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Tibor Zingora

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research summary

I investigate how to improve intergroup relations with a special interest in 1) what may be the pitfalls that preclude the improvement in intergroup relations and 2) how to effectively improve intergroup relations. For instance, I have studied how contact with social minorities associate with prejudice and discrimination, whether prejudice changes after contact with social minorities regardless of the perception of an encountered group, or how intergroup attitudes spread among adolescents. My research focused on both majority and minorities and involves longitudinal and cross-sectional models, social network analysis, and experimental research.

Biography

I received a PhD in social psychology from the Masaryk University in 2018. In my thesis, I focused on the possibilities and the pitfalls of intergroup contact in fighting prejudice and discrimination. During my studies, I absolved three research internships at the University of Amsterdam, the University of Utrecht (ERCOMER), and the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. I was employed at the Czech Academy of Sciences from 2015 to 2018, where I studied acculturation.