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Doctor Nicholas Kelley

Dr Nicholas Kelley

Lecturer (A Prof) in Social Psychology

Research interests

  • Social and Affective Neuroscience
  • The Self
  • Self-Regulation

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.

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I am a lecturer (assistant professor)  in the Centre for Research on Self and Identity and I run our Social Neuroscience Laboratory. I use  neuroscientific techniques (primarily EEG) to study motivation, emotion, and the self. Broadly speaking my research focuses on understanding the neural processes underlying representational (i.e., how is self-relevant information stored?), executive (i.e., self-regulation, valuation, learning), and reflective (i.e., depictions of the self in interactions with others) aspects of the self.