Dr. Mathias Kauff

Dr. Mathias Kauff

E-Mail: mathias.kauff
Tel.: +49 2331 987 - 4731
Fax: +49 2331 987 - 4679

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Academic Career

  • Since April 2015: Researcher (Principal Investigator of a ProjectFunded by the German Research Foundation), Department of Psychological Methods, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
  • October 2012 - March 2015: Lecturer, Department of Social Psychology, University of Marburg, Germany
  • May 2014 - October 2014: Guest Researcher (Fellowship Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation), Department for Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Great Britain
  • March 2013 - December 2013: PostDoc Scholar, Graduate School "Group Focused Enmity", Universities of Bielefeld and Marburg, Germany
  • November 2012: PhD (Dr. rer. nat.), Department of Social Psychology, University of Marburg, Germany
  • October 2009 - September 2012: PhD Student, Graduate School "Group Focused Enmity", Universities of Bielefeld and Marburg, Germany
  • 2003 - 2009: Studies in Psychology (Diplom), University of Marburg, Germany

Research Interests

  • intergroup relations, prejudice and discrimination, social identity, intergroup contact, attitudes towards diversity and multiculturalism

Publications

Journal Articles

Kauff, M., Stegmann, S., van Dick, R., Beierlein, C., & Christ, O. (in press). The Pro-Diversity Beliefs Scale (PDBS) - Measuring beliefs in the instrumentality of ethnic diversity. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.

van Assche, J., Asbrock, F., Roets, A., & Kauff, M. (2018). Positive neighborhood norms buffer ethnic diversity effects on neighborhood dissatisfaction, perceived neighborhood disadvantage, and moving intentions. Personal and Social Psychology Bulletin. doi: 10.1177/0146167217744767

Kauff, M., Wölfer, R., & Hewstone, M. (2017). Impact of perceived discrimination on health of adolescent minorities in Europe: The pernicious effect of biased behavior by police officers and security guards. Journal of Social Issues, 73, 831-851. doi: 10.1111/josi.12250

Kauff, M., Asbrock, F., Wagner, U.,  Pettigrew, T. F., Hewstone, M., Schäfer, S. J., & Christ, O. (2017). (Bad) feelings about meeting them? Episodic and chronic intergroup emotions associated with positive and negative intergroup contact as predictors of intergroup behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, 1149. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01449

Kauff, M., Green, E. G. T., Schmid., K., Hewstone, M., & Christ, O. (2016). Effects of Majority Members´ Positive Intergroup Contact on Minority Members´ Support for Ingroup Rights: Mobilizing or Demobilizing Effects? European Journal of Social Psychology, 46, 833-839. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2194

Kauff, M., Schmid, K., Lolliot, S., Al Ramiah, A., & Hewstone, M. (2016). Intergroup contact effects via ingroup distancing among majority and minority groups: Moderation by Social Dominance Orientation. PLoS ONE, 11. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0146895

Kauff, M., Thörner, S., Wagner, U., Issmer, C., & Asbrock, F. (2015). When minority groups ’misbehave‘: The influence of perceived deviant behavior on increased threat and discriminatory intentions and the moderating role of Right-Wing Authoritarianism. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45, 641-652. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2116

Asbrock, F. & Kauff, M. (2015). Authoritarians disbelief in diversity. The Journal of Social Psychology, 155, 553-558.
doi:10.1080/00224545.2015.1038497

Kauff, M., Asbrock, F., Thörner, S., & Wagner, U. (2013). Side effects of multiculturalism - The interaction effect of a multicultural ideology and authoritarianism on prejudice and diversity beliefs. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 306-321. doi:10.1177/0146167212473160

Kauff, M., Issmer, C., & Nau, J. (2013). Pro-diversity beliefs and everyday ethnic discrimination on grounds of foreign names. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 23, 536-542. doi:10.1002/casp.2143

Kauff, M., & Wagner, U. (2012). Valuable therefore not threatening: The influence of diversity beliefs on discrimination against immigrants. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3, 715-722. doi:10.1177/1948550611435942

Book Chapters and Non-Reviewed Articles

Beierlein, C., Preiser, S., & Kauff, M. (2018). Determinanten politischer Partizipation – Zentrale Erkenntnisse aus Sicht der Politischen Psychologie. Psychologie in Österreich, 3.

Beierlein, C., Asbrock, F., Kauff, M., & Schmidt, P. (2015). Die Kurzskala Autoritarismus (KSA-3). Ein ökonomisches Messinstrument zur Erfassung dreier Subdimensionen autoritärer Einstellungen. GESIS-Papers: Mannheim. Link

Asbrock, F., Kauff, M., Issmer, C., Christ, O., Pettigrew, T. F., & Wagner, U. (2011). Kontakt hilft - Auch wenn es die Politik nicht immer einfach macht. In: Heitmeyer, W. (Ed.), Deutsche Zustände. Folge 10. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp.