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Department of Social Psychology

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Our Research


We investigate how social psychological processes shape political, economic, cultural and organisational life. We have a vibrant research culture which draws together different traditions of theory and research in social psychology.

We view psychology as a social science, the real world as our laboratory, and social psychology as a tool for understanding and addressing pressing social issues.

Mind in Society
Social Interaction

Cognition and Culture (Franks|, Gillespie|)

Embodied Cognition (Basso|)

Social Artefacts and Technology (Bauer|, Gaskell|, Lahlou|)

Social Identities (Campbell|,Gleibs|,Howarth|)

Social Representations (Bauer|, Howarth|, Jovchelovitch|, Lahlou|)

Public Understanding of Science and Risk Perception(Bauer|, Reader|, Gaskell |

Agency, Power and Inequality (Campbell, Howarth|, Jovchelovitch|)

Communication and Intersubjectivity (Franks, Gillespie, Reader)

Community Development (Campbell|, Howarth,Jovchelovitch)

Intercultural Relations  (Howarth)

Group Processes (Garcia|, Gleibs|, Reader|)

Organisational cultures
Interdisciplinary Research Groups

Economic life (Basso|, Lahlou|)

Installations and activity (Lahlou|)

Knowledge processes (Garcia|)

Leadership and change
(Bauer|, Garcia|, Gleibs|, Reader|)

Safety and risk cultures (Gillespie|, Reader|)


Health, Community and Development|

Intercultural Research Group|

International Cognition and Culture Institute|

Inter-Personal and Organisational Communication (IPOC)

Mapping the Cultural Authority of Science (MACAS) |

Organisational Research Group |

Underground Sociabilities|

Recent Publications

Bauer, MW|. (2015). Atoms, Bytes & Genes - Public Resistance and Techno-Scientific Responses
, Advances in Sociology. Routledge, New York, 126. View|

Basso, F|., et al. (2014). Why people drink shampoo? Food Imitating Products are fooling brains and endangering people for marketing purposes.
PLOS One, 9 (9). View|

Lahlou, S
|., Le Bellu, S|., & Boesen-Mariani, S. (2015). Subjective Evidence Based Ethnography: Theory and Case Studies. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science. View|

Mannell, J|. (in press). Adopting, Manipulating, Transforming: Tactics used by gender practitioners in South African NGOs to translate international gender policies into local practice, Health & Place, 30, 4-12. View|

Moore. H., Gillespie.A|. (2014) The caregiving bind: concealing the demands of informal care can undermine the caregiving identity. Social Science & Medicine, 116, 102-109. View|   

Garcia - Lorenzo, L|. (2014). Evitar rumores en los medios In: Nunez Dominguez, T., (ed.) Competencias psicosociales pra los profesionales de los medios. Ediciones Piramide, Madrid, Spain, 99 -112. View|

Gleibs, I. H|., Taeuber, S., Viki, G.T., & Giessner, S. (2013). When what we get is not what we want: The role of announced versus desired integration patterns in support for mergers. Social Psychology, 44, 177-190. View|

Howarth, C|., Wagner,W., Magnusson, N., Sammut, G. (2014). It’s only other people who make me feel black’: Acculturation, identity and agency in a multicultural community. Political Psychology, 35 (1), 81-95. View|

Aveling, E.-L., Jovchelovitch, S|. (2014). Partnerships as knowledge encounters: a psychosocial theory of partnerships for health and community development. Journal of Health Psychology, 19 (1), 34 - 45. View|

Reader, T. W|., Noort, M. C|., Shorrock, S., Kirwan, B. (In Press). Safety san frontières: an international safety culture model. Risk Analysis: A
n International Journal, 1 - 20. View|

Andreouli, E & Stockdale, J.E|. (2009). Earned Citizenship: Assumptions and Implications. Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law. 23 (2), 165-180. View|