Castano, Emanuele


Emanuele  Castano
PhD, English and Studio Art Dual Major, Catholic University of Louvain
Professor of Psychology, The New School for Social Research

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Areas of Expertise:
Social psychology, political psychology, existential psychology, methods and statistics
Emanuele Castano is a social and political psychologist whose main areas of research include nationalism and international relations, intergroup conflict and reconciliation, and collective responsibility. He has written papers on these and other topics in psychology and political science in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, European Review of Social Psychology, European Journal of Social Psychology, and Political Psychology. He has also contributed chapters to several books, including The Handbook of Experimental Existential Psychology and Transnational Identities: Becoming European in the EU, a multidisciplinary text on the European Union. Mr. Castano’s research has been supported by the European Union, the Economic and Social Research Council (United Kingdom) and the National Science Foundation (United States). He has taught at the University of St. Andrews and the University of Kent at Canterbury and is now associate professor at the New School for Social Research in New York.
Courses Taught:
  • Social Psychology
  • Existential Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics
Recent Publications:

Castano, E., P. Slawuta, and B. Leidner, “Social Identification Processes, Group Dynamics and the Behavior of Combatants,” International Review of the Red Cross (in press)

Castano, E., “On the Perils of Glorifying the Ingroup: Intergroup Violence, Ingroup Glorification and Moral Disengagement,” Social and Personality Psychology Compass (in press)

Cehajic, S., R.J. Brown, and E. Castano, “Forgive and Forget? Antecedents and Consequences of Intergroup Forgiveness in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” Political Psychology (in press)

Giner-Sorolla, R., E. Castano, P. Espinosa, and R.J. Brown, “Shame Expressions Reduce the Recipient’s Insult from Outgroup Reparations,” Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology (in press)

Castano, E., and R. Giner-Sorolla, “Not Quite Human: Infrahumanization as a Response to Collective Responsibility for Intergroup Killing,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology  (2006)

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