About Julie Van de Vyver
I am a Social and Developmental Psychologist interested in uncovering and testing effective strategies for promoting prosocial behaviours and reducing prejudice and discrimination. My research employs experimental, cross-sectional, and longitudinal methods and lab-based and field-based studies to further develop our understanding of prosociality and prejudice. My approach is to understand not just the processes at work but also the practical steps for intervention. In particular I am interested in employing research to help advance the effectiveness of public and civil sector endeavours.
I completed my undergraduate (2007-2010), masters (2011-2012), and doctoral (2012-2016) degrees at the University of Kent (supervised by Professor Dominic Abrams). I joined the University of Lincoln in 2016 as a Lecturer in Social Psychology.
- Lecturer on: cross-cultural psychology (3rd year elective module), research skills (2nd year core module), advanced research methods and skills (MSc core module), and advanced topics in developmental psychology (MSc core module).
- Academic tutor
- UG, PGT, and PhD dissertation supervisor
- Ethics committee member
- Deputy lead, Development and Social Behaviour Research Group
- Student conference co-organiser
My office hours are held Mondays from 15.00-16.00, so do drop-in. Alternatively, you can make an appointment via e-mail.
Social and Developmental Psychology, Prosocial Behaviour, Prejudice and Discrimination, Moral Emotions, Equality and Human rights, Intergroup and Intragroup Dynamics, Social Cohesion, Gender Equality, Arts Participation
PhD in Social Psychology
— University of Kent, 2016
MSc in Social and Applied Psychology
— University of Kent, 2012
BSc in Psychology
— University of Kent, 2010
Research consultant for People United (http://peopleunited.org.uk), evaluating the impact of arts based interventions to promote prosocial behaviour and kindness.
Editorial consultant for the British Journal of Social Psychology (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)2044-8309)