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Research Network on Social Inequality

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Frank Asbrock

Juniorprofessor of Social Psychology, University of Chemnitz

Research Interest:

  • Ideological attitudes (authoritarianism, social dominance orientation) and prejudice
  • Intergroup contact
  • Intergroup conflicts and emotions towards social groups
  • Fundamental stereotype dimensions and discrimination
  • Neuroendocrinological correlates of stress and non-verbal behavior
  • Political psychology


Publications about Social Inequality:

Asbrock, F. & Pollmanns, C. (in preparation). No justice – no peace? Friedenspsychologische Perspektiven auf soziale Ungleichheit. Editorial zum Schwerpunktthema der Zeitschrift Politische Psychologie.
Becker, J.C., Hartwich, L. & Asbrock, F. (in preparation). Responses to social disadvantage among lower SES individuals.
Durante, F., Fiske, S. T., Gelfand, M., Crippa, F., Suttora, C., Stillwell, A., Asbrock, F., Aycan,, Z., Bye, H. H., Carlsson, R., Björklund, F., Daghir, M., Geller, A., Larsen, C. A., Latif, H., Mähönen, T. A., Jasinskaja-Lahti, I., & Teymoorio, A. (2017). Ambivalent stereotypes link to peace, conflict, and inequality across 38 nations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. 114, 669-647.
Asbrock, F. & Kauff, M. (2015). Authoritarian disbeliefs in diversity. Journal of Social Psychology, 155, 553-558.
Asbrock, F. & Fritsche, I. (2013). Authoritarian reactions to terrorist threat: Who is threatened, the Me or the We? International Journal of Psychology, 48, 35-49.
Becker, J.C., & Asbrock, F. (2012). What triggers helping versus harming of ambivalent groups? Effects of the relative salience of warmth versus competence. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 19-27.
Asbrock, F., Christ. O., Duckitt, J., & Sibley, C. G. (2012). Differential effects of intergroup contact for authoritarians and social dominators: A Dual Process Model perspective. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 477-490.