Identity and Social Relationships Research Group

University of Lincoln


Selected outputs from 2012 onward


Horowitz, A. D., & Bedford, E. (2016). Graded Structure in Sexual Definitions: Categorizations of Having “Had Sex” and Virginity Loss Among Homosexual and Heterosexual Men and Women. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1–13. doi:10.1007/s10508-016-0905-1 PDF

Abrams, D., Palmer, S.B., Van de Vyver, J., Hayes, D., Delaney, K., Guarella, S., & Purewal, K. (2016) Adolescents’ judgments of doubly deviant peers: implications of intergroup and intragroup dynamics for disloyal and overweight group members. Social Development. doi: 10.1111/sode.12187 PDF.

Belli, S.R., Wykes, T.M., & Haro, J.M. (2016) Where should we put the focus of schizophrenia research in the next five years? The ROAMER Project – Future Directions and their Implementation. Die Psychiatrie, 13(3), 159-161. PDF.

Bretherton, R., Chapman, H.R., & Chipchase, S. (2016). A study to explore specific stressors and coping strategies in primary dental care practice, British Dental Journal, 220, 471-478

Gaunt, R., & Scott, J. (2016) Gender differences in identities and their socio-structural correlates: how gendered lives shape parental and work identities. Journal of Family Issues. doi: 10.1177/0192513X16629182

Parke, A., Harris, A., Parke, J. & Goddard, P.A. (2016) Understanding within-session loss-chasing: an experimental investigation of the impact of stake size on cognitive control. Journal of Gambling Studies, 32(2), 721-35.  doi: 10.1007/s10899-015-9570-

van den Tol, A.J.M., Edwards, J. & Heflick, N.A. (2016) Sad music as a means of acceptance coping, Musicae Scientiae, 20, 68-83

Van de Vyver, J., & Abrams, D. (2016) Is moral elevation an approach-oriented emotion? The Journal of Positive Psychology doi: 10.1080/17439760.2016.1163410 PDF.

Van de Vyver, J., Houston, D.M., Abrams, D., & Vasiljevic, M. (2016) Boosting belligerence: how the July 7, 2005, London bombings affected Liberals’ moral foundations and prejudice. Psychological Science, 27(2), 169-177

Wisman, A., & Heflick, N.A. (2016) Hopelessly mortal: the role of mortality salience, immortality and self-esteem in personal hope. Cognition and Emotion, 30(5), 868-89. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2015.1031643


Abrams, D., Houston, D.M., Van de Vyver, J., & Vasiljevic, M. (2015) Equality hypocrisy, inconsistency, and prejudice: the unequal application of the universal human right to equality. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 21(1), 28-46.

Abrams, D., Van de Vyver, J., Pelletier, J. & Cameron, L. (2015) Children’s prosocial behavioural intentions towards outgroup members. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 33(3), 277-294

Chapman, H. R., Chipchase, S. Y., & Bretherton, R. (2015) Understanding emotionally relevant situations in primary dental practice. 2. Reported effects of emotionally charged situations. British Dental Journal, 219 (9), 448-449

Chapman, H. R., Chipchase, S. Y., & Bretherton, R. (2015) Understanding emotionally relevant situations in primary dental practice. 3. Emerging narratives. British Dental Journal, 219(10), 491-496

Chapman, H. R., Chipchase, S. Y., & Bretherton, R. (2015) Understanding emotionally relevant situations in primary care dental practice: 1. Clinical situations and emotional responses. British Dental Journal, 219(8), 401-409

Heflick, N.A.,  Goldenberg, J.L., Hart, J., & Kamp, S-M. (2015) Death awareness and body-self dualism: a why and how of afterlife belief. European Journal of Social Psychology, 45(2), 267-275

Orritt, R., Gross, H., & Hogue, T. (2015) His bark is worse than his bite: perceptions and rationalization of canine aggressive behavior. Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, 3(2), 1-20

Van de Vyver, J., & Abrams, D. (2015) Testing the prosocial effectiveness of the prototypical moral emotions: elevation increases benevolent behaviors and outrage increases justice behaviors. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 58, 23-33

Van de Vyver, J., Travaglino, G.A., Vasiljevic, M., & Abrams, D. (2015) The group and cultural context of restorative justice: a social psychological perspective. In: The psychology of restorative justice. Ashgate Publishing. ISBN: 9781472455307

Wisman, A., Heflick, N.A., & Goldenberg, J.L. (2015) The great escape: the role of self-esteem and self-related cognition in terror management. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 60, 121-132

Wykes, T., Haro, J.M., Belli, S.R., Obradors-Tarragó, C. et al. on behalf of the ROAMER Consortium (2015) Mental health research priorities for Europe. The Lancet Psychiatry, 2(11), 1036-1042. PDF.


Belli, S.R., & Lau, J.Y.F. (2014) Cognitive bias modification training in adolescents: persistence of training effects. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 38(6),640-651 PDF.

Gaunt, R., & Scott, J. (2014). Parents’ involvement in child care: Do parental and work identities matter? Psychology of Women Quarterly, 38(4), 475-489.

Gaunt, R. (2014). Moderators of infrahumanization among Arabs and Jews in Israel. Megamot, Behavioral Science Quarterly.

Heflick, N. A., & Goldenberg, J. L. (2014). Seeing Eye to Body The Literal Objectification of Women. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23(3), 225-229

Lau, J.Y.F., Belli, S.R., Gregory, A.M., & Eley, T.C. (2014) Interpersonal cognitive biases as genetic markers for pediatric depressive symptoms: Twin data from the Emotions, Cognitions, Heredity and Outcome (ECHO) study. Development and Psychopathology, 26(4pt2), 1267-1276 PDF.

Morris, K.L., Goldenberg, J.L., & Heflick, N.A. (2014). Trio of terror (pregnancy, menstruation, and breastfeeding): An existential function of literal self-objectification among women. Journal of personality and social psychology, 107(1), 181-198


Gaunt, R. (2013). Ambivalent sexism and perceptions of men and women who violate gendered family roles. Community, Work & Family, 16, 401-416.

Gaunt, R. (2013). Ambivalent sexism and the attribution of emotions to men and women. International Review of Social Psychology, 26, 29-54.

Gaunt, R. (2013). Breadwinning moms, caregiving dads: Double standard in social judgments of gender norm violators. Journal of Family Issues, 34, 3-24

Heflick, N.A. (2013) Dehumanization: a threat and solution to terror management.. In: Humanness and dehumanization. Psychology Press LTD. ISBN: 9781848726109

Horowitz, A.D., & Spicer, L. (2013) “Having sex” as a graded and hierarchical construct: a comparison of sexual definitions among heterosexual and lesbian emerging adults in the U.K. . Journal of Sex Research, 50(2), 139-150

Kilby, L., & Horowitz, A.D. (2013) Opening up terrorism talk: the sequential and categorical production of discursive power within the call openings of a talk radio broadcast. Discourse and Society, 24(6), 725-742

Kilby, L., Horowitz, A.D., & Hylton, P.L. (2013) Diversity as victim to ‘realistic liberalism’: analysis of an elite discourse of immigration, ethnicity and society . Critical Discourse Studies, 10(1), 47-60

Lau, J.Y.F.*, Belli, S.R.*, & Chopra, R.B. (2013) Cognitive bias modification training in adolescents reduces anxiety to a psychological challenge. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 18(3), 322-333 *Joint first authors. PDF.

Motyl, M., Hart, J., Cooper, D. P., Heflick, N.A., Goldenberg, J.L., & Pyszczynski, T. (2013). Creatureliness priming reduces aggression and support for war. British journal of social psychology, 52(4), 648-666.

Wall, H. J., Taylor, P. J, Dixon, J. A., Conchie, S. M. and Ellis, D. A. (2013). Rich contexts do not always enrich the accuracy of personality judgements. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49(6), 1190-1195


Belli, S.R., Rogers, R.D., & Lau, J.Y.F. (2012) Adult and adolescent social reciprocity: Experimental data from the Trust Game. Journal of Adolescence, 35 (5), 1341-1349 PDF.

Broadwood, J.,  Bunting, C., Andrews, T., Abrams, D., & Van de Vyver, J. (2012) Arts and kindness. Discussion Paper. People United Publishing.

Bromnick, R., Horowitz, A. D., & Shepherd, D. (2012). The benefits of volunteering for psychology students. Psychology Teaching Review, 18(2), 26-31

Ellis, D. A. (2012). Secondary data analysis. The Psychologist, 25(2), 97

Ellis, D. A. and Jenkins, R. (2012). Weekday affects attendance rate for medical appointments: Large-scale data analysis and implications. PLOS ONE, 7(12):e51365

Gaunt, R. (2012). “Blessed is He who has not made me a woman”: Ambivalent sexism and Jewish religiosity. Sex Roles, 67, 477-487.

Gaunt, R., & Bouknik, S. (2012). Exploring the division of household labor outside the family context: Utilizing resources for doing gender. Community, Work & Family, 15, 189-208.

Gaunt, R., & Bassi, L. (2012). Modeling and compensatory processes underlying involvement in childcare among kibbutz-reared fathers. Journal of Family Issues, 33, 823-848.

Heflick, N.A., & Goldenberg, J.L. (2012) No atheists in foxholes: arguments for (but not against) afterlife belief buffers mortality salience effects for atheists. British Journal of Social Psychology, 51(2), 385-392.

Hylton, P.L. &. Goddard. P.A. (2012) The missing citizenship: psychology and riots. ATP Today (2).

Kyle, S. D., Ellis, D. A., Jenkins, R. and Espie, C. A. (2012). Missed appointments at hospital outpatient clinics in Scotland during transitions into and out of daylight saving time. Journal of Sleep Research. (Suppl. 1), 152

Lau, J.Y.F., Belli, S., Gregory, A.M., Napolitano, M., & Eley, T.C. (2012) The role of children’s negative attributions on depressive symptoms: an inherited characteristic or a product of the early environment?. Developmental Science, 15(4), 569-578 PDF.