Anna Wlodarczyk

Anna Wlodarczyk
Universidad Católica del Norte (Chile) · Escuela de Psicología

PhD

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Introduction
Anna Wlodarczyk currently works at the Department of Psychology at Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta, Chile. Anna does research in Community Psychology, Emotion and Social Psychology. Their current project is 'Narcissism(s) and self-esteem(s) in cross-cultural context.'

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Publications (75)
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The Big Five Inventory-10 (BFI-10; Rammstedt & John, 2007) is one of many short versions of personality inventories that measure the Big Five trait dimensions. Short versions of scales often present methodological challenges as a trade-off for their convenience. Based on samples from 28 countries (N = 10,560), the current study investigated inter-i...
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This study explored the antecedents and outcomes of negative emotional responses to climate change among people from a diverse range of cultural and national contexts. We analysed cross-sectional data gathered in 28 countries (N = 10,963). Our results show that negative emotional responses to climate change are positively related to the amount of a...
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By integrating the insights from social identity research on collective action, this article examines the social-psychological mechanisms behind the emergence of the 2019–20 ‘Chile despertó’ social movement, a major Latin American revolt against the government’s price hikes. Using survey data collected among Chilean activists (N = 549) and non-acti...
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La actual pandemia de la COVID-19 ha supuesto un marcado incremento de las brechas sociales preexistentes. En esta investigación analizamos las relaciones de diferentes facetas de clase social con el bienestar y afectividad general a lo largo de un total de 8 países de la región cultural iberoamericana. Asimismo, también pusimos a prueba el potenci...
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Objective: This participatory research sought to understand how engagement in awareness-raising multicultural activities strengthens well-being and group efficacy among immigrants and host nationals. We also examined the mediating role of self-transcendent emotions and shared flow. Method: We tested our predictions across three studies, each foc...
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The present study examines the question of whether certain humor styles predict self-esteem. Men and women in 15 countries (NTOTAL = 4,701) completed self-report measures assessing self-esteem and the four humor styles of affiliative, aggressive, self-defeating, and self-enhancing. Each of the country samples had self-esteem averages at or above th...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has increased negative emotions and decreased positive emotions globally. Left unchecked, these emotional changes might have a wide array of adverse impacts. To reduce negative emotions and increase positive emotions, we tested the effectiveness of reappraisal, an emotion-regulation strategy that modifies how one thinks about...
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This article presents a short research report on the relationship between perceived antagonism in social relations measured using the Belief in a Zero-Sum Game (BZSG) scale, life satisfaction, and positive and negative affect. Given that individuals who believe that life is like a zero-sum game are likely to perceive their daily interactions with o...
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Stressful events have important consequences for mental health, among the most frequent are posttraumatic and depressive symptoms. Brief mindfulness-based interventions are currently of great research interest as preventive interventions. In this sense, the objective of this research was to evaluate the effectiveness of a four-sessions mindfulness...
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Alcohol is a global risk factor for road trauma. Although drink driving has received most of the scholarly attention, there is growing evidence of the risks of alcohol-impaired walking. Alcohol-impaired pedestrians are over-represented in fatal crashes compared to non-impaired pedestrians. Additionally, empirical evidence shows that alcohol intoxic...
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Two quasi-experimental and longitudinal studies examined positive effects of participation in positively valence collective religious and secular activities. Collective emotional gatherings strengthen social cohesion, enhance personal and collective self-esteem, positive affect, and positive shared beliefs among participants, through processes of e...
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Precarious manhood beliefs portray manhood, relative to womanhood, as a social status that is hard to earn, easy to lose, and proven via public action. Here, we present cross-cultural data on a brief measure of precarious manhood beliefs (the Precarious Manhood Beliefs scale [PMB]) that covaries meaningfully with other cross-culturally validated ge...
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Climate change threatens mental health via increasing exposure to the social and economic disruptions created by extreme weather and large-scale climatic events, as well as through the anxiety associated with recognising the existential threat posed by the climate crisis. Considering the growing levels of climate change awareness across the world,...
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Identification with all humanity measured as an individual characteristic is an important factor related to social and international relations, such as concern for global issues and human rights, prosocial attitudes, intergroup forgiveness, attitudes toward immigrants, solving global problems, reactions to hate crimes and dehumanisation. We examine...
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Over the past 10 years, Oosterhof and Todorov’s valence–dominance model has emerged as the most prominent account of how people evaluate faces on social dimensions. In this model, two dimensions (valence and dominance) underpin social judgements of faces. Because this model has primarily been developed and tested in Western regions, it is unclear w...
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8 March (8M), now known as International Women's Day, is a day for feminist claims where demonstrations are organized in over 150 countries, with the participation of millions of women all around the world. These demonstrations can be viewed as collective rituals and thus focus attention on the processes that facilitate different psychosocial effec...
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RESUMEN El objetivo del estudio fue evaluar el efecto mediador del optimismo en la relación ansiedad-rasgo y el bienestar psicológico en estudiantes de educación superior. La muestra estuvo constituida por 332 estudiantes de educación superior de Antofagasta, Chile, con una media de edad de 21.8 años. Se encuentra que el efecto negativo de la ansie...
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Over the past decade, there has been an increasing interest in the relationship between participation in collective gatherings and rituals and different important psychosocial variables and processes, such as social sharing of emotions, group cohesion, identity fusion, prosocial tendencies and behaviors, and well-being (e.g., Rimé, 2009; Xygalatas...
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Men sometimes withdraw support for gender equality movements when their higher gender status is threatened. Here, we expand the focus of this phenomenon by examining it cross‐culturally, to test if both individual‐ and country‐level variables predict men's collective action intentions to support gender equality. We tested a model in which men's zer...
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Abstract Objectives: The Dark Triad traits (i.e., narcissism, psychopathy, Machiavellianism) capture individual differences in aversive personality to complement work on other taxonomies, such as the Big Five traits. However, the literature on the Dark Triad traits relies mostly on samples from English-speaking (i.e., Westernized) countries. We bro...
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The Dark Triad (i.e., narcissism, psychopathy, Machiavellianism) has garnered intense attention over the last 15 years. We examined the structure of these traits’ measure—the Dark Triad Dirty Dozen (DTDD)—in a sample of 11,488 participants from three W.E.I.R.D. (i.e., North America, Australia & Oceania, Western Europe) and five non-W.E.I.R.D. (i.e....
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Se revisan los factores que activan conductas colectivas pro y antisociales en situaciones de catastrofes
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Responses to a measure of the four humor styles of affiliative, aggressive, self-enhancing, and self-defeating from the Humor Styles Questionnaire (HSQ; Martin et al. Journal of Research in Personality, 37(1), 48–75, 2003) were collected from individuals (N = 8361) in 28 countries encompassing 21 different languages. The purpose of this global coll...
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Version per printo borrador del capitulo con el mismo titulo. Se revisa el impacto de las catastrofes, sus efectos reales, el fenomeno de la resilencia colectiva como predominio de conductas prosociales mas que antisociales, las formas de crecimiento post traumatico y los factores que las facilitan. Tambien se discuten los mitos de las catastrofes...
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Objective Despite there is evidence linking romantic attachment to adjustment to divorce and separation (ADS), the mechanisms explaining this association needs further exploration. Hence, the aim of the study was to examine the mediating role forgiveness of the former partner in this association. Method The sample was composed of 1008 divorced or...
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Over the last ten years, Oosterhof and Todorov’s valence-dominance model has emerged as the most prominent account of how people evaluate faces on social dimensions. In this model, two dimensions (valence and dominance) underpin social judgments of faces. Because this model has primarily been developed and tested in Western regions, it is unclear w...
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Chile has a long history of mobilizations related to access to education, and in the last decade the Movimiento Estudiantil (ME) has acquired great notoriety, linking students from the public system or from universities belonging to the Consejo de Rectores (Council of Rectors) on whom research has focused mainly. The main objective of this study wa...
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The Experiences in Close Relationships Scale-Revised Child version (ECR-RC) is a self-report questionnaire measuring attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance. The aim of this study was to validate a Polish version of the ECR-RC, assess its reliability and factorial structure based on the results obtained from a community sample of 277 children a...
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Much research on moral judgment is centered on moral dilemmas in which deontological perspectives (i.e., emphasizing rules, individual rights and duties) are in conflict with utilitarian judgements (i.e., following the greater good defined through consequences). A central finding of this field Greene et al. showed that psychological and situational...
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The Brief-COPE is an abbreviated version of the COPE (Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced) Inventory, a self-report questionnaire developed to assess a broad range of coping responses. Currently, it is one of the best validated and most frequently used measures of coping strategies. The aim of this study was to validate a culturally appropri...
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This study aimed to determine whether self-esteem and negative affect sequentially mediate the relationship between body dissatisfaction and disordered eating. A total of 806 adolescents (61.8% females) completed the Drive for Thinness, Bulimia, and Body Dissatisfaction subscales of the Eating Disorder Inventory-2, the Anxiety and Depression subsca...
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Poster presentado en la la 39ª Conference STAR, “Stress, Anxiety and Resilience”, Lubin, Polonia. Cómo citar: García, F. E., Wlodarczyk, A. & Alzugaray, C. (2018, july). The Effects of Recent Work Accidents on Stress and Well-Being: A Longitudinal Study. Poster presented at the 39ª Conference STAR, “Stress, Anxiety and Resilience”, Lublin, Poland.
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1.- El rol de las emociones positivas en los conflictos intergrupales: el conflicto territorial entre Chile y Bolivia/ The role of positive emotions in intergroup conflicts: the territorial conflict between Chile and Bolivia/ O papel das emoções positivas nos conflitos intergrupais: o conflito territorial entre o Chile e a Bolívia Fuad Hatibovic &...
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Communal coping and collective participation were recently proposed as a potential mechanism that may favour not only individual's capacity to bounce back but also community cohesion and social well‐being and posttraumatic growth in the aftermath of natural disasters. To date, there is a lack of studies simultaneously assessing the effect of commun...
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Este estudio transversal examinó las relaciones entre la participación en rituales seculares, rituales religiosos y las estrategias de afrontamiento comunal. Además se evaluó el papel de estas respuestas colectivas como potenciadores del crecimiento postraumático y del bienestar social. Una escala de afrontamiento comunal fue administrada a una mue...
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Resumen La experiencia de fluir durante la participación en encuentros colectivos se amplifica gracias a la interacción social y a las emociones compartidas. El objetivo del trabajo es estudiar cómo la experiencia de fluir compartida generada durante la participación en encuentros colectivos se relaciona con los afectos positivos, las emociones de...
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This report examines the measurement invariance of the Personal Well-being Index with 8 items (PWI-8). University students (N = 5,731) from 26 countries completed the measure either through paper and pencil or electronic mode. We examined unidimensional structure of PWI and performed a Multi-group CFA (MGCFA) to assess the measurement invariance ac...
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Research on the consequences of making attributions to prejudice for the psychological functioning of minority groups is still scarce and rather inconsistent. In this study we set out to examine the consequences of making attributions to prejudice in response to social rejection for social wellbeing among immigrants in Spain. We tested this relatio...
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Objective: The Mental Health Continuum – Short Form is a brief scale measuring positive human functioning. The study aimed to examine the factor structure and to explore the cross cultural utility of the MHC-SF using bifactor models and exploratory structural equation modelling (ESEM). Method: Using multigroup confirmatory analysis (MGCFA) we exa...
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The aim of this presentation is, first to show how attachment is represented among Polish children, and second to present the psychometric properties of the Polish version of the Experiences in Close Relationships Scale-revised child version (ECR-RC). The scale is currently one of the most frequently used 36- item self-report measures of attachment...
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The study set out to integrate collective action models and emphasize the role of emotions. Whereas the importance of anger is indisputable, relatively little attention has been paid to the role of positive emotions, such as hope, in collective action research. Hence, the aim of the study was to explore the role of hope and anger as drivers of part...
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This study set out to incorporate the collective dimensions of Posttraumatic Growth and examined the construct and predictive validity of The Individual and Collective Posttraumatic Growth Scale (ICPTGS). Participants were 332 volunteers who had experienced the earthquake on February 27th, 2010, in Chile. Analysis allowed us to confirm a multidimen...
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Achieving satisfactory levels of social well-being may be challenging for minority groups and especially for immigrant youth. This chapter aims to compare levels of social well-being between female and male host national and immigrant emerging adults in Spain. We also analysed the role of perceived collective efficacy and social networks for immigr...
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The aim of this study was to identify communal coping strategies that enhance posttraumatic growth of individuals, communities, and societies in the context of natural disasters. Participants were 540 people affected by floods in Colombia and by earthquakes in Spain and Chile. Posttraumatic growth was assessed at individual, community, and society...
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Collective gatherings or rituals promote optimal experiences in socially acceptable circumstances. Few studies have empirically examined the experience of flow shared by a group in collective situations. The present research examined the multi-dimensional structure of shared flow experience and its role in explaining positive effects of participati...
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Introducción: los problemas relacionados con el peso constituyen un problema importante de salud pública debido a su alta prevalencia y a las adversas consecuencias que tienen para la salud.Objetivo: el objetivo principal de este estudio fue analizar si la depresión y la ansiedad tienen un papel mediador en la relación entre la insatisfacción corpo...
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A cross-sectional study examines the relationship between participation in secular demonstrations, spiritual rituals, and communal coping, as well as the question whether these strategies might serve as triggers of post-traumatic growth, and enhance social well-being. A communal coping scale, showing satisfactory structural validity, was administer...
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Siguiendo la presentación realizada en el II Encuentro Internacional del Instituto de Psicología y Desarrollo Humano, nos planteamos para este capítulo los siguientes objetivos: 1.-definir conceptos centrales como son el bienestar y la creatividad o innovación; 2.-examinar los factores que refuerzan estos constructos argumentando la importancia de...
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This study evaluated the factorial structure, internal consistency and construct validity of the Chilean version of the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory - Short Form. The participants were 1817 Chilean adults who had experienced the 2010 earthquake in Chile or other highly stressful events. Confirmatory factorial analysis supported the correlated fiv...
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In a classic theory, Durkheim (1912) predicted that because of the social sharing of emotion they generate, collective gatherings bring participants to a stage of collective effervescence in which they experience a sense of union with others and a feeling of empowerment accompanied by positive affect. This would lead them to leave the collective si...
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This study seeks to compare flow and emotional experience in interactive and coactive collective rituals. For such purpose, a correlational study was performed collecting self-report measures of flow, positive emotions, and social identity in three different social collective gatherings: the Sunday celebration of a Catholic mass (N = 57), a Zen Bud...
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Cómo citar: García, F., Villagrán, L., Wlodarczyk, A. & Cova, F. (2015). Perspectivas acerca del crecimiento postraumático. En: M. Bilbao, D. Páez & J. C. Oyanedel [Eds.], La felicidad de los chilenos. Estudios sobre bienestar (pp. 107-126). Santiago de Chile: RIL. A través de diversos constructos en las últimas décadas se ha intentado capturar la...
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The earthquake and tsunami in Chile on February 27, 2010 constituted a context of disaster which mobilized collective strategies to cope with its effects. One of them corresponds to the communal coping (CC), which involves activating social resources to solve shared collective problems. Another aspect is the reevaluation associated with positive ch...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of different types of partner violence and social support on psychological well-being in young adults. In addition, the mediating or moderating nature of social support between partner violence and psychological well-being is analyzed. To this end, 148 college students in the province of Concepció...
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Poster presented in the 37th Annual Scientific Meeting of International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), Rome, Italy.
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Poster presented in the 37th Annual Scientific Meeting of International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), Rome, Italy.