Mr Neil Carter

PhD Student

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

Key Expertise
Psychology, Cognition, Culture, Social representations

About me

Focusing on psychological essentialism, my research aims to integrate the theory of social representations with the broader cognition and culture approach.

More specifically, I am interested in categorisation and essentialism within the folk-sociological domain. My PhD therefore examines the relationship between lay representations of socio-economic or social class categories and intuitive reasoning about the nature of people’s movements between them.

I hold an ESRC doctoral scholarship and am a member of the Leverhulme Programme in the LSE’s International Inequalities Institute.

Expertise Details

Psychological essentialism; cognition and culture; social representations; social mobility