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Professor Dominic Abrams FBA

Professor of Social Psychology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Group Processes at the University of Kent.
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About this Fellow

Dominic Abrams is founder and director of the Centre for the Study of Group Processes which specialises in the social psychology of groups, intergroup relations, social influence and group decision processes. He is a chartered psychologist, and holds fellowships of the Academy of the Social Sciences, the American Psychological Society, Society for Experimental Social Psychology, Society for Personality and Social Psychology and European Association of Social Psychology, and has distinguished contribution awards and fellowships from the British Psychological Society and the Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues, of which he was also president.

His research in social and developmental psychology focuses particularly on social identity and social inclusion/exclusion. He employs a wide range of methods, from experimental to large scale surveys, He has worked with various charities that tackle prejudice, and is currently a trustee of the Anne Frank Trust. He recently worked with the Equality and Human Rights Commission to create a national benchmark of prejudice, and led the design of the European Social Survey module on attitudes to age. He is currently Vice President (Social Sciences) of the British Academy and also chair of the cross-Academy Cohesive Societies group.   

Website: http://www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/people/abramsd/

Appointments

Current post

  • Professor of Social Psychology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Group Processes, University of Kent

Past Appointments

  • Director, Centre for the Study of Group Processes, 1995
  • Visiting Fellow, University of Queensland, 1995
  • Visiting Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 1993
  • Professor of Social Psychology, University of Kent, 1993
  • Head of Department of Psychology, University of Kent, 1992
  • Reader in Social Psychology, University of Kent, 1992
  • Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Kent, 1991
  • Honorary Research Fellow, University of Dundee, 1991
  • Lecturer in Social Psychology, Institute of Social and Applied Psychology, University of Kent at Canterbury, 1989
  • Visiting Lecturer, University of Melbourne, 1986
  • 'New blood' Lecturer in Social Cognition, Department of Psychology, University of Dundee, 1985
  • Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Bristol, 1983

British Academy Appointments

  • Vice President Social Sciences, 2016 -

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Publications

The Social Psychology of Exclusion and Inclusion

Abrams, D., Hogg, M.A., & Marques, J.M. (eds.), 2005 Psychology Press
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