Associate Professor of psychology. Research: Anti-immigrant attitudes, diversity, empathy, cross-ethnic friendships, political activism. Social contexts (family, friends, school) in youth development.
Marta Miklikowska is employed as a Researcher. She is an Associate Professor in social-developmental psychology and an Associate Editor for Journal of Social and Political Psychology.
Marta's research received support from the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences, and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions.
Miklikowska, M., Tilton-Weaver, L., & Burk, W. J. (2022). With a little help from my empathic friends. The role of peers in the development of empathy in adolescence. Developmental Psychology. doi:10.1037/dev0001347
Miklikowska, M., Rekker R., & Kudrnac, A. (2022). A little more conversation, a little less prejudice: The role of classroom political discussions for youth's attitudes toward immigrants. Political Communication. doi:10.1080/10584609.2022.203250
Eckstein, K., Miklikowska, M. & Noack, P. (2021). School matters: The effects of school experiences on youth’s attitudes toward immigrants. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. doi:10.1007/s10964-021-01497-x
Miklikowska, M., Eckstein, K., & Matera, J. (2021). All together now: Cooperative classroom climate and the development of youth attitudes toward immigrants. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development. doi:10.1002/cad.20414
Van Bommel, G., Thijs, J., & Miklikowska, M. (2020). Parallel Empathy and Group Attitudes: The Role of the Perceived Peer Attitudes. Journal of Social Psychology. doi:10.1080/00224545.2020.1840326
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. doi:10.1177/1368430220941592
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. (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., 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