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Marta's expertise: (1) Adolescents' anti-immigrant attitudes (tolerance/prejudice), empathy, cross-ethnic friendships (2) Social contexts (family, friends, school) in adolescents' development.
Main Research Interests:
Marta Miklikowska is a researcher (socio-developmental psychology) with expertise in:
The aims of her current projects are to identify risk- and protective factors for development of negative attitudes towards immigrants as well as to identify how prevention programs can reduce prejudice and facilitate tolerance in a multiethnic society such as Sweden.
Marta's research received support from the Swedish Research Council (VR), the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE), the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (RJ), and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (COFAS).
Bohman, A. & Miklikowska, M. (2020). Does Classroom Diversity Improve Intergroup Relations? Short- and Long-term Effects of Classroom Diversity for Youth Cross-ethnic Friendships and Anti-immigrant Attitudes. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.
Van Bommel, G., Thijs, J., & Miklikowska, M. (2020). Parallel Empathy and Group Attitudes: The Role of the Perceived Peer Attitudes. Journal of Social Psychology.
Miklikowska, M., Bohman, A., & Titzmann, P. F. (2019). Driven by Context? The Interrelated Effects of Parents, Peers, Classrooms on Development of Prejudice among Swedish Majority Adolescents. Developmental Psychology. doi:10.1037/dev0000809
Miklikowska, M., Thijs, J., & Hjerm, M. (2019). The Impact of Perceived Teacher Support on Anti-Immigrant Attitudes from Early to Late Adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. doi:10.1007/s10964-019-00990-8
Miklikowska, M. & Bohman, A. (2019). Parents, Peers, Schools: The Role of Social Contexts in Ethnic Majority Reactions to Growing Diversity. In P. Titzmann and P. Jugert (Eds.) Youth in Multicultural Societies: New directions for future research and interventions. Rutledge.
Miklikowska, M. (2018) Empathy Trumps Prejudice: The Longitudinal Relation Between Empathy and Anti-Immigrant Attitudes in Adolescence. Developmental Psychology. doi:10.1037/dev0000474
Miklikowska, M. (2018) Development of Tolerance across Life Span. M. H. Bornstein (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development. Sage Publications.
Miklikowska, M. (2017) Development of Anti-Immigrant Attitudes in Adolescence: The Role of Parents, Peers, Intergroup Friendships, and Empathy. British Journal of Psychology, 108(3), 626-648. doi: 10.1111/bjop.12236
Miklikowska, M. (2017). The Role of Parents and Intergroup Friendships in Development of Attitudes toward Immigrants in Adolescence. E. Lundberg (Ed.) Antology on Tolerance. Forum for Living History.
Miklikowska, M. (2015) Like Parent Like Child: Development of Prejudice and Tolerance Towards Immigrants. British Journal of Psychology, 107(1) 95-116. doi: 10.1111/bjop.12124
Miklikowska, M. (2012) Democracy Begins at Home: Parenting, Empathy, and Adolescents' Support for Democratic Values. Åbo Akademi University Press.
Miklikowska, M., Duriez, B., Soenens, B. (2011) Family Roots of Empathy-Related Characteristics: The Role of Perceived Maternal and Paternal Need Support in Adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 47(5): 1342-1352
Miklikowska, M. & Hurme, H. (2011) Democracy begins at Home: Democratic Parenting and Adolescents' Support for Democratic Values. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 8(5), 541-557. doi: 10.1080/17405629.2011.576856
Miklikowska, M. (2012) Psychological Underpinnings of Democracy: Empathy, Authoritarianism, Self-Esteem, Interpersonal Trust, Normative Identity Style, and Openness to Experience as Predictors of Support for Democratic Values. Personality and Individual Differences, 53(5): 603-608. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2012.04.032
European Association for Developmental Psychology (EADP), International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD).