PhD 1999, Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium); Laurea (magna cum laude), 1995, University of Padova (Italy)
Professor of Psychology and Director, Cognitive, Social & Developmental Psychology Profile:
Concentrations: Social psychology, political psychology, existential psychology, methods and statistics.Recent Publications:
Kidd, D.M. & Castano, E. (in press). Reading Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind. Science.
Castano. E. (2013). On Social Connection, Helping and Altruism. Social Research, 80, 383-386.
Leidner, B., Castano, E. & Ginges, J. (2013). Dehumanization, Retributive and Restorative Justice, and Aggressive Versus Diplomatic Intergroup Conflict Resolution Strategies. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 181-192.
Steele, C., Kidd, D. & Castano, E. (in press). On Social Death: Ostracism and the Accessibility of Death Thoughts. Death Studies.
Fernandez, S., Castano, E. , & Singh I. (2010). Managing Death in the Burning Grounds of Varanasi, India: A Terror Management Investigation, Journal
of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 41(2) 182 –194.
Castano, E., Slawuta, P., Leidner, B. (2008). Social Identification Processes, Group Dynamics and the Behavior of Combatants. International Review of the Red Cross, 2.
Sacchi, S., Castano, E., & Brauer, M. (2008). Perceiving one's Nation: Entitativity, Agency and Security in the International Arena. International Journal of Psychology.
Castano, E. (2008). On the Perils of Glorifying the In-group: Intergroup Violence, In-group Glorification, and Moral Disengagement. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 1,154-170
Giner-Sorolla, R., Castano, E., Espinosa, P., & Brown, R.J. (2008). Shame Expressions Reduce the Recipient's Insult from Outgroup Reparations. Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, 4, 519-526.
Cehajic, S., Brown, R.J., & Castano, E. (2008). Forgive and forget. Antecedents and consequences of intergroup forgiveness in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Political Psychology,29, 351-367.
Spencer, B. & Castano, E. (2008). Social class is dead, long live social class! Stereotype threat among low-socioeconomic individuals. Social Justice Research, 20, 418-432.
Castano, E. (2007). Internazionalità, qualità e meritocrazia. Psicologia Sociale, 2, 21-23.
"Not Quite Human: Infrahumanization in Response to Collective Responsibility for Intergroup Killing," Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (with collaborator, 2006); “The Perception of The Other in International Relations: Evidence for the Polarizing Effect of Entitativity,” Political Psychology (with collaborators, 2003); “I Belong, Therefore, I Exist: Ingroup Identification, Ingroup Entitativity, and Ingroup Bias,” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (with collaborators, 2002); “Who May Enter? The Impact of Ingroup Identification on Ingroup Outgroup Categorization,” Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (with collaborators, 2002); “European Identity: A Social Psychological Perspective,” in R.H. Herrmann et al. (eds.), Identities in Europe and the Institutions of the European Union.
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Motives and consequences of social identification; group agency, essentialism, and entativity; collective responsibility, guilt, and shame; dehumanization of the Other; terror management theory; European identity; self-objectification theory.