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JP Dr. Frank Asbrock

Junior-Prof. Dr. Frank Asbrock

  Wilhelm-Raabe-Straße 43, 09120 Chemnitz, Room 4/013
  Phone: +49 (0)371 531 31678
  Consultation hours: Thursday 11am to 12noon
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Academic Career
  • since April 2015 Junior Professor Social Psychology
  • 2011 – 2015 Scientific researcher at the Professorship of Social Psychology, Philipps-Universität Marburg
  • 2008 – 2010 Postdoctoral fellowship at the post graduate programme group-focused enmity, Philipps-Universität Marburg 
  • Sep 2008 Graduation (Dr. phil.) in Psychology, Universität Bielefeld
  • 2008 Scientific researcher at the Professorship of Social Psychology, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • 2005 – 2007 Postdoctoral fellowship at the post graduate programme group-focused enmity, Universität Bielefeld
  • 1999 – 2004 Studies of Psychology, Universität Bielefeld  
Research interests
  • Ideological attitudes (authoritarianism & social dominance orientation) and biases
  • Intergroup contact
  • Intergroup conflicts and emotions towards groups
  • Fundamental dimensions of social judgement and discrimination
  • Neuroendocrine correlates of stress and non-verbal behaviour
  • Political Psychology
Scientific activities
List of publications


Journal publications

Asbrock, F. & Van Hiel, A. (in press). An insiders’ outside perspective on the Flemish-Walloon conflict: The role of identification and disidentification for the German-speaking minority. Psychologica Belgica

Durante, F., Fiske, S. T., Gelfand, M., Crippa, F., Suttora, C., Stillwell, A., Asbrock, F., Aycan,, Z., Bye, H. H., Carlsson, R., Björklund, F., Daghir, M., Geller, A., Larsen, C. A., Latif, H., Mähönen, T. A., Jasinskaja-Lahti, I., & Teymoorio, A. (2017). Ambivalent stereotypes link to peace, conflict, and inequality across 38 nations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. doi:10.1073/pnas.1611874114

Brune, A., Asbrock, F., & Sibley, C. G. (2016). Meet your neighbours. Authoritarians engage in intergroup contact when they have the opportunity. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 26, 567–580. doi: 10.1002/casp.2289

Asbrock, F. & Kauff, M. (2015). Authoritarian disbeliefs in diversity. Journal of Social Psychology, 155, 553-558. doi:10.1080/00224545.2015.1038497

Kauff, M., Thörner, S., Wagner, U., Issmer, C., & Asbrock, F. (2015). When minority groups ‘misbehave’: The influence of perceived deviant behavior on increased threat and discriminatory intentions and the moderating role of Right-Wing Authoritarianism. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45, 641–652. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2116

Retelsdorf, J, Schwartz, K., & Asbrock, F. (2015). „Michael can't read!"-Teachers' gender stereotypes and boys' reading self-concept. Journal of Educational Psychology, 107, 186-194. doi:10.1037/a0037107

Asbrock, F., Lemmer, G., Becker, J., Koller, J., & Wagner, U. (2014). “Who are these foreigners anyway?” – The content of the term foreigner and its impact on prejudice. Sage Open, 4(2), 1-8. doi:

Asbrock, F. & Fritsche, I. (2013). Authoritarian reactions to terrorist threat: Who is threatened, the Me or the We? International Journal of Psychology, 48, 35-49. doi:10.1080/00207594.2012.695075

Asbrock, F., Gutenbrunner, L., & Wagner, U. (2013). Unwilling, but not unaffected – Imagined contact effects for authoritarians and social dominators. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43, 404-412. doi:10.1002/ejsp.1956

Christ, O., Asbrock, F., Dhont, K., Pettigrew, T.F. & Wagner, U. (2013). The effects of the intergroup climate on immigrants' acculturation preferences. Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 221, 252–257. doi:10.1027/2151-2604/a000155

Durante, F., Fiske, S. T., Kervyn, N., Cuddy, A. J. C., ... Asbrock, F., & Storari, C. C. (2013), Nations' income inequality predicts ambivalence in stereotype content: How societies mind the gap. British Journal of Social Psychology, 52, 726–746. doi:10.1111/bjso.12005

Kauff, M., Asbrock, F., Thörner, S., & Wagner, U. (2013). Side effects of multiculturalism - The interaction effect of a multicultural ideology and authoritarianism on prejudice and diversity beliefs. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 305-320. doi:

Sibley, C. G., Duckitt, J., Bergh, R., Osborne, D., Perry, R., Asbrock, F., Robertson. A., Armstrong, G., Wilson, M. S., & Barlow, F. K. (2013). A dual process model of attitudes towards immigration: Person x residential area effects in a national sample. Political Psychology, 34, 553-572. doi:10.1111/pops.12009

Asbrock, F., Christ. O., Duckitt, J., & Sibley, C. G. (2012). Differential effects of intergroup contact for authoritarians and social dominators: A Dual Process Model perspective. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 477-490. doi:

Becker, J. C. & Asbrock, F. (2012). What triggers helping versus harming of ambivalent groups? Effects of warmth and competence on helping and harming warm but incompetent and cold but competent groups. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 19-27. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2011.06.015

Cohrs, J. C., Asbrock, F., & Sibley, C. G. (2012). Friend or foe, champ or chump? Social conformity and superiority goals activate warmth- versus competence-based social categorization schemas. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3, 471-478. doi:

Asbrock, F., Nieuwoudt, C. Duckitt, J., & Sibley, C. G. (2011). Societal Stereotypes and the legitimation of intergroup behaviour in Germany and New Zealand. Analysis of Social Issues and Public Policy, 11, 154-179. doi:10.1111/j.1530-2415.2011.01242.x

Sibley, C. G., Stewart, K., Houkamau, C., Manuela, S., Perry, R., Wootton, L., Harding, J. F., Zhang, Y., Sengupta, N., Robertson, A., Hoverd, W. J., West-Newman, T., & Asbrock, F. (2011). Ethnic group stereotypes in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 40, 25-36. [pdf

Asbrock, F. (2010). Stereotypes of social groups in Germany in terms of warmth and competence. Social Psychology, 41, 76-81. doi:10.1027/1864-9335/a000011

Asbrock, F., Sibley, C. G., & Duckitt, J. (2010). Right-wing authoritarianism, social dominance orientation and the dimensions of generalized prejudice: A longitudinal test. European Journal of Personality, 24, 324–340. doi:10.1002/per.746

Sibley, C. G., Harding, J. F., Perry, R., Asbrock, F., & Duckitt, J. (2010). Personality and prejudice: Extension to the HEXACO personality model. European Journal of Personality, 24, 515-534. doi:10.1002/per.750

Cohrs, J. C. & Asbrock, F. (2009). Right-wing authoritarianism, social dominance orientation, and ethnic prejudice against threatening and competitive groups. European Journal of Social Psychology, 39, 270 - 289.

Asbrock, F., Christ, O., & Wagner, U. (2007). The road to negative behavior – Discriminatory intentions in the German population. International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 1, 4-18.[abstract]


Book chapters

Asbrock, F., Kauff, M., Issmer, C., Christ, O., Pettigrew, T. F. & Wagner, U. (2012). Kontakt hilft – auch wenn die Politik es nicht immer leicht macht. In W. Heitmeyer (Hrsg.), Deutsche Zustände, Folge 10 (S. 199-219). Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.

Asbrock, F., Lemmer, G., Wagner, U., Becker, J. & Koller, J. (2009). Das Gefühl macht den Unterschied – Emotionen gegenüber „Ausländern“ in Ost- und Westdeutschland. In W. Heitmeyer (Hrsg.), Deutsche Zustände, Folge 7 (S. 152-167). Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.

Asbrock, F., Wagner, U. & Christ, O. (2006). Diskriminierung. Folgen der Feindseligkeit. In W. Heitmeyer (Hrsg.), Deutsche Zustände, Folge 4 (S. 156-175). Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.


Further publications

Beierlein, C., Asbrock, F., Kauff, M. & Schmidt, P. (2014). Die Kurzskala Autoritarismus-3 (KSA-3): Ein ökonomisches Messinstrument zur Erfassung dreier Subdimensionen autoritärer Einstellungen. GESIS Working Papers. Köln: GESIS.

Wagner, U. & Asbrock, F. (2014). Fremd sein in Deutschland – Ausgrenzung und Diskriminierung. Dreizehn – Zeitschrift für Jugendsozialarbeit, 12, 18-21.


Press Articles