Professor Dominic Abrams FBA

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

Elected 2013

Fellow type
UK Fellow
Year elected

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 a former Vice President (Social Sciences) of the British Academy, co-chaired Academy’s Cohesive Societies programme, was academic lead for the Academy’s reports on the long term societal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. He is co-chair of the BA/Nuffield Foundation Understanding Communities programme and academic lead for the BA’s Social and Cultural Infrastructure programme.

Current post

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

Past appointments

Centre for the Study of Group Processes Director

1995 -

University of Queensland Visiting Fellow

1995 -

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Visiting Fellow

1993 -

University of Kent Professor of Social Psychology

1993 -

University of Kent Head of Department of Psychology

1992 -

University of Kent Reader in Social Psychology

1992 -

University of Kent Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology

1991 -

University of Dundee Honorary Research Fellow

1991 -

University of Kent at Canterbury Lecturer in Social Psychology, Institute of Social and Applied Psychology

1989 -

University of Melbourne Visiting Lecturer

1986 -

Department of Psychology, University of Dundee 'New blood' Lecturer in Social Cognition

1985 -

University of Bristol Lecturer in Social Psychology

1983 -


The Social Psychology of Exclusion and Inclusion

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

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