Katharina Schmid
Profesora titular, Departamento de Dirección de Personas y Organización en ESADE
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Formación académica

  • PhD in Social Psychology. Queens University of Belfast
  • BSc in Applied Psychology. University of Ulster

Áreas de interés

  • Comportamiento organizacional
  • Psicología social y organizacional
  • Dinámicas de grupo, diversidad y relaciones intergrupales
  • Equipos y grupos
  • Estereotipos, prejuicios y gestión del conflicto

Trayectoria profesional

Es profesora adjunta de Comportamiento Organizacional en el Departamento de Dirección de Personas y Organización de ESADE.
Antes de incorporarse a ESADE, fue profesora e investigadora sénior de la Universidad de Oxford. También ha sido académica investigadora del Max-Planck Institute para el estudio de la diversidad étnica y religiosa en Alemania.
Es doctora en Psicología Social y licenciada (matrícula de honor) en Psicología Aplicada. Sus intereses de investigación se centran principalmente en la psicología social y organizacional, y en el comportamiento organizacional. Su investigación actual estudia tres áreas interrelacionadas:
1. La identidad social y la dinámica intergrupal. Esta investigación analiza los principales procesos a través de los cuales pueden gestionarse las relaciones en el interior de los grupos y de los equipos, y entre ellos, y resolver los conflictos. También examina el rol de los procesos de identidad social sobre el bienestar y la salud.
2. La gestión de múltiples grupos. Esta investigación analiza de qué forma los individuos dan sentido y perciben su pertenencia a múltiples grupos, y se centra especialmente en los antecedentes y las consecuencias de la complejidad de la identidad social.
3. La diversidad, el prejuicio y los estereotipos. Esta línea de investigación estudia la correlación y las consecuencias de la diversidad en distintos contextos, con el fin de entender cómo pueden gestionarse eficazmente los potenciales retos de la diversidad, cómo puede construirse la confianza dentro de un grupo y entre grupos, y cómo pueden reducirse los prejuicios.
Sus estudios han sido publicados en las principales revistas académicas, como Psychological Science; Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin; el Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, y los Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, entre otras. Su investigación también se ha citado en informes de prensa (p. ej., The Guardian). Es directora adjunta de la revista Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.



Publicaciones destacadas

Laurence, J., Schmid, K. & Hewstone, M. (2018). Ethnic diversity, inter-group attitudes and countervailing pathways of positive and negative inter-group contact: An analysis across workplaces and neighbourhoods. Social Indicators Research, 136 (2), pp. 719-749. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-017-1570-z.

Schmid, K., Wölfer, R., Swart, H., Christ, O., Al Ramiah, A., Vertovec, S. & et al. (2017). The wallpaper effect revisited: Divergent findings on the effects of intergroup contact on attitudes in diverse vs. non-diverse settings. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43 (9), pp. 1268-1283. DOI: 10.1177/0146167217711929.

Christ, O., Hewstone, M., Schmid, K., Oriane, S., Green, E. G., Gollwitzer, M. & et al. (2017). Advanced multilevel modeling for a science of groups: A short primer on multilevel structural equation modeling. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice, 21 (3), pp. 121-134. DOI: 10.1037/gdn0000065.

Reimer, N. K., Becker, J. C., Benz, A., Christ, O., Dhont, K., Klocke, U. & et al. (2017). Intergroup contact and social change: Implications of negative and positive contact for collective action in advantaged and disadvantaged groups. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43 (1), pp. 121-136. DOI: 10.1177/0146167216676478.

Kauff, M, Green, E. G., 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 (7), pp. 833-839.

Wölfer, R., Schmid, K., Hewstone, M. & van Zalk, M. (2016). Developmental dynamics of intergroup contact and intergroup attitudes: Long-term effects in adolescence and early adulthood. Child Development, 87 (5), pp. 1466-1478. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12598.

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 (1), pp. 1-28. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146895.

Newheiser , A., Hewstone, M., Voci, A. & Schmid, K. (2015). Making and unmaking prejudice: Religious affiliation mitigates the impact of mortality salience on out-group attitudes. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 54 (4), pp. 774-791. DOI: 10.1111/jssr.12233.

Van Dommelen, A., Schmid, K., Hewstone, M., Gonsalkorale, K. & Brewer, M. (2015). Construing multiple ingroups: Assessing social identity inclusiveness and structure in ethnic and religious minority group members. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45 (3), pp. 386-399. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.2095.

Al Ramiah, A., Schmid, K., Hewstone, M. & Floe, C. (2015). Why are all the White (Asian) kids sitting together in the cafeteria? The role of intergroup attributions and norms. British Journal of Social Psychology, 54 (1), pp. 100-124. DOI: 10.1111/bjso.12064.

Schmid, K. & Muldoon, O. (2015). Perceived intergroup threat, social identification and psychological wellbeing: The effects of political conflict exposure. Political Psychology, 36 (1), pp. 75-92. DOI: 10.1111/pops.12073.

Schmid, K., Hewstone, M. & Al Ramiah, A. (2015). Diversity, trust and intergroup attitudes: Underlying processes and mechanisms. In Koopmans, R., Lancee, B. & Schaeffer, M. (Eds.), Social cohesion in diverse societies: Mechanisms, conditions and causality (pp. 143-163). London; New York: Routledge.

Hewstone, M., Floe, C., Al Ramiah, A., Schmid, K., Son, E., Wölfer, R. & et al. (2015). Diversity and intergroup contact in schools. In Koopmans, R., Lancee, B. & Schaeffer, M. (Eds.), Social cohesion and immigration in Europe and North America: Mechanisms, conditions, and causality (pp. 202-228). London; New York: Routledge.

Hewstone, M. & Schmid, K. (2014). Neighborhood ethnic diversity and orientations toward Muslims in Britain: The role of intergroup contact. The Political Quarterly, 85 (3), pp. 320-325. DOI: 10.1111/1467-923X.12098.

Schmid, K., Hewstone, M. & Tausch, N. (2014). Secondary transfer effects of intergroup contact via social identity complexity. British Journal of Social Psychology, 53 (3), pp. 443-462. DOI: 0.1111/bjso.12045.

Schmid, K., Hewstone, M., Küpper, B., Zick, A. & Tausch, N. (2014). Reducing aggressive intergroup action tendencies: Effects of intergroup contact via perceived intergroup threat. Aggressive Behavior, 40 (3), pp. 250-262. DOI: 10.1002/ab.21516.

Christ, O., Schmid, K., Lolliot, S., Swart, H., Stolle, D., Tausch, N. & et al. (2014). Contextual effect of positive intergroup contact on outgroup prejudice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111 (11), pp. 3996-4000. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1320901111.

Schmid, K., Al Ramiah, A. & Hewstone, M. (2014). Neighborhood ethnic diversity and trust: The role of intergroup contact and perceived threat. Psychological Science, 25 (3), pp. 665-674. DOI: 10.1177/0956797613508956.

Lolliot, S., Fell, B., Schmid, K., Wölfer, R., Swart, H., Voci, A. & et al. (2014). Measures of intergroup contact. In Boyle, G., Saklofske, D. & Matthews, G. (Eds.), Measures of personality and social psychological constructs (pp. 652-683). Boston; London; New York; Oxford; San Diego: Academic Press.

Stolle, D., Petermann, S., Schmid, K., Schoenwaelder, K., Hewstone, M., Vertovec, S. & et al. (2013). Immigration-related diversity and trust in German cities: The role of intergroup contact. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, (23), pp. 279-298.

Schmid, K., Hewstone, M. & Al Ramiah, A. (2013). Neighborhood diversity and social identity complexity: Implications for intergroup relations. Social Psychological and Personality Science, (4), pp. 135-142.

Lolliot, S., Schmid, K., Hewstone, M., Al Ramiah, A., Tausch, N. & Swart, H. (2013). Generalized effects of intergroup contact: The secondary transfer effect. In Hodson, G. & Hewstone, M. (Eds.), Advances in intergroup contact (pp. 81-112). Abingdon: Psychology Press .

Newheiser, A., Hewstone, M., Voci, A., Schmid, K., Zick, A. & Küpper, B. (2013). Social-psychological aspects of religion and prejudice: Evidence from survey and experimental research. In Clarke, S., Powell, R. & Savulescu, J. (Eds.), Religion, intolerance, and conflict: A scientific and conceptual investigation (pp. 107-125). Oxford: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640911.003.0006.

Hughes, J., Lolliot, S., Hewstone, M., Schmid, K. & Carlisle, K. (2012). Sharing classes between separate schools: a mechanism for improving inter-group relations in Northern Ireland?. Policy Futures in Education, 10 (5), pp. 528-539. DOI: 10.2304/pfie.2012.10.5.528.

Schmid, K., Hewstone, M., Küpper, B., Zick, A. & Wagner, U. (2012). Secondary transfer effects of intergroup contact: a cross-national comparison in Europe. Social Psychology Quarterly, 75 (1), pp. 28-51. DOI: 10.1177/0190272511430235.

Tausch, N., Hewstone, M., Schmid, K., Hughes, J. & Cairns, E. (2011). Extended contact effects as a function of closeness of relationship with ingroup contacts. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 14 (2), pp. 239-254. DOI: 10.1177/1368430210390534.

Al Ramiah, A., Hewstone, M. & Schmid, K. (2011). Social identity and intergroup conflict. Psychological Studies, 56 (1), pp. 44-52. DOI: 10.1007/s12646-011-0075-0.

Schmid, K., Hewstone, M. & Al Ramiah, A. (2011). Self-categorization and social identification: Making sense of us and them. In Chadee, D. (Ed.), Theories in social psychology (pp. 211-231). Bologna; Chichester; Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell.

Zick, A. & Schmid, K. (2010). Guest Editorial. Prejudice and intergroup differentiation: within and between cultures. International Journal of Conflict and Violence, pp. 173-176.

Tausch, N., Hewstone, M., Kenworthy, J., Psaltis, C., Schmid, K., Popan, J. & et al. (2010). Secondary transfer effects of intergroup contact: alternative accounts and underlying processes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99 (2), pp. 282-302. DOI: 10.1037/a0018553.

Schmid, K., Hewstone, M., Tausch, N., Cairns, E. & Hughes, J. (2009). Antecedents and consequences of social identity complexity: Intergroup contact, distinctiveness threat, and outgroup attitudes. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35 (8), pp. 1085-1098. DOI: 10.1177/0146167209337037.

Muldoon, O., Schmid, K. & Downes, C. (2009). Political violence and psychological well-being: the role of social identity. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 58 (1), pp. 129-145. DOI: 10.1111/j.1464-0597.2008.00385.x.

Schmid, K., Tausch, N., Hewstone, M., Hughes, J. & Cairns, E. (2008). The effects of living in segregated vs. mixed areas in Northern Ireland: A simultaneous test of contact and threat effects in the context of micro-level neighbourhoods. International Journal of Conflict and Violence, (2), pp. 56-71.