Katharina Schmid
Professora titular, Departament de Direcció de Persones i Organització en ESADE
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Formació acadèmica

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

Àrees d'interès

  • Comportament organitzacional
  • Psicologia social i organitzacional
  • Dinàmiques de grup, diversitat i relacions intergrupals
  • Grups i equips
  • Estereotips, prejudicis i gestió cel conflicte

Trajectòria professional

És professora adjunta de Comportament Organitzacional al Departament de Direcció de Persones i Organització d'ESADE.
Abans d'incorporar-se a ESADE, fou professora i investigadora sènior de la Universitat d'Oxford. També ha estat acadèmica investigadora del Max-Planck Institute per a l'estudi de la diversitat ètnica i religiosa a Alemanya.
És doctora en Psicologia Social i llicenciada (matrícula d'honor) en Psicologia Aplicada. Els seus interessos de recerca se centren principalment en la psicologia social i organitzacional, i en el comportament organitzacional. La seva recerca actual estudia tres àrees interrelacionades:
1. La identitat social i la dinàmica intergrupal. Aquesta recerca analitza els processos principals per mitjà dels quals es poden gestionar les relacions a dins dels grups i dels equips, i entre ells, i es poden resoldre els conflictes. També examina el paper que tenen els processos d'identitat social sobre el benestar i la salut.
2. La gestió de múltiples grups. Aquesta recerca analitza de quina manera els individus donen sentit i perceben la seva pertinença a múltiples grups i se centra especialment en els antecedents i les conseqüències de la complexitat de la identitat social.
3. La diversitat, el prejudici i els estereotips. Aquesta línia de recerca estudia la correlació i les conseqüències de la diversitat en diferents contextos, a fi d'entendre com es poden gestionar eficaçment els potencials reptes de la diversitat, com es pot construir la confiança a dins d'un grup i entre grups, i com es poden reduir els prejudicis.
Els seus estudis s'han publicat en les principals revistes acadèmiques, com ara Psychological Science; Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin; el Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, i els Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, entre d'altres. La seva recerca també ha estat citada en informes de premsa (p. ex., a The Guardian). És directora adjunta de la revista Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.



Publicacions destacades

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. & 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.