PhD Student

My research interests are in individual differences and how they are related to intergroup relations. More specifically, I am interested in why people have different emotional reactions to different outgroups, i.e. feeling threatened, anxious or empathetic. My PhD research is aiming to look at the role of emotional intelligence in this phenomenon by investigating how emotion management and regulation might impact intergroup emotions and behaviour.

Email: am2198@kent.ac.uk

Main supervisor:
Dr Kristof Dhont

Key Publications

  • Makwana, A, Dhont, K, De keersmaecker, J, Akhlaghi-Ghaffarokh, P, Masure, M & Roets, A (in press). The Motivated Cognitive Basis of Transphobia: The Role of Right-Wing Ideologies and Gender Role Beliefs. Manuscript accepted for publication in Sex Roles.
  • Cichocka, A., Dhont, K., & Makwana, A. P. (2017). On Self‐Love and Outgroup Hate: Opposite Effects of Narcissism on Prejudice via Social Dominance Orientation and Right‐Wing Authoritarianism. European Journal of Personality, 31, 366-384.

Conference presentations

  • Makwana, A, Dhont, K, De keersmaecker, J, Akhlaghi-Ghaffarokh, P, Masure, M & Roets, A (July, 2017). The Motivated Cognitive Basis of Transphobia: The Role of Right-Wing Ideologies and Gender Role Beliefs. Oral presentation at the International Society of Political Psychology, Edinburgh.
  • Cichocka, A, Dhont, K, & Makwana, A. (2015, Dec). Are narcissists more prejudiced? The opposing mediational roles of social dominance orientation and right-wing authoritarianism. Poster presented at the Political Psychology Conference 2015, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.