Fiona Kazarovytska, M.Sc.


Since 04/2020
Research Assistant at the Department of Social and Legal Psychology, University of Mainz
(PhD Scholarship of the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Scholarship Fund, Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

10/2017 – 03/2020
Master of Science in Psychology, University of Münster
(Scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

10/2014 – 09/2017
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Münster and University of Zurich (semester abroad)


Research Interests

  • Representation of history
  • Intergroup processes
  • Morality


Research Stays

09/2023 – 01/2024 University of Chicago, Booth School with Prof. Ayelet Fishbach (Fulbright Fellowship)
02/2018 – 05/2018 Tel Aviv University, School of Psychological Science with Prof. Yechiel Klar



Kazarovytska, F. & Imhoff, R. (2023). Three Fish at One Hook? Future-oriented, Reconciliatory, and Defensive Claims for Historical Closure as Expressions of the Same Defensive Desire. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. [Open materials and data]*
*SPSP Student Publication Prize 2023

Kazarovytska, F. & Imhoff, R. (2023). No Differences in Memory Performance for Instances of Historical Victimization and Historical Perpetration: Evidence from Five Large-Scale Experiments. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 150. [Open materials and data]*
*Publication Award 2023 of the Social Psychology Division, German Psychological Society (DGPs)

Kazarovytska, F. & Imhoff, R. (2022). Too Great to be Guilty? Individuals High in Collective Narcissism Demand Closure Regarding the Past to Attenuate Collective Guilt. European Journal of Social Psychology, 52(4), 1-24. [Open materials and data]

Kazarovytska, F., Kretzschmar, M., Lamberty, P., Rees, J., Knausenberger, J., & Imhoff, R. (2022). From Moral Disaster to Moral Entitlement – The Impact of Success in Dealing with a Perpetrator Past on Claims for Historical Closure. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 10(1), 48-71. [Open materials and data]