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Dr Mariska Kappmeier

Mariska Kappmeier image 2020"Peace grows where we sow trust" (trans. German proverb)

Contact

Email mariska.kappmeier@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 479 7681

Teaching

Supervision

Dr Kappmeier runs the Intergroup Relation Lab and is interested in supervising students in the following areas:

  • Intergroup Relations
  • Intergroup Trust
  • Social Identity
  • Social-psychological dimensions to peace and conflict studies
  • Peace Psychology

Research

How can groups built trust and move towards reconciliation, when their shared past has been shaped by aggression, violence or oppression? This is the question behind Dr Kappmeier’s research and supervision interest which examines intergroup trust and how it can built upon to improve intergroup relations. Through her research, she had developed the Intergroup Trust Model, that conceptualizes intergroup trust as a multidimensional construct. This quantitative model provides a solid basis for understanding how trust between groups can be built but also how it is eroded.

Dr Kappmeier's areas of research expertise and writing for publication include:

  • Intergroup Trust and Trust Building
  • Collective Memories
  • Interfaith Relations
  • Trust building between institutions and diverse communities
  • Psychometric Instrument Development

Dr Kappmeier received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Hamburg, Germany. Before joining the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, she completed her post-doctoral tenure in the Psychology Department of Harvard University, USA.

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Publications

Kappmeier, M. (2016). Trusting the enemy: Towards a comprehensive understanding of trust in intergroup conflict. Peace & Conflict, 22(2), 133-144. doi: 10.1037/pac0000159

Kappmeier, M., Redlich, A., & Knyazev, E. (2012). Building local capacity in Eastern Europe. In J. Rothman (Ed.), From identity-based conflict to identity-based cooperation: The ARIA approach in theory and practice. (pp. 99-121). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-3679-9

Kappmeier, M., Fütterer, M., & Redlich, A. (2014). Transforming the frozen conflict of Moldova-Transdniestria through joint mediation training. Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 9(3), 88-94. doi: 10.1080/15423166.2014.984562

Kappmeier, M., & Redlich, A. (2014). Capacity Building: Aufbau von Kapazitäten für eine Kultur friedlicher Konfliktregulierung durch Mediation. In U. Borchardt, A. Dörfler-Dierken & H. Spitzer (Eds.), Friedensbildung: Das Hamburger interdisziplinäre Modell. (pp. 187-206). Göttingen, Germany: V&R Unipress. doi: 10.14220/9783737002448.187

Chapter in Book - Research

Kappmeier, M., & Redlich, A. (2014). Capacity Building: Aufbau von Kapazitäten für eine Kultur friedlicher Konfliktregulierung durch Mediation. In U. Borchardt, A. Dörfler-Dierken & H. Spitzer (Eds.), Friedensbildung: Das Hamburger interdisziplinäre Modell. (pp. 187-206). Göttingen, Germany: V&R Unipress. doi: 10.14220/9783737002448.187

Kappmeier, M., Redlich, A., & Knyazev, E. (2012). Building local capacity in Eastern Europe. In J. Rothman (Ed.), From identity-based conflict to identity-based cooperation: The ARIA approach in theory and practice. (pp. 99-121). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-3679-9

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Journal - Research Article

Kappmeier, M. (2016). Trusting the enemy: Towards a comprehensive understanding of trust in intergroup conflict. Peace & Conflict, 22(2), 133-144. doi: 10.1037/pac0000159

Kappmeier, M., Fütterer, M., & Redlich, A. (2014). Transforming the frozen conflict of Moldova-Transdniestria through joint mediation training. Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, 9(3), 88-94. doi: 10.1080/15423166.2014.984562

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