Bernhard Leidner has been promoted to Associate Professor, receiving tenure within the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program. Leidner's research focuses on processes of social identification and intergroup relations, primarily in the context of large social categories such as nations and ethnic groups. Specifically, his research is at the cross-road of the social psychological areas of norms and morality (e.g., moral disengagement in response to in-group wrongdoings), intergroup threat (e.g., threat-induced shifting of moral principles such as fairness or loyalty), and social justice (e.g., reparations after in-group wrongdoings; conflict resolution).
Recent grants awarded include:
- 2016-2019 National Science Foundation (NSF), Collaborative NSF-BSF Proposal: How Past Collective Trauma of Suffering and Perpetrating Intergroup Violence Can Facilitate or Prevent Intergroup Violence in the Present, Principal investigator, $654,583 (awarded; $444,583 from NSF, $210,000 from the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation)
- 2013-2017 National Science Foundation (NSF BCS-1324097), Approaches to the Aftermath of Intergroup Violence: Effects of Impunity, Trials, and Truth Commissions on Intergroup Peace and Reconciliation Between Victims and Perpetrators, Principal investigator, $374,875