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I. (Islam) Borinca, PhD

Assistant Professor


My research delves into the intricate dynamics of intergroup relations, with a focus on various facets such as help and prosocial behaviors, intergroup contact, and the influence of social norms. I emphasize understanding the role of emotions, empathy, dehumanization, meta-dehumanization, outgroup apologies, prejudice, and discrimination in both hostile and non-hostile settings. In addition to exploring intergroup dynamics, my work delves into intragroup processes, particularly examining issues related to polarization and/or conspiracy theories. I also dedicate a significant portion of my research to investigating gender norms, gender roles, and gender behaviors, aiming to contribute to a deeper understanding of the complexities within this domain. Moreover, my research extends to the critical examination of violence, encompassing topics such as sexual violence and political violence/wars, as well as the lasting effects of trauma.

Other positions

In my current role as Guest Editor for the Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, I am actively co-editing a special issue focused on "Social Norms & Peace." Simultaneously, I hold the position of Associate Editor for Analyses of Social Issues & Public Policy and am incoming as an Associate Editor for Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology. This commitment extends to my active role as a Consulting Editor for the British Journal of Social Psychology (BJSP). Beyond my editorial responsibilities, I actively fulfill the role of ECC Blog & Web Resources Coordinator for the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP). Additionally, I maintain an active membership in prestigious organizations, including the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab, the European Association of Social Psychology, the International Society of Political Psychology, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
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