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Lay, professional, and police rape stereotype acceptance in England and Wales: A holistic, mixed-methods overview of the Criminal Justice System (2023)
Thesis

This thesis examined rape stereotype acceptance and use in England and Wales, viewed through the lens of Social Representations Theory (SRT). Given the high attrition rate and low prosecution rate for rape, the project was a holistic look at stereoty... Read More about Lay, professional, and police rape stereotype acceptance in England and Wales: A holistic, mixed-methods overview of the Criminal Justice System.

“System change, not climate change”: Effective environmental policies and state repression moderate the relationship between psychological predictors and environmental collective action (2023)
Journal Article

Social psychological research on environmental collective action often overlooks the facilitating or hindering impact of a country's context. Governments' institutional attitudes toward environmental issues may have crucial roles in mobilizing enviro... Read More about “System change, not climate change”: Effective environmental policies and state repression moderate the relationship between psychological predictors and environmental collective action.

Feeling morally troubled about meat, dairy, egg, and fish consumption: Dissonance reduction strategies among different dietary groups. (2023)
Journal Article

A largescale shift towards plant-based diets is considered a critical requirement for tackling ethical, environmental, and global health issues associated with animal food production and consumption. Although previous research has identified psycholo... Read More about Feeling morally troubled about meat, dairy, egg, and fish consumption: Dissonance reduction strategies among different dietary groups..

Correspondence and Construction: The Representational Theory of Mind and Internally Driven Classificatory Schemes (2023)
Book Chapter

There is a tension at the heart of much contemporary work in philosophy of psychology—specifically, within representational theories of mind. On the one hand, the central insight of this tradition is that mental and behavioral processes are understoo... Read More about Correspondence and Construction: The Representational Theory of Mind and Internally Driven Classificatory Schemes.

Multidimensional resource allocation: The role of attentional control in the allocation of visual short-term memory resources (2023)
Thesis

Previous research has highlighted the importance of attention in the allocation of visual short-term memory (vSTM) resources. However, much of this research examined performance across a single feature dimension (e.g., colour), disregarding the poten... Read More about Multidimensional resource allocation: The role of attentional control in the allocation of visual short-term memory resources.

Everyday emotion regulation: A mixed-methods investigation into how speech regulates emotion response systems (2023)
Thesis

Emotions shape and enrich our conscious experiences. Despite the interdisciplinary consensus that emotions are fundamental to understanding human behaviour, there are limited investigations into emotion and emotion regulation in the daily lives of no... Read More about Everyday emotion regulation: A mixed-methods investigation into how speech regulates emotion response systems.

‘All together now’: Facilitators and barriers to engagement in mutual aid during the first UK COVID-19 lockdown (2023)
Journal Article

Despite undeniable hardship, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic also saw an outpour of community solidarity and mutual aid towards those in need. This study explored why people participated in mutual aid during the pandemic as well as the factors tha... Read More about ‘All together now’: Facilitators and barriers to engagement in mutual aid during the first UK COVID-19 lockdown.

The effects of secondary stressors, social identity, and social support on perceived stress and resilience: Findings from the COVID-19 pandemic (2023)
Journal Article

Primary stressors are direct outcomes of extreme events (e.g., viruses, floodwater) whereas secondary stressors stem from pre-disaster life circumstances and societal arrangements (e.g., illness, problematic pre-disaster policies) or from inefficient... Read More about The effects of secondary stressors, social identity, and social support on perceived stress and resilience: Findings from the COVID-19 pandemic.

From aesthetic labour to affective labour: feminine beauty and body work as self-care in UK 'lockdown' (2023)
Journal Article

This paper draws on qualitative survey and interview data with 72 participants focusing on feminine body and beauty work practices in the UK’s first Covid-19 ‘lockdown’ in 2020. The data suggest that the affective dimensions of beauty were intensifie... Read More about From aesthetic labour to affective labour: feminine beauty and body work as self-care in UK 'lockdown'.