Portrait of Dr Tim Hopthrow

Dr Tim Hopthrow

Reader in Psychology

About

Dr Tim Hopthrow is a Reader in Psychology.

Research interests

Small group performance and decision making especially in the context of co-operative behaviour in social dilemmas. The effects of alcohol consumption on group performance.

Key publications

  • Meleady, R., Hopthrow, T., & Crisp, R.J. (2013). Simulating social dilemmas: Promoting cooperative behavior through imagined group discussion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology104, 839-853.
  • Meleady, R., Hopthrow, T., & Crisp, R.J. (2013). The group discussion effect: Integrative processes and suggestions for implementation. Personality and Social Psychology Review17, 56-71.
  • Zagefka, H., Noor, M., Brown, R., Randsley de Moura, G., & Hopthrow, T. (2011) Donating to disaster victims: Responses to natural and humanly caused events. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 353-363.
  • Hopthrow, T., & Abrams, D. (2010). Group transformation: How demonstrability promotes intra-group cooperation in social dilemmas. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 799-803.

Teaching

Supervision

Current research students

  • Hirotaka Imada: TBA
  • Laura Spear: Indicators of identity: understanding individuals from the perspective of their group memberships

Past research students

  • Dr Lynsey Mahmood: Moments of state mindfulness: Development of an online tool and its application to social judgements
  • Dr Rose Meleady: Simulating social dilemmas: Promoting cooperative behaviour through imagined group discussion
  • Dr Dawn H Nicholson: Unlocking the benefits of group diversity: applying the power of the premortem  

Professional

Additional responsibilities

  • STEM Ambassador

Grants and Awards

2016T. Hopthrow & G. Randsley de Moura
A mindfulness intervention to reduce the detrimental impact of stereotype threat on children's academic performance
British Academy
£9,744
2013T. Hopthrow
King Baudouin Foundation
Contribution to the Training and Research for Academic Newcomers (TRAIN)
£5,344
2013T. Hopthrow & D. Abrams
DSTL
Mental Simulation to Improve Influence
£5,000
2012T. Hopthrow, D. Abrams & D. Sharma
DSTL
Group processes and intergroup relations in defence and security.
£103,031
2012M. Weick, T. Hopthrow, D. Abrams & P. Taylor-Gooby
ESRC
Risk Perception and Behaviour in Business: What We Know and What We Need to Know.
£44,692
2011N. Hooper, T. Hopthrow & U. Weger
Ideas Factory, University of Kent 
Using mindfulness to improve decision making and well being
£4,856
2009T. Hopthrow & U. Weger
Leverhulme Trust 
Practising mindfulness as a strategy to prevent premature judgements
£48,475
2007-2008T. Hopthrow
ESRC
Post-doctoral fellowship An investigation into meta-cognition of social dilemmas and cooperative environmental behaviour
£55,458
2005-2006T. Hopthrow, G. Randsley de Moura & G. T. Viki
Social Sciences Faculty, University of Kent
Mortality Salience and Cultural Heritage
£650
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