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Dr Tim Hopthrow

Reader in Psychology and
Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr Tim Hopthrow


Research interests

Small group performance and decision making especially in the context of cooperative 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 Psychology, 104, 839-853.
  • Meleady, R., Hopthrow, T., & Crisp, R.J. (2013). The group discussion effect: Integrative processes and suggestions for implementation. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 17, 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.


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