This research group focuses upon exploring and understanding issues relating to individual and group behaviour in society, particularly relating to attitudes and decision-making.
The social, group, and political psychology research group demonstrates significant international collaboration in the areas of social and political psychology. Recent examples include the Gender Harmony Project which was an international research collaboration with University of Gdansk and University of Southern Florida exploring gender role attitudes and stereotypes across 42 countries,
Research has also explored the significance of recent international terror attacks on prejudice levels of the UK population and the links between prejudice levels and political and voting behaviours, particularly related to the Brexit vote. The research from this sub-group has delivered training to Race Council Cymru and advised Welsh Government on issues relating to hate crime, refugees and asylum-seekers.
Staff working in this area:
- Dr Paul B. Hutchings (Research Group Leader)
- Katie Sullivan
Research Group Current Projects:
- Project ImpEx: Examining the effects of implicit and explicit prejudice on attitudes and behaviour
- The Gender Harmony Project: Examining gender equality in collaboration with University of Gdansk and University of Southern Florida