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New paper at JESP!

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A few years ago, I collaborated in a research project coordinated by Denis Sindic (who at the time was a colleague at ICS). The research project was about the strategic and politicized use of immigrant stereotypes by members of the Portuguese host society. The goal was to demonstrate that stereotypes strategically vary to support political arguments and mobilize others towards one’s political position. Recently, a paper containing two experimental studies from this research project was published at Journal of Experimental Social...

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New funding

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FCT (Portuguese National Science Foundation) has awarded funding (around 240k Euros) to a research proposal I submitted several months ago. The project is called “Nobody’s fault but your own: The role of meritocracy in legal decisions towards low status group members”. The project is coordinated by me and Jorge Vala will serve as co-PI. Jack Dovidio (Yale University) and Vincent Yzerbyt (Université Catholique de Louvain) will serve as consultants in this project. An extended abstract is presented below.   MiLD – The...

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Working on the shooter bias research

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As you can read here, currently, my main research project deals with the role of meritocracy on socially critical decisions towards low status group members. Specifically, me and my team are studying medical decisions, shooting decisions, legal decisions and decisions within moral dilemmas and how the salience of a descriptive meritocratic norm or ideology may facilitate the emergence of more negative decisions towards members of low status groups. Regarding the shooting decisions, Josh Correll and his colleagues at the University of Colorado...

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New paper out at Frontiers in Psychology

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Very happy about the outcome of this collaboration. This paper is the result of studies conducted both in the U.S. and Portugal. The research was led by Rob Outten, a former colleague of mine at ICS, who is now at Trinity College (Connecticut).  The paper focuses on majority group members’ reactions to future demographic shifts and the role of status legitimacy. Results show that these individuals react negatively to a large decline of their proportion in the country’s population only (or more significantly) when they perceived...

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