- Gender, Sexism & Discrimination
- Political ideology
- Moral Reasoning
My research interests are mainly in the field of social psychology, specifically, political ideology and intergroup relations. I am especially interested in different factors that influence people's attitudes to reproductive medicine and decision-making.
I am currently examining how sexist ideology, particularly hostile sexism, is related to the acceptance and support of men’s control in various domains including reproductive health decisions.
Attitudes to gene editing and reproductive medicine
- Professor Robbie Sutton, School of Psychology (1st Supervisor)
- Professor Darren Griffin, School of Biosciences (2nd Supervisor)
- Professor Ellie Lee, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (3rd Supervisor)
Funding and grants
(2016) Graduate Teaching Scholarship (GTA), School of Psychology, University of Kent
Petterson, A., & Sutton, R. (in press). Sexist Ideology and Endorsement of Men's Control over Women's Decisions in Reproductive Health. Psychology Of Women Quarterly. http://kar.kent.ac.uk/64272/
- Else Frenkel-Brunswik Prize (2017) for the highest mark in the Political Psychology MSc
- Janet Miele Prize (2016) for the best undergraduate final year project in Psychology
- Social Sciences Faculty Prize (2016) for best results in the Faculty of Social Sciences