Social Psychology Research Group

What We Do

The Social Psychology Research Group conducts research on individuals’ emotions, thoughts and behaviours in diverse social contexts. Using a broad range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, we aim to improve people’s personal and relationship wellbeing by enhancing our understanding of the antecedents and consequences of social perceptions and behaviours and the cultural contexts in which they are embedded. Primary areas of specialisation include social identities, relationships and adult attachment; gender and families, sexism, objectification and feminist theory; psychology of religion, moral judgements, justice beliefs and mortality awareness; body image, attractiveness and eating disorders; music and emotion regulation; social networks, organisations and digitalisation; intergroup relations, racism and citizenship. Our interdisciplinary research involves colleagues in sociology, social policy, anthropology, creative arts, business studies and health and social care. We receive European and local funding and work in collaboration with prominent scholars in the UK and internationally.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Research at the University of Lincoln is supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which are an urgent call for action to tackle some of the world's most pressing problems, now and into the future.

Good Health and Wellbeing Quality Education Gender Equality Reduced Inequalities Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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School of Psychology, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS, UK

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