1. Castano, E. Martingano, A.J., Perconti, P. (2020). The effect of exposure to fiction on attributional complexity, egocentric bias and accuracy in social perception. Plos one, 15(5), e0233378.
  2. *Wice, M., Goyal, N., Forsyth, N., Noel, K., Castano, E. (2020). The relationship between humane interactions with animals, empathy, and prosocial behavior among children. Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, 8(1), 38-49.
  3. Castano, E., Muñoz-Rojas, D., & Čehajić-Clancy, S. (2020). Thou shalt not kill: Social psychological processes and international humanitarian law among combatants. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 26(1), 35-46.
  4. *Wice, M., Goyal, N., Forsyth, N., Noel, K., Castano, E. (in press). The relationship between humane interactions with animals, empathy, and prosocial behavior among children. Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin.
  5. *Anjum G., Mudassar, A., & Castano, E. (2019). The Role of Fullbright Program in Building Positive Perception and Ally Image of the U.S. among Pakistani Scholars. Pakistani Journal of Psychological Research, 34(1):1-23. doi: 10.33824/PJPR.2019.34.1.1
  6. *Kidd D. C. & Castano, E. (2018b). Reading Literary Fiction Can Improve Theory of Mind. Nature Human Behaviour. doi:10.1038/s41562-018-0408-2
  7. *Kidd D. C. & Castano, E. (2018a). Reading Literary Fiction and Theory of Mind: Three Pre-registered Replications and Extensions of Kidd and Castano. Social Psychological and Personality Science. doi:1177/1948550618775410
  8. *Kardos, P., *Leidner, B., Castano, E. & Lickel, B. (2018). The Benefits of Collective Responsibility: How Ingroup Reputation Concern Motivates Prosociality in Intergroup Contexts. European Journal of Social Psychology. doi:1002/ejsp.2506.
  9. Goyal, N., *Wice, M., Kinsbourne, M., and Castano, E. (2017). A picture is worth a thousand words: The influence of visuospatial and verbal cognitive styles on empathy and willingness to help. Social Psychology, 48 (372-379). doi:1027/1864-9335/a000318
  10. *Leidner, B, *Kardos, P., Castano, E. (2018). The Effects of Moral and Pragmatic Arguments Against Torture on Demands for Judicial Reform. Political Psychology (39), 143-162. doi:10.1111/pops.12386
  11. *Kidd D. C. & Castano, E. (2017a). Different Stories: How Levels of Familiarity with Literary and Genre Fiction Relate to Mentalizing. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, 11(4), 474-486. doi: 10.1037/aca0000069
  12. *Kidd, D.C. & Castano, E. (2017b). Panero et al. (2016): Failure to Replicate Methods Caused the Failure to Replicate Results. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, e1-e4. doi: 10.1037/pspa0000072.
  13. *Monti, E., *Kidd, D.C., Carroll, L.M., & Castano, E. (2017). What’s in a singer’s voice: The effect of attachment, emotions and trauma. Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology. Epub Ahead of Print. doi: 10.3109/14015439.2016.1166394
  14. *Kidd D.C., *Ongis, M. & Castano, E. (2016). On Literary Fiction and its Effects on Theory of Mind. Scientific Study of Literature, 6(1), 42–58. doi: 10.1075/ssol.6.1.04kid
  15. *Kardos, P., *Leidner, B. Zsolnai, Z., and Castano, E. (2016). The effect of the belief in free market ideology on redressing corporate injustice. European Journal of Social Psychology, 46(6), 672–686. doi: 10.1002.ejsp.222.
  16. Du, H., Fritsche, I., Talati, Z., Castano, E., Jonas, E. (2016). The Possibility of Self-Determined Death Eliminates Mortality Salience Effects on Cultural Worldview Defense: Cross-Cultural Replications. Psychology, 7(7), 1004-1014. doi:10.4236/psych.2016.77101
  17. Castano, E., *Bonacossa, A., & Gries, P. (2016). National images as integrated schemas: subliminal primes of image attributes shape foreign policy preferences. Political Psychology, 37: 351–366. doi:10.1111/pops.12259
  1. DiLellio, A., & Castano, E. (2015). The danger of “new norms” and the continuing relevance of IHL in the post- 9/11 era. International Review of the Red Cross, 97 (900), 1277–1293. doi:10.1017/S1816383116000138.
  2. Castano, E. (2015). Selling reason: The social science contribution to saving the planet from lethal climate change. Social Research: An International Quarterly, 82(3), 557-559.
  3. *Steele, C., *Kidd, D., & Castano, E. (2015). On social death: Ostracism and the accessibility of death thoughts. Death Studies, 39(1), 19-23. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2013.844746.
  4. Li, M., *Leidner, B., & Castano, E. (2014). Toward a comprehensive taxonomy of dehumanization: Integrating two senses of humanness, mind perception theory, and stereotype content model. Testing, Psychometrisc, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 21(3), 285-300. doi:10.4473/TPM21.3.4.
  1. *Coman, A., Stone, C., Castano, E., & Hirst, W. (2014). Justifying atrocities: The effect of moral disengagement strategies on the socially shared retrieval induced forgetting of justifications. Psychological Science, 25(6), 1281-1285. doi: 1177/0956797614531024.
  2. *Kidd, D.M., & Castano, E. (2013). Reading literary fiction improves theory of mind. Science, 342(6156), 377-380. doi: 10.1126/science.1239918.
  3. Castano, E. (2013). On social connection, helping, and altruism. Social Research, 80(2), 383-386.
  4. *Leidner, B., Castano, E., & Ginges, J. (2013). Dehumanization, retributive and restorative justice, and aggressive versus diplomatic intergroup conflict resolution strategies. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39(2), 181-192. doi: 10.1177/0146167212472208.
  5. R., Trifiletti, E., Castano, E., & Capozza, D. (2013). Implicit and explicit images of the United States among left-wing and right-wing italians. Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 20(1), 81-96. doi: 10.4473/TPM20.1.6
  1. *Leidner, B., & Castano, E. (2012). Morality shifting in the context of intergroup atrocities. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42(1), 82-91. doi: 1002.ejsp.846
  2. *Kardos, P., & Castano, E. (2012). Money doesn’t stink. Or does it? The effect of immorally acquiring money on its spending. Current Psychology, 31(4), 381-385 doi: 10.1007/s12144-012-9154-1.
  1. Castano, E., *Leidner, B., *Bonacossa, A., *Nikkah, J., *Perrulli, R., *Spencer, B. & Humphrey, N. (2011). Ideology, fear of death and death anxiety. Political Psychology, 32(4), 601-621. doi: 1111/j.1467-9221.2011.00822.x
  2. *Leidner, B., Castano, E., Zaiser, E., & Giner-Sorolla, R. (2010). Ingroup glorification, moral disengagement, and justice in the context of collective violence. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36(8), 1115-1129. doi: 1177/0146167210376391
  3. *Gay, R., & Castano, E. (2010). My body or my mind: How self-objectification undermines women’s intellectual performance. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40(5), 695-703. doi: 1002/ejsp.731.
  4. van Leeuwen, E., van den Bosch, M., Castano, E. & Hopman, P. (2010). Dealing with deviants: The effectiveness of rejection, denial, and apologies on protecting the public image of a group. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40(2), 282-299. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.622.
  5. *Fernandez, S., Castano, E., & Singh, I. (2010). Managing death in the burning grounds of Varanasi, India: A terror management investigation. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 41(2), 182-194. doi: 1177/0022022109354376
  6. Giner-Sorolla, R., Kamau, C., & Castano, E. (2010). Guilt and shame through recipients’ eyes: The moderating effect of blame. Social Psychology, 41(2), 88-92. doi: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000013.
  7. Castano, E., & Kofka, M. (2009). Dehumanization: Humanity and its denial. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 12(6), 695-697. doi: 10.1177/1368430209350265
  8. *DeLuca-McLean, D. & Castano, E. (2009). Infra-humanization of ethnic minorities: The moderating role of ideology. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 31(2), 102-108. doi: 10.1080/01973530902880258.
  9. Sacchi, S., Castano, E., & Brauer, M. (2009). Perceiving one’s nation: Entitativity, agency and security in the international arena. International Journal of Psychology, 44(5), 321-332. doi: 1080/00207590802236233.
  10. Rohmann, A., Niedenthal, P., Brauer, M., Castano, E., & Leyens, J. P. (2009). The attribution of primary and secondary emotions to the in-group and to the out-group: The case of equal status countries. Journal of Social Psychology, 149(6), 709-730. doi: 10.1080/00224540903348253.
  11. Castano, E. (2008). On the perils of glorifying the in-group: Intergroup violence, in-group glorification, and moral disengagement. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 1(1), 154-170. doi:10.1111/j.1751-9004.2007.00040.x
  12. Giner-Sorolla, R., Castano, E., Espinosa, P., & Brown, R. J. (2008). Shame expressions reduce the recipient’s insult from outgroup reparations. Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, 4(3), 519-526. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2007.08.003.
  13. Castano, E., *Leidner, B., & *Slawuta, P. (2008). Social identification processes, group dynamics and the behavior of combatants. International Review of the Red Cross, 90, 259-271.Cehajic, S., Brown, R. J., & Castano, E. (2008). Forgive and forget. Antec
  14. edents and consequences of intergroup forgiveness in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Political Psychology, 29(3), 351-367. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9221.2008.00634.x
  15. *Spencer, B., & Castano, E. (2008). Social class is dead, long live social class! Stereotype threat among low-socioeconomic individuals. Social Justice Research, 20(4), 418-432. doi:10.1007/s11211-007-0047-7
  16. *Allen, R. S., Castano, E., & Allen, P. D. (2007). Conservatism and concern for the environment. Quarterly Journal of Ideology, 3/4, 1-25.
  17. Castano, E. (2007). Internazionalità, qualità e meritocrazia. Psicologia Sociale, 2(1), 21-23.
  18. Castano, E., & Giner-Sorolla, R. (2006). Not quite human: Infra-humanization as a response to collective responsibility for intergroup killing. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90(5), 804-818. doi: 1037/0022-3514.90.5.804.
  19. Castano, E., & Dechesne, M. (2005). On defeating death: Group reification and social identification as strategies for transcendence. In W., Stroebe & M., Hewstone (Eds.), European Review of Social Psychology (pp. 221-255). Chichester, UK: Wiley. doi:10.1080/10463280500436024.
  20. Castano, E. (2004). In case of death, cling to the ingroup. European Journal of Social Psychology, 34(4), 1-10. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.211.
  21. Chappe, B., Brauer, M., & Castano, E. (2004). Advantaged groups are more variable than disadvantaged groups: The case of preferences and habits. Current Psychology of Cognition, 22(4-5), 407-425.
  22. Paladino, M. P., Vaes, J., Castano, E., Demoulin, S., & Leyens, J. P. (2004). Emotional infra-humanization in intergroup relations: The role of national identification in the attribution of primary and secondary emotions to Italians and Germans. Current Psychology of Cognition, 22(4-5), 519-536.
  23. Castano, E., Yzerbyt, V. Y., & Bourguignon, D. (2003). We are one and I like it. The impact of entitativity on social identification. European Journal of Social Psychology, 33(6), 735-754. doi: 1002/ejsp.175\
  24. Castano, E., Sacchi, S., & Gries, P. H. (2003). The perception of “the other” in international relations: Evidence for the polarizing effect of entitativity. Political Psychology, 24(3), 449-468. doi: 1111/0162-895X.00336
  25. Castano, E., Yzerbyt, V. Y., Bourguignon, D., & Seron, E. (2002). Who may enter? The impact of ingroup identification on ingroup-outgroup categorization. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 38(3), 315-322. doi: 1006/jesp.2001.1512
  26. Castano, E., Yzerbyt, V. Y., Paladino, M. P., & Sacchi, S. (2002). I belong therefore I exist: Ingroup identification, ingroup entitativity, and ingroup bias. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28(2), 135-143. doi: 1177/0146167202282001
  27. Castano, E., Paladino, M.P., Coull., A., & Yzerbyt, V. Y. (2002). Protecting the ingroup stereotype: Ingroup identification and the management of deviant ingroup members. British Journal of Social Psychology, 41(3), 365-385. doi: 1348/014466602760344269
  28. Coull, A., Yzerbyt, V.Y., Castano, E., Paladino, M.P. & Leemans, V. (2001). Protecting the ingroup: Motivated allocation of cognitive resources in the presence of threatening ingroup members. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 4(4), 327-339. doi: 10.1177/1368430201004004003
  29. Sindic, D., Castano, E., & Reicher, S. D. (2001). Les dynamiques identitaires et le processus d’intégration européenne. Etudes Internationales, XXXII, 425-454.
  30. Yzerbyt, V. Y., Castano, E., Leyens, J. P. & Paladino, M.P. (2000). The primacy of the ingroup: The interplay of identification, entitativity and overexclusion. In W. Stroebe, & M. Hewstone (Eds.), European Review of Social Psychology. (Vol. 11, pp. 257-295) Chichester, UK: Wiley. doi: 10.1080/14792772043000059
  31. Castano, E., & Yzerbyt, V.Y. (1998). The high and lows of group homogeneity. Behavioural Processes, 42(2), 219-238. doi: 1016/S0376-6357(97)00078-8


  1. Castano, E., Kidd, D.C. (2018). Antisocial behavior in individuals and groups: An empathy-focused approach. In K., Deaux, & M., Snyder (Eds.) Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology. New York, NY and Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  2. Castano, E. (2012). Antisocial behavior in individuals and groups: An empathy-focused approach. In K., Deaux, & M., Snyder (Eds.) Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology (pp. 419-445). New York, NY and Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Book chapters

  1. *Kidd, D.C. & Castano, E. (2017). L’impact de la fiction sur la cognition sociale. In F. Lavocat, C. Courtet Besson, & A. Viala (Eds.) Violence et passion. Rencontres Recherche et Création du Festival d’Avignon. Paris: Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique Editions.
  2. Giner-Sorolla, R., *Leidner, B., & Castano, E. (2011). Dehumanization, demonization, and morality shifting: Paths to moral certainty in extremist violence. In M. A. Hogg, & D. L. Blaylock (Eds.). Extremism and the psychology of uncertainty. London, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
  3. Castano, E. (2011). Moral disengagement and morality shifting in the context of collective violence. In R. M. Kramer, G. J. Leonardelli & R. W. Livingston (Eds.). Social cognition, social identity, and intergroup relations: A festschrift in honor of Marilynn B. Brewer (pp. 319-338). New York, NY: Psychology Press.
  4. Bilewicz, M., Kumagai, T., & Castano, E. (2010). Which emotions are uniquely human? Understanding of emotion words across three cultures. In B. Bokus (Ed.) Studies in the psychology of language and communication, Warsaw, PL: Matrix.
  5. Castano, E., Yzerbyt, V. Y., Paladino, M.P., & Carnaghi, A. (2006). Extending the self in space and time: Social identification and existential concerns. In D. Capozza & R. J. Brown (Eds.), Social identities. motivational, emotional, cultural Influences (pp. 73-90). London, UK: Sage.
  6. Castano, E. (2004). On the advantages of reifying the ingroup. In V. Yzerbyt, C. M. Judd & O. Corneille (Eds.), The psychology of group perception: Perceived variability, entitativity, and essentialism (pp. 381-400). New York, NY: Psychology Press.
  7. Castano, E. (2004). European identity: A social psychological perspective. In, R.H. Herrmann, T. Risse, & M.B. Brewer (Eds.), Transnational identities: Becoming european in the EU (pp. 40-58). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  8. Castano, E., Yzerbyt, V.Y. & Paladino, M.P. (2004). Transcending oneself through social identification. In J. Greenberg, T. Pyszczynski & K. Sander (Eds.), Handbook of experimental existential psychology (pp. 305-321). New York, NY: Guilford.
  9. Castano E. & Tousignant, N. (1999). La Belgique et l’Europe. Un demos sans ethnos? In, G.-F. Dumont (Ed.), Les racines de l’identité européenne (pp. 99-123). Paris, FR: Economica Paris / Thesis Zuri.

Other publications

  1. Castano, E. (2015). Volkswagen’s Moral Failure. Public Seminar. Retrieved from
  2. Castano, E. (2013). The Attack on Empathy. Public Seminar. Retrieved from
  3. Castano, E. (2011). L’empatia nella deumanizzazione e cura. Atti del Convegno “Ecce Homo − ma se questo è un uomo,” Universita degli Studi di Padova, 28-29 maggio 2010.
  4. Castano, E. (2003). Ethnos, demos and project. Is it possible to construct a common identity even in the absence of a European “people”? European Synthesis.
  5. Tousignant, N., & Castano, E. (2001). Serons-nous plus européens? Louvain, 124.
  6. Hogenraad, R., Tousignant, N., Castano, E., Bestgen, Y., & Dumoulin, M. (1997). The words that buoy the European impulse. ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED443134.