1. Witte, E.H., Stanciu, A., & Zenker, F. (2022). Predicted as observed? How to identify empirically adequate theoretical constructs? Frontiers in Psychology: Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 13:980261. open access

  2. Friehs, M.-T., Kotzur, P.F., Kraus, C., Schemmerling, M., Herzig, J., Stanciu, A…Yzerbyt, V. (2022). Evidence from 35 countries that social perception of key protagonists was associated with people’s acceptance of containment measures during COVID-19 pandemic. Scientific Reports, 12, 21277. open access

  3. Pick, C. M., Ko, A., Wormley, A. S., Wiezel, A., Kenrick, D. T., Al-Shawaf, L.,…Stanciu, A.…Varnum, M. E. W. (2022). Family still matters: Human social motivation during a global pandemic. Evolution and Human Behavior, 43(6), 527-535. open access

  4. Cari, M.P., Ko, A., Kenrick, D., Wiezel, A., Wormley, A.S., Awad, E…Stanciu, A…Varnum, M.E.W. (2022). Fundamental social motives measured across forty-two cultures in two waves. Scientific Data, 9: 499. open access


  1. Stanciu, A. (2021). Stereotype accommodation concerning older people. International Journal of Psychology, 57(2), 199-208. open access

  2. English, A.S., Xinyi, C.Z., Stanciu, A., Kulich, S.J., Zhao, F., & Bojovic, M. (2021). Ethnic stereotype formation and its impact on sojourner adaptation: A case of “Belt and Road” Chinese migrant workers in Montenegro. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(8), 9540. open access


  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, 42(4), 868-895. 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


  1. 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


  1. 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


  1. 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.

  2. 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


  1. 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

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



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

  2. Stanciu, A. (2020). Stereotype accommodation concerning older people. PsyArXiv. open access. <Now published as Stanciu (2021) @ IJoP.>

Books & 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


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



  1. Stanciu, Adrian. (2020). Website for complete beginners: All the steps to create your website, for dummies. [Online guide].


  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. 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)


  1. Stanciu, A. & Smallenbroek, O. (2021). Value development studied in a longitudinal representative sample from the Netherlands. [working title]

  2. 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; partially written)

  3. Pick, M.C., Ko, A., Kenrick, D.T., Awad, E., Barry, O., Boonyasiriwat, W…, Stanciu, A…Varnum, M.E.W. (2021). Fundamental social motives: A new way to think about culture. (revisions)


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

  2. Witte, E.H., Stanciu, A., & Zenker, F. (2021). Quantum social sciences: Dealing with instrument biases, measurement erros, and cognitive limitations when working with quantitative data. (Simulations ready)

  3. Witte, E.H., Stanciu, A., Zenker, F., & Lakens, D. (2021). Meta-analysis 2.0: Standard deviations are more informative of the state of a research field than previously thought. [working title]