We use a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies to study the social and cognitive processes that shape human actions and evaluations of others.
SL: Safeguarding the Legal Rights of Youth
01/05/2019 → 30/06/2020
SL: Examining turning points within investigative interviews
01/01/2019 → 31/03/2019
SL: CREST: An International Academic-Practitioner Sympoium on Behavioural Science and Security
01/07/2018 → 31/03/2019
The Manipulative presentation techniques of control and coercive offenders
01/07/2017 → 30/04/2018
GetAMoveOn: transforming health through enabling mobility
01/03/2017 → 28/04/2017
If it Looks Like a Duck: Emergent Categorical Structure in the Human Conceptual System
01/04/2016 → 31/10/2018
Serially missed appointments in the NHS: a linkage pathfinder project to inform interventions
01/09/2015 → 31/08/2017
Effects of Types of Service Provision and Consultation Interactions on Carer Adaptation to Childhood Epilepsy
01/04/2014 → 01/07/2018
Motivational configuration of social performance environments
14/03/2014 → 14/09/2015
Replicating WIlliams and Bargh
01/07/2013 → 30/06/2014
01/05/2013 → …
The Social Processes research group comprises members recognised for their studies in health, social and moral decision-making, and security. Grants from research councils, government, industry and charities fund our work.
With the understanding of social behaviour our priority, we ask questions such as:
- How do factors such as emotion, morality, rapport, trust, and social categorisations impact social interaction and decision-making?
- What is the influence of context? For example, how do social processes unfold in high-risk settings (security, industry) and healthcare systems (NHS)
Core to all research is the novel application of technology with methodologies derived from computational social science becoming commonplace. These often rely on large-scale data analysis or the deployment of remote data collection from smartphones and other wearable devices. We are staunch advocates of open science.