Anna Stefaniak


  • KY16 9JP

    United Kingdom

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Research overview

I am a social psychologist specializing in psychology of intergroup relations. Most of my research focuses on: (1) sources of and methods for reducing intergroup bias; (2) the role of collective emotions and ways in which people relate to the history of their social groups in shaping current intergroup attitudes; and (3) the psychological underpinnings of negative and positive intergroup behaviour, e.g., hate crime, collective violence, and collective action. The overarching goal of this research is to employ social psychological knowledge to understand and address challenges burdening diverse societies. In addition, I am currently developing a line of work on the role of social identities (e.g., belonging to different social groups) in shaping people’s health outcomes with a particular interest on recovery from addiction.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Social Science, The influence of contact with a multicultural past on intergroup attitudes and civic engagement , University of Warsaw

Award Date: 16 May 2017

Master of Arts, Contact or threat? Effects of international student exchange on attitudes towards Muslims in Polish students, University of Warsaw

Award Date: 21 Jul 2011

External positions

Adjunct Research Professor, Carleton University

1 Jul 2022 → …


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