Katja Hanke

Katje Hanke


  • MSc (Georg-August-University, Goettingen, Germany)
  • PhD (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
  • Marie Curie Fellow
  • University Lecturer (Jacobs University Bremen, School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS), Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), Germany)


Category: Alumni

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Areas of interest

Cross-cultural psychology; social psychology; peace psychology; intergroup relations; intergroup forgiveness and reconciliation; cultural psychology; Asian indigenous psychology; intercultural training and communication; research methods

Selected publications

Hanke, K., Liu, J. H., Hilton, D., Garber, I., Huang, L.-L-, Conaco, C., & Wang, F. (in press). When the past haunts the present: Intergroup forgiveness and historical closure in post World War II societies in Asia and in Europe. International Journal of Intercultural Relations.

Hanke, K., & Fischer, R. (2012). Socio-economical and socio-political correlates of interpersonal forgiveness - A three-level meta-analysis of the Enright Forgiveness Inventory (EFI) across 13 societies. International Journal of Psychology, iFirst, 1-13. DOI 10.1080/00207594.2011.651086

Fischer, R., Hanke, K., & Sibley, C. (2012). Cultural And Institutional Determinants Of Social Dominance Orientation Across 27 Societies. Political Psychology. DOI:10.1111/j.1467-9221.2012.00884.x

Liu, J. H., Paez, D., Hanke, K., Rosa, A., Hilton, D. J., Sibley, C. G., Cabecinhas, R. et. al. (2012). Cross-Cultural Dimensions of Meaning in the Evaluation of Events in World History?
Perceptions of Historical Calamities and Progress in Cross-Cultural Data From Thirty Societies. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43, 251-272.  Doi: 10.1177/0022022110390926

Vauclair, C.-M., Hanke, K., Fischer, R., & Fontaine, J. (2011). The structure of human values at the culture level: A meta-analytical replication of Schwartz’s value orientations using the Rokeach Value Survey. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42, 186-205. Doi: 10.1177/0022022110396864

Hanke, K. (2009). Victim and Perpetrator Perspectives in Post World War II Contexts: Intergroup forgiveness and historical closure in Europe and East Asia. Unpublished doctoral thesis.

Fischer, R. & Hanke, K. (2009). Are societal values linked to global peace and conflict? Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 15(3), 227-248.

Liu, J. H., Hanke, K., Fischer, R., Huang, L. L., Adams, G., Wang, F., Atsumi, T., & Lonner, W. L (2009). In-group favouritism in international justice concerns: Power, involvement and attitudes towards the Iraq War and the Cross Straits Relationship in 5 societies. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 31(2), 148 – 159.

Rata, A., Liu, J. H., & Hanke, K. (2008). Te Ara Hohou Rongo (The Path to Peace): Māori Conceptualisations of Inter-group Forgiveness. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 37(2), 18-30.

Liu, J. H., & Hanke, K. (2007). Reflections on a Social Psychology of Justice: Implications for Restorative Justice Practices. In G. Maxwell & J. H. Liu (eds.) (2007). Restorative justice and practices in New Zealand: Towards a restorative society. Wellington, NZ: Institute of Policy Studies.


You can access Katja's thesis here.