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Professor Dominic Abrams

Professor of Social Psychology and
Director of the Centre for the Study of Group Processes

Professor Dominic Abrams



Research interests

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.

Key publications

The Selected Publications tab gives you direct access to publications individually. A PDF list of all of my publications organised by theme is available to download here.

  • Abrams, D., Swift, H.J., & Drury, L. (2016). Old and unemployable? How age-based stereotypes affect willingness to hire job candidates. Journal of Social Issues., 72, 102-118. doi: 10.1111/josi.12158
  • Abrams, D., Houston, D. M., Van de Vyver, J., & Vasiljevic, M. (2015). Equality hypocrisy: Equality is a universal human right that we apply unequally. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, Special Issue: Psychologies of Human Rights, 21, 28-46.
  • Lamont, R., Swift, H.J., & Abrams, D. (2015). A review and meta-analysis of age-based stereotype threat: Negative stereotypes, not facts, do the damage. Psychology and Aging, 30, 180-193. doi: 10.1037/a0038586
  • Travaglino, G., Abrams, D., & Randsley de Moura, G , Marques, J. & Pinto, I. (2014). How groups react to disloyalty in the context of intergroup competition: Evaluations of group deserters and defectors. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 54, 178-187. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2014.05.006
  • Van de Vyver, J., Houston, D.M., Abrams, D., & Vasiljevic, M.D. (2015). Boosting belligerence: How the 7/7 bombings affected liberals' moral foundations and prejudice. Psychological Science. doi 10.1177/0956797615615584


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