About

Joachim is a Professor of Psychology in the School of Psychology.

Research interests

With a background in personality and individual differences, Joachim has started a new line of research focusing on human-animal relations, the psychology of meat eating and the consumption of other animal products, and individual differences in the effectiveness of vegan and animal advocacy. 

Joachim would welcome contact from MSc students and potential PhD students interested in these or related topics.

Key publications

  • Stoeber, J., & Otto, K. (2006). Positive conceptions of perfectionism: Approaches, evidence, challenges. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 10, 295-319.
  • Borkovec, T. D., Ray, W. J., & Stoeber, J. (1998). Worry: A cognitive phenomenon intimately linked to affective, physiological, and interpersonal behavioral processes. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 22, 561-576.
  • Stoeber, J. (2001). The Social Desirability Scale-17 (SDS-17): Convergent validity, discriminant validity, and relationship with age. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 17, 222-232.
  • Stoeber, J., & Rennert, D. (2008). Perfectionism in school teachers: Relations with stress appraisals, coping styles, and burnout. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 21, 37-53.
  • Stoeber, J., & Joormann, J. (2001). Worry, procrastination, and perfectionism: Differentiating amount of worry, pathological worry, anxiety, and depression. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 25, 49-60. 

Supervision

Current research students

Past research students

  • Julian Childs: Perfectionism, social relations and well-being in the workplace
  • Laura Harvey: Multidimensional sexual perfectionism and sexual dysfunction
  • Daniel Madigan: Perfectionism and burnout in athletes
  • Dominic Wong: Stress and coping at the workplace: The role of self-efficacy and social support

Professional

Grants and Awards

2018-2021J Stoeber, David Williams & Michael Forrester
Leverhulme Trust
Development of childhood perfectionism: Early indicators and parental factors
£298,259
2011-12D Peluso & J Stoeber 
Knowledge Transfer Partnership and Pfizer UK
Pfizer today and tomorrow: A social science approach to understanding workplace culture
£124,880
2008-10J Stoeber & H Yang
British Academy
Maladaptive perfectionism and mental health in British and Chinese students
£7,402
2007-08J Stoeber
ESRC
Perfectionism and performance in competitive athletes
£59,000
2006J Stoeber
U of Kent Promising Researchers Initiative
Cross-cultural differences in perfectionism and reactions to success and failure
£9,186
2005-06J Stoeber
British Academy
Strategies of coping with perfectionism and well-being
£7,362
2001-02J Stoeber, U Reips & A Hahn
Pixelpark AG 
Social desirability in online studies
£3,500
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