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

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

Shortland ND, Nader E, Sari H, Palasinski M, Hilland C. 2018. Murder on Maneuver: Exploring green-on-blue attacks in Afghanistan Armed Forces and Society, :1-25

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

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 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


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