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Dr. Hermann SwartDr. Hermann Swart

Qualifications:

B.Sc (Psychology and Human Physiology), Hons.B.Sc (Psychology), M.Sc (Counselling Psychology) (Stell), DPhil (University of Oxford, UK)

 

www.hermannswart.com

 

NRF-rating (2014 – ): Y1

 

Post:

Lecturer

 

Lecturing specialization:

Social Psychology

Quantitative Data Analyses

Data Analyses using SPSS

Structural Equation Modelling using Mplus

 

Research specialization:

Intergroup contact and prejudice reduction in post-conflict societies

 

Current research projects:

Title: Mediators and moderators of the Secondary Transfer Effect

Collaborators: Dr Sylvie Graf (Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic), Dr Simon Lolliot (University of Oxford, UK), Prof Miles Hewstone (University of Oxford, UK)

 

Title: Multinational within- and between-group comparisons of same-group and cross-group interpersonal friendships

Collaborators: Prof Miles Hewstone (University of Oxford, UK), Prof Rhiannon Turner (Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland), Prof Ute Gabriel (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

 

Title: South African Diversity Project

Collaborators: Prof Steven Vertovec (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany), Prof Miles Hewstone (University of Oxford, UK)

 

Title: Direct and extended contact effects amongst white, black (African), and coloured South African students at Stellenbosch University: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses

Collaborators: Prof Miles Hewstone (University of Oxford, UK), Prof Linda Tropp (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA), Dr Oliver Christ (Philipps-University Marburg, Germany), Dr Alberto Voci (University of Padova, Italy)

 

Title: Intergroup contact and xenophobia in South Africa

Collaborators: Prof Ashraf Kagee (Stellenbosch University, South Africa), Dr Scott Moeschberger (Taylor University, USA), Prof Miles Hewstone (University of Oxford, UK)

 

Title: Exploring the psychometric properties of an isiXhosa translation of the Beck Depression Inventory-II amongst non-clinical isiXhosa university students in the Western Cape, South Africa

Collaborators: Mr Henry Steel (Stellenbosch University, South Africa), Dr Catherine Ward (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

 

Publications:

Christ, O., Schmid, K., Lolliot, S., Swart, H., Stolle, D., Tausch, N., Al Ramiah, A., Wagner, U., Vertovec, S., & Hewstone, M. (2014). Contextual effect of positive intergroup contact on outgroup prejudice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 3996-4000.

Hewstone, M., Lolliot, S., Swart, H., Myers, E., Voci, A., Al Ramiah, A., & Cairns, E. (2014). Intergroup contact and intergroup conflict. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 20, 39-53.

Hewstone, M., & Swart, H. (2011). Fifty-odd years of intergroup contact: From hypothesis to integrated theory. British Journal of Social Psychology, 50, 374-386.

Hewstone, M., Swart, H., & Hodson, G. (2012). Of babies and bath-water, rabbits and rabbit-holes: A plea for conflict prevention, not conflict promotion. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35, 436-437.

Hodson, G., Hewstone, M., & Swart, H. (2013). Advances in intergroup contact: Epilogue and future directions. In G. Hodson, & M. Hewstone (Eds.), Advances in intergroup contact (pp.262-305). London, UK: Psychology Press.

Lolliot, S., Fell, B., Schmid, K., Wölfer, R., Swart, H., Voci, A., Christ, O., New, R., & Hewstone, M. (in press). Measures of intergroup contact. To Appear In G. J. Boyle, D. H. Saklofske, & G. Matthews (Eds.), Measures of personality and social psychological constructs. Academic Press.

Lolliot, S.D., Schmid, K., Hewstone, M., Al Ramiah, A., Tausch, N., & Swart, H. (2013). Generalized effects of intergroup contact: The secondary transfer effect. In G. Hodson, & M. Hewstone (Eds.), Advances in intergroup contact (pp.81-112). London, UK: Psychology Press.

Swart, H., & Hewstone, M. (2011). Intergroup forgiveness. In D.J. Christie (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology (pp.445-449). Boston, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Swart, H., Hewstone, M., Christ, O., & Voci, A. (2010). The impact of cross-group friendships in South Africa: Affective mediators and multi-group comparisons. Journal of Social Issues, 66, 309-333.

Swart, H., Hewstone, M., Christ, O., & Voci, A. (2011). Affective mediators of intergroup contact: A three-wave longitudinal analysis in South Africa. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 1221-1238.

Swart, H., Hewstone, M., Turner, R.N., & Voci, A. (2011). Achieving forgiveness and trust in post-conflict societies: The importance of self-disclosure and empathy. In L. R. Tropp, & R. Mallett (Eds.), Beyond prejudice reduction: Pathways to positive intergroup relations (pp.181-200). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Turner, R.N., Hewstone, M., Swart, H., Tam, T., Myers, E., & Tausch, N. (2010). Promoting intergroup trust among adolescents and young adults. In K. Rotenberg (Ed.), Trust and trustworthiness during childhood and adolescence (pp. 295-321). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Service delivery:

Undergaduate and postgraduate teaching

Honours, Masters and Doctoral research supervision

 
 
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