Dr Lukas Wolf

Dr Lukas Wolf

School of Psychology

Email:
wolflj@cardiff.ac.uk
Location:
Tower Building, 70 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT

Research summary

My research focuses on  stereotypes and prejudice, mechanisms to reduce prejudice, human values, and  embodiment effects.

During my PhD I examined the  question: do we treat out-group children with a similar racial bias as  out-group adults or are children better protected from harsh judgments? I also investigated  how individual differences in affective and cognitive orientations are related  to people’s stereotypes and prejudice towards various groups. This project  showed that people with stronger affective orientations prefer stereotypically  warm groups (e.g., the elderly) whereas people with stronger cognitive  orientations prefer stereotypically competent groups (e.g., Asian people).

Currently, I am investigating the  mechanisms underlying the relationship between abstract values and more  specific attitudes towards economic migrants and refugees. Moreover, another  project considers whether perceiving one’s own culture as valuing benevolence  rather than achievement improves people’s engagement in society.

Teaching summary

Attitudes guest seminars  at Cardiff University, UK
March 2016
March 2015

Software Teaching  Assistant for DirectRT and MediaLab at Cardiff University, UK
October 2014 – March 2015
October 2013 – March 2014

Coordinator of Social  Psychology Club at Cardiff University, UK
January 2014 – January 2015

Teaching Assistant in Social Psychology practicals,  Cardiff University, UK
November 2014 – December 2014
November 2013 – December 2013
November 2012 – December 2012

Postgraduate tutor at  Cardiff University, UK
October 2013 – April 2014
October 2012 – April 2013

Undergraduate education

2010: BSc (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Postgraduate education

2012: Msc (2 years Research Master at Radboud University  Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

2012-2015: PhD at Cardiff University

Presentations

European  Association of Social Psychology General Meeting 2014
July  2014

  • Racial Prejudice Against Children

Small  group meeting (SoCog UK), University College London, UK
June  2013

  • Treating the Out-group  Like Family – On Prejudice and Resemblance in First Impressions

Employment

Postdoctoral Research Assistant to Dr. Netta  Weinstein and Prof. Dr. Greg Maio, Cardiff University, UK
September  2015 – Present

Software  Teaching Assistant for DirectRT and MediaLab at Cardiff University, UK
October  2014 – March 2015
October  2013 – March 2014

Honours and awards

Awards

Honours Programme Psychology 2009,  Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

  • A selective research  programme for the best students of the year

Honours Programme Psychology 2008,  Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2018

2017

2016

2015

Research topics and related papers

My research focuses on  stereotypes and prejudice, mechanisms to reduce prejudice, human values, and  embodiment effects.

During my PhD I examined the  question: do we treat out-group children with a similar racial bias as  out-group adults or are children better protected from harsh judgments? I also  investigated how individual differences in affective and cognitive orientations  are related to people’s stereotypes and prejudice towards various groups. This  project showed that people with stronger affective orientations prefer  stereotypically warm groups (e.g., the elderly) whereas people with stronger  cognitive orientations prefer stereotypically competent groups (e.g., Asian  people).

Currently, I am investigating the  mechanisms underlying the relationship between abstract values and more  specific attitudes towards economic migrants and refugees. Moreover, another  project considers whether perceiving one’s own culture as valuing benevolence rather  than achievement improves people’s engagement in society.

Funding

Cardiff, School of Psychology

Research group

Social & Environmental Psychology

Research collaborators

Dr.  Ulrich von Hecker
Professor  Geoff Haddock
Dr. Netta Weinstein