Professor of Psychology
80 Fifth Avenue
Emanuele Castano is Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research.
Social Psychology, Political Psychology, Existential Psychology, Methods and Statistics.
Collective Identities; Intergroup Relations; Empathy; Literature and Theory of Mind.
PhD 1999, Université Catholique de Louvain
Kidd, D., Ongis, M., & Castano, E. (2016). On literary fiction and its effects on theory of mind. Scientific Study of Literature 6(1) 42-58.
Kidd, D., Castano, E. (2016). Different Stories: How Levels of Familiarity With Literary and Genre Fiction Relate to Mentalizing.
Steele, C., Kidd, D. & Castano, E. (2015). On Social Death: Ostracism and the Accessibility of Death Thoughts. Death Studies.
Coman, A., Stone, C., Castano, E., & Hirst, W. (2014). Justifying atrocities: The effect of moral disengagement strategies on the socially shared retrieval induced forgetting of justifications. Psychological Science, 25, 1281-1285.
Kidd, D.M. & Castano, E. (2013). Reading Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind. Science.
- Abstract: Reading Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind
- Reprint: Reading Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind
- Press Release: Reading Literary Fiction Improves "Mind-Reading" Skills Finds a Study from The New School for Social Research
- The New York Times: For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov
- NPR: Want To Read Others' Thoughts? Try Reading Literary Fiction
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.
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.
Impact Cul Prod Soc Cognit
Psych of Wealth Disparity
Independent Study (Open Campus)
Senior Work Project (Open Campus)