The research interests of members of the Centre are interrelated but diverse. Our research is based on a mixture of different theoretical perspectives, including social identity, power, the self, group dynamics, leadership, social influence, prejudice culture, and social development and social perception. Our research uses a variety of different research methods, including laboratory and field studies on both ad-hoc groups and real groups, such as work and leisure teams, businesses, schools, regions and even entire nations.
Our research can be best described under the following headings:
- Group Processes
Status, power, leadership, communication, social dilemmas, group decision-making, terror management
- Intergroup Relations
Stereotyping, prejudice, social identity, self-categorization, intergroup conflict, intergroup aggression, cultural values
Ageism, racism, sexism, conspiracy theories, social protest and ideology, stereotype threat, organisational identity, children’s social exclusion and prejudice, prosocial behaviour, language, computers and internet, environmental protection