Interacting with the World

Justice, fairness, and equality

The gap between wealth and poverty is increasing across the globe

What are some of the psychological explanations for greed and inequality?

  • Why do wealthy people think others are wealthier than them, and why does it matter?
  • What are the effects of a victim's age on perceptions of injustice and judgements of punishment?
  • How do perceptions of - and aspirations for - status and inclusion differentially predict psychological health?
  • What can help us understand sex differences in academic achievement?
  • What are the effects of highlighting similarities on important values between groups of people?

This is just a small sample of the important questions being asked and answered by our international experts, across a range of cutting-edge methodologies. Our research can also cover related areas such as well-being, political psychology, and risk, judgement and decision making.



An outdoor protest with people holding placards, one reading "Black Trans Lives Matter", "Racism is the real virus", and "Silence is violence"
Podcast: The Psychology of Justice In the Age of COVID and 'Black Lives Matter'

With the persistent uncertainty and the ongoing threat of COVID-19, paired with global protests sparked by perceived injustices - particularly in the wake of George Floyd's killing - millions of people around the world are confronting issues of justice. Join Dr Rael Dawtry, whose research focus includes how motives of justice influence our thoughts and behaviours.

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