Dr Natalie Wyer
Profiles

Dr Natalie Wyer

Honorary Associate Professor (Reader)

School of Psychology (NC) (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences (NC))

Role

Postgraduate Coordinator

Qualifications

Education:

1998 PhD Social Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara

1995 MA Social Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara

1992 BA Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

Professional:

2007-present Associate Professor, University of Plymouth

2004-2007     Lecturer, University of Plymouth

2001-2004     Lecturer, Free University of Amsterdam

2000-2001     Lecturer, University of Bristol

1999-2000     Research Associate, University of Colorado

1998-1999     Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois

Professional membership

Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Society for Experimental Social Psychology
European Association for Experimental Social Psychology
European Social Cognition Network
International Social Cognition Network
British Psychological Society
Experimental Psychology Society

Roles on external bodies

ESRC Peer Review College Editorial Board, PSPB Section Editor (Social Cognition), Personality and Social Psychology Compass

Teaching interests

I am normally involved in teaching the following courses:

Stage 2 Social Psychology (Term 2)

Stage 3 Option - Stereotyping & Prejudice (Term 2)

Research interests

My research focuses on two broad questions: 1. How do cognitive processes support smooth interpersonal interactions? 2. What contributes to holistic processing, and what are its consequences for social perception and judgment?

Grants & contracts

Since 2008 2013-2015 Cultural Influences on Information Processing. Hong Kong Research Grants Council, HK$708k 2010-2012 Construal, Processing Style and Memory for Social Events. Economic and Social Research Council, £246k. 2009-2011 Social Exclusion: Cues and Consequences. British Academy Research Development Award, £104k 2007-2008 Mental Control and the Self: Ironic Effects of Thought Suppression on the Perception, Behaviour, and Memory of the Self. Economic and Social Research Council, £132k.

Research groups

  • Centre for Research in Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (CBCB)
  • Cognition

Wyer, N. A. (2016). Easier done than undone… by some of the people, some of the time: The role of elaboration in explicit and implicit group preferences. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Wyer, N. A., Hollins, T. J., & Pahl, S. (2015). The Hows and Whys of Face Processing: Level of Construal Influences the Processing of Human Faces. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 44. doi:10.1037/xge0000112.

Wyer, N. A., Hollins, T. J., Pahl, S., & Roper (2015). The Hows and Whys of Face Memory: Level of Construal Influences the Recognition of Human Faces. Frontiers in Psychology (Cognition), 6:1524. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01524.

Wyer, N.A. (2013). When I think of you: Memory for persons and groups. In T. J. Perfect & S. Lindsey (Eds). Handbook of Applied Memory, pp. 292-311. Sage. doi:10.4135/9781446294703

Wyer, N. A., Murphy, D., Pickup, T., & Macrae, C. N. (2012). Individual differences in non-visual processing style predict the face inversion effect. Cognitive Science, 36, 373-384. doi:10.1111/j.1551-6709.2011.01224.x

Wyer, N. A., Neilens, H. L., Perfect, T. J., & Mazzoni, G. (2011). Automatic and ironic behavior are both mediated by changes in the self-concept. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 1300-1303. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2011.05.008

Wyer, N. A. & Calvini, G. (2011). Don’t sit so close to me: Unconsciously elicited affect automatically provokes interpersonal avoidance. Emotion, 11, 1230-1234. doi:10.1037/a0023981

Wyer, N. A., Perfect, T. J., Neilens, H. L., Mazzoni, G., & Roper, J. (2011). With or without you: Determinants of post-suppression behavior. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 272-276. doi:10.1177/1948550610389081

Gaspar de Carvalho, R., Palma-Oliviera, J. M., Wyer, N., & Corral-Verdugo, V. (2011). Cognitive and context ‘tuning’: Tools to break anti-ecological habits. International Journal of Hispanic Psychology: Special Issue on Ecological Behavior, 4, 69-91.

Wyer, N. A., Calvini, G., Nash, A., & Miles, N. (2010). Priming in interpersonal contexts: Implications for affect and behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 1693-1705. doi:10.1177/0146167210386968

Wyer, N. A. (2010). Selective self-categorization: Meaningful categorization and the in-group persuasion effect. Journal of Social Psychology, 150, 452-470. doi:10.1080/00224540903365521

Wyer, N. A., Mazzoni, G., Perfect, T. J., Calvini, G., & Neilens, H. (2010). When not thinking leads to being and doing: Stereotype suppression and the self. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1, 152-159. doi: 10.1177/1948550609359946

Wyer, N. A., Perfect, T. J., & Pahl, S. (2010). Temporal distance and person memory: Thinking about the future changes memory for the past. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 805-816. doi:10.1177/0146167210370965

Wyer, N. A. (2010). Salient egalitarian norms moderate activation of out-group approach and avoidance. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 13, 151-165. doi:101177/1368430209347326

Wyer, N. A. (2010). You never get a second chance to make a first (implicit) impression. Social Cognition, 28, 1-19. doi:10.1521/soco.2010.28.1.1

Wyer, N. A. (2008). Cognitive consequences of perceiving social exclusion. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 1003-1012. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2008.03.002

Wyer, N. A. (2007). Motivational influences on compliance with and consequences of stereotype suppression. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 417-424. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2006.03.001

Wyer, N. A. (2004). Not all stereotypic biases are created equal: Evidence for a stereotype disconfirmation bias. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 706-720. doi:10.1177/0146167203262850

Wyer, N. A. (2003). Value conflicts in intergroup perception: A social cognitive perspective. In G. V. Bodenhausen & A. J. Lambert (Eds.), Foundations of Social Cognition, 263-289. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Wyer, N. A., Judd, C. M., & Sadler, M. (2002). Contrast effects in stereotype formation and change: The role of comparative context. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 38, 443-458. doi:10.1016/S0022-1031(02)00010-0

Wyer, N. A., Sherman, J. W., & Stroessner, S. J. (2000). The roles of motivation and ability in controlling the consequences of stereotype suppression. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 26, 13-25. doi:10.1177/0146167200261002

Wyer, N. A., Sherman, J. W., & Stroessner, S. J. (1998). The spontaneous suppression of racial stereotypes. Social Cognition, 16, 340-352. doi:10.1521/soco.1998.16.3.340

Wyer, N. A. & Hamilton, D. L. (1998). The balance between activation and inhibition in stereotype use. In R. S. Wyer, Jr. (Ed.), Advances in Social Cognition: Stereotype Activation and Inhibition, 11, pp. 227-242.

Sherman, J. W., Klein, S. B., Laskey, A., & Wyer, N. A. (1998). The role of exemplars in judgments about in-groups and out-groups: Effects on perceptions of group variability. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 34, 51-65.

Blascovich, J., Wyer, N. A., Swart, L. A., & Kibler, J. L. (1997). Racism and racial categorization. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 364-370. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.72.6.1364

Hamilton, D. L. & Wyer, N. A. (1996). Person perception and interpersonal perception: Bridging the gap. Psychological Inquiry, 7, 259-268. doi:10.1207/s15327965pli0703_13

Kopp, C. B. & Wyer, N. A. (1994). Self-regulation in normal and atypical development. In D. Cicchetti & S. Toth (Eds.) Disorders and Dysfunctions of the Self: Rochester Symposium on Developmental Psychopathology, 5, pp. 33-56.

Reports & invited lectures

Since 2008

2010   Wyer, N. A. Haven’t I seen you before? Individual differences in global/local processing style predict face recognition. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, Minneapolis, MN.

 

2010   Wyer, N. A. The Role of the Self in Post-Suppression Behavior. Invited talk at the University of Southampton.

 

2009   Mazzoni, G., Pearce, V., & Wyer, N. Effective Priming of Involuntary Autobiographical Memories. Paper presented at the 50th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

 

2009     Wyer, N. A., Perfect, T. J., & Pahl, S. Construal Effects on Event Memory. Paper presented at the 2nd annual meeting of the UK Social Cognition Network, University College London.

 

2008     Wyer, N. A., Mazzoni, G., Perfect, T. J., Neilens, H., & Calvini, G. Suppression and the Self. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, Sacramento, CA.

 

2008     Wyer, N. A., Perfect, T. J., & Pahl, S. Construal Effects on Event Memory. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Person Memory Interest Group, Petaluma, CA.

 

2008     Wyer, N. A. Suppression and the Self. Paper presented at the 10th annual meeting of the European Social Cognition Network, Volterra, IT.

 

2008     Wyer, N. A. Ironic processes and the Self. Paper presented at the 1st annual meeting of the UK Social Cognition Network, University of Kent, Canterbury.

 

2008     Wyer, N. A. Mechanisms Underlying Automatic Avoidance: Simulation or Preparation? Invited talk at the University of Hull.

 

2008     Wyer, N. A. Activating Interaction Goals – Implications of Intergroup Prejudice. Invited talk at Brunel University.

 

2008     Wyer, N. A. Goal Conflicts in Intergroup Interaction. Invited talk at the University of Exeter.


Other academic activities

Social Psychology Research Group Organiser