Projects

The Effect of Direct Multicultural Experiences on IWAH, Universalism, Social Dominance Orientation, and Personality


Principal Investigator: David Sparkman
 
Team: David Sparkman (University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, the USA) - the Principal Investigator, Colten Schmidt (University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire) and the Study Abroad Office of University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.
 
Funding: University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
 

This project is investigating the impact of a direct, multicultural experience on Identification With All Humanity in a pre-test vs. post-test design. University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire students who are studying abroad to the countries of Italy, Spain, and Australia are involved in the research. Most recently, participants have completed an initial pre-test survey prior to their study abroad program. When they return from their program in the Spring, post-test data collection will begin.

The project is also examining the impact of a direct, multicultural experience on other outcomes, including the value of universalism, social dominance orientation, and several Big-Five personality factors (Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, and Agreeableness). A follow-up study abroad project is currently being planned for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Predictors and social consequences of broad social identifications - cross-cultural research


Principal Investigator: Katarzyna Hamer
 
Team: Following people were engaged in realization of the project on same stage or on all of them: Katarzyna Hamer, the principal investigator (IPPAN, Poland); Sam McFarland (WKU, the USA), the main cooperant; Marta Penczek (SWPS Univ, Poland), Marek Drogosz (SWPS Univ, Poland); Anna Włodarczyk (UCN, Chile), Agnieszka Golińska (Tecnológico de Monterrey; Mexico); Liliana Manrique Cadena, (Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico); Manuel Leonardo Ibarra Espinosa (UAEM, Mexico); Barbara Czarnecka (London South Bank University, UK), Henryk Goworek (SWPS Univ, Poland), Patricia Ikeonyekachukwu (SWPS Univ, Poland); Rose Obioha (SWPS Univ, Poland)
 
Funding: HARMONIA NCN 2014/14/M/HS6/00914 grant; 2015-19 (funded by Polish National Science Centre NCN)
 

The main goal of the project is to analyze psychological predictors and consequences of broad supranational social identifications such as identification with all humanity (IWAH) in the cross-cultural context. This project inludes experiments, cross-sectional studies, and an opinion poll. It has many stages and is executed in cooperation between researchers from six countries: Poland, the USA, the UK, Mexico, Chile and France.