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Matthew J. Easterbrook

Matthew J. Easterbrook

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The groups that people are members of, and the social identities attached to these groups, can have profound consequences for people. I research how group memberships and social identities affect people in different socio-cultural contexts. I am currently focusing on the following

1. Social identities as psychological barriers in education: what are the socio-cultural conditions that gives rise to achievement gaps between social groups; how do identity processes contribute to these achievement gaps

2. The ‘social cure’ properties of group memberships: how do group memberships enhance well-being; why is it that they don't always

For my latest publications, please see my Sussex webpage:

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity

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Courses Taught:

  • Beginners SPSS
  • Final year empirical projects
  • Intermediate SPSS
  • Linear Models
  • MSc research placement
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Postgraduate Research Design and Statistics
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Structural Equation Modelling

Matthew J. Easterbrook
School of Psychology
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QH
United Kingdom

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