Ali Mashuri


Ali Mashuri, S.Psi., M.Sc., Ph.D

NIK: 2012017605171001

NIDN: 0017057605



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To pursue my interest and curiosity in acquiring a better understanding of human behaviours, I studied Psychology for my bachelor in University of Gadjah Mada (Universitas Gadjah Mada), Indonesia, from 1996 until 2002. After I finished the bachelor’s degree, I was very much fascinated in Social Psychology.

In 2008, I was awarded STUNED (Studeren in Nederland) scholarship from the Dutch government. With this scholarship, I attended Research Master’s Program of Social Psychology, VU University Amsterdam in 2009. In 2011, I successfully graduated from this program.

In 2013, I was awarded NFP (Netherlands Fellowship Programme) to study for a PhD at the Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Supervised by Dr. Esther van Leeuwen and Prof. Mark van Vugt, my dissertation relates to the motives of separatist conflict and the promotion of peace and reconciliation in this type of conflict, which I successfully defended in March, 2019.

Research Interests

Besides the topic of my current PhD project, i.e., reconciliation in separatist conflict, I am also interested in investigating other social psychological phenomena, which include intergroup helping, belief in conspiracy theories, victimhood, as well as religious fundamentalism and radicalism.

Esteem Indicators
  • In 2016, my article titled ‘The impact of multiculturalism on immigrant helping’ has received Incentive Award Program for scientific article from Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP).
  • In 2003, my paper entitled the relationship between power distance and attitude toward organizational decentralization (In Indonesian: hubungan antara power distance dan sikap terhadap desentralisasi organisatoris) was nominated the second champion at the Suwarsih Warnaen Award competition held by the Faculty of Psychology, University of Indonesia.
  • I have been invited to review scientific papers in a range of reputable social-psychological journals, which can be tracked via this link:
Mentoring and Supervision

I have been experienced in teaching and supervising bachelor students, mainly in the areas of quantitative research method and social psychology.

Research Experiences

Together with some colleagues, I have been involved in multifarious research projects. These projects have been sponsored by some institutions such as Development Fund (Dana Pengembangan Pendidikan) from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Brawijaya (topic: outgroup helping), STUNED (Studeren in Nederland) scholarship from the Dutch government (project theme: minority helping), and NFP (Netherlands Fellowship Programmes) (topic: reconciliation in separatist conflict). My research experiences, however, are also self-funded wherein I have investigated several social-psychological topics such as victimhood, Islamic fundamentalism, beliefs in conspiracy theory, and intergroup helping.

Selected Research Funding
  • 2013: Educational Development Fund (Dana Pengembangan Pendidikan) sponsored by the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Brawijaya
  • 2009-2011: STUNED (Studeren in Nederland) scholarship from the Dutch Government
  • 2013-2017: NFP (Netherlands Fellowship Programmes)
Research Outputs

I have been a lead author or a co-author of several peer-reviewed journal articles. These articles have been documented in the following professional links:

Selected Publications


  • Mashuri, A. (2019). Dealing with separatism conflict in Indonesia: Examining an interactive model of conflict de-escalation and resolution.(Doctoral dissertation, VU University Amsterdam).

International articles:

  • Mashuri, A., Hasanah, N., & Wihartati, W. (2020). My group is not that good! Why victimisation by ingroup consciousness can reduce radicalism. Manuscript under preparation.
  • Ludigdo, U., & Mashuri, A. (2020). Negative evaluations of national ethics and its impact on Islamic radicalism. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Mashuri, A., van Leeuwen, E., Zaduqisti, E., Sukmawati, F., Sakdiah, H., & Herani, I. (in press). The psychological antecedents of humanitarian aid resistance. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.
  • Mashuri, A., & van Leeuwen, E. (2020). Promoting reconciliation in separatist conflict: The effect of morality framing. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations. Advance online publication.
  • Zaduqisti, E., Mashuri, A., Zuhri, A., Haryati, T. A., & Ula, M. (2020). On being moderate and peaceful: Why Islamic political moderateness promotes outgroup tolerance and reconciliation. Archive for the Psychology of Religion, 0084672420931204.
  • Mashuri, A., & Zaduqisti, E. (2019). Explaining Muslims’ aggressive tendencies towards the West: The role of negative stereotypes, anger, perceived conflict and Islamic fundamentalism. Psychology and Developing Societies31(1), 56-87.
  • Mashuri, A., van Leeuwen, E., & van Vugt, M. (2018). Remember your crimes: How an appeal to ingroup wrongdoings fosters reconciliation in separatist conflict. British Journal of Social Psychology57(4), 815-833.
  • Mashuri, A., van Leeuwen, E., & Hanurawan, F. (2018). How morality threat promotes reconciliation in separatist conflict: A majority group perspective. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 21(6), 913-930. doi: 10.1177/1368430216677302
  • Mashuri, A., van Leeuwen, E. (2018). Predicting support for reconciliation in separatist conflict. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44(2), 173-185. doi: 10.1177/0146167217733076
  • Mashuri, A., Zaduqisti, E., & Ula, M. (i2017). A majority group’s perspective- taking towards a minority group: Its antecedents and impact on support for minority helping. Psychology & Developing Societies, 29(1), 44-73. doi: 10.1177/0971333616689191
  • Mashuri, A., Zaduqisti, E., Sukmawati, F., & Sakdiah, H. (2017).The effect of a majority group’s perspective-taking on minority helping. Psychological Studies, 62(1), 60-69. doi: 10.1007/s12646-017-0386-x
  • Mashuri A., Zaduqisti, E., & Alroy-Thiberge, D. (2017). The role of dual categorization and relative ingroup prototypicality in reparations to a minority group: An examination of empathy and collective guilt as mediators. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 20(1), 33-44. doi: 10.1111/ajsp.12163
  • Mashuri, A., Zaduqisti, E., Sukmawati, F., Sakdiah, H., & Suharini, N. (2016). The role of identity subversion in structuring the effects of intergroup threats and negative emotions on belief in anti-west conspiracy theories in Indonesia. Psychology & Developing Societies, 28(1), 1-28. doi: 10.1177/0971333615622893
  • Mashuri, A., Akhrani, L. A., & Zaduqisti, E. (2016). You are the real terrorist and we Are just your puppet: Using individual and group factors to explain Indonesian Muslims’ attributions of causes of terrorism. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 12(1), 68-98.doi: 5964/ejop.v12i1.1001
  • Mashuri, A., Zaduqisti, E., Sakdiah, H., & Sukmawati, F. (2015). When Agony Begets Zealotry. Archive for the Psychology of Religion, 37(2), 200-226. doi: 10.1163/15736121-12341304
  • Putra, I. E., Mashuri, A., & Zaduqisti, E. (2015). Demonising the Victim Seeking the Answer for How a Group as the Violent Victim is Blamed. Psychology & Developing Societies, 27(1), 31-57. doi: 10.1177/0971333614564741
  • Mashuri, A., & Zaduqisti, E. (2015). The effect of intergroup threat and social identity salience on the belief in conspiracy theories over terrorism in Indonesia: Collective angst as a mediator. International Journal of Psychological Research, 8(1), 24-35. doi:
  • Mashuri, A., & Zaduqisti, E. (2014). National identification and collective emotions as predictors of pro-social attitudes toward Islamic minority groups in Indonesia. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 10(2), 255-276. doi: 10.5964/ejop.v10i2.707
  • Mashuri, A., & Zaduqisti, E. (2014). We believe in your conspiracy if we distrust you: The role of intergroup distrust in structuring the effect of Islamic identification, competitive victimhood, and group incompatibility on belief in a conspiracy theory. Journal of Tropical Psychology, 4, e11. doi: 1017/jtp.2014.11
  • Mashuri, A., Supriyono, Y., Khotimah, S. K., Sakdiah, H., Sukmawati, F., & Zaduqisti, E. (2014). Examining predictors of tolerance and helping for Islamic religious minorities in Indonesia. International Journal of Research Studies in Psychology, 3(2), 15-28. doi: 10.5861/ijrsp.2013.495
  • Mashuri, A., & Zaduqisti, E. (2014). The role of social identification, intergroup threat, and out-group derogation in explaining belief in conspiracy theory about terrorism in Indonesia. International Journal of Research Studies in Psychology, 3(1), 35-50. doi: 10.5861/ijrsp.2013.446
  • van Leeuwen, E., & Mashuri, A. (2013). Intergroup helping in response to separatism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 1647-1655. doi: 10.1177/0146167213499613
  • Mashuri, A., Burhan, O., & van Leeuwen, E. (2013). The impact of multiculturalism on immigrant helping. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 16, 207-212. doi: 10.1111/ajsp.12009
  • Mashuri, A., Hasanah, N., & Rahmawati, I. (2013). The effect of outgroup status and perspective-taking on empathy and outgroup helping. International Journal of Research Studies in Psychology, 2(2), 3-14. doi: 10.5861/ijrsp.2012.149
  • Mashuri, A., Zaduqisti, E., & Supriyono, Y. (2012). Perspective-taking and outgroup helping: The moderating role of warmth impression and outgroup status. International Journal of Research Studies in Psychology, 1(3), 7-20. doi: 10.5861/ijrsp.2012.238
  • van Leeuwen, E., & Mashuri, A. (2012). When common identities reduce between- group helping. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3(3), 259-265. doi: 10.1177/1948550611417315

National articles

  • Mashuri, A. (2012). Disgust and moral cleansing for friend and stranger. Sains Psikologi, 2, 1-13.
  • Mashuri,  A.,  &  Utami,  S.  W.  (2009).  Hubungan  antara  interaksi  parasosial (parasocial  interaction)  di  kalangan  remaja  dengan  tokoh-tokoh  idola  di televisi dan kesepian (loneliness) berdasarkan prestasi belajar (academic achievement). Jurnal Sains Psikologi, 01, 1-12.
  • Mashuri, A., & Zaduqisti, E. (2009). Dangerous driving, prediktor dan mediatornya. Jurnal Psycho-Idea, 01, 22 – 34.
  • Mashuri, A. (2003). Hubungan antara power distance dan sikap terhadap desentralisasi organisatoris. Jurnal Psikologi Sosial (JPS), 09, 12-21. 

Paper Presentation

  • Mashuri, A. (2014, June 25-27). Separatism conflict: A majority group’s perspective. Paper presented at Small Group Meeting on Psychological Perspectives on Collective Victimhood and its Consequences for Intergroup Relations, Verona, Italy.

Poster Presentation

  • Mashuri, A., & van Leeuwen, E. (2016, 8-9 December). Uncovering the motives of separatist groups: Predicting support for reconciliation in separatist conflict. Poster presented at ASPO Conference, Leiden University, Netherlands.
Profesional Membership

Editorial board of Religia published by IAIN Pekalongan, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia (link:

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