Katarzyna Hamer took part in the 76th Annual Conference of International Council of Psychologists in Montreal, showing a poster How can we Enlarge Global Human Identification? prepared upon the results of the study conducted on U.S. students with Sam McFarland.
Katarzyna had a chance to meet Dr. Jessica Henderson Daniel, the President of American Psychological Association at the opening reception!
Then, the team gathered at 24. Congress of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP), where we had three presentations.
1) Katarzyna Hamer organized a session We care about them: social identities’ role in attitudes towards outgroups in cross-cultural perspective with three following presentations and prof. Fons J. R. van de Vijver (Tilburg University) as the discussant.
Anna Wlodarczyk (Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile; above) talked about Supranational identities: social rituals, self-transcendent emotions and intergroup relations. This presentation was prepared upon the research conducted with Larraitz Zumeta (Univeristy of the Basque Country, Spain) and Fuad Hatibovic Díaz (Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile). Anna showed the results of two studies (Study 1-Celebration of supranational Andinian culture; Study 2-Commemoration of adjacent conflict). They revealed that participation in the rituals enhancing shared, inclusive identity was associated with positive attitudes towards the out-group and supranational communities.
Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka (University of Gdansk, Poland; above) talked about Multiple group memberships, collective action intentions and attitudes towards outgroups. This presentation was prepared upon the research conducted with Tomasz Besta and Kamila Kowalska (University of Gdansk, Poland). The results of study 1 showed that multiple group memberships was associated with higher sensitivity to gender discrimination and collective action intentions targeting gender pay gap (the latter effect mediated by group efficacy). In Study 2 multiple group membership was associated with more positive attitudes towards outgroup such as migrants. These results suggest that possessing multiple social identities is associated with both collective action intentions to solve social problems such as gender pay gap and positive attitudes towards outgroups.
Katarzyna Hamer had a presentation titled: Identification with all humanity in connection with global concern, protection of human rights and prosocial activities toward people from different countries - a study in the US, Mexico, Chile and Poland, showing the results of international studies upon social consequences of IWAH. The results were gathered in cooperation with other teams members and collaborators (Sam McFarland, Anna Włodarczyk, Magda Łużniak-Piecha, Agnieszka Golinska, Liliana Manrique Cadena, and Manuel Ibarra Espinosa).
The similar pattern of results in all four counties was obtained: IWAH was positively associated with willingness to help people from other countries (e.g. organizing a petition against slave work for cloth companies), interest and concern for global issues (desire for global knowledge, concern for global problems and choosing articles about solving them) and protection of human rights. The research proved IWAH's universal role in interest and concern for global issues, protection of human rights and prosocial activities toward people from different countries and cultures, however some cultural differences were also noted.
2) Marta Penczek (SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland ; above on the right) presented team's resuts upon cross-cultural equivalence of the Identification With All Humanity scale from studies conducted in the US, Poland, Chile and Mexico. The results were gathered in cooperation with other teams members and collaborators (Katarzyna Hamer, Sam McFarland, Anna Włodarczyk, Magda Łużniak-Piecha, Agnieszka Golinska, Liliana Manrique Cadena, and Manuel Ibarra Espinosa).
3) Katarzyna (above) had also a presentation titled: What is ‘Ethnic Group’? Different Ways of Understanding it among the U.S., U.K., Polish, and Mexican Students. Both qualitative and quantitative data were gathered in cooperation with other team members and collaborators (Tomek Jułkowski, Magda Łużniak-Piecha, Liliana Manrique Cadena, Agnieszka Golińska, Barbara Czarnecka, and Sam McFarland ). The results are already published - see our publication section.
Participants of the IACCP 2018 conference - joint last day picture (above).