Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Stanciu, A. (2020). Value systems as motivational forces for the suppression of ageism towards older people amongst young adults: an analysis across countries. Ageing & Society, (online first). open access

  2. Witte, E.H., Stanciu, A.* & Boehnke K. (2020). A new empirical approach to inter-cultural comparisons of value preferences based on Schwartz’s theory. Frontiers in Psychology, Cultural Psychology, 11, 1723. open access (*corresponding author)

  3. Ko, A., Pick, C.M., Kwon, J.Y., Barlev, M., Krems, J.A., Varnum, M.E.W…Stanciu, A…Kenrick, D.T. (2020). Family matters: Rethinking the Psychology of human social motivation. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 15, 173-201. open access

  4. Stanciu, A., Vauclair, C.-M. & Rodda, N. (2019). Evidence for stereotype accommodation as an expression of immigrants socio-cognitive adaptation. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 72, 76-86. open access

  5. Stanciu, A. & Vauclair, C.-M. (2018). Stereotype accommodation: A socio-cognitive perspective on migrants’ cultural adaptation. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 49, 1027-1047. open access

  6. Stanciu, A. & Vos, M.W. (2017). Stereotype-based faultlines and out-group derogation in diverse teams: The moderating roles of task stereotypicality and need for cognition. The Journal of Social Psychology, 157, 352-365. open access Note This is the corrected citation to this older verion.

  7. Stanciu, A., Cohrs, C.J., Hanke, K. & Gavreliuc, A. (2017). Within-culture variation in the content of stereotypes: Application and development of the stereotype content model in an Eastern European culture. The Journal of Social Psychology, 157, 611-628. open access

  8. Stanciu, A. (2015a). The underlying structure of diverse work groups: A literature review on faultlines and diversity outcomes. Romanian Journal of Applied Psychology, 17, 63-71. open access

  9. Stanciu, A. (2015b). Four sub-dimensions of stereotype content: Explanatory evidence from Romania. International Psychology Bulletin, 19, 14-20. open access


  1. Stanciu, A. (2020). Stereotype accommodation concerning older people. PsyArXiv. open access

  2. Witte, E.H., Stanciu, A., & Zenker, F. (2020). A simple measure for the predictive accuracy of an empirical construct. PsyArXiv. open access

Books & book chapters

  1. Stanciu, A. (2017). Overall and contextually-bound well-being. Life satisfaction of Romanian migrant-emerging-adults as the outcome of a mediated association acculturation-adaptation. In R. Dimitrova (Ed.), Well-being of Youth and Emerging Adults across Cultures. Springer Series on Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology. open access

  2. Stanciu, A. (2010). Uniforma vestimentară. Ipostază a conformării astăzi. [Dressing uniform. A modern instance of conformity]. Iași, Romania: Lumen. (in Romanian). behind paywall

In review

  1. Pick, M.C., Ko, A., Kenrick, D.T., Awad, E., Barry, O., Boonyasiriwat, W…, Stanciu, A…Varnum, M.E.W. (under review). Fundamental social motives: A new way to think about culture. @ Nature.


  1. Stanciu, A. (2017). On the cognitive adaptation of migrants: Changes in migrants’ personal stereotypes while acculturating to their host countries. Doctoral dissertation at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences. [email me and I will provide you with a copy].

In preparation

  1. English, A.S., Xinyi, C.Z., Stanciu, A., & Kulich, S.J. (2020). Ethnic stereotype formation and its impact on sojourner adaptation: A case of Chinese migrant workers in Montenegro. (revisions)

  2. Kotzur, P.F.1, Stanciu, A.1, Friehs, M-T., Farcas, D., Kislioglu, R., Koc, Y….Van Zalk, M. (2020). Back to basics: The measurement structure and comparability of stereotype dimensions across social groups, cultural contexts, and time. (1shared authorship; preregistred; partially written)

  3. Smallenbroek, O.1, Stanciu, A.1, Arant, R. & Boehnke, K. (2020). Are values really stable throughout adulthood? Evidence from two German panel studies. (1shared authorship; analysis stage; partially written)

  4. Witte, E.H., Stanciu, A., & Zenker, F. (2020b). What is a good empirical theory in Psychology and how to measure it? (partially written)