A/Prof Boris Bizumic

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

I have obtained my Ph.D. degree at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Subsequently, I joined the ANU Research School of Psychology, where I currently work as a full-time research and teaching academic. My expertise is broadly in the areas of social, personality, political, and cross-cultural psychology.


Research interests

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


2017-2019 Department of Human Services Grant ($87,806) 

The grant was given to Bizumic, B., Priest, N., Biddle, N., and Evans, A. for the project titled “Evaluating effectiveness of multicultural awareness training amongst the Department of Human Services staff"

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”

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My Researchgate Profile:


  • Bizumic, B., Monaghan, C., & Priest, D. (in press). The return of ethnocentrism. Advances in Political Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/pops.12710
  • Bizumic, B., & Sheppard, H. (in press). A political psychology of ethnocentrism. In D. Osborne, & C. G. Sibley (Eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Political Psychology. Cambridge University Press.
  • Sorokowski, P., Sorokowska, A., Karwowski, M., Groyecka, A., Aavik, T., … Bizumic, B., … Sternberg, R. J. (in press). Universality of the triangular theory of love: Adaptation and psychometric properties of the Triangular Love Scale in 25 countries. The Journal of Sex Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2020.1787318
  • Bizumic, B., & Monaghan, C. (2020). The HEXACO model: Clinical extensions and universality. European Journal of Personality, 34, 511–512. https://doi.org/10.1002/per.2284
  • Monaghan, C., Bizumic, B., & Van Rooy, D. (2020). An analysis of public attitudes in Australia towards applications of biotechnology to humans: Kinds, causes, and effects. Technology in Society, 63, 101376. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2020.101376
  • Walter, K. V., Conroy-Beam, D., Buss, D. M., Asao, K., Sorokowska, A., … Bizumic, B., …, & Zupancic, M. (2020). Sex differences in mate preferences across 45 countries: A large-scale replication. Psychological Science, 31, 408–423. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797620904154
  • Kowal, M., Sorokowski, P., Sorokowska, A., Dobrowolska, M., Pisanski, K., … Bizumic, B., … Zupancic, M. (2020). Reasons for Facebook usage: Data from 46 countries. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 711. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00711
  • Anyan, F., Hjemdal, O., Bizumic, B., & Friborg, O. (2020). Measuring resilience across Australia and Norway: Validation and psychometric properties of the English version of the Resilience Scale for adults. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 6, 280-288. https://doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000509
  • Monaghan, C., Bizumic, B., Williams, T., & Sellbom, M. (2020). Two-dimensional Machiavellianism: Conceptualization, theory, and measurement of the Views and Tactics dimensions. Psychological Assessment, 32, 277–293. https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0000784
  • Bizumic, B. (2019). Ethnocentrism. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences. Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_2312-1
  • Conroy-Beam, D., Buss, D. M., Asao, K., Sorokowska, A., Sorokowski, P., … Bizumic, B., … , & Zupancic, M. (2019). Contrasting computational models of mate preference integration across 45 countries. Scientific Reports, 9, 16855. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-52748-8
  • Sivanathan, D., Bizumic, B., Rieger, E., & Huxley, E. (2019). Vulnerable narcissism as a mediator of the relationship between perceived parental invalidation and eating disorder pathology. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 24, 1071–1077. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40519-019-00647-2
  • Bizumic, B. (2019). Effects of the dimensions of ethnocentrism on consumer ethnocentrism. International Marketing Review, 36, 748–770. https://doi.org/10.1108/IMR-04-2018-0147
  • Conroy-Beam, D., Roney, J. R., Lukaszewski, A. W., Buss, D. M., Asao, K., … Bizumic, B., … , & Zupancic, M. (2019). Assortative mating and the evolution of desirability covariation. Evolution and Human Behavior, 40, 479–491. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2019.06.003
  • Bizumic, B. (2019). Ethnocentrism: Integrated perspectives. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. [Book] https://www.routledge.com/Ethnocentrism-Integrated-Perspectives/Bizumic/p/book/9781138187733
  • Kenny, A., Bizumic, B., & Griffiths, K. M. (2018). The Prejudice towards People with Mental Illness (PPMI) Scale: Structure and validity. BMC Psychiatry, 18, 293. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-018-1871-z
  • Monaghan, C., Bizumic, B., & Sellbom, M. (2018). Nomological network of two-dimensional Machiavellianism. Personality and Individual Differences, 130, 161–173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2018.03.047
  • Bizumic, B., & Duckitt, J. (2018). Investigating Right Wing Authoritarianism With a Very Short Authoritarianism Scale. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 6, 129–150. https://doi.org/10.5964/jspp.v6i1.835
  • Anyan, F., Bizumic, B., & Hjemdal, O. (2018). Specificity in mediated pathways by anxiety symptoms linking adolescent stress profiles to depressive symptoms: Results of a moderated mediation approach. Journal of Affective Disorders, 228, 109–117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.12.011
  • Bizumic, B. (2017). Traditionalism. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences. Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_874-1
  • Bizumic, B. (2017). Foreword. In F. Pratto, I. Zezelj, E. Maloku, V. Turjacanin, & M. Brankovic (Eds.), Shaping social identities after violent conflict: Youth in the Western Balkans (pp. v–ix). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Bizumic, B., Kenny, A., Iyer, R., Tanuwira, J., & Huxley, E. (2017). Are the ethnically tolerant free of discrimination, prejudice and political intolerance? European Journal of Social Psychology, 47, 457–471. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.2263
  • Huxley, E., & Bizumic, B. (2017). Parental invalidation and the development of narcissism. The Journal of Psychology, 151, 130–147. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223980.2016.1248807
  • Mavor, K. I., Platow, M. J., & Bizumic, B. (Eds). (2017). Self and social identity in educational contexts. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. [Book]
  • Platow, M. J., Mavor, K. I., & Bizumic, B. (2017). Introducing self and social identity in educational contexts: Promoting learning, managing conflict, facilitating change (pp. 1-18). In K. I. Mavor, M. J. Platow, & B. Bizumic (Eds.), Self and social identity in educational contexts. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
  • Monaghan, C., & Bizumic, B. (2017). Performance in small student groups: Group personality, identity, and norms. In K. I. Mavor, M. J. Platow, & B. Bizumic (Eds.), Self and social identity in educational contexts (pp. 240-256). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.
  • Kenny, A., & Bizumic, B. (2016). Learn and ACT: Changing prejudice towards people with mental illness using stigma reduction interventions. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 5, 178–185. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2016.06.004
  • Monaghan, C., Bizumic, B., & Sellbom, M. (2016). The role of Machiavellian views and tactics in psychopathology. Personality and Individual Differences, 94, 72–81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2016.01.002
  • Bizumic, B. (2015). Ethnocentrism. In R. A. Segal & K. von Stuckrad (Eds.), Vocabulary for the study of religion (Vol. 1, pp. 533–539). Leiden, the Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishers.
  • Huxley, E., Bizumic, B., & Kenny, A. (2015). The role of ethnocentrism in the relationship between openness to experience and ethnic prejudice. In A. D. Warner (Ed.), Ethnic and cultural identity: Perceptions, discrimination and social challenges (pp. 85-101). New York, NY: Nova Science.
  • 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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2014.914156
  • Saucier, G., Kenner, J. S., Iurino, K., Bou Malham, P., Chen, Z., ... Bizumic, B., ..., & Altschul, C. (2015). Cross-cultural differences in a global “Survey of World Views.” Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 46, 53–70. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022114551791
  • Bizumic, B. (2014). Who coined the concept of ethnocentrism? A brief report. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 2, 3-10. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1111/pops.12032
  • Duckitt, J., & Bizumic, B. (2013). Multidimensionality of right-wing authoritarian attitudes: Authoritarianism-Conservatism-Traditionalism. Political Psychology, 34, 841-862. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9221.2008.00638.x
  • Bizumic, B., & Duckitt, J. (2007). Varieties of group self-centeredness and dislike of the specific other. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 29, 195–202. https://doi.org/10.1080/01973530701332252
  • Reynolds, K. J., Turner, J. C., Haslam, A. S., Ryan, M. K., Bizumic, B., & Subasic, E. (2007). Does personality explain in-group identification and discrimination? Evidence from the minimal group paradigm. British Journal of Social Psychology, 46, 517-539. https://doi.org/10.1348/014466606X153080

I am currently convening the Personality Psychology course (PSYC3026). I am also lecturing in the following courses: Personality Psychology (PSYC3026) and Psychology 2: Understanding People in Context (PSYC1004).