Liverpool Skylilne

Natural Sciences and Psychology

Dr Marek Palasinski

Dr Marek Palasinski

Telephone: 0151 904 6304


I am willing to consider supervising PhD students. Please email me for more details.


University of Lancaster, United Kingdom, PhD


Journal article

Shortland ND, Nader E, Sari H, Palasinski M, Hilland C. 2019. Murder on Maneuver: Exploring green-on-blue attacks in Afghanistan Armed Forces and Society, :1-25

Palasinski M, Shortland N, Humann M, Bowman-Grieve L, Gallova V. 2018. Anxiety about Digital Security and Terrorism and Support for Counter-terror Measures Safer Communities, :1-24

Alison L, Palasinski M, Waring S, Humphrey A, Humann M, Shortland N, Bowman Grieve L. 2018. Between a rock and a hard place of geopolitically sensitive threats – critical incidents and decision inertia Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression,

Palasinski M, Bowman-Grieve L. 2017. Tackling cyber-terrorism: Balancing surveillance with counter-communication SECURITY JOURNAL, 30 :556-568 >DOI >Link

Palasinski M, Shortland N. 2017. Factors behind support for harsher punishments for common and uncommon offenders Safer Communities, 16 :55-63 >DOI

Palasinski M, Bowman-Grieve L. 2016. (in press). Tackling Cyber-Terrorism: Balancing Surveillance with Counter Communication. Security Journal,

Shortland ND, Palasinski M. 2016. Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Which Is the Most Convincing of Them All? Exploring Anti-Domestic Violence Posters. J Interpers Violence, >DOI >Link

Palasinski M, Zhang L, Ingale S, Hanlon C. 2016. Gangs in Asia: China and India Asian Social Science, 12 :141-145 >DOI

Palasinski M, Shortland N. 2016. Individual determinants of punitive attitudes towards sexual and domestic abuse offenders Safer Communities, 15 :125-133 >DOI

Cartledge S, Bowman-Grieve L, Palasinski M. 2015. The Mechanisms of Moral Disengagement in George W. Bush’s ‘War on Terrorism’ Rhetoric. The Qualitative Report, 20 :1905-1921

Palasinski M, Seol KO. 2015. Examination of Religious Identity Metastereotypes When Defying Its Relevant Source Through Out-Group Helping PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY, 7 :80-U95 >DOI >Link

Cartledge SM, Bowman-Grieve L, Palasinski M. 2015. The mechanisms of moral disengagement in George W. Bush’s “War on Terror” Rhetoric Qualitative Report, 20 :1905-1921

Alison L, Power N, Heuvel C, Humann M, Palasinski M, Crego J. 2015. Decision inertia: deciding between least worst outcomes in emergency responses to disasters Journal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology, 88 :295-321

Palasinski M, Seol KO. 2015. Examination of religious identity meta-stereotypes when defying its relevant source through outgroup helping. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 7 :80-89 >DOI

Fujiwala S, Palasinski M, Shortland N. 2014. The basic determinants of perceived increase in violent, sexual and benefit fraud crimes. Safer Communities, 4 :180-188

Palasinski M, Granat J, Seol KO, Bowman-Grieve L. 2014. Social categorization and right-wing authoritarianism in reporting potential terrorist threats in cyberspace COMPUTERS IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR, 36 :76-81 >DOI >Link

Palasinski M, Svoboda S. 2014. Reducing the risk of insurance fraud by appearances of online surveillance PSYCHOLOGY CRIME & LAW, 20 :821-832 >DOI >Link

Palasinski M. 2013. Security, respect and culture in British teenagers' discourses of knife-carrying Safer Communities, 12 :71-78 >DOI

Palasinski M. 2013. Turning Assault into a "Harmless Prank"-Teenage Perspectives on Happy Slapping JOURNAL OF INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE, 28 :1909-1923 >DOI >Link

Palasinski M. 2013. The impact of downsizing and efficiency measures on anti-fraud resources Qualitative Report, 18

Palasinski M, Riggs D, Allison L. 2013. Can Computer-Mediated Communication Increase Adolescents' Sexually Risky Behaviors? Comment AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST, 68 :887-888 >DOI >Link

Palasinski M. 2012. Implications of urban adolescent discourses of (un)happy slapping Safer Communities, 11 :159-164 >DOI

Palasinski M, Abell J, Levine M. 2012. Intersectionality of ethno-cultural identities and construal of distant suffering outgroups Qualitative Report, 17

Palasinski M. 2012. Online Security and Cyberbystander Relations in Mobilizing Sex Abuse Intervention CYBERPSYCHOLOGY BEHAVIOR AND SOCIAL NETWORKING, 15 :551-554 >DOI >Link

Palasinski M, Riggs DW. 2012. Young White British Men and Knife-Carrying in Public: Discourses of Masculinity, Protection and Vulnerability CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 20 :463-476 >DOI >Link

Palasinski M. 2012. The roles of monitoring and cyberbystanders in reducing sexual abuse COMPUTERS IN HUMAN BEHAVIOR, 28 :2014-2022 >DOI >Link

Riggs DW, Palasinski M. 2011. TACKLING KNIFE VIOLENCE Young men view things differently BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 342 >DOI >Link

Palasinski M. 2011. The experiment-based knew-it-all-along effect in the qualitative light of narrativity Qualitative Report, 16 :441-463

Palasinski M, Riggs D, Zebialowicz A. 2011. 'You don't do it in public': Racism, respectability and responsibility in Celebrity Big Brother Celebrity Studies, 2 :164-177 >DOI

Zebialowicz A, Palasinski M. 2010. Probing Racial Dilemmas in the Bluest Eye with the Spyglass of Psychology Journal of African American Studies, 14 :220-233

Palasinski M. 2009. Testing assumptions about naivety in insurance fraud PSYCHOLOGY CRIME & LAW, 15 :547-553 >DOI >Link

Dymkowski M, Domin M, Marszalek S, Palasinski M. 2007. The effect of outcome knowledge on judgment: hindsight bias among historians Polish Psychological Bulletin, 38 :24-31

Palasinski M, Brown W, Shortland N, Riggs D, Chen M, Bowman-Grieve L. Masculinity, Injury and Death – Exploring Anti-Knife-carrying Messages Journal of Interpersonal Violence,


Harding S, Palasinski M. 2016. Global Perspectives on Youth Gang Behavior, Violence, and Weapons Use Hershey: IGI Global


Palasinski M, Montague J. 2016. Gangs and Gender. Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Palasinski M, Bignel S. 2014. Seeking Patterns of Digital Deception (pp. 259-267). In M. Khosorow-Pour (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Hershey, IGI Global.

Palasinski M. 2009. The Lucifer Effect in the Jedwabne Pogrom? Probing Collective Evilness (pp.159-172). In S. Dam & J. Hall (Eds), Inside and Outside of the Law. Perspectives on Evil, Law and the State. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.

Palasinski M. 2008. On the hope for the hope for those without hope (pp. 233-243). In R. Green & J. Horrigan (Eds.), Hope. Probing Boundaries, Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press. >Link

Engagement & Impact

Public engagement:

Liverpool, Research engagement with Aintree University Hospital, collaboration, wider public, Researcher 01/08/2017

Liverpool, Research engagemnt with Merseyside Police and Greater Manchester Police, collaboration, wider public, Researcher 13/09/2015


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy

Industrial connections:

Aviva Insurance Group

Tui Group

Thomas Cook

Media Coverage:, How to make anti-knife campaigns more effective, 'Jail is not a deterrent' in preventing knife crime

Membership of professional bodies:

Chartered Membership (CPsychol) of BPS, British Psychological Society

Qualified Teacher Status, GeneralTeaching Council for England

Other Professional Activity:

I am willing to consider supervising PhD students. Please email me for more details.

Research Grants Awarded:

The Research for Learning and Teaching Fund, Exploring the persuasiveness of anti-knife messages, Grant value (£): 3790

Richard Benjamin Trust, Identifying and Maximizing the Most Persuasive Elements of Anti-knife Messages by Combining Social Psychology with Advanced Computer Graphics Technology, Dr Minsi Chen, Grant value (£): 9900, Duration of research project: 1 year