Category Archives: Self, Social Identity & Education

Ken presents at BERA2018:

Ken had the opportunity to present two studies on discipline social identity, deep learning approaches, peer and instructor norms, and the implications for academic grades. The British Educational Research Association conference is a large and…

Social Identification and Academic Performance: Integrating Two Existing Models of Tertiary Student Learning

We have now had this paper accepted at Educational Psychology. This was a collaboration between Ken and colleagues at the Australian National University. Abstract: Recent research has mapped the ways social identification and normative influence…

Finding connections in social identity and post-structuralist perspectives

One of the interesting challenges in the recent edited book on Self and Social Identity  in Educational contexts was the final chapter: The social construction of teachers’ identities: finding connections in social identity and post-structuralist…

Self & Social Identity in Educational Contexts

We are delighted that this edited book is now out and available!  It has been a labour of love for several years but we are very excited to see it come out and to touch…

Learning behaviour and outcomes: Social influence and field of study

This is an article by Lillian Smyth, Kenneth I. Mavor,  and Michael J. Platow published in the Social Psychology of Education (2017). The research reported in this paper was part of Lillian’s PhD project on discipline identification,…

Kathy McNeill awarded PhD

Congratulations to Kathy on completing her corrections and submitting the final thesis for the award of her PhD!  Kathy’s thesis was entitled “An Investigation of Self-Structure, Social Identity and Norms in Medical Student Wellbeing” and…