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Anja Eller

Anja Eller

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I'm interested in intergroup relations, conflict, and contact, social identification and categorization, and comparative research across different cultures. My research comprises longitudinal studies examining intergroup contact and its effects on cognitive, behavioural, and affective variables over time in the UK, Germany, Spain, and Mexico; intergenerational contact and attitudes; extended (indirect) contact and its capacity to reduce intergroup conflict; the role of different types of threat in intergroup relations; the role of meta-stereotypes in intergroup relations; and embarrassment. I have been funded by the British Academy and the Nuffield Foundation (UK) to examine various aspects of intergroup contact and by the Leverhulme Trust (UK) and PAPIIT (UNAM, Mexico) to investigate intra- and intergroup aspects of embarrassment.

Primary Interests:

  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping

Research Group or Laboratory:

Journal Articles:

  • Abrams, D., Eller, A., & Bryant, J. (2006). An age apart: The effects of intergenerational contact and stereotype threat on performance and intergroup bias. Psychology and Aging, 21(4), 691-702.
  • Brown, R., Eller, A., Leeds, S., & Stace, K. (2007). Intergroup contact and intergroup attitudes: A longitudinal study. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37, 692-703.
  • Cakal, H., Eller, A., Sirlopu, D., Pérez, A. (2016). Intergroup relations in Latin America: Intergroup contact, common ingroup identity and activism among Indigenous groups in Mexico and Chile. Journal of Social Issues, 72(2), 355-375.
  • Dovidio, J. F., Eller. A., & Hewstone, M. (2011). Editorial: Improving intergroup relations through direct, extended and other forms of indirect contact. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 14(2), 147-160. Special Issue on Prejudice Reduction through Extended and Other Forms of Indirect Contact.
  • Eller, A. (2008). Is there a link between offline behavior and online donations? CyberPsychology & Behavior, 11(5), 611-613.
  • Eller, A., & Abrams, D. (2006). A people’s Entente Cordiale? The role of implicit attitude in the relationship between English-French contact, levels of categorization and explicit intergroup attitudes. Current Research in Social Psychology, 11(7), 92-110. []
  • Eller, A., & Abrams, D. (2004). Come together: Longitudinal comparisons of Pettigrew’s reformulated intergroup contact model and the Common Ingroup Identity Model in Anglo-French and Mexican-American contexts. European Journal of Social Psychology, 34(3), 229-256. [Featured study in Franzoi, S. L. (2005). Social Psychology (4th edition). New York: McGraw-Hill]
  • Eller, A., & Abrams, D. (2003). “Gringos” in Mexico: Cross-sectional and longitudinal effects of language school-promoted contact on intergroup bias. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 6(1), 55-75. [Special Issue on Intergroup Contact, guest edited by J. F. Dovidio, S. L. Gaertner & K. Kawakami]
  • Eller, A., Abrams, D., & Gomez, A. (2012). When the direct route is blocked: The extended contact pathway to improving intergroup relations. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 36 (5), 637-646.
  • Eller, A., Abrams, D., & Koschate, M. (2017). Can stateways change folkways? Longitudinal tests of the interactive effects of intergroup contact and categorization on prejudice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 72, 21-31.
  • Eller, A., Abrams, D., Viki, G. T., & Imara, D. A. (2007). When my friend’s friend is a police officer: Extended contact, crossed-categorization, and public-police relations of Black and White people. South African Journal of Psychology, 37(4), 783-802.
  • Eller, A., Abrams, D., Viki, G. T., Imara, D. A., & Peerbux, S. (2007). Stay cool, hang loose, admit nothing: Race, intergroup contact, and public-police relations. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 29(3), 213-224.
  • Eller, A., Abrams, D., & Zimmermann, A. (2011). Two degrees of separation: A longitudinal study of actual and perceived extended international contact. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 14(2), 175-191. Special Issue on Prejudice Reduction through Extended and Other Forms of Indirect Contact.
  • Eller, A., Gil Martínez, E., Pérez López, J. M., Rugerio Granados, P. del C., Villanueva Pérez, C., Yáñez González, P. (2014). #Ladies & #Gentlemen del DF: Dominancia social y actitudes hacia la discriminación [#Ladies & #Gentlemen of Mexico City: Social Dominance and Discriminatory Attitudes]. Acta de Investigación Psicológica, 4(1), 1344-1355.
  • Eller, A., Gomez, A., Vazquez, A., & Fernández, S. (2015). Collateral damage for ingroup members having outgroup friends: Effects of normative vs. counter-normative interactions with an outgroup. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. DOI: 10.1177/1368430215612222.
  • Eller, A., Koschate, M., & Gilson, K.-M. (2011). Embarrassment: The ingroup-outgroup audience effect in faux-pas situations. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 489-500. Special Issue on Social Image.
  • Gomez, A., Eller, A., & Vázquez, A. (2013). Verification of ingroup identity as a longitudinal mediator between intergroup contact and outgroup evaluation. Spanish Journal of Psychology, 16, 1-11.
  • Viki, G. T., Culmer, M. J., Eller, A., & Abrams, D. (2006). Race and willingness to co-operate with the police: The role of quality of contact, attitudes towards the behaviour and subjective norms. British Journal of Social Psychology, 45(2), 285-302.

Other Publications:

  • Abrams, D. & Eller, A. (2017). A temporally integrated model of intergroup contact and threat (TIMICAT). In S. Stathi, & L. Vezzali (Eds.), Intergroup contact theory: Recent developments and future directions, pp. 72-91. Routledge Current Issues in Social Psychology book series. London and New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-138-18230-1.
  • Eller, A., Koschate, M., Gilson, K., & Hull, C. (2009). Vergüenza: El efecto del público de grupos pertenencia y externos en situaciones bochornosas [Embarrassment: The ingroup-outgroup audience effect in faux-pas situations]. Revista Mexicana de Psicología, número especial, 373-374.

Courses Taught:

  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Social Psychology

Anja Eller
Facultad de Psicologia
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Av. Universidad
04360 Mexico City

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