Dr Boris Bizumic

Senior Lecturer
Building 39, Room 208
 612 54488



PhD, MA with First Class Honours, BA The University of Auckland NZ


I have obtained my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Professor John Duckitt supervised both my MA and PhD theses. Subsequently, I worked for three years as a research fellow at ANU under supervision of the late Professor John C. Turner. Since 2009, I have been employed at ANU as a full-time research and teaching academic.



Research interests

Ethnocentrism, prejudice, personality, narcissism, attitudes, authoritarianism, groups, cross-cultural research, psychometrics, scale development.


2012-2014 Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) Grant  ($84,069.35)

The grant was given to Bizumic, B. & van Rooy, D. for the project titled “Attitudes towards biotechnological applications to humans” (The project was administered through ANU Enterprise)

2008 – 2011 ARC Linkage Project Grant, 2008-2011 ($420,000 cash & $415,080 in-kind)

The Australian Research Council (ARC)

The grant was given to Reynolds, K. J., Bizumic, B., Subasic, E., Melsom, K., & MacGregor, F. F. for the project titled “Understanding the school as an intergroup system: Implications for school reform and improving student and staff outcomes”


Current students


  • Bizumic, B. (in press). Ethnocentrism. In R. Segal & K. von Stuckrad (Eds.), Vocabulary for the study of religion. Leiden, the Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishers.
  • Monaghan, C., & Bizumic, B. (in press).  Performance in small student groups: Group personality, identity, and norms. In K.I. Mavor, M.J. Platow, & B. Bizumic (Eds), Self, social identity and education. London, England: Psychology Press.
  • Bizumic, B. (2015). Ethnocentrism and prejudice: History of the concepts. In J.D. Wright (Ed), The international encyclopedia of social and behavioral sciences (2nd ed., Vol. 8, pp. 168-174). Oxford, UK: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.03153-6
  • Monaghan, C., Bizumic, B., Reynolds,K., Smithson, M., Johns-Boast, L,. & van Rooy, D. (2015).  Performance of student software development teams: the influence of personality and identifying as team members. European Journal of Engineering Education, 40,52-67. doi:10.1080/03043797.2014.914156
  • Saucier, G., Kenner, J. S., Iurino, K., Bou Malham, P., Chen, Z., Thalmayer, A. G., Kemmelmeier, M., Tov, W., Boutti, R., Metaferia, H., Çankaya, B., Mastor, K. A., Hsu, K.-Y., Wu, R., Maniruzzaman, M., Rugira, J., Tsaousis, I., Sosnyuk, O., Regmi Adhikary, J., Skrzypińska, K., Poungpet, B., Maltby, J., Salanga, M. G. C., Racca, A., Oshio, A., Italia, E., Kovaleva, A., Nakatsugawa, M., Morales-Vives, F., Ruiz, V. M., Braun Gutierrez, R. A., Sarkar, A., Deo, T., Sambu, L., Huisa Veria, E., Ferreira Dela Coleta, M., Kiama, S. G., Hongladoram, S., Derry, R., Zazueta Beltrán, H., Peng, T. K., Wilde, M., Ananda, A., Banerjee, S., Bayazit, M., Joo, S., Zhang, H., Orel, E., Bizumic, B., Shen-Miller, S., Watts, S., Pereira, M. E., Gore, E., Wilson, D., Pope, D., Gutema, B., Henry, H., Dacanay, J. C., Dixon, J., Köbis, N., Luque, J., Hood, J., Chakravorty, D., Pal, A. M., Ong, L., Leung, A., & Altschul, C. (2015). Cross-cultural differences in a global “Survey of World Views.” Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 46, 53–70. doi:10.1177/0022022114551791
  • Bizumic, B. (2014). Who coined the concept of ethnocentrism? A brief report. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 2, 3-10. doi:10.5964/jspp.v2i1.264
  • Bizumic, B., Stubager, R., Mellon, S., Van der Linden, N., Iyer, R., & Jones, B. M. (2013). On the (in)compatibility of attitudes toward peace and war. Political Psychology, 673-693. doi:10.1111/pops.12032
  • Duckitt, J., & Bizumic, B. (2013). Multidimensionality of right-wing authoritarian attitudes: Authoritarianism-Conservatism-Traditionalism. Political Psychology, 34, 841-862. doi:10.1111/pops.12022
  • Bizumic, B., & Duckitt, J. (2012). What is and is not ethnocentrism? A conceptual analysis and political implications. Political Psychology, 33, 887-909. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9221.2012.00907.x
  • Bizumic, B., Reynolds, K., J., & Meyers, B. (2012). Predicting social identification over time: The role of group and personality factors. Personality and Individual Differences, 53, 453–458. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2012.04.009
  • Bizumic, B. (2012). Theories of ethnocentrism and their implications for peacebuilding. In O. Simic, Z. Volcic, & C. R. Philpot (Eds.), Peace psychology in the Balkans: Dealing with a violent past while building peace (Peace psychology book series) (pp. 35-56). New York: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-1948-8_3
  • Reynolds, K. J., Bizumic, B., Subasic, E., Turner, J. C., Branscombe, N., Mavor, K. I., & Batalha, L. (2012). Social identity and personality processes: Non-Aboriginal Australian identity and neuroticism. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 252-262. doi:10.1002/ejsp.1841
  • Van der Linden, N., Bizumic, B., Stubager, R., & Mellon, S. (2011). Social representational correlates of attitudes toward peace and war: A cross-cultural analysis in the US and Denmark. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 17, 217-242. doi:10.1080/10781919.2011.587176
  • Duckitt, J., Bizumic, B., Krauss, S., & Heled, E. (2010). A tripartite approach to right wing authoritarianism: The authoritarianism-conservatism-traditionalism model. Political Psychology, 31, 615-815. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9221.2010.00781.x
  • Reynolds, K. J., Turner, J. C., Branscombe, N. R., Mavor, K. I., Bizumic, B., & Subasic, E. (2010). Further integration of social psychology and personality psychology: Choice or necessity? European Journal of Personality, 24, 501-514. doi:10.1002/per.784
  • Reynolds, K. J., Turner, J. C., Branscombe, N. R., Mavor, K. I., Bizumic, B., & Subasic, E. (2010). Interactionism in personality and social psychology: An integrated approach to understanding the mind and behaviour. European Journal of Personality, 24, 458-482. doi:10.1002/per.782
  • Bizumic, B., Duckitt, J., Popadic, D., Dru, V., & Krauss, S. (2009). A cross-cultural investigation into a reconceptualization of ethnocentrism. European Journal of Social Psychology, 39, 871-899. doi:10.1002/ejsp.589
  • Bizumic, B., & Duckitt, J. (2009). Narcissism and ethnocentrism: A review. Directions in Psychiatry, 29, 99-109. (reprinted in 2010 in Directions in Mental Health Counseling, Directions in Psychiatric Nursing, Directions in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, and Directions in Rehabilitation Counseling)
  • Bizumic, B., Reynolds, K. J., Turner, J. C., Bromhead, D., & Subasic, E. (2009). The role of the group in individual functioning: School identification and the psychological well-being of staff and students. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 58, 171-192. doi:10.1111/j.1464-0597.2008.00387.x
  • Bizumic, B., & Duckitt, J. (2008). “My group is not worthy of me”: Narcissism and ethnocentrism. Political Psychology, 29, 437-453. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9221.2008.00638.x

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