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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

CodeDescriptionPercentage
170299Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified10
170199Psychology not elsewhere classified90

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Psychology
Australia

Academic appointment

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

Invitations

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
2014Annual meeting of
Organisation: SASP (Society of Australasian Social Psychologists)
2013for
Organisation: SPSSI (Society for the Psychological Study of Social issues)
2013Psychology Conference
Organisation: HNE (Hunter new England Health)
2006Contact 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.
2006Psychology 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.
2006Small 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.
2005International 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

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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]
CitationsScopus - 6
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]
CitationsScopus - 52

Journal article (29 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Lacey 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.

DOI10.1016/j.psychres.2014.09.010
Co-authorsMary-Claire Hanlon, Linda E Campbell
2015Moskovsky 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-authorsChristo Moskovsky
2014Milanov 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-authorsMark Rubin
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]
DOI10.1002/ejsp.2029Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsMark Rubin
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]
DOI10.1002/ejsp.2052Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsMark Rubin
2014Lacey 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.

DOI10.1016/j.psychres.2014.09.010
Co-authorsLinda E Campbell
2014Milanov 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)
DOI10.1482/78347
Co-authorsMark Rubin
2014Milanov 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]
DOI10.1482/78347
Co-authorsMark Rubin
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]
DOI10.1027/1864-9335/a000171Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsMark Rubin
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]
DOI10.1111/j.1467-9922.2012.00717.xAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsChristo Moskovsky
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]
Author URL
Co-authorsMark Rubin
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]
DOI10.1111/jpc.12285Author URL
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2013Rubin M, Paolini S, Crisp RJ, 'Linguistic Description Moderates the Evaluations of Counterstereotypical People', SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 44 289-298 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1027/1864-9335/a000114Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsMark Rubin
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]
DOI10.1177/0004867412455108
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsHelen Stain, Mary-Claire Hanlon, Linda E Campbell
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]
DOI10.1177/0146167212457953
CitationsScopus - 30Web of Science - 22
Co-authorsMark Rubin
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]
Author URL
Co-authorsMark Rubin
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]
DOI10.1080/00207594.2010.537660
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsMark Rubin
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]
DOI10.1348/014466610x524263
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 19
Co-authorsMark Rubin
2010Rubin JM, Paolini S, Crisp RJ, 'A processing fluency explanation of bias against migrants', Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46 21-28 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.jesp.2009.09.006
Co-authorsMark Rubin
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]
DOI10.1177/0146167210388667
CitationsScopus - 38Web of Science - 33
Co-authorsMark Rubin
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]
DOI10.1016/j.jesp.2009.03.005
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 4
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]
DOI10.1080/10463280701680297
CitationsWeb of Science - 46
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]
DOI10.1177/0146167207304788
CitationsScopus - 44Web of Science - 43
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)
Author URL
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]
DOI10.1016/j.jesp.2003.10.004
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 11
Co-authorsMark Rubin
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]
DOI10.1177/0146167203262848
CitationsScopus - 211Web of Science - 181
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]
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]
DOI10.1348/014466603763276108
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 9
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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]
Co-authorsLuke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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-authorsAndrew 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]
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]
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]
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]
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Other (13 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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-authorsMark Rubin
2009Rubin JM, Paolini S, 'A processing fluency explanation of bias against migrants', ( pp.29). Melbourne, VIC: SASP 2009 Organising Committee (2009) [E3]
DOI10.1016/j.jesp.2009.09.006
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 18
Co-authorsMark 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-authorsMark 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-authorsMark Rubin
2008Rubin JM, Paolini S, Crisp R, 'Why don't people like migrants?', ( pp.362-363). Zagreb: Society for Psychological Assistance (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsMark 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-authorsMark Rubin
2007Rubin JM, Paolini S, Crisp RJ, 'An evaluative bias against migrant stimuli', ( pp.1). Chicago: University of Chicago (2007) [E3]
Co-authorsMark 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-authorsMark 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-authorsMark 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-authorsMark 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-authorsMark 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-authorsMark 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-authorsMark Rubin
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants15
Total funding$736,165

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20153 grants / $311,400

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor Stefania Paolini, Professor Jake Harwood, Associate Professor David Neumann, Professor Miles Hewstone
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1400206
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding bodyKeats Endowment Research Fund
Project TeamDoctor Andrea Griffin, Doctor Stefania Paolini
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500215
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

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 bodyKeats Endowment Research Fund
Project TeamDoctor Stefania Paolini, Dr Loretta Eterno, Professor Orazio Licciardello
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500217
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

20121 grants / $15,000

2011 Emerging Research Leaders Program$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Stefania Paolini
SchemeEmerging Research Leaders Program
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1201054
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyKeats Endowment Research Fund
Project TeamDoctor Andrea Griffin, Doctor Stefania Paolini
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0900231
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

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 bodyKeats Endowment Research Fund
Project TeamDoctor Stefania Paolini, Ms Lameez Alexander
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188516
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Small Group Meeting on $2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Stefania Paolini
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189135
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor Stefania Paolini, Professor Jake Harwood, Doctor Mark Rubin
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0186257
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Stefania Paolini
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188156
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20062 grants / $9,020

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

Funding body: Keats Endowment Research Fund

Funding bodyKeats Endowment Research Fund
Project TeamDoctor Mark Rubin, Mr Milen Milanov, Doctor Stefania Paolini
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186928
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Small Group Conference $1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Stefania Paolini
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186474
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20052 grants / $112,095

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor Mark Rubin, Doctor Stefania Paolini, Professor Richard Crisp
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184345
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Stefania Paolini
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185337
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyKeats Endowment Research Fund
Project TeamDoctor Stefania Paolini
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183877
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Stefania Paolini
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181845
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2012When 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
2012The 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
2011Aversive Learning and Experienced Prototypicality Shifts: How Stereotypes Develop and Change
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2010An Investigation into the Acquisition, Generalisation, Facilitation and Immunisation of Intergroup Anxiety
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Predictors of L2 Attitudes and Motivational Intensity: A Cross-Sectional Study in the Saudi EFL Context
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2011The 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
2010The Use of Motivational Strategies in the Saudi EFL Classroom
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2010Different 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
2010When Less is Sometimes More: Investigating the Interplay Between Meta-Cognition and Member-to-Group Generalisation
Psychology, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2008English 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

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

Office

RoomSO E1.22
BuildingScience Offices
LocationOurimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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