- Primary position:
- Associate Professor
- Other positions:
- Undergraduate Examinations Officer
I obtained my BA in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin in 1993, and my PhD in Personality and Social Psychology from Yale University in 2000. From 2000 to 2004, I worked as a research fellow in Psychology at the University of Southampton. From September 2004, I began working there as a lecturer.
I belong to the Personality and Social Psychology Research Group, and am a member of the Centre for Research on Self and Identity (CRSI).
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My primary research interests lie at the interface of self and social cognition. I study the phenomenon of self-enhancement in its various manifestations, and have expertise in the use of implicit measures. I am also interested in the psychology and technology of lie detection.
Work in Progress
Among other things, I am currently investigating:
- the relative contribution of valence and salience to Implicit Association Test (IAT) effects;
- parametric variations of the Timed Antagonistic Response Alethiometer (TARA), a new lie detector;
- whether or not any motive to verify (as opposed to enhance or assess) one's identity exists;
- various subtle manifestations of automatic self-positivity, and their implications;
- whether self-esteem functions to regulate interpersonal rank as well as social inclusion;
- the between self-regard and materialism.
Primary research group: Centre for Research on Self and Identity (CRSI)
I am currently Undergraduate Examinations Officer. I also supervise Wendy de Waal-Andrews, a Ph.D student, and Alica Anokhina, a Masters student.
Dr Aiden Gregg
University of Southampton
Room Number: 44/4015