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Brno Lab of Integroup Processes

What we do?

In studies pursued in our lab, we focus on intergroup processes, particularly on factors influencing majority-minority relations. Our aim is to contribute to understanding of studied intergroup phenomena in general and in the Central European region and the Czech Republic in particular.


The research group is based at the Institute of Psychology, the Czech Academy of Sciences in Brno, Czech Republic.


Our current projects deal with acculturation, intergroup contact, intergroup threat, social norms and reconciliation.


We focus on publishing the outcomes of our research in recognized scientific journals but also on disseminating them to general public.


  • 07/21/2020 Martina Hrebickova was awarded the Jiri Hoskovec Prize

    The 2020 awardee of the Jiri Hoskovec Prize by the Czech-Moravian Psychological Society is Martina Hrebickova, senior member of Brno Lab of Intergroup Processes. The award recognizes psychologists who remarkably contributed to development of Czech Psychology with respect to significant scientific, pedagogic or applied achievements. see here

  • 03/14/2020 A new project

    The team of the Brno Lab of Intergroup Processes has received funding from the Czech Science Foundation for the three-year research project 20-01214S “Mutual perception of acculturation preferences in majority and immigrants: An intergroup perspective” with Sylvie Graf as principal investigator. The new project is a follow up of the project 17-14387S "The Effect of Intergroup Contact on Acculturation Strategies and Support for Minority Rights: A longitudinal perspective in majority and minority" with Martina Hřebíčková as principal investigator

  • 02/21/2020 Our book received an award

    The book “Czechs and their neighbors: Intergroup attitudes and contact in Central Europe” couthored by Sylvie Graf and Martina Hřebíčková received the International Collaboration Award” of the Czech and Slovak Academy of Sciences.


Sylvie Graf

Martina Hřebíčková

Tibor Žingora

Mirjana Rupar

Shpend Voca

David Lacko

Jaroslav Točík

Roman Koky

Brno lab of intergroup processes

Research projects

Our current projects deal with acculturation of minority members, group stereotypes, outgroup perception and attitudes, primary and secondary effects of intergroup contact, the role of social norms and intergroup threats in diminishing prejudice, the effects of language in intergroup context and many more.


The project 20-01214S awarded by the Czech Science Foundation investigate the dynamic relationship between acculturation preferences and quality of intergroup relations in majority and minority members.


The international project in six countries examines the link between anti-COVID behaviour and attitudes toward immigrants, focusing on fear from the unknown as an underlying mechanism.


The project 17-14387S awarded by the Czech Science Foundation unravelled how acculturation strategies of both minority and majority members affect support for minority rights.


The project 13-25656S awarded by the Czech Science Foundation contributed to understanding how stereotypes influence the effect of intergroup contact on prejudice – both primary and secondary transfer effects.


Our Address

Psychologický ústav AVČR, v.v.i.
Veveří 97, 60200 Brno

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