School of Psychology

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Dr Mario Weick

Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Director of Education
MSc Programme Director for Organisational Psychology


Research interests

I study how power and status impact people’s perceptions and social and economic behaviours. This research cuts across different domains and often combines social and organisational psychology with cognitive psychology and neurobiology. I’m an advocate of using technology to study behaviour and I have a long-standing interest in virtual reality and in new ways of gathering and analysing data. Finally, I have an applied interest in risk perception. I work with industry partners in this area to make knowledge accumulated in social and behavioural science more accessible to users.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to find out more about my work and/or discuss opportunities for doctoral and post-doctoral research.

Key publications

  • Weick, M., McCall, C., & Blascovich, J. (in press). Power moves beyond complementarity: A staring look elicits avoidance in low power perceivers and approach in high power perceivers. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
  • Weick, M., Allen, J., Vasiljevic, M., & Yao, B. (2016). Walking blindfolded unveils unique contributions of behavioural approach and inhibition to lateral spatial bias. Cognition, 147, 106-112
  • Weick, M., & Guinote, A. (2010). How long will it take? Power biases time predictions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 595-604.
  • Weick, M., & Guinote, A. (2008). When subjective experiences matter: Power increases reliance on the Ease of Retrieval. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 956-970.





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Last Updated: 02/08/2017