PhD (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
MSc (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
BSc (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
Cultural Psychology of Globalization
Racism and Stereotyping in a global context of Western Imperialism
Social Psychology of Neoliberalism
I am interested in how the asymmetrical cultural flow from the West into local cultures across the world, reinforced by corporate hegemony in a neoliberal political economy (e.g., dominance in the spheres of social media, cinema and fashion) influences the individual psychology of citizens in local cultures. In particular issues of racism, white supremacy and colorism hold my strong attention. My research revolves around questions such as: Why does racism and colorism follow highly similar patterns across the globe; How does Western (social) media perpetuate racial hierarchies in cultures across the globe; What is the relationship between neoliberalism and how we understand human nature?
Cultural Psychology and Globalization
Bettache, K. (2020). A Call to Action: The Need for a Cultural Psychological Approach to Discrimination on the Basis of Skin Color in Asia. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 1745691620904740.
Bettache, K., Chiu, C. Y., & Beattie, P. (2020). The merciless mind in a dog-eat-dog society: neoliberalism and the indifference to social inequality. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 34, 217-222.
Shi, Y., Bettache, K., Zhang, N., & Xue, L. (2020). Constructing nostalgia in tourism: A comparison analysis of genuine and artificial approaches. Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 19, 100488.
Dobrowolska, M., Groyecka-Bernard, A., Sorokowski, P., Randall, A. K., Hilpert, P., Ahmadi, K., Bettache. K., ... & Sorokowska, A. (2020). Global perspective on marital satisfaction. Sustainability, 12(21), 8817.
Bettache, K., & Chiu, C. Y. (2019). The invisible hand is an ideology: Toward a social psychology of neoliberalism. Journal of Social Issues, 75(1), 8-19.
Beattie, P., Bettache, K., & Chong, K. C. Y. (2019). Who is the neoliberal? Exploring neoliberal beliefs across East and West. Journal of Social Issues, 75(1), 20-48.
Bettache, K., Hamamura, T., Amrani Idrissi, J., Amenyogbo, R. G. J., & Chiu, C. Y. (2019). Monitoring moral virtue: when the moral transgressions of in-group members are judged more severely. Journal of cross-cultural psychology, 50(2), 268-284.
Bettache, K., & Chiu, C. Y. (2019). Why American conservatives and individuals from traditionalist cultures may share a preference for group uniformity. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 22(3), 325-330.
Bettache, K., & Chiu, C. Y. (2018). The populist effect: Threat and the handover of freedom. Personality and Individual Differences, 130, 102-106.
Sorokowska, A., Groyecka, A., Karwowski, M., Frackowiak, T., Lansford, J. E., Ahmadi, K., Bettache.K., ... & Sorokowski, P. (2018). Global study of social odor awareness. Chemical senses, 43(7), 503-513.
Hamamura, T., Bettache, K., & Xu, Y. (2018). Individualism and collectivism. The Sage Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences.
Sorokowska, A., Sorokowski, P., Hilpert, P., Cantarero, K., Frackowiak, T., Ahmadi, K., Bettache, K., ... & Pierce Jr, J. D. (2017). Preferred interpersonal distances: a global comparison. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48(4), 577-592.
Hilpert, P., Randall, A. K., Sorokowski, P., Atkins, D. C., Sorokowska, A., Ahmadi, K., Bettache, K., ... & Yoo, G. (2016). The associations of dyadic coping and relationship satisfaction vary between and within nations: A 35-nation study. Frontiers in psychology, 7, 1106.
Sorokowski, P., Randall, A. K., Groyecka, A., Frackowiak, T., Cantarero, K., Hilpert, P., Bettache, K., ... & Sorokowska, A. (2017). Marital satisfaction, sex, age, marriage duration, religion, number of children, economic status, education, and collectivistic values: Data from 33 countries. Frontiers in psychology, 8, 1199.
Bettache, K. (2015). A Case of Shifting Moral Standards: How Biculturalism Shapes Morality (Doctoral dissertation).
Van Zomeren, M., Postmes, T., Spears, R., & Bettache, K. (2011). Can moral convictions motivate the advantaged to challenge social inequality? Extending the social identity model of collective action. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 14(5), 735-753.