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 both experimental and correlational 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.
- Ethics committee member
- Lecturer on cross-cultural psychology (3rd year elective)
- Academic tutor
- UG and PG dissertation supervisor
My office hours are held Mondays from 16.00-17.00, so do drop-in. Alternatively, you can make an appointment via e-mail.
Social and Developmental Psychology, Prosocial Behaviour, Social Action, Collective Action, 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
International Society for Justice Research
— Full member
European Association of Social Psychology
— Full Member
British Psychological Society
— Graduate Member
External Activities and Consultancy
Research with People United (http://peopleunited.org.uk), evaluating the impact of arts based interventions to promote prosocial behaviour and kindness.