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Dr Nicole Tausch



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I obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology from the Martin-Luther University Halle Wittenberg in Germany. I then completed my PhD at the Department of Experimental Psychology/New College, University of Oxford (D.Phil. 2006) focussing on prejudice and intergroup relations in India and Northern Ireland. After my PhD I took a postdoctoral position there. I also held vising researcher positions at the University of Allahabad in India and the University of Connecticut in the United States during this time. In 2007 I won a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship to examine psychological processes involved in support for terrorism at Cardiff University. I joined the School of Psychology at St Andrews in 2010. My current work continues to examine intergroup relations in a variety of social context, with a particular focus on understanding non-normative and violent forms of group action.