About this Fellow
Neil Macrae received his BSc, PhD and DSc from the University of Aberdeen. He is the recipient of several career awards (British Psychological Society - Spearman Medal; American Psychological Association - Early Career Contribution to Psychology; European Association of Social Psychology - Jaspars Award & Kurt Lewin Award; Society of Experimental Social Psychology - Career Trajectory Award; and Society for Personality and Social Psychology â€“ Wegner Theoretical Innovation Award) and has published widely in experimental psychology. He has held academic positions in the UK and USA and is currently Professor of Social Cognition at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) and Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE).
- Professor in Psychology, University of Aberdeen
The typical & atypical development of social & cognitive skills in children over the early years, particularly with respect to structural & functional brain development.
Social determinants and psychological mechanisms leading to symptoms of severe mental illness (hallucinations, delusions); novel psychological treatments for people diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other serious psychiatric disorders
Social psychology, with a focus on emotion, prosocial behaviour, attitudes & attitude change, & social identity
Social cognition, especially cognitive stereotypes & emotional prejudices, at cultural, interpersonal & neuroscientific levels; reactions to social comparison, status, social class, gender, ethnicity, immigrants