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I believe science can change the world – in the way we interact in everyday life but also on a large scale. I am a trained psychologist and identify as a Peace Psychologist. Using Social Psychology to explain, predict and reduce Social Inequality and Social Conflicts is on my daily agenda. 


Post Doctoral Fellow 

Social-Peace Psychologist


Dr. Nadine Knab

Research Interests

I am interested in how psychology can be used to address global issues. More specifically, I investigate psychological factors that influence intergroup relations and intergroup conflict. I am convinced that the connection of theory and empirical work makes psychology an especially strong candidate to address social conflicts.

Current Research Interests

  • Helping behavior and solidarity

  • Interventions to transform/prevent social conflict

  • Attitudes towards prostitution

  • Gender relations and diversity 


Knab, N., & Steffens, M. C. (2022). "Why do you think Christmas will never ever be celebrated again?" A paradoxical thinking intervention's potential to affect conflict-related concerns, willingness to compromise and openness towards refugees. European Journal of Social Psychology.

Knab, N., & Steffens, M. C. (2021). Emotions for solidarity: The relations of moral outrage and sympathy with hierarchy-challenging and prosocial hierarchy-maintaining action intentions in support of refugees. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology. Advance online publication.

Knab, N.*, Winter, K.*, & Steffens, M.C. (2021). Flexing the extremes: Increasing cognitive flexibility with a paradoxical leading questions intervention. * shared first-authorship. Social Cognition. 


Falling Walls Foundation
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