I am involved in research projects that concern three basic questions:
-How we come to the judgment that something is morally blameworthy or praiseworthy (moral psychology).
-How stereotypes affect our perceptions of ourselves and others (social cognition).
-How contextual factors trigger social desirability concerns, and thereby evaluative rather than descriptive responding (personality assessment).
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Ethics and Morality
- Person Perception
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Social Cognition
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- Agerström, J., & Björklund, F. (2009). Moral concerns are greater for temporally distant events and are moderated by value strength. Social Cognition, 27, 260-281.
- Agerström, J., & Björklund, F. (2009). Temporal distance and moral concerns: Future immoral behavior is perceived as more wrong and evokes stronger prosocial intentions. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 31, 1-11.
- Agerström, J., Björklund, F., & Carlsson, R. (2013). Look at yourself! Visual perspective influences moral judgment by level of mental construal. Social Psychology, 44, 42-46.
- Agerström, J., Björklund, F., Carlsson, R., & Rooth, D-O. (2012). Warm and competent Hassan = cold and incompetent Eric: A harsh equation of real-life hiring discrimination. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 34, 359-366.
- Bäckström, M., & Björklund, F. (2017). Increasing systematicity leads to better selection decisions: Evidence from a computer paradigm for evaluating selection tools. Plos One, 12(5), 1-15.
- Bäckström, M., & Björklund, F. (2016). Is the general factor of personality based on evaluative responding? Experimental manipulation of item-popularity in personality inventories. Personality and Individual Differences, 96, 31-35.
- Bäckström, M., & Björklund, F. (2014). Social desirability in personality inventories: The nature of the evaluative factor. Journal of Individual Differences, 35, 144-157
- Bäckström, M., & Björklund, F. (2013). Social desirability in personality inventories: Symptoms, diagnosis and prescribed cure. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 54, 152-159.
- Bäckström, M., & Björklund, F. (2007). Structural modeling of generalized prejudice: The role of social dominance, authoritarianism, and empathy. Journal of Individual Differences, 28, 10-17.
- Bäckström, M., Björklund, F., & Larsson, M. (2009). Five-factor inventories have a major higher order factor related to social desirability which can be reduced by framing items neutrally. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 335-344.
- Björklund, F., Bäckström, M., & Jørgensen, Ø. (2011). In-group ratings are affected by who asks and how: Interactive effects of experimenter group-membership and response format. The Journal of Social Psychology, 151, 625-634.
- Cancino-Montecinos, S., Björklund, F., & Lindholm, T. (2018). Dissonance and abstraction: Cognitive conflict leads to higher level of construal. European Journal of Social Psychology, 48, 100-107.
- Carlsson, R., & Björklund, F. (2010). Implicit stereotype content: Mixed stereotypes can be measured with the Implicit Association Test. Social Psychology, 41, 213-222.
- Erlandsson, A., Björklund, F., & Bäckström, M. (2015). Emotional reactions, perceived impact and perceived responsibility mediate the identifiable victim effect, proportion dominance effect and in-group effect respectively. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 127, 1-14.
- Kahn, D. T., & Björklund, F. (2017). Judging those closest from afar: The effect of psychological distance and abstraction on value-judgment correspondence in responses to ingroup moral transgressions. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 23, 153-161
- Lindén, M., Björklund, F., & Bäckström, M. (2016). What makes socially dominant and authoritarian people more positive to using torture in the war on terrorism? Personality and Individual Differences, 91, 98-101.
- Lindqvist, A., & Björklund, F. (2017). How predictions of economic behavior are affected by the socioeconomic status of the target person. The Journal of Social Psychology, 158, 361-378.
- Tellhed, U., Bäckström, M., & Björklund, F. (2018). The role of ability beliefs and agentic vs. communal career goals in adolescents’ first educational choice. What explains the degree of gender-balance? Journal of Vocational Behavior, 104, 1-13.
- Wolgast, S., Björklund, F., & Bäckström, M. (2018). Applicant ethnicity affects which questions are asked in a job interview: The role of expected fit. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 17, 66-74.
- Social Psychology
Department of Psychology
- Phone: +46 46 222 87 75
- Fax: +46 46 222 42 09