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Arti Makwana

Postgraduate Researcher


Research interests

I am interested in looking at individual differences and how they are related to social and political psychology. More specifically, I am interested in why people have different emotional reactions to different outgroups, i.e. feeling threatened, anxious or empathetic. My PhD research will look at the role of emotional intelligence in this phenomenon by investigating the role of emotion management and regulation in intergroup emotions and behaviour.

Thesis title


Main supervisor

Dr Kristof Dhont


School of Psychology studentship


  • Cichocka, A, Dhont, K, & Makwana, A. On Self-love and Out-group Hate: Opposite Effects of Narcissism on Prejudice via Social Dominance Orientation and Right-Wing Authoritarianism. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Conference presentations

  • Cichocka, A, Dhont, K, & Makwana, A. (2015, Dec). Are narcissists more prejudiced? The opposing mediational roles of social dominance orientation and right-wing authoritarianism. Poster presented at the Political Psychology Conference 2015, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


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