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Maria Heering

Postgraduate Researcher

Maria Heering


Research Interests

I am currently involved in a cross-disciplinary PhD research programme in social psychology and politics. My current research focuses on collective action, namely generally investigating internal and external factors that might encourage or discourage individuals to actively join with the purpose of achieving a common objective.

Thesis Title




2017-2020 – Vice Chancellor's Scholarship


  • Heering, M.S., & Leone, L. (2018). Power moderates the effects of Social Dominance Orientation on punishment: An experimental analysis. Psychological Reports. DOI: 10.1177/0033294118755095.
  • Passafaro, P., Cini, C., Boi, L., D'Angelo, M., Heering, M.S., Lucchetti, L., Mancini, A., Martemucci, V., Pacella, G., Patrizi, F., Sassu, F., Triolo, M. (2015). The sustainable tourist: Values, attitudes and personality. Tourism and Hospitality Research. DOI: 10.1177/1467358415576086.


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