We had a plasure of delivering a panel session Predictors of tolerance toward otherness during 16th Congress of Polish Society of Social Psychology, September 20-22 in Poznan, Poland.
Opposite unique associations of collective narcissism and in-group satisfaction with hostility towards refugees via attribution of hostility
Karolina Dyduch-Hazar, Blazej Mrozinski and Agnieszka Golec de Zavala
Our PhD student, Karolina Dyduch-Hazar, presented results of research on opposite unique associations of collective narcissism and in-group satisfaction with hostility towards refugees by attribution of hostility. Two studies demonstrated that collective narcissism is positively associated with hostility toward refugees by attributing them with hostile intentions to the in-group, whereas in-group satisfaction is negatively associated with hostility to ward refugees by rejection of hostile attribution bias. In addition, collective narcissism and in-group satisfaction suppressed each other's opposite relationships with attribution of hostility and with intergroup hostility (see also: Cichocka et al., 2016; Golec de Zavala, 2019; Golec de Zavala et al., 2013; Golec de Zavala et al., in press). Thus, as long as in-group satisfaction is associated with collective narcissism, the positive association between collective narcissism and hostile attribution bias and hostility towards refugees is reduced. Accordingly, as long as collective narcissism is associated with in-group satisfaction, the negative relationship between in-group satisfaction and hostile attribution bias and hostility towards refugees is increased. The results of these studies were recently published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology.
What connects mindfulness, racial prejudice and fear of death?
Magdalena Mazurkiewicz and Agnieszka Golec de Zavala
Magdalena Mazurkiewicz, our PhD Student, discussed results of research on the relationship between mindfulness, fear of death and prejudice against Muslims. Magdalena investigated whether a short mindfulness training reduces the fear of death and, as a result, prejudice toward Muslims. Results suggest that reduced fear of death leads to reduce of prejudice.
Kama muta reduces hostile intentions towards refugees but not necessarily among collective narcissists
Kamil Wieteska, Agnieszka Golec de Zavala, Blazej Mrozinski and Martyna Komorowska
Kamil Wieteska presented results of a series of studies on the relationship between the experience of kama muta and prejudice toward refugees. Three studies showed that evoking the feeling of kama muta increases the desire to help Syrian refugees. Collective narcissism predicts reluctance to help Syrian refugees. This effect was independent of positive or neutral emotions or kama muta.
Stereotype of blind people and attitudes toward them
Jolanta Kramarz and Agnieszka Golec de Zavala
Our PhD Student, Jolanta Kramarz, presented results of research aimed at creating a measure of stereotype of blind people. Results of a large quantitative study showed that blind people are perceived not only as communal, but also as agentic. Further research is planned using the novel measure.
Moral foundations, religiosity and attitudes toward animals
Agnieszka Potocka and Agnieszka Golec de Zavala
Agnieszka Potocka, our PhD Student, shared results of research on the associations between moral foundations, religiosity and attitudes toward animals: pets (e.g. cats), profits (e.g. cows) and pests (e.g. rats). Results showed that in a group of people not working with animals the moral foundation of care was positively related to attitudes toward all animals. The moral foundation of authority was negatively related to attitudes toward pests and profits, but was irrevelant to pets.