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I am a social psychologist with a passion for social change and music. I joined Durham in September 2020. Before moving to UK, I lived and worked in the Netherlands and Germany.
- 2020-present: Assistant professor in Quantitative Social Psychology, Durham University
- 2017-2020: Postdoctoral fellow in Social Psychology, Osnabrück University, Germany
- 2011-2016: PhD student and teaching fellow in Social Psychology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
- 2009-2011: Research master, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
- 2001-2009: Bachelor degree in Psychology and Bachelor Degree in Music Theory, University of Belgrade, Serbia
- Social change
- Collective action
- Kutlaca, Maja, Radke, Helena R. M. & Becker, Julia C. (2021). The Impact of Including Advantaged Groups in Collective Action Against Social Inequality on Politicized Identification of Observers From Disadvantaged and Advantaged Groups. Political Psychology
- Estevan-Reina, L., de Lemus, S. Megías, J.L. Kutlaca, M. Belmonte-García, M. & Becker, J. (2021). Allies against sexism: the impact of men’s egalitarian versus paternalistic confrontation on women’s empowerment and well-being. Sex Roles 84: 536-553.
- Kutlaca, Maja, Becker, Julia & Radke, Helena (2020). A hero for the outgroup, a black sheep for the ingroup: Societal perceptions of those who confront discrimination. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 88: 103832.
- Kutlaca, Maja, Radke, Helena R. M., Iyer, Aarti & Becker, Julia C. (2020). Understanding allies’ participation in social change: A multiple perspectives approach. European Journal of Social Psychology 50(6): 1248-1258.
- Radke, Helena R. M., Kutlaca, Maja, Siem, Birte, Wright, Stephen C. & Becker, Julia C. (2020). Beyond Allyship: Motivations for Advantaged Group Members to Engage in Action for Disadvantaged Groups. Personality and Social Psychology Review 108886832091869.
- Kutlaca, Maja, van Zomeren, Martijn & Epstude, Kai (2020). Friends or foes? How activists and non-activists perceive and evaluate each other. PLOS ONE 15(4): e0230918.
- Kutlaca, Maja, van Zomeren, Martijn & Epstude, Kai (2019). Our Right to a Steady Ground: Perceived Rights Violations Motivate Collective Action Against Human-Caused Earthquakes. Environment and Behavior 51(3): 315.
- van Bezouw, Maarten Johannes & Kutlaca, Maja (2019). What do we want? Examining the motivating role of goals in social movement mobilization. Journal of Social and Political Psychology 7(1): 33.
- Becker, Julia C., Radke, Helena R. M. & Kutlaca, Maja (2019). Stopping wolves in the wild and legitimizing meat consumption: Effects of right-wing authoritarianism and social dominance on animal-related behaviors. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations 22(6): 804.
- Sloot, Daniel, Kutlaca, Maja, Medugorac, Vanja & Carman, Petra (2018). Recycling Alone or Protesting Together? Values as a Basis for Pro-environmental Social Change Actions. Frontiers in Psychology 9.
- van Zomeren, Martijn, Kutlaca, Maja & Turner-Zwinkels, Felicity (2018). Integrating who “we” are with what “we” (will not) stand for: A further extension of the Social Identity Model of Collective Action. European Review of Social Psychology 29(1): 122.
- Kutlaca, Maja, Van Zomeren, Martijn & Epstude, Kai (2016). Preaching to, or Beyond, the Choir. Social Psychology 47(1): 15.
- van Zomeren, Martijn, Täuber, Susanne, Kutlaca, Maja & Wermser, Frederik L. (2015). The Janus-Faced Self. European Journal of Personality 29(3): 326.
- Täuber, Susanne, van Zomeren, Martijn & Kutlaca, Maja (2015). Should the moral core of climate issues be emphasized or downplayed in public discourse? Three ways to successfully manage the double-edged sword of moral communication. Climatic Change 130(3): 453.