Publications

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* student co-author ** equally contributing second author 


1. Diversity and Health 


Birtel, M.D., Di Bernardo, Hobson H., G. A., Collins-Quirk, A.*, & Vezzali, L. (2024). Avoiding affect in intergroup relations: The roles of trait and intergroup empathy in the relationship between alexithymia and prejudice. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 54(2), 83-98.

Open Access


Azevedo, F., Pavlović, T., Rêgo, G. G., d., Ay, F. C., Gjoneska, B., Etienne, T. W., Ross, R. M., Schönegger, P., Riaño, J., Cichocka, A., Capraro, V., Cian, L., Longoni, C., Chan, H. F., Van Bavel, J. J., Sjåstad, H., Nezlek, H., Alfano, M., Gelfand, M. J., Birtel, M. D. et al. (2023). Social and moral psychology of COVID-19 across 69 countries. Scientific Data, 10(1), 272.

Open Access


Birtel, M. D. & Mitchell, B. L.* (2023). Cross-cultural differences in depression between White British and South Asians: Causal attributions, stigma by association, discriminatory potential. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 96(1), 101-116. 

Open Access


Zingora, T., Birtel, M. D., Graf, S., Hrebickova, M., Lacko, D., Rupar, M., Tocik, J., & Voca, S. (2023). Change in anti-COVID-19 behavior and prejudice against minorities during the COVID-19 pandemic: Longitudinal evidence from five European countries. European Journal of Social Psychology, 53(4), 645-663.

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Van Bavel, J. J., Cichocka, A., Capraro, V., Sjåstad, H., Nezlek, J. B., Pavlović, T., Alfano, M. Gelfand, M. J., Azevedo, F., Birtel, M. D. et al. (2022). National identity predicts public health support intentions during a global pandemic. Nature Communications, 13(1), 517.

Open Access


Van Bavel, J. J., Cichocka, A., Capraro, V., Sjåstad, H., Nezlek, J. B., Pavlović, T., Alfano, M. Gelfand, M. J., Azevedo, F., Birtel, M. D. et al. (2022). Author correction: National identity predicts public health support intentions during a global pandemic. Nature Communications, 13(1), 1949.

Open Access


Pavlović, T., Azevedo, F., De, K., Riaño-Moreno, J. C., Maglić, M., Gkinopoulos, T., Donnelly-Kehoe P. A., Payán-Gómez, C., Huang, G., Kantorowicz, J., Birtel, M. D. et al. (2022). Predicting attitudinal and behavioral responses to COVID-19 pandemic using machine learning. PNAS Nexus, 1(3), pgac093.

Open Access


Birtel, M. D. & Oldfield, G.* (2022). Affective, cognitive, and behavioral mental illness stigma in healthcare: A comparison between general ward nurses and the general population. Stigma and Health, 7(4), 380-388.

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Russell, P. S., Smith, D. M., Birtel, M. D., Hart, K. H., & Golding, S. E. (2022). The role of emotions and injunctive norms in breastfeeding: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Health Psychology Review, 16(2), 257-279.

Open Access


Russell, P. S., Birtel, M. D., Hart, K., Smith, D., & Newman, R. (2021). Infant feeding and internalized stigma: The role of experienced emotions. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 51(9), 906-919

Open Access


Cadamuro, A., Birtel, M. D., Di Bernardo, G. A., Crapolicchio, E.,  Vezzali, L., & Drury, J. (2021). Resilience in children in the aftermath of disasters: A systematic review and a new perspective on individual, interpersonal, group, and intergroup level factors. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 31(3), 259-275. 

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Ahmed, S.*, Birtel, M. D.**, Pyle, M., & Morrison, A. P. (2020). Stigma towards psychosis: Cross-cultural differences in prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination in White British and South Asians. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 30(2), 199-213.

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Mirza, A.*, Birtel, M. D.**, Pyle, M., & Morrison, A. P. (2019). Cultural differences in psychosis: The role of causal beliefs and stigma in White British and South Asians. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 50(3), 441-459. 

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Huggett, C., Birtel, M. D., Awenat, Y. F., Fleming, P., Wilkes, S., Williams, S., & Haddock, G. (2018). A qualitative study: experiences of stigma by people with mental health problems. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 91(3), 380-397. 

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Birtel, M. D., Wood, L., & Kempa, N. J.* (2017). Stigma and social support in substance abuse: Implications for mental health and well-being. Psychiatry Research, 252, 1-8.  

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Birtel, M. D., & Crisp, R. J. (2015). Psychotherapy and social change: Utilizing principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy to help develop new prejudice-reduction interventions. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1771. 

Open Access 


Wood, L., Birtel, M., Alsawy, S., Pyle, M., & Morrison, A. (2014). Public perceptions of stigma towards people with schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety. Psychiatry Research, 220(1-2), 604-608. 

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Birtel, M. D., & Crisp, R. J. (2012). "Treating" prejudice: An exposure therapy approach to reducing negative reactions to stigmatized groups. Psychological Science, 23(11), 1379-1386. 

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2. Diversity and Conflict


Drury, L., Birtel, M. D., Randsley de Moura, G., & Crisp, R. J. (2023). Remembrance of contact past: When intergroup contact meta-cognitions decrease outgroup tolerance. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 26(3), 652-668.

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Di Bernardo, G. A., Vezzali, L., Birtel, M. D., Stathi, S., Ferrari, B., Giovannini, D., & Pettigrew, T. (2022). The role of optimal conditions and contact in promoting positive intergroup relations both in and out the workplace: A study with ethnic majority and minority workers. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 25(6), 1516–1533. 

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Birtel, M. D., Di Bernardo, G. A., & Vezzali, L. (2021). Fading affect bias in intergroup relations: The role of intergroup contact in fading outgroup affect. Social Psychology, 52(4), 203-214. 

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Birtel, M. D., Reimer, N. K., Wölfer R., & Hewstone, M. (2020). Change in ethnic diversity and intergroup relations: The transition from segregated to mixed school for majority and minority students. European Journal of Social Psychology, 50(1), 160-176. 

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Vezzali, L., Birtel, M. D., Di Bernardo, G. A., Stathi, S., Crisp, R. J., Cadamuro, A., & Visintin, E. P.  (2020). Don’t hurt my outgroup friend: A multifaceted form of imagined contact promotes intentions to counteract bullying. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 23(5), 643-663

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Vezzali, L., Di Bernardo, G. A., Birtel, M. D., Stathi, S., & Brambilla, M. (2020). Outgroup morality perceptions mediate secondary transfer effects from direct and extended contact: Evidence from majority and minority members. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 23(7), 1066–1084

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Birtel, M. D., Di Bernardo, G. A., Stathi, S., Crisp, R. J., Cadamuro, A., & Vezzali, L. (2019). Imagined contact reduces prejudice in pre-school children. Social Development, 28(4), 1054-1073. 

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Birtel, M. D., Vezzali, L., & Stathi, S. (2018). Extended contact and affective factors: A review and suggestions for future research. Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 25(2), 213-238. 

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Ali, S.*, Ogden, J., & Birtel, M. D. (2018). Building a dual identity as an immigrant in the UK: Eritreans’ search for freedom and a sense of balance. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 41(14), 2504-2521.

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Visintin, E. P., Birtel, M. D., & Crisp, R. J. (2017). The role of multicultural and colorblind ideologies and typicality in imagined contact interventions. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 59, 1-8. 

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Crisp, R. J., & Birtel, M. D. (2014). Reducing prejudice through mental imagery: Notes on replication, interpretation and generalization. Psychological Science, 25(3), 840-841. 

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Parks, S.*, Birtel, M. D., & Crisp, R. J. (2014). Evidence that a brief meditation exercise can reduce prejudice toward homeless people. Social Psychology, 45(6), 458-465. 

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Birtel, M. D., & Crisp, R. J. (2012). Imagining intergroup contact is more cognitively difficult for people higher in intergroup anxiety but this does not detract from its effectiveness. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 15(6), 744-761. 

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Crisp, R. J., Birtel, M. D., & Meleady, R. (2011). Mental simulations of social thought and action: Trivial tasks or tools for transforming social policy? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20(4), 261-264. 

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Book Chapters


Birtel, M. D. (in press). Intergroup and intercultural relations. In S. Paolini, R. N. Turner, M. Vasiljevic, & R. Crisp (Eds.), The Social Psychologist. SAGE Publications.


Stathi, S., Crisp, R. J., Turner, R. N., West, K., & Birtel, M. D. (2012). Using mental imagery to promote positive intergroup relations. In D. W. Russell & C. A. Russell (Eds.), The psychology of prejudice: Interdisciplinary perspectives on contemporary issues (pp. 235-250). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.    

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Other Publications


Birtel, M. D. (2014). 'You may say I’m a dreamer': Using psychotherapeutic techniques to fight prejudice and stigma. The Psychologist, 27, 340-343.

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Theses


Birtel, M. D. (2011). Reducing prejudice through cognitive intervention: Mechanisms of imagined and recalled intergroup contact. (Unpublished doctoral thesis). University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom.

Birtel, M. D. (2007). Genderunterschiede bei kognitiver Dissonanz [Gender differences in cognitive dissonance]. (Unpublished diploma thesis). Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Munich, Germany.