APRIL, 2022 - RADIO INTERVIEW

Antenne Niedersachsen has published an interview with Gerald Echterhoff on why we prefer helping similar others (in German): https://www.antenne.com/anders_wach/Warum-wir-lieber-Menschen-helfen-die-uns-%C3%A4hnlich-sind-id664950.html

FEBRUARY, 2022 - NEW PUBLICATION

Schlechter, P., Hellmann, J. H., & Morina, N. (in press). Assessing somatic symptoms with the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-15) in Syrian refugees. Assessment.

JANUARY, 2022 - NEW PUBLICATIONS

Open Access Book (in German): Back, M., Echterhoff, G., Müller, O., Pollack, D. & Schlipphak, B. (2022). Von Verteidigern und Entdeckern: Ein neuer Identitätskonflikt in Europa. Springer. https://link.springer.com/book/9783658368074

Knausenberger, J., Arian, M., Hellmann, J. H., & Echterhoff, G. (in press). Refugees’ and non-refugee migrants' regret about migration and confidence in integration: The role of forcedness and perils before and during migration. International Journal of Psychology.

NOVEMBER, 2021 - NEW PUBLICATION

Schlechter, P.*, Hellmann, J. H.*, McNally, R. J., Morina, N. (in press). The longitudinal course of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in war survivors: Insights from cross-lagged panel network analyses. Journal of Traumatic Stress. *shared first authorship

SEPTEMBER, 2021 - NEW PRESS RELEASE

There is a new press release on a recent publication concerning evaluations of refugees based on facial expressions: in German and in English.

The open access publication can be found here: Stecker, J., Bürkner, P. C., Hellmann, J. H., Nestler, S., & Back, M. D. (2021). First impressions of faces of refugees are more strongly influenced by target cues and perceiver attitudes than by sheer group affiliation. Collabra: Psychology, 7(1): 22160. https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.22160

AUGUST, 2021 - NEW PUBLICATIONS

Echterhoff, G., Becker, J. C., Knausenberger, J., & Hellmann, J. H. (in press). Helping in the context of refugee immigration. Current Opinion in Psychology. Preprint: https://psyarxiv.com/vf8an/

Hoppen, T. H., Priebe, S., Vetter, I., & Morina, N. (2021). Global burden of post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression in countries affected by war between 1989 and 2019: A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Global Health, 6:e006303. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2021-006303

Schlechter, P., Wagner, U., Morina, N., & Hellmann, J. H. (in press). Psychotherapy motivation in refugees: The role of alexithymia, stigmatization, self-esteem, and psychotherapy expectations. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.

JULY, 2021 - NEW PUBLICATIONS

Morina, N., Hoppen, T. H., & Kip, A. (2021). Study quality and efficacy of psychological interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Psychological Medicine, 51, 1260–1270. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291721001641

Schlechter, P., Rodriguez, I. M., Morina, N. Knausenberger, J., Wilkinson, P., & Hellmann, J. H. (in press). Psychological distress in refugees: The role of traumatic events, resilience, social support, and support by religious faith. Psychiatry Research.

JUNE, 2021 - NEW PUBLICATIONS

Frischlich, L., Hellmann, J. H., Brinkschulte, F., Becker, M., & Back, M. D. (in press). Right-wing authoritarianism, conspiracy mentality, and susceptibility to distorted alternative news. Social Influence.

Turrini, G., Tedeschi, F., Cuijpers, P., Del Giovane, C., Kip, A., Morina, N., Nosè, M., Ostuzzi, G., Purgato, M., Ricciardi, C., Sijbrandij, M., Tol, W., & Barbui, C. (2021). A network meta-analysis of psychosocial interventions for refugees and asylum seekers with PTSD. BMJ Global Health, 6:e005029. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2021-005029

MAY, 2021 - NEW PUBLICATION
Hellmann, J. H.*, Schlechter, P.*, Knausenberger, J., Bollwerk, M., Geukes, K., & Back, M. D. (in press). Measuring perceived realistic physical threat by migrants: Scale development and validation. European Journal of Psychological Assessment. * shared first authorship

APRIL, 2021 - NEW PUBLICATIONS
Hellmann, J. H., Übergünne-Otte, L., Heimlich, S., Kalyegira, J., Echterhoff, G., Memon, A., Knausenberger, J., & Schlechter, P. (2021). Ugandan and British individuals' views of refugees in their countries: An exploratory mixed-methods comparison. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.2556

Schlechter, P.*, Hellmann, J. H.*, & Morina, N. (in press). Unraveling specifics of mental health symptoms in war survivors who fled versus stayed in the area of conflict using network analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders.
*shared first authorship

Stecker, J., Bürkner, P. C., Hellmann, J. H., Nestler, S., & Back, M. D. (in press). First impressions of faces of refugees are more strongly influenced by target cues and perceiver attitudes than by sheer group affiliation. Collabra: Psychology.

MARCH, 2021 - NEW PUBLICATIONS
Purgato, M., Richards, J. Prina, E., Kip, A., Piccolo, L. D., Michencigh, G., Rimondini, M., Rudi, R., Vitali, F., Carta, M. G., Morina, N., Schena, F., & Barbui, C. (2021). Physical activity interventions on psychological outcomes in refugee, asylum seeker and migrant populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 54, 101901. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2021.101901

Steil, R., Lechner-Meichsner, F., Johow, J., Krüger-Gottschalk, A., Nater-Mewes, R., Reese, J.-P., Schumm, H., Weise, C., Morina, N.*, & Ehring, T.* (2021). Brief imagery rescripting vs. usual care and treatment advice in refugees with posttraumatic stress disorder: Study protocol for a multi-center randomized-controlled trial. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 12:1, 1872967. https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2021.1872967 (*shared senior authorship)

DECEMBER, 2020 - NEW PUBLICATION
Bollwerk, M., Schlipphak, B., & Back, M. D. (in press). Development and validation of the Perceived Societal Marginalization Scale. European Journal of Psychological Assessment.
PREPRINT: https://psyarxiv.com/3u8hn/

SEPTEMBER, 2020
Jens Hellmann is giving a presentation for series Mensa goes science on Selected topics of the psychology of refugee integration.

AUGUST, 2020 - NEW PUBLICATIONS
Schlechter, P.,* Hellmann, J. H.,* Wingbermühle, P., & Morina, N. (in press). Which psychological characteristics influence therapists’ readiness to work with refugees? Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy.
* shared first authorship

Schlechter, P., Wilkinson, P. O., Knausenberger, J., Wanninger, K., Kamp, S., Morina, N., & Hellmann, J. H. (2020). Depressive and anxiety symptoms in refugees: Insights from classical test theory, item response theory, and network analysis. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2499

JULY, 2020 - RADIO INTERVIEW
Interview on WDR 5 radio station (in German) on the PARI research initiative (Jens H. Hellmann).

JUNE, 2020 - PRESS RELEASE
The University of Münster has published a press release (German / English) concerning the publication of our PARI model in Perspectives on Psychological Science.

MARCH, 2020 - NEW PUBLICATIONS
Kip, A., Holling, H., Priebe, S. & Morina, N. (in press). Psychological interventions for post-traumatic stress disorder and depression in refugees. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2446

Morina, N., Hoppen, T. H., & Priebe, S. (2020). Out of sight, out of mind: Refugees are just the tip of the iceberg. An illustration using the cases of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11: 179. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00179

FEBRUARY, 2020 - NEW PUBLICATION
Schlechter, P., Kamp, S., Wanninger, K., Knausenberger, J., Wagner, U., Wilkinson, P., Nohr, L., & Hellmann, J. H. (in press). Help-seeking attitudes and distress disclosure among Syrian refugees in Germany and German residents. The Counseling Psychologist.

NOVEMBER, 2019 - NEW PUBLICATION
Hellmann, J. H. (2020). „Jetzt lernen wir uns erstmal schön kennen und dann wird das schon.“ Positive und negative Kontakterfahrungen mit Fremden und Vorurteile. Das In-Mind Magazin.

OCTOBER, 2019 - NEW PUBLICATION
Rees, J. H., Rees, Y. P. M., Hellmann, J. H., & Zick, A. (2019). Climate of hate: Similar correlates of far right electoral support and right-wing hate crimes in Germany. Frontiers in Psychology, 10: 2328. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02328
One paragraph of the German Wikipedia page on the political party AfD cites central aspects of this publication.
Press coverage on this publication (in German):
WDR, Deutschlandfunk, Migazin, Evangelisch.de, Neue Westfälische (€)

SEPTEMBER, 2019 - NEW PUBLICATION
Echterhoff, G., Hellmann, J. H., Back, M. D., Kärtner, J., Morina, N., & Hertel, G. (in press). Psychological antecedents of refugee integration (PARI). Perspectives on Psychological Science. see https://psyarxiv.com/nrvdj/

AUGUST, 2019 - NEW PUBLICATIONS
Hellmann, J. H., Forthmann, B., Knausenberger, J., Hellmann, D. F., Rees, J. H., Gansel, E., Back, M. D.*, & Echterhoff, G.* (2019). Support for refugee integration in West and East Germany: Results from two lost letter studies. Social Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-9335/a000397 *indicates shared last authorship
Press release (in German) Informationsdienst Wissenschaft
Press report (in German) Westfälische Nachrichten

Echterhoff, G., Hellmann, J. H., Back, M. D., Esses, V. M. & Wagner, U. (in press). The social psychology of forced migration and refugee integration. European Journal of Social Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2613

MAY, 2019 - NEW PUBLICATION
Hahn, E., Richter, D., Schupp, J., & Back, M. D. (2019). Predictors of refugee adjustment: The importance of cognitive skills and personality. Collabra: Psychology, 5(1), 23. https://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.212
This publication is highlighted in this press release: https://www.uni-muenster.de/news/view.php?cmdid=10284&lang=en

APRIL, 2019
Beim Symposium NaWik 19 zur Wissenschaftskommunikation stellt Nadine Knab (Universität Koblenz-Landau) das Fachnetzwerk Sozialpsychologie zu Flucht und Integration vor. Ko-Autor_innen des Vortrags waren Felicitas Flade (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz) und Jens H. Hellmann (WWU Münster, [PARI]).

MARCH, 2019
Jens H. Hellmann and Pascal Schlechter (WWU Münster, [PARI] / University of Cambridge) give presentations at the Launch of the Centre for the Study of Emotion and the Law at the Royal Holloway University of London. They are also hosts of a workshop on “Refugees’ attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help and attitudes toward refugees”.

Beim Treffen des Fachnetzwerks Sozialpsychologie zu Flucht und Migration hat Jens H. Hellmann eine Podiumsdiskussion zum Thema "Flüchtlingsintegration: Evidenzbasiertes Handeln statt emotionaler Debatte" moderiert. Teilnehmende waren Boris Palmer (Oberbürgermeister von Tübingen), Dr. Helen Landmann (FernUniversität in Hagen), Jama Maqsudi (Gründer und Vorsitzender des Deutsch-Afghanischen Flüchtlingshilfe-Vereins), Veronika Kienzle (Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg), und Dr. Gabi Biesinger (Zweite Chefredakteurin beim Südwestrundfunk, SWR).

FEBRUARY, 2019 - NEW PUBLICATION
Hoppen, T. H., & Morina, N. (2019). The prevalence of PTSD and major depression in the global population of adult war survivors: A meta-analytically informed estimate in absolute numbers. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 10:1, 1578637. https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2019.1578637

JANUARY, 2019 - NEW PUBLICATION
Morina, N., & Sterr, T. N. (2019). Lack of evidence for the efficacy of psychotherapies for PTSD and depression in child and adolescent refugees. World Psychiatry, 18(1), 107-108. https://doi.org/10.1002/wps.20596

OCTOBER, 2018 - NEW PUBLICATION
Morina, N., Stam, K., Pollet, T. V., & Priebe, S. (2018). Prevalence of depression and posttraumatic stress disorder in adult civilian survivors of war who stay in war-afflicted regions: A systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological studies. Journal of Affective Disorders, 239, 328-338. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2018.07.027

APRIL, 2018
In close cooperation with the Life Back Home project, PARI has organized an event with presentations by young refugees from Syria at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. Approximately 60 people participated in this event.

MAY, 2017
Am 5. Mai 2017 stellte die Forschungsinitiative [PARI] im Alexander-von-Humboldt-Haus der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster zentrale Themen, Projekte und Ansätze zur wissenschaftlichen Analyse integrationsrelevanter psychologischer Prozesse vor. Nach einer ersten kurzen Begrüßung durch den Koordinator der Forschungsinitiative, Jens H. Hellmann, stellte Gerald Echterhoff nach einem Überblick über vorliegende Forschungsansätze die Ziele und die angelaufenen Projekte von [PARI] vor und präsentierte eine erste Version eines Rahmenmodells zu integrationsrelevanten psychologischen Prozessen. Im nächsten Vortrag ging Mitja Back auf erste Befunde aus einer Studie zu ersten Eindrücken von Geflüchteten und Deutschen auf Basis von Porträtfotos ein. Anschließend erklärte Julia Becker (Sozialpsychologie, Universität Osnabrück) anhand einer Reihe eigener Studien, welche unterschiedlichen Effekte autonomie- und abhängigkeitsorientierte Hilfe haben können, bevor Nexhmedin Morina in seinem Vortrag erläuterte, was bislang über die Effektivität von psychotherapeutischer Behandlung traumatisierter Geflüchteter bekannt ist.

Nach der Mittagspause konnten sich die ca. 60 Besucherinnen und Besucher im Rahmen einer kleinen Posterausstellung über erste Befunde einzelner Teilprojekte von [PARI] informieren. Unter anderem war Elisabeth Hahn (Saarbrücken) für die Präsentation eines eigenen Posters zu einem Kooperationsprojekt mit Mitja Back angereist. Andere Poster bezogen sich zum Beispiel auf Ergebnisse aus den Arbeitseinheiten von Joscha Kärtner und Gerald Echterhoff.

Eine von Jens H. Hellmann moderierte Paneldiskussion mit Julia Becker, Dana Jacob und Nexhmedin Morina, die durch viele Fragen und Anmerkungen von Besucherinnen und Besuchern bereichert wurde, sowie ein abschließender Vortrag des Historikers Michael Schwartz (Institut für Zeitgeschichte München-Berlin) zur Vertriebenenpolitik in Ost- und Westdeutschland rundeten die Veranstaltung ab. Die Kombination von Vorträgen und Austausch mit Vertreterinnen und Vertretern aus der Praxis lieferte insgesamt zahlreiche wichtige Anregungen für die weitere Arbeit der Forschungsinitiative.

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