Centre for the Study of Group Processes

Centre for the Study of Group Processes

The Centre for the Study of Group Processes was founded in 1990 to consolidate the School's excellent international reputation for social psychological research into group processes and intergroup relations. The Centre includes a thriving international research community, involving twelve tenured academic staff, as well as its research fellows and PhD students. The Centre attracts visits and research collaborations from major international researchers, many of whom have formal affiliations with the Centre.

Over the years, CSGP has attracted substantial externally funded research on a wide range of topics. It has also recruited excellent MSc and PhD students and its members teach for the School's MSc degrees in Social and Applied Psychology and Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. The Centre also edits an international journal, Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (Sage Publications).

Key aims

  • To conduct excellent research into the social psychological processes affecting group and intergroup relations.
  • To use research to help solve various social problems in society today.
    To maintain our reputation as a centre of excellence for research into social psychological aspects of group and intergroup relations.
  • To attract external research funding and develop collaborative international research partnerships.
  • To attract high quality graduate students from the UK and abroad.


For information about the Centre, please contact the Director:

Professor Dominic Abrams:
+ 44 (0)1227 827475

For information about our MSc and PhD programmes, please contact the Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing Officer at:
+44 (0)1227 824775

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Last Updated: 18/01/2018