Portrait of Alvaro Rodriguez

Alvaro Rodriguez

Postgraduate Researcher
Associate Lecturer

About

Alvaro Rodriguez is a Postgraduate Researcher and Associate Lecturer in the School of Psychology

Research interests

  • Political protest, engagement in illegal forms of protest, protest criminalisation, escalation of violence during protest actions
  • System justification, social change
  • Emotions, ruminative thinking, political rumination

Teaching

  • Teaching assistant in SP300 Psychology Statistics and Practical: teaches in practicals and demos and mark students' assignments throughout the year.
  • Teaching Assistant in SP582 Final Year Project Workshops: teaches in a series of workshops designed to help final year students with their dissertations. Topics covered include ethics, research methodology, statistics, and use of technology.

Supervision

Professional

  • CORE-FP Member
  • Member of the Political Psychology Lab
  • Forensic Graduate Contact

Funding

University of Kent 50th Anniversary Graduate Teaching Assistantship

Presentations

  • Rodriguez, A., Vasquez, E., & Cichocka, A. (2017). Linking Ruminative Thinking and System Justification to Political Protest. In EASP 18th General Meeting.
  • Rodriguez, A., & Vasquez, E. (2017). Revenge Against the System: Lashing Out in Protests. In CORE-FP 21st Anniversary.
  • Rodriguez, A., Vasquez, E., & Cichocka, A. (2016). Why People Rebel: Considering Protest Criminalisation, System Justification and Ruminative Thinking as Predictors of Protest. In 16th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Justice Research (ISJR).
  • Rodriguez, A., Vasquez, E., & Cichocka, A. (2016). Why People Rebel: Considering Protest Criminalisation, System Justification and Ruminative Thinking as Predictors of Protest. In 39th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP).

Publications

Conference or workshop item

  • Alvaro, R., Vasquez, E., & Cichocka, A. (2017). Linking Ruminative Thinking and System Justification to Political Protest. In European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) 18th General Meeting. Granada, Spain.
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