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We have a vibrant research culture at the Psychology@LSE, with a great diversity of research themes which draw together around the main questions and debates of contemporary societal and cultural psychology. The research we do brings to the fore the role of the psychological in social, political, economic and cultural affairs. Our current research projects (listed alphabetically) include:

  • Common sense, science and social science: revisiting an old debate (international collaboration) (Prof Martin Bauer)
  • Comparing the structure of attitudes to science across Europe and China (with CRISP) (Prof Martin Bauer)
  • "Conflict and complementarity between employees' religious and occupational identities: Implications for well-being and practice in health care settings". (Dr Ilka Gleibs, Dr Ying Fei Heliot , Dr Adrian Coyle and Ilke Inceoglu)
  • Decision-making and teamwork skills for managing crisis situations in intensive care (Dr Tom Reader and Dr Steve Brett)
  • Desired organizational identities: evaluating an organizational development program in a private health provider. Funded by Nuffield Health Outreach.(Dr Lucia Garcia)
  • "'Don't drop the ball': Effects of Multiple Identities on Performance and Identification in Stereotype Threat Situations in Sports": stereotype threat and female ball players (Dr Ilka Gleibs, Prof Sarah Martiny and Dr Jenny Roth)
  • Fundamental, non-utilitarian attitudes to science: attempts to operationalize the 'scientific temper' (UK, Iceland, Taiwan and Nigeria) (Prof Martin Bauer
  • How can we best understand and respond to the eating behaviours that lead to obesity? (Prof Saadi Lahlou)
  • How can we get children to engage in healthy behaviours? (Bradley Franks)
  • How to strengthen and facilitate local community responses to HIV-prevention and AIDS-care through working with local people. (Prof Cathy Campbell)
  • Identi-scope: Multiple identities as a resource for understanding and impacting behaviours in the digital world", with Professor Mark Levine, Dr Miriam Koschate-Reis, and Professor Awais Rashid (funded by the EPSRC, EP/J005053/1) (Dr Ilka Gleibs) View
  • InCaS: Intellectual Capital Statement for Europe. Know-how on creating, describing and developing value in small and medium enterprises (Dr Lucia Garcia) View
  • The relationship between safety culture and national culture in European Air Traffic Management (Funded by the European Commission Agency) (Mr Mark Noort and Dr Tom Reader)
  • MACAS or Mapping the Cultural Authority of Science across EU and India, with collaborators in UK, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Bulgaria and Taiwan (international project) (Prof Martin Bauer) View
  • Moving beyond the 'unemployment condition': Experiences of unemployment among young people in the EU. (International collaboration) (Dr Lucia Garcia) View
  • "Multiple identities and behavioural mimicry": Investigating the strategical influence of social identities on behavioural mimicry (Dr Caroline Catmur, Professor Tanya Chartrand, Dr Ilka Gleibs, Ms Peggy Liu and Professor Margaret Shih)
  • "Multiple (conflictual) identity and the student experience": the longitudinal effects (in-) compatibility of different social identities on student's performance and experience at University (Dr Ilka Gleibs and Daniel Frings)
  • Placing Ourselves - investigating categories of belonging and integration across Europe (A MMIIDA Network Collaborative European (Dr Caroline Howarth) View
  • Science journalism across the globe: practice, professional ethos and a sense of professional crisis (with) (Prof Martin Bauer) View
  • Substituting for families': to what extent can schools offer social protection and pastoral care to children in extreme settings? (Prof Cathy Campbell) View
  • Tackling social and health inequalities in the 21st century: developing new theories of social change. (Prof Cathy Campbell) View
  • The development of necessity entrepreneurs in Spain, Ireland and UK. (International collaboration) (Dr Lucia Garcia)
  • The practice of gender policy in rapidly developing economies: case studies from Rwanda and South Africa (Dr Jenevieve Mannell)
  • The role of the Movement for Global Mental Health in tackling the so-called mental health 'treatment gap' in low income countries. (Prof Cathy Campbell) View
  • The science culture of modern Portugal: examining the longitudinal evidence of attitude change 1989-2010 (for CIENCIA VIVA, Lisbon) (Prof Martin Bauer)
  • The social psychology of gender policy: intersections between policy and people's everyday lives (Dr Jenevieve MannellView