Current Research Projects
My research projects focus on how culture shapes prejudice through affective values. Additionally, my research seeks to investigate the causes and consequences of humility in different national and religious contexts. Lastly, I'm interested in the socio-cultural factors that shape objective and subjective health.
Honors and Awards
2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Belgian National Foundation for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS)
2014 Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Belgian American Education Foundation (BAEF)
2014 Outstanding dissertation award finalist from the Harry and Pola Triandis Dissertation Award
2010 Doctoral Fellowship of the Belgian National Foundation for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS)
Clobert, M., Saroglou, V., & Hwang, K.-K. (2015). East Asian religious tolerance vs. Western monotheist prejudice: The role of (in)tolerance of contradiction. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. Advanced online publication.
Clobert, M., Saroglou, V., & Hwang, K.-K. (2015). Buddhist concepts as implicitly reducing prejudice and increasing prosociality. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 513-525.
Clobert, M., Saroglou, V., Hwang, K.-K, & Soong, W.-L. (2014). East Asian religious tolerance: A myth or a reality? Empirical investigations of religious prejudice in East Asian societies. Journal for Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 1515-1533.
Clobert, M., & Saroglou, V. (2013). Intercultural non-conscious influences: Prosocial effects of Buddhist priming on Westerners of Christian tradition. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 37, 459-466.
Clobert, M., Van Cappellen, P., Bourdon, M., & Cohen, A. B. (2016, January). Good day for Leos: Horoscope’s influence on perception, cognitive performances, and creativity. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Diego, California.
Clobert, M. (2015, August). Priming religion? Homo- and hetero-religious priming within and across cultures. Invited keynote talk for the pre-conference of the International Association for the Psychology of Relligion Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.
Clobert, M. (2015, February). Is the role of religion always paradoxical? Prejudice and Prosociality in East Asian religions. Paper presented at Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Pre-conference of the 16th Annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, Long Beach, California.
Clobert, M., Saroglou, V., Hwang, K.-K., & Soong, W.-L. (2014, July). Is Buddha tolerant? Cross-cultural validity of the religiosity-prejudice relationship. Paper presented at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology Conference, Reims, France.
Clobert, M., Saroglou, V., & Hwang, K.-K. (2014, February). You Better Think About Buddha! Buddhist Priming as Promoting Prosociality and Reducing Prejudice. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, Austin, Texas.
Clobert, M., & Saroglou, V. (2013, August). Buddha vs. Allah: Eastern religiosity as related to low anti-Muslim prejudice. In M. Clobert & A. B. Cohen (Chairs), Understanding out-group attitudes toward Muslims: The role of religion and conservative ideologies. Symposium conducted at the International Association for the Psychology of Religion Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland.