Social, Personality, and Applied Psychology

The Social Psychology Research Interest Group (SPRInG)

We are a group of academics and researchers with a shared interest in conducting research that can positively impact society and the lives of people within it. Members’ substantive research interests include:

  • social psychology
  • prejudice
  • intergroup relations
  • crime and anti-social behaviour
  • physical and mental health
  • personality
  • social media
  • environmental issues

We employ a range of research methods including experimental, psychometric, and qualitative approaches. We also consider various ecological levels (e.g., individual-level, discourse, interaction, norms/groups, and cross-cultural) in our research.

If you would like to find out more about our work, or collaborate with us, please email jaysan.charlesford@plymouth.ac.uk

SPRInG seminars


The SPRInG group runs a series of interdisciplinary seminars to discuss key topics in relevant fields. Attendance is open to all staff or students in the social sciences. 2019/20 dates will be published shortly.


Current members of SPRInG include

Dr Alison Bacon

Dr Maggie Brennan

Dr Jaysan Charlesford

Dr Helen Lloyd

Dr Stephen Minton

Dr Alyson Norman

Prof Sabine Pahl

Dr Cordet Smart

Ms Lindsay Maughan (PhD student)

Mr Ryan Statton (PhD student)


See our staff webpages here https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/schools/psychology/academics