Social and Personality Psychology

Social and Personality psychology is concerned with the social context of human behaviour. Areas include: Attitudes, group processes, cultural differences, prejudice, conflict resolution and personality.

  • Which popular myths about male and female differences are unfounded?
  • Why do extravert's tend to be happier than introverts?
  • Does willingness to communicate in a second language assist with cross-cultural adaptation?
  • Why do we make short-sighted financial decisions?
  • What motivates us to engage in pro-social behaviours?
Groups / Projects Research Lead Dept / Centre
Social and Personality Psychology
Social/Personality Laboratory Professor Nick Haslam
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Experimental Social Psychology Laboratory Associate Professor Jennifer M Boldero
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Social Networks Laboratory (MELNET) Professor Garry Robins
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Moral Psychology Laboratory Dr Simon Laham
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Negotiation and Interactive Behaviour Laboratory Professor Philip L Smith
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Objectification and Gender Lab Dr Elise Holland
Dr Elise Holland
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Personality Processes Laboratory Dr Luke D Smillie
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Social Action Laboratory Professor Yoshihisa Kashima
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

Research Partners