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Dr Kenneth Mavor

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Lecturer

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email ken.mavor@st-andrews.ac.uk
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Research overview

The nature of our selves and identities  My research interests revolve around the fluid and complex nature of our personal and social self-categories and identities.  This interest covers a range of levels of analysis including the fundamental cognitive processes of categorisation in social perception, phenomena such as attribution, homogeneity, entitativity, self-complexity, the social categorisation of faces and the multi-faceted nature of social identities.  These core ideas have been explored in several specific contexts including: collective action and social change; religious and political identities and contested social attitudes; self-structure effects on resilience and well-being; and discipline-based social identities and learning approaches in education.   See more detail about the lab, our projects and activities, here: https://mavorlab.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk

Highlighted publications

Smyth, L, Mavor, KI & Platow, MJ 2018, 'Social identification and academic performance: integrating two existing models of tertiary student learning' Educational Psychology, vol. Latest Articles. DOI: 10.1080/01443410.2018.1524853
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01443410.2018.1524853
2018

Smyth, L, Mavor, KI & Platow, MJ 2017, 'Learning behaviour and learning outcomes: the roles for social influence and field of study' Social Psychology of Education, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 69-95. DOI: 10.1007/s11218-016-9365-7
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11218-016-9365-7
Full text: http://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/bitstream/10023/12744/1/SmythMavorPlatow_2017_SPoE_AuthorVersion_2.pdf
2017

Mavor, KI, Platow, MJ & Bizumic, B (eds) 2017, Self and social identity in educational contexts. Routledge, London; New York.
2017

Thomas, E, McGarty, C & Mavor, K 2016, 'Group interaction as the crucible of social identity formation: a glimpse at the foundations of social identities for collective action' Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 137-151. DOI: 10.1177/1368430215612217
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1368430215612217
Full text: http://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/bitstream/10023/7285/3/ThomasMcGartyMavorGPIR_FINAL_ACCEPTED.pdf
2016

Mavor, K, McNeill, KG, Anderson, K, Kerr, A, O'Reilly, E & Platow, MJ 2014, 'Beyond prevalence to process: the role of self and identity in medical student well-being' Medical Education, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 351-360. DOI: 10.1111/medu.12375
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/medu.12375
Full text: http://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/bitstream/10023/6193/1/Prevalence_to_process_2014_MedEd_Author_Pre_press.pdf
2014

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