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. (2012). Emotions in time: Moral emotions appear more intense with temporal distance. Social Cognition, 30, 181-198.
- 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. (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.
- Bäckström, M., Björklund, F., & Larsson, M. R. (2014). Criterion validity is maintained when items are evaluatively neutralized: Evidence from a full scale FFM-inventory. European Journal of Personality, 28, 620-633.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cancino-Montecinos, S., Björklund, F., & Lindholm, T. (2017). Dissonance and abstraction: Cognitive conflict leads to higher level of construal. European Journal of Social Psychology.
- Carlsson, R., & Björklund, F. (2010). Implicit stereotype content: Mixed stereotypes can be measured with the Implicit Association Test. Social Psychology, 41, 213-222.
- Carlsson, R., Björklund, F., & Bäckström, M. (2012). Mixed discriminatory judgments of individuals’ warmth and competence related abilities. Social Psychology, 43, 160-167.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tellhed, U., Bäckström, M., & Björklund, F. (2016). Will I fit in and do well? The importance of social belongingness and self-efficacy for explaining gender differences in interest in STEM- and HEED-majors. Sex Roles.
- Social Psychology
Department of Psychology
- Phone: +46 46 222 87 75
- Fax: +46 46 222 42 09