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Dr Rael Dawtry

Lecturer
Department of Psychology
Dr Rael Dawtry
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  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872899

  • Location

    4.717, Colchester Campus

Profile

Qualifications

  • University of Kent, 2012 - 2015 - PhD Social Psychology. Title: Why wealthier people think people are wealthier, and why it matters: From social sampling to attitudes to redistribution. Supervisor: Prof. R.M. Sutton

  • University of Essex, 2009 - 2010 - MSc Research Methods in Psychology

  • University of Essex, 2004 - 2007 - BSc (Hons.) Psychology

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Social cognition; political psychology; social comparison; relative deprivation; inequality; socioecological psychology; applied social psychology; just-world theory; immanent justice reasoning; judgment and decision making. I have a particular interest in how socioecological factors (e.g., economic structure, culture, institutions) shape political cognition, beliefs and attitudes.

Current research

Title: Rejecting Innocent Victims: The Roles of Relative Judgments and Emotional Impact.Principal Investigator: Dr Mitchell J. Callan. Funding: The Leverhulme Trust

Conferences and presentations

Dawtry, R. J., Sutton, R. M. & Sibley, C. G. (June, 2015). Why wealthier people think people are wealthier, and why it matters: From social sampling to attitudes to redistribution. Poster presented at the Eastern ARC Political Psychology Workshop, University of Kent, UK.

Canterbury, United Kingdom, 2015

Dawtry, R. J., Sutton, R. M. & Sibley, C. G. (March, 2015). Why wealthier people think people are wealthier, and why it matters: From social sampling to attitudes to redistribution. Poster presented at the 1st International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, Holland.

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2015

Callan, M. J., Dawtry, R., & Olson, J. M. (Jan., 2012). Justice Motive Effects in Ageism: The Effects of a Victims Age on Observer Perceptions of Injustice and Punishment Judgements. Poster presented at the 13th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA, USA.

2012

Callan, M.J., Kay, A.C. & Dawtry, R.J. (Jan., 2012). The Effects of Random Misfortunes on Self-Devaluation and Self-Handicapping. Poster presented at the 13th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA, USA.

2012

Callan, M. J., Dawtry, R., & Olson, J. M. (Nov., 2011). Justice Motive Effects in Ageism: The Effects of a Victims Age on Observer Perceptions of Injustice and Punishment Judgements. Invited talk; University of Kent, Social Psychology Group Meeting.

Canterbury, United Kingdom, 2011

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Research Methods in Psychology (PS114)

  • Introduction to Personal Development and Employability (PS117)

  • Enhancing employability and career planning (PS417)

  • Advanced employability skills and career progression (PS492)

  • Believing is Seeing. The power of belief and suggestion on the mind and brain (PS508)

  • MSc Psychology Research Project (PS900)

  • Special Topics in Social Psychology (PS933)

  • Research Project (MSc) (PS934)

Publications

Journal articles (8)

Dawtry, RJ., Cozzolino, PJ. and Callan, M., (2019). I Blame Therefore it Was: Rape Myth Acceptance, Victim Blaming, and Memory Reconstruction. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 45 (8), 1269-1282

Dawtry, RJ., Callan, MJ., Harvey, AJ. and Olson, JM., (2018). Derogating Innocent Victims: The Effects of Relative Versus Absolute Character Judgments. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 44 (2), 186-199

Douglas, KM., Sutton, RM., Callan, MJ., Dawtry, RJ. and Harvey, AJ., (2016). Someone is pulling the strings: hypersensitive agency detection and belief in conspiracy theories. Thinking and Reasoning. 22 (1), 57-77

Dawtry, RJ., Sutton, RM. and Sibley, CG., (2015). Why Wealthier People Think People Are Wealthier, and Why It Matters. Psychological Science. 26 (9), 1389-1400

Aguilar, P., Callan, MJ. and Dawtry, RJ., (2014). Mental Associations Between Law and Competitiveness: a Cross-Cultural Investigation. The Spanish Journal of Psychology. 17 (2), E54-

Callan, MJ., Kay, AC. and Dawtry, RJ., (2014). Making sense of misfortune: Deservingness, self-esteem, and patterns of self-defeat.. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 107 (1), 142-162

Callan, MJ., Harvey, AJ., Dawtry, RJ. and Sutton, RM., (2013). Through the looking glass: Focusing on long-term goals increases immanent justice reasoning. British Journal of Social Psychology. 52 (2), 377-385

Callan, MJ., Dawtry, RJ. and Olson, JM., (2012). Justice motive effects in ageism: The effects of a victim's age on observer perceptions of injustice and punishment judgments. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 48 (6), 1343-1349

Book chapters (1)

Callan, MJ., Sutton, RM., Harvey, AJ. and Dawtry, RJ., (2014). Immanent Justice Reasoning. In: Advances in Experimental Social Psychology. Editors: Olson, JM. and Zanna, MP., . Elsevier. 105- 161. 9780128000526

Contact

rjdawt@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872899

Location:

4.717, Colchester Campus