We are a social psychology research group based at the University of Exeter. We are part of the larger Social, Environmental, and Organisational Research Group (SEORG) in Psychology.
Our work focuses on social identity, intergroup relations, conflict and reconciliation, collective action and protest, emotion, morality, and behaviour change.
‘World-making things’ is how Reicher, Haslam, and Hopkins (2005, p556; Leadership Quarterly) describe social categories and social identities. It captures just how important social identities are to how we see and shape the world – and also why it’s important to study what (and who) shapes social identities.
This is why social identity features in much of our work: we study how the social world shapes how people perceive, feel, and act, and how people in turn try to shape the social world.