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School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing
+64 3 3694379
At the broadest level, my primary research lies in the realm of intergroup relations. This interest is fueled by the desire to understand how people’s membership in particular groups (e.g. ethnic, gender, or national groups) shape their attitudes, stereotypes, and behaviours toward others as well as their own self-conceptions. Much of my primary work to date examines the complexities and challenges of achieving national unity in societies comprised of diverse cultural groups, while identifying new strategies that help reduce intergroup conflict in such nations. As a secondary interest, I conduct research that bridges interdisciplinary fields by applying social psychological science to areas such as politics, social media communications, and robotics.