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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. 

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Wales - Cardiff - Wales, 09/07/2001
  • Post Graduate Qualification to Practice Psychology, University of Padova - Italy
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), University of Padova - Italy, 18/04/1996

Research

Research 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

Research expertise

  • Social cognition
  • Stereotyping, prejudice, and social discrimination
  • Interventions to ameliorate intergroup relations
  • Metacognition and social judgements

Languages

  • English
  • Italian

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
170100Psychology90
170299Cognitive Science Not Elsewhere Classified10

Appointments

Fellowship APD
Australian Research Council (Australia)
01/02/2007 - 01/05/2011

Invitations

Psychology Foundation of Australia, ABC Newcastle, SBS News
see above, Australia (media release, media interview, and relations with the community)
2006
Contact between ethnic groups likely to increase not to reduce tension.
Psychology Foundation of Australia, the Australian, ABC Newcastle, SBS news , Australia (media releases, media interviews, and relationships with community)
2006
Small Conference Contact 50'
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa (invited speaker at small international conference of experts in my area)
2006
International Graduate College Conflict and Cooperation between Groups
University of Jena, Germany (international research consultant to RHD students)
2005
for
SPSSI (Society for the Psychological Study of Social issues), United States (Invited Co-Chair of Internationalisation Commitee)
2013
Annual meeting of
SASP (Society of Australasian Social Psychologists), Australia (invited Organiser of )
2014
Psychology Conference
HNE (Hunter new England Health), Australia (invited organiser)
2013

Collaboration

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.

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004Paolini 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]
2006Paolini 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]
2007Paolini 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]
2009Paolini 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]
2010Paolini 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]
2012Barlow 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]

Publications

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Chapter (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2008Vonofakou 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]
2006Paolini 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]
2005Hewstone 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]

Journal article (24 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Paolini 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]
2014Rubin 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]
2014Graf 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]
2013Moskovsky 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]
2013Milanov 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]
2013Wolfenden 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]
2013Rubin M, Paolini S, Crisp RJ, 'Linguistic Description Moderates the Evaluations of Counterstereotypical People', SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 44 289-298 (2013) [C1]
2012Barlow 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]
2012Milanov 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]
2012Campbell 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]
2011Harwood 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]
2011Rubin 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]
2010Paolini 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]
2010Rubin JM, Paolini S, Crisp RJ, 'A processing fluency explanation of bias against migrants', Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46 21-28 (2010) [C1]
2009Paolini 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]
2007Turner 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]
2007Paolini 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]
2005Harwood J, Hewstone M, Paolini S, Voci A, 'Grandparent-grandchild contact and attitudes toward older adults: Moderator and mediator effects', Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31 393-406 (2005) [C1]
2004Paolini 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]
2004Paolini 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]
2004Paolini 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]
2004Paolini 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)
2003Crisp 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]
2003Paolini 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]
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Conference (12 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010McKeough 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]
2009Paolini 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]
2009Lameez 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]
2008Paolini 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]
2007McIntyre 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

2007Hewstone 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]
2007Paolini 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]
2007Paolini 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]
2005Paolini 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]
2004Paolini 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]
2002Paolini 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]
2002Hewstone 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]
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Other (13 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2009Rubin JM, Paolini S, 'A processing fluency explanation of bias against migrants', ( pp.29). Melbourne, VIC: SASP 2009 Organising Committee (2009) [E3]
2009Paolini 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

2008Rubin 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

2008Milanov 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

2008Paolini 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

2008Milanov 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

2007Paolini 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

2007Rubin JM, Paolini S, Crisp RJ, 'An evaluative bias against migrant stimuli', ( pp.1). Chicago: University of Chicago (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Mark Rubin

2006Paolini 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

2006Rubin 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

2005Paolini 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

2004Rubin 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

2003Rubin 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 grants13
Total funding$718,165

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2015 (1 grants)

Approaching the Outgroup Unlocks Intergroup Contact's Benefits for Society$293,400
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Stefania Paolini, Professor Jake Harwood, Neumann, David, Hewstone, Miles
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$293,40020152018
GNo:G1400206

2012 (1 grants)

2011 Emerging Research Leaders Program$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Stefania Paolini
SchemeRole
Emerging Research Leaders ProgramChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020122012
GNo:G1201054

2010 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Andrea Griffin, Doctor Stefania Paolini
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,00020102010
GNo:G0900231

2008 (2 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Stefania Paolini, Ms Lameez Alexander
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020082008
GNo:G0188516

Small Group Meeting on $2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Stefania Paolini
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020082008
GNo:G0189135

2007 (2 grants)

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)

Project Team
Doctor Stefania Paolini, Professor Jake Harwood, Doctor Mark Rubin
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$252,00420072010
GNo:G0186257

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

Project Team
Doctor Stefania Paolini
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020072007
GNo:G0188156

2006 (2 grants)

Cross-cultural differences in in-group identification$7,520
Funding Body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Project Team
Doctor Mark Rubin, Mr Milen Milanov, Doctor Stefania Paolini
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,52020062007
GNo:G0186928

Small Group Conference $1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Stefania Paolini
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020062006
GNo:G0186474

2005 (2 grants)

Investigating a New Explanation of Discrimination Against Migrant and Excluded People$110,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Mark Rubin, Doctor Stefania Paolini, Professor Richard Crisp
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$110,00020052007
GNo:G0184345

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

Project Team
Doctor Stefania Paolini
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,09520052005
GNo:G0185337

2004 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Stefania Paolini
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,64620042004
GNo:G0183877

2002 (1 grants)

'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

Project Team
Doctor Stefania Paolini
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00020022002
GNo:G0181845
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions4
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.9

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20122016PhD (Psychology - Science)Principal SupervisorThe Impact of Self-Expansion on Preferences for Intergroup vs. Intragroup Contact: Conceptual and Empirical Clarification, a Cross-Cultural and Life-Span Outlook
20122016PhD (Psychology - Science)Co-SupervisorWhen does Independent Problem-Solving have Negative Psychological Effects? Investigating the Moderating Effect of Openness to Experience
20112015PhD (Psychology - Science)Principal SupervisorAversive Learning and Experienced Prototypicality Shifts: How Stereotypes Develop and Change
20102014PhD (Psychology - Science)Principal SupervisorAn Investigation into the Acquisition, Generalisation, Facilitation and Immunisation of Intergroup Anxiety

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Linguistics)Co-SupervisorPredictors of L2 Attitudes and Motivational Intensity: A Cross-Sectional Study in the Saudi EFL Context
2011PhD (Linguistics)Co-SupervisorThe Relationship Between Foreign Language Aptitude and English Language Proficiency Among Saudi Learners of English as a Foreign Language in Saudi Universities
2010PhD (Linguistics)Co-SupervisorThe Use of Motivational Strategies in the Saudi EFL Classroom
2010PhD (Psychology - Science)Co-SupervisorDifferent Types of Ingroup Identification as a Function of Culture, Group Status, Attachment Style, and Group Type
2010PhD (Psychology - Science)Principal SupervisorWhen Less is Sometimes More: Investigating the Interplay Between Meta-Cognition and Member-to-Group Generalisation
2008PhD (Linguistics)Co-SupervisorEnglish Language Attitudes and Motivation Among Adult Migrants in Australia
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Dr Stefania Paolini

Work Phone(02) 4921 5938
Fax(02) 4921 6980
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Psychology
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaPsychology
Office
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Science Offices,
Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah NSW 2258
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URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/stefania-paolini