Dominic Abrams is a Professor of Social Psychology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Group Processes at University of Kent. Abrams’s main areas of current research are in the broad area of group processes and intergroup relations. Themes and topics include: (1) Social exclusion and prejudice, (2) Intergroup contact, collective action protest, (3) Deviance (particularly the subjective group dynamics model), (4) Development of understanding about groups and group processes in middle childhood and adolescence, (5) Ageism and age stereotypes, including stereotype threat, (6) Social identity in organisational contexts. I would welcome applications from potential doctoral students in these areas.
He earned his BA Psychology from University of Manchester in 1979, MSc Psychology from London School of Economics and Political Science in 1980 and his PhD Social Psychology from University of Kent in 1983.
His selected publications include:
- Abrams, D. (2011). Wherein lies children’s intergroup bias? Egocentrism, social understanding and social projection. Child Development, 82, 1579-1593
- Pinto, I., Marques, J., Levine, J.M., & Abrams, D. (2010). Membership status and subjective group dynamics: Who triggers the Black Sheep Effect? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 107-119.
- Abrams, D., Rutland, A., Pelletier, J., & Ferrell J. (2009). Children’s group nous: Understanding and applying peer exclusion within and between groups. Child Development, 80, 224-243.
- Abrams, D., Rutland, A., Ferrell, J., & Pelletier, J. (2008). Children’s judgments of disloyal and immoral peer behaviour: Subjective group dynamics in minimal intergroup contexts. Child Development, 79, 444-46.
Credits to University of Kent
Published: 06 October 2014
Last update: 30 May 2018
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