A person’s worldview consists of his or her most basic beliefs, values, and constructs for understanding, evaluating, and acting upon reality.
Personality and social psychology
Kontakt: Susanna Vestberg, susanna.vestberg [at] psy.lu.se
Kontakt: Roger Sages
roger.sages [at] psy.lu.se
1. Research project in collaboration with SHEDO
2. Research project in collaboration with Finjagården AB
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Sophie Liljedahl, sophie.liljedahl [at] psy.lu.se
Project for Doctoral Studies in States of Consciousness (including hypnosis and dissociation) and Parapsychology (PDF)
Balancing processing efficiency and optimized discrimination in visual perception (PDF)
Toward a theoretical framework of visual line bisection errors (PDF)
Measuring and interpreting the force of response in reaction time research (PDF)
Jokes as a reinforcer in racism
Racisms consist of prejudice and discrimination of people belonging to other ethnical groups. This research project aims at understanding the motivation behind racisms by studying positive reinforcer that supports negative attitudes to other races. In particular we focus on whether jokes regarding other ethnical groups may be a positive reinforcer.
In an experimental study we will present jokes and manipulate whether target of the jokes are from your own or a different ethnical group. The hypothesis is that the laughing response will be larger given that the target is from a different ethnical group compared to you own group. We will also study how this effect is influenced by social acceptability.