My research interests lie within the area of Social Psychology, in particular looking at intergroup activities. One specific phenomenon of curiosity is that of intergroup apology. In many intergroup conflicts the victimised group will often demand some form of apology, even though there is little willingness to forgive. There is actually very little empirical evidence that would suggest a causal link between these apologies and forgiveness, raising questions about the function of intergroup apology.
This research does give the opportunity to enable investigation into the role of emotions and morality in intergroup relations.
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I am interested in the following areas of research:
- Intergroup relations: Conflict, apology, and reconciliation.
- Primary and secondary emotions
- Exonerating cognitions
ESRC 1+3 Studentship
Social & Environmental Psychology
(2011-2014) BSc (Hons) Psychology (First Class Honours), University of Birmingham