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Melanie Vauclair

Melanie Vauclair

MELANIE VAUCLAIR - PhD in Cross-cultural Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand (2011) – is a Research Fellow at CIS. Her research interests cover the areas of ageism and age stereotyping; value orientations and morality across cultures; cross-cultural psychometrics; acculturation; and intercultural training.

Melanie Vauclair is currently lecturing on Intercultural Communication and Culture & Health within different Masters (e.g., Master in Psychology of Intercultural Relations; http://www.iscte-iul.pt/cursos/mestrados/14507/apresentacao.aspx).  She is a member of the international research group EURAGE (www.eurage.com). 

Selected Research Projects:
- 2015 - 2020: Brave old world? The role of old age diversity in ageism (FCT Investigador Fellowship)
2011 - 2015: Nice but Incompetent? The Elderly Stereotype in Europe (Marie Curie Research Fellowship)

- 2012 - 2013: Psychological and Societal Bases of Attitudes to Age: A Multilevel Cross-National Analysis (ESRC, Co-I) 
- 2012 - 2013: Attitudes to age in rights- and duty-based cultures: A comparison of the UK and Taiwan (British Academy, PI). 

Selected Academic Publications (please see my personal webpage for a full list @ www.melanie-vauclair.com or click here)

Vauclair, C.-M., Hanke, K., Huang, L.-L., & Abrams, D. (2016). Are Asian cultures really less ageist than Western ones? It depends on the questions asked. International Journal of Psychology, Online first. doi:10.1002/ijop.12292

Vauclair, C.-M., & Bratanova, B. (2016). Income inequality and fear of crime across the European region. European Journal of CriminologyOnline first, doi:10.1177/1477370816648993

Vauclair, C.-M., Marques, S., Lima, M. L., Abrams, D., Swift, H., & Bratt, C. (2015). Perceived age discrimination as a mediator of the association between income inequality and older people´s self-rated health in the European Region. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 70, 901-912. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbu066.  

Vauclair, C.-M., Fischer, R., Ferreira, M.C., Guerra, V., Hössler, U., Karabati, S., Kirk de Carvalho Filho, M., Porto, J.B., Lopez Reyes, M., Rytkönen, J. & Spiess E. (2015). What kinds of value motives guide people in their moral attitudes? The role of personal and prescriptive values at the culture-level and individual-level. Journal of Cross-cultural Psychology, 46, 211-228. doi: 10.1177/0022022114557487.  


Selected Reports:

Marques, S., Vauclair, C.-M., Borges Rodrigues, R. et al., (2015). iMAGES: Intervention program to prevent ageism in children and adolescents. Lisboa: Santa Casa da Misericordia & Leya. 

Abrams, D., Vauclair, C.-M., & Swift, H. (2011). Predictors of attitudes to age across Europe. Report for the Department of Work and Pension (Report No 735).

Abrams, D., Russell, P. S., Vauclair, C.-M., & Swift, H. (2011). Ageism in Europe and the UK. Findings from the European Social Survey. A Report from EURAGE (European Research Group on Attitudes to Age) commissioned by Age UK.

 
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