The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Professor Dominic Abrams
Professor of Social Psychology
Director of the Centre for the Study of Group Processes
My main areas of current research are in the broad area of group processes and intergroup relations. Themes and topics include: (1) Social exclusion and prejudice, (2) Intergroup contact, collective action protest, (3) Deviance (particularly the subjective group dynamics model), (4) Development of understanding about groups and group processes in middle childhood and adolescence, (5) Ageism and age stereotypes, including stereotype threat, (6) Social identity in organisational contexts. I would welcome applications from potential doctoral students in these areas.
Please see the Selected Publications tab for a substantive overview of my published work.
Abrams, D. (2011). Wherein lies children’s intergroup bias? Egocentrism, social understanding and social projection. Child Development, 82, 1579-1593
Pinto, I., Marques, J., Levine, J.M., & Abrams, D. (2010). Membership status and subjective group dynamics: Who triggers the Black Sheep Effect? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 107-119.
Abrams, D., Rutland, A., Pelletier, J., & Ferrell J. (2009). Children’s group nous: Understanding and applying peer exclusion within and between groups. Child Development, 80, 224-243.
Abrams, D., Rutland, A., Ferrell, J., & Pelletier, J. (2008). Children’s judgments of disloyal and immoral peer behaviour: Subjective group dynamics in minimal intergroup contexts. Child Development, 79, 444-46.