I do research in social, developmental, and political psychology. I study intergroup relations, anti-immigrant attitudes, diversity, empathy, activism, and adolescent development. I have worked in four countries and, currently, I am employed as a Researcher (Associate Professor) in Sweden. I am also a visiting scholar in the Netherlands and serve as an associate editor of Journal of Social and Political Psychology. Find my CV here and my publications on ResearchGate.
Eckstein K., Koerner, A., Miklikowska, M., Serek, J., & Noack, P. (in review). Mobilizing effects of participation: Changes in political attentiveness, intentions for participation, and political trust over the course of an election year.
Zagrean, I., Miklikowska M., & Barni, D. (in review). Essentialism facilitates anti-immigrant prejudice, reduces contact with immigrants, and explains parent-child similarity in anti-immigrant prejudice.
Hannuksela V., Söderlund, P. & Miklikowska, M. (in review). Political interest, political ideology, and attitudes toward immigration.
Mastrotheodoros, S., Hillekens, J., Miklikowska, M., Palladino, E. B., Lionetti, F. (2023). It’s a family affair: Family functioning, identity commitments, and school adjustment among immigrant-origin and native Greek adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
Thijs, J., Bosman, R., & Miklikowska, M. (2023). Anti-prejudice motivations and ethnic outgroup attitudes in late childhood: Change and stability during a single school year. Developmental Psychology.
Miklikowska, M., Tilton-Weaver, L., & Burk, W. J. (2022). With a little help from my empathic friends. The role of peers in the development of empathy in adolescence. Developmental Psychology. doi:10.1037/dev0001347
Miklikowska, M., Jasko, K. & Kudrnac, A. (2022). The making of a radical: The role of peer harassment in youth political radicalism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. doi:10.1177/01461672211070420
Miklikowska, M., Rekker R., & Kudrnac, A. (2022). A little more conversation, a little less prejudice: The role of classroom political discussions for youth attitudes toward immigrants. Political Communication. doi:10.1080/10584609.2022.2032502
Eckstein, K., Miklikowska, M. & Noack, P. (2021). School matters: The effects of school experiences on youth’s attitudes toward immigrants. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. doi:10.1007/s10964-021-01497-x
Miklikowska, M., Eckstein, K., & Matera, J. (2021). All together now: Cooperative classroom climate and the development of youth attitudes toward immigrants. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development. doi:10.1002/cad.20414
Van Bommel, G., Thijs, J., & Miklikowska, M. (2020). Empathy and intergroup attitudes: The impact of the perceived peer norms. Journal of Social Psychology. doi:10.1080/00224545.2020.1840326
Bohman, A., & Miklikowska, M. (2020). Does classroom diversity improve intergroup relations? Short- and long-term effects of classroom diversity for cross-ethnic friendships and anti-immigrant attitudes in adolescence. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. doi:10.1177/1368430220941592
Miklikowska, M., Bohman, A., & Titzmann, P. (2019). Driven by context? The interrelated effects of parents, peers, classrooms on development of anti-immigrant attitudes. Developmental Psychology. doi:10.1037/dev0000809
Miklikowska, M. & Bohman, A. (2019) Bridging contexts: The interplay between parents, peers, and schools in explaining ethnic majority youth reactions to growing diversity. P. Titzmann & P. Jugert (Eds.) Youth in Multicultural Societies: New directions for future research and intervention (Chapter 13, pp. 209-227). Routlege.
Miklikowska, M., Thijs, J. & Hjerm, M. (2019). The impact of perceived teacher support on anti-immigrant attitudes from early to late adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. doi:10.1007/s10964-019-00990-8
Miklikowska, M. (2018). Empathy trumps prejudice: The longitudinal relation between empathy and anti-immigrant attitudes in adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 54, 703-717. doi:10.1037/dev0000474
Miklikowska, M. (2018). Tolerance. In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development (pp. 2249-2250). Sage Publications Inc. doi:10.4135/9781506307633.n834
Miklikowska, M. (2017). Development of anti-immigrant attitudes in adolescence: The role of parents, peers, intergroup friendships, and empathy. British Journal of Psychology, 108, 626-648. doi:10.1111/bjop.12236
Miklikowska, M. (2016). Like parent, like child? Development of prejudice and tolerance in adolescence. British Journal of Psychology, 107, 95-116. doi:10.1111/bjop.12124
Miklikowska, M. (2016). The apple does not fall far from the tree? In E. Lundberg (Ed.) Anthology on tolerance (pp. 271-194). Forum for Living History. ISBN: 978-91-86261-61-0
Miklikowska, M. (2012). Democracy begins at home: Parenting, empathy and adolescents’ support for democratic values. Åbo: Åbo Akademis förlag.
Miklikowska, M. (2012). Psychological underpinnings of democracy. Personality and Individual Differences, 5, 603-608. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2012.04.032
Miklikowska, M., Duriez, B. & Soenens, B. (2011). Family roots of empathy-related characteristics: The role of perceived maternal and paternal need support in adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 47, 1342-1352. doi:10.1111/bjop.12124
Fry, P. D., & Miklikowska, M. (2012). Culture of peace. In P. T. Coleman & M. Deutsch (Eds). Psychological components of sustainable peace. (pp. 227-244). NY: Springer.
Miklikowska, M., & Fry, D. (2012). Natural born nonkillers: A critique of the killers- have-more-kids idea. In Daniel J. Christie & Joam. E. Pim (Eds.) Nonkilling Psychology. (pp. 43-70). Honolulu: Center for Global Nonkilling.
Miklikowska, M., & Hurme, H. (2011). Democracy begins at home: Democratic parenting and adolescents’ support for democratic values. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 8, 541-557. doi:10.1080/17405629.2011.576856
Miklikowska, M. & Fry, D. P. (2010). Values as protective factors against war and violence. Beliefs and Values, 2, 124-137.
RECENT FUNDED GRANT PROPOSALS
2020 – Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (RJ). The role of school context in youth political activism. PI: Marta Miklikowska.
2016 – Swedish Research Council (VR). Learning to be prejudiced. PI: Marta Miklikowska.
2016 – Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (RJ). Social foundations of prejudice. PI: Andrea Bohman, Co-PI: Marta Miklikowska.
2014 – Marie Curie-Sklodowska International Postdoc Fellowship Programme (FORTE). Reducing prejudice in adolescence: The role of empathy and intergroup contact. PI: Marta Miklikowska.