My research concerns how people perceive themselves and others, and how contextual factors affect social judgments and responses to personality test items. Most of the studies investigate how we come to the judgment that something is morally blameworthy or praiseworthy, or how stereotypes affect our view of ourselves and others, but I am also involved in research on social desirability in personality assessment.
- Attitudes and Beliefs
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Ethics and Morality
- Helping, Prosocial Behavior
- Person Perception
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Social Cognition
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- Agerström, J., & Björklund, F. (ín press). Why people with an eye toward the future are more moral: The role of abstract thinking. Basic and Applied Social Psychology.
- Erlandsson, A., Björklund, F., & Bäckström, M. (in press). Perceived utility (not sympathy) mediates the proportion dominance effect in helping decisions. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.
- Bäckström, M., & Björklund, F. (in press). Social desirability in personality inventories: Symptoms, diagnosis and prescribed cure. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology.
- Agerström, J., Björklund, F., & Carlsson, R. (in press). Look at yourself! Visual perspective influences moral judgment by level of mental construal. Social Psychology, 44, 42-46.
- Strandberg, C., & Björklund, F. (in press). Is moral internalism supported by folk intuitions? Philosophical Psychology.
- Jørgensen, Ø., Bäckström, M., & Björklund, F. (2013). Bidirectional correction in social judgments: How a cue to the risk of bias causes more favorable ratings of some groups but less favorable of others. The Journal of Social Psychology, 153, 131-148.
- 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.
- Larsson, M. R., Björklund, F., & Bäckström, M. (2012). Right Wing Authoritarianism is a risk factor of torture-like abuse, but so is Social Dominance Orientation. Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 927-929.
- Carlsson, R., Björklund, F., & Bäckström, M. (2012). Mixed discriminatory judgments of individuals’ warmth and competence related abilities. Social Psychology, 43, 160-167.
- Agerström, J., Björklund, F., & Carlsson, R. (2012). Emotions in time: Moral emotions appear more intense with temporal distance. Social Cognition, 30, 181-198.
- Björklund, F., Bäckström, M., & Wolgast, S. (2012). Company norms affect which traits are preferred in job candidates and may cause employment discrimination. The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 146, 579-594.
- 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.
- Carlsson, R., & Björklund, F. (2010). Implicit stereotype content: Mixed stereotypes can be measured with the Implicit Association Test. Social Psychology, 41, 213-222.
- 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. (2009). Moral concerns are greater for temporally distant events and are moderated by value strength. Social Cognition, 27, 260-281.
- 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.
- 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.
- Haidt, J., & Björklund, F. (2008). Social intuitionists answer six questions about moral psychology. W. Sinnott-Armstrong (Ed.), Moral psychology (Vol 2). The cognitive science of morality: Intuition and diversity (pp. 181-217). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
- Bäckström, M., Björklund, F., & Larsson, M. (2011). Social desirability in personality assessment: Outline of a model to explain individual differences. In M. Ziegler, C. McCann, & R. D. Roberts (Eds.), New perspectives on faking in personality assessment. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Agerström, J., & Björklund, F. (in press). Temporal construal and moral motivation. In K. Heinrichs, F. Oser & T. Lovat (Eds.) Handbook of Moral Motivation: Theories, Models, Applications. Rotterdam: Sense.
- Advanced Social Psychology
- Social Psychology
Department of Psychology
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