so until early 2008.
2005 International Graduate College 'Conflict and Cooperation between Groups'
Organisation: University of Jena Description: This request to act as international research consultant reflects my growing international reputation.
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2008 Vonofakou C, Hewstone M, Voci A, Paolini S, Turner RN, Tausch NT, et al., 'The impact of direct and extended cross-group friendships on improving intergroup relations', Improving Intergroup Relations: Building on the Legacy of Thomas F. Pettigrew, Blackwell Publishing, Malden 107-123 (2008) [B1]
Citations Scopus - 6
2006 Paolini S, Hewstone M, Voci A, Harwood J, Cairns E, 'Intergroup contact and the promotion of intergroup harmony: the influence of intergroup emotions', Social Identities: Motivational, Emotional and Cultural Influences, Psychology Press, Hove, United Kingdom 209-238 (2006) [B1]
2005 Hewstone M, Cairns E, Voci A, Paolini S, McLernon F, Crisp RJ, et al., 'Intergroup Contact in a Divided Society: Challenging Segregation in Northern Ireland', The Social Psychology of Inclusion and Exclusion, Psychology Press, Hove, United Kingdom 265-292 (2005) [B1]
Citations Scopus - 52

Journal article (29 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Lacey M, Paolini S, Hanlon M-C, Melville J, Galletly C, Campbell LE, 'Parents with serious mental illness: Differences in internalised and externalised mental illness stigma and gender stigma between mothers and fathers', Psychiatry Research, 225 723-733 (2015)

Research demonstrates that people living with serious mental illness (SMI) contend with widespread public stigma; however, little is known about the specific experiences of stigma... [more]

Research demonstrates that people living with serious mental illness (SMI) contend with widespread public stigma; however, little is known about the specific experiences of stigma that mothers, and in particular fathers, with SMI encounter as parents. This study aimed to explore and compare the experiences of stigma for mothers and fathers with SMI inferred not only by living with a mental illness but also potential compounding gender effects, and the associated impact of stigma on parenting. Telephone surveys were conducted with 93 participants with SMI who previously identified as parents in the Second Australian National Survey of Psychosis. Results indicated that mothers were more likely than fathers to perceive and internalise stigma associated with their mental illness. Conversely, fathers were more inclined to perceive stigma relating to their gender and to hold stigmatising attitudes towards others. Mental illness and gender stigma predicted poorer self-reported parenting experiences for both mothers and fathers. These findings may assist in tailoring interventions for mothers and fathers with SMI.

DOI 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.09.010
Co-authors Mary-Claire Hanlon, Linda E Campbell
2015 Moskovsky CG, Alsharhani M, Ratcheva S, paolini S, 'Aptitude as a Predictor of Second Language Achievement: An Investigation in the Saudi Arabian Context', Arab World English Journal, 6 3-21 (2015)
Co-authors Christo Moskovsky
2014 Milanov M, Rubin JM, Paolini S, 'Constructing and validating a new measure of ingroup identification.', Annuaire de L¿Université de Sofia ¿St. Kliment Ohridski¿. Faculte de Philosophie, 104 71-94 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2014 Paolini S, Harwood J, Rubin M, Husnu S, Joyce N, Hewstone M, 'Positive and extensive intergroup contact in the past buffers against the disproportionate impact of negative contact in the present', EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 44 548-562 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/ejsp.2029
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2014 Graf S, Paolini S, Rubin M, '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 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/ejsp.2052
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2014 Lacey M, Paolini S, Hanlon M-C, Melville J, Galletly C, Campbell LE, 'Parents with serious mental illness: Differences in internalised and externalised mental illness stigma and gender stigma between mothers and fathers', Psychiatry Research, (2014)

Research demonstrates that people living with serious mental illness (SMI) contend with widespread public stigma; however, little is known about the specific experiences of stigma... [more]

Research demonstrates that people living with serious mental illness (SMI) contend with widespread public stigma; however, little is known about the specific experiences of stigma that mothers, and in particular fathers, with SMI encounter as parents. This study aimed to explore and compare the experiences of stigma for mothers and fathers with SMI inferred not only by living with a mental illness but also potential compounding gender effects, and the associated impact of stigma on parenting. Telephone surveys were conducted with 93 participants with SMI who previously identified as parents in the Second Australian National Survey of Psychosis. Results indicated that mothers were more likely than fathers to perceive and internalise stigma associated with their mental illness. Conversely, fathers were more inclined to perceive stigma relating to their gender and to hold stigmatising attitudes towards others. Mental illness and gender stigma predicted poorer self-reported parenting experiences for both mothers and fathers. These findings may assist in tailoring interventions for mothers and fathers with SMI.

DOI 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.09.010
Co-authors Linda E Campbell
2014 Milanov M, Rubin JM, Paolini S, 'Different types of ingroup identification: A comprehensive review, an integrative model, and implications for future research.', Psicologia Sociale, 3 205-232 (2014)
DOI 10.1482/78347
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2014 Milanov M, Rubin JM, Paolini S, 'Different types of ingroup identification: A comprehensive review, an integrative model, and implications for future research.', Psicologia Sociale, 3 205-232 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1482/78347
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2014 Rubin M, Paolini S, 'Out-group flies in the in-group¿s ointment: Evidence of the motivational underpinnings of the in-group overexclusion effect.', Social Psychology, 45 265-273 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1027/1864-9335/a000171
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2013 Moskovsky C, Alrabai F, Paolini S, Ratcheva S, 'The Effects of Teachers' Motivational Strategies on Learners' Motivation: A Controlled Investigation of Second Language Acquisition', LANGUAGE LEARNING, 63 34-62 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9922.2012.00717.x
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Christo Moskovsky
2013 Milanov M, Rubin JM, Paolini S, 'Adult attachment styles as predictors of different types of ingroup identification.', Bulgarian Journal of Psychology, 1-4 175-186 (2013) [C1]
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2013 Wolfenden L, McKeough A, Bowman J, Paolini S, Francis L, Wye P, Puhl R, 'Experimental investigation of parents and their children's social interaction intentions towards obese children', JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH, 49 604-607 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/jpc.12285
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2013 Rubin M, Paolini S, Crisp RJ, 'Linguistic Description Moderates the Evaluations of Counterstereotypical People', SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 44 289-298 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1027/1864-9335/a000114
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2012 Campbell LE, Hanlon M-C, Poon AWC, Paolini S, Stone MJ, Galletly C, et al., 'The experiences of Australian parents with psychosis: The second Australian national survey of psychosis', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46 890-900 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0004867412455108
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Helen Stain, Mary-Claire Hanlon, Linda E Campbell
2012 Barlow FK, Paolini S, Pedersen A, Hornsey MJ, Radke HRM, Harwood J, et al., 'The contact caveat: Negative contact predicts increased prejudice more than positive contact predicts reduced prejudice', Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38 1629-1643 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0146167212457953
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2012 Milanov M, Rubin M, Paolini S, 'Types of ingroup identification as a function of group type.', Annuaire de L¿Université de Sofia ¿St. Kliment Ohridski¿. Faculte de Philosophie, 103 119-140 (2012) [C1]
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2011 Rubin JM, Paolini S, Crisp RJ, 'The relationship between the need for closure and deviant bias: An investigation of generality and process', International Journal of Psychology, 46 206-213 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/00207594.2010.537660
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2011 Harwood J, Paolini S, Joyce N, Rubin JM, Arroyo A, 'Secondary transfer effects from imagined contact: Group similarity affects the generalization gradient', British Journal of Social Psychology, 50 180-189 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1348/014466610x524263
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2010 Rubin JM, Paolini S, Crisp RJ, 'A processing fluency explanation of bias against migrants', Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46 21-28 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jesp.2009.09.006
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2010 Paolini S, Harwood J, Rubin JM, 'Negative intergroup contact makes group memberships salient: Explaining why intergroup conflict endures', Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36 1723-1738 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0146167210388667
Citations Scopus - 39Web of Science - 34
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2009 Paolini S, Crisp RJ, McIntyre KL, 'Accountability moderates member-to-group generalization: Testing a dual process model of stereotype change', Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45 676-685 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jesp.2009.03.005
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2007 Turner R, Hewstone M, Voci A, Paolini S, Christ O, 'Reducing prejudice via direct and extended cross-group friendship', European Review of Social Psychology, 18 212-255 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/10463280701680297
Citations Web of Science - 46
2007 Paolini S, Hewstone M, Cairns E, 'Direct and indirect intergroup friendship effects: Testing the moderating role of the affective-cognitive bases of prejudice', Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33 1406-1420 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0146167207304788
Citations Scopus - 45Web of Science - 43
2004 Paolini S, Hewstone M, Cairns E, Voci A, 'Direct and indirect cross-group friendship effects: Converging evidence from Northern Ireland and Australia', Australian Journal of Psychology, 56 85 (2004) [C3]
2004 Paolini S, Hewstone M, Cairns E, Voci A, 'Direct and indirect crossgroup friendship effects: Evidence for the mediating role of an anxiety-reduction mechanism', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 39 343-343 (2004)
2004 Paolini S, Hewstone M, Rubin JM, Pay H, 'Increased group dispersion after exposure to one deviant group member: Testing Hamburger's model of member-to-group generalization', Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 40 569-585 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jesp.2003.10.004
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2004 Paolini S, Hewstone M, Cairns E, Voci A, 'Effects of direct and indirect cross-group friendships on judgments of Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland: The mediating role of an anxiety-reduction mechanism', Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30 770-786 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0146167203262848
Citations Scopus - 211Web of Science - 181
2003 Paolini S, Hewstone M, 'To judge or not to judge: Testing an extended social judgeability model of stereotyping', Australian Journal of Psychology, 55 57 (2003) [C3]
2003 Crisp R, Hewston M, Richards Z, Paolini S, 'Inclusiveness and crossed categorization: Effects on co-joined category evaluations of in-group and out-group primes', British Journal of Social Psychology, 42 25-38 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1348/014466603763276108
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
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Conference (12 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 McKeough A, Wolfenden L, Bowman JA, Paolini S, 'Opportunities for friendship: An experimental comparison of overweight and healthy weight children', Obesity Reviews, Stockholm, Sweden (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2009 Lameez A, Paolini S, 'The role of self-expansion and anxiety-reduction in intergroup contact motivations for engagement and avoidance', 11th European Congress of Psychology ECP09: Abstracts, Oslo, Norway (2009) [E3]
2009 Paolini S, 'Tracing the positive and negative trajectories of intergroup contact: An Australian perspective', Society of Australasian Social Psychologists 39th Annual Conference, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E3]
2008 Paolini S, 'Testing direct and indirect cross-gender friendship effects experimentally and longitudinally: A close-up on the interplay between episodic and chronic process variables', EAESP-SPSSI Small Group Meeting on 'Intergroup Contact: Recent Advancements in Basic and Applied Research', Marburg, Germany (2008) [E3]
2007 Paolini S, 'Member-to-group generalisation in intergroup contact - The social cognitive underpinning pf prejudice reduction and enhancement', 15th Brisbane Symposium on Social Identity. Program, Brisbane (2007) [E3]
2007 Paolini S, 'Testing direct and indirect intergroup friendship effects experimentally and longitudinally: A close-up on category salience and intergroup anxiety', Society of Australasian Social Psychologists 36th Annual Conference. Abstracts, Brisbane, QLD (2007) [E3]
2007 McIntyre KL, Paolini S, Heathcote AJ, 'Exploring the effects of exemplar retrieval fluency on group sterotyping: 'A case of the less the merrier?'', Society of Australasian Social Psychologists 36th Annual Conference. Abstracts, Brisbane, QLD (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Andrew Heathcote
2007 Hewstone M, Turner R, Paolini S, Sharp M, Tausch N, Christ O, 'Mediators and moderators of extended contact: A eulogy with qualifications', Society of Experimental Social Psychology Annual Conference 2007 (SESP2007). Annual Meeting Program, Chicago, Il (2007) [E3]
2005 Paolini S, 'Direct and indirect friendship between ingroup and outgroup members: A combined, multi-session, and experimental test of their effects and mediators', 14th General Meeting of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology, Wuerzburg (2005) [E3]
2004 Paolini S, Hewstone M, Cairns E, Voci A, 'Direct and indirect cross-group friendship effects: Evidence for the mediating role of an anxiety-reduction mechanism', Book of Abstracts, 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China (2004) [E3]
2002 Hewstone M, Paolini S, Cairns E, Voci A, 'An improved approach to intergroup contact: Measures, mediators and moderators', European Association of Experimental Social Psychology, San Sebastian, Spain (2002) [E3]
2002 Paolini S, Hewstone M, 'Enough is good enough: When judgeability considerations lead to reduced stereotyping', European Association of Experimental Social Psychology, San Sebastian, Spain (2002) [E3]
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Other (13 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Paolini S, Harwood J, Rubin JM, 'Investigating the effects of contact valence on category salience: Directional evidence for a contact valence asymmetry', ( pp.92). Melbourne, VIC: SASP 2009 Organising Committee (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2009 Rubin JM, Paolini S, 'A processing fluency explanation of bias against migrants', ( pp.29). Melbourne, VIC: SASP 2009 Organising Committee (2009) [E3]
DOI 10.1016/j.jesp.2009.09.006
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2008 Milanov MT, Rubin JM, Paolini S, 'Distinguishing between social, communal, and interdependent types of in-group identification', ( pp.307). Zagreb: Society for Psychological Assistance (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2008 Paolini S, Harwood J, Rubin JM, 'When evil is stronger than good: Contact valence and social categorization', ( pp.331-332). Zagreb: Society for Psychological Assistance (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2008 Rubin JM, Paolini S, Crisp R, 'Why don't people like migrants?', ( pp.362-363). Zagreb: Society for Psychological Assistance (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2008 Milanov MT, Rubin JM, Paolini S, 'Distinguishing between social, communal, and interdependent types of in-group identification', ( pp.644). Hove, UK: Psychology Press (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2007 Rubin JM, Paolini S, Crisp RJ, 'An evaluative bias against migrant stimuli', ( pp.1). Chicago: University of Chicago (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2007 Paolini S, Harwood J, Rubin JM, 'Old and new evidence for the category salience enhancing effects of negative intergroup contact', ( pp.1). Chicago: University of Chicago (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2006 Paolini S, Rubin JM, Crisp R, 'A computerized test of an automatic and controlled displaced stimulus bias [Abstract]', ( pp.44): Taylor & Francis Ltd (2006) [C3]
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2006 Rubin JM, Paolini S, Crisp R, 'Evidence for a bias against stimuli that are in the wrong places in category systems', ( pp.47): Taylor & Francis Ltd (2006) [C3]
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2005 Paolini S, Rubin JM, Crisp R, 'There's a place for everything and everything has its place: evidence for a displaced stimulus bias', ( pp.96): Australian Psychological Society (2005) [C3]
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2004 Rubin JM, Paolini S, Crisp R, 'Evidence for an evaluative bias against stimuli that don't 'fit in'', ( pp.259): Psychology Press (2004) [C3]
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2003 Rubin JM, Paolini S, ''We are like me': Explaining in-group bias in terms of self-anchoring', ( issue.2003 Supplement pp.60): The Australian Psychological Society Ltd (2003) [C3]
Co-authors Mark Rubin
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 15
Total funding $736,165

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20153 grants / $311,400

Approaching the Outgroup Unlocks Intergroup Contact's Benefits for Society$293,400

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Stefania Paolini, Professor Jake Harwood, Associate Professor David Neumann, Professor Miles Hewstone
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400206
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

How well do people fit their social group and thus should be stereotyped?$9,000

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding body Keats Endowment Research Fund
Project Team Doctor Andrea Griffin, Doctor Stefania Paolini
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500215
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Refugees and migrants mobility affects health, productivity, active citizenship, social integration and security: Investigating causes and solution i Europe, in Australia n the global context$9,000

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding body Keats Endowment Research Fund
Project Team Doctor Stefania Paolini, Dr Loretta Eterno, Professor Orazio Licciardello
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500217
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20121 grants / $15,000

2011 Emerging Research Leaders Program$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Stefania Paolini
Scheme Emerging Research Leaders Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1201054
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20101 grants / $4,000

Growing Anxious of Ethnic Others: Investigating the role of Observational Learning and Prior Intergroup Contact in the Development of Intergroup Email.$4,000

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding body Keats Endowment Research Fund
Project Team Doctor Andrea Griffin, Doctor Stefania Paolini
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900231
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20082 grants / $14,500

The role of self-explanation and anxiety-reduction motives in the development of intra-ethnic and inter-ethnic relationships$12,000

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding body Keats Endowment Research Fund
Project Team Doctor Stefania Paolini, Ms Lameez Alexander
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188516
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Small Group Meeting on $2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Stefania Paolini
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189135
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20072 grants / $254,504

The Disproportionate Impact of Negative Contact on Category Salience and Prejudice: Explaining Why Intergroup Interactions Can Be Harmful$252,004

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Stefania Paolini, Professor Jake Harwood, Doctor Mark Rubin
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0186257
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Annual Conference of the (American) Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Chicago, Illinois, 11/10/2007 - 13/10/2007$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Stefania Paolini
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188156
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20062 grants / $9,020

Cross-cultural differences in in-group identification$7,520

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding body Keats Endowment Research Fund
Project Team Doctor Mark Rubin, Mr Milen Milanov, Doctor Stefania Paolini
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186928
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Small Group Conference $1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Stefania Paolini
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186474
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20052 grants / $112,095

Investigating a New Explanation of Discrimination Against Migrant and Excluded People$110,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Mark Rubin, Doctor Stefania Paolini, Professor Richard Crisp
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184345
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The 14th General Meeting of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology, 19-24 July 2005$2,095

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Stefania Paolini
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185337
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $8,646

We get by with a little help from our friends - investigating mediators and moderators of cross-group friendship effects$8,646

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding body Keats Endowment Research Fund
Project Team Doctor Stefania Paolini
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183877
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20021 grants / $7,000

'I Know Enough About Them. They are All Bad!': The Effects of Social Judgeability Considerations on Group Stereotyping$7,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Stefania Paolini
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181845
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2012 When does Independent Problem-Solving have Negative Psychological Effects? Investigating the Moderating Effect of Openness to Experience
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2012 The Impact of Self-Expansion on Preferences for Intergroup vs. Intragroup Contact: Conceptual and Empirical Clarification, a Cross-Cultural and Life-Span Outlook
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2011 Aversive Learning and Experienced Prototypicality Shifts: How Stereotypes Develop and Change
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2010 An Investigation into the Acquisition, Generalisation, Facilitation and Immunisation of Intergroup Anxiety
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Predictors of L2 Attitudes and Motivational Intensity: A Cross-Sectional Study in the Saudi EFL Context
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2011 The Relationship Between Foreign Language Aptitude and English Language Proficiency Among Saudi Learners of English as a Foreign Language in Saudi Universities
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2010 The Use of Motivational Strategies in the Saudi EFL Classroom
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2010 Different Types of Ingroup Identification as a Function of Culture, Group Status, Attachment Style, and Group Type
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
2010 When Less is Sometimes More: Investigating the Interplay Between Meta-Cognition and Member-to-Group Generalisation
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2008 English Language Attitudes and Motivation Among Adult Migrants in Australia
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
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News

Australian Research Council (ARC)

ARC Discovery Project funding success

November 21, 2014

Dr Stefania Paolini has been awarded more than $293,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2015 for her research project Developing a Approaching the Outgroup Unlocks Intergroup Contact's Benefits for Society.

Dr Stefania Paolini

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Psychology
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Psychology

Contact Details

Email stefania.paolini@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5938
Fax (02) 4921 6980

Office

Room SO E1.22
Building Science Offices
Location Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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