Originally from Northern Ireland, I did an MA at University of St Andrews (2001) and an MSc (2002) and PhD (2006) at University of Exeter. From 2005 until 2010, I worked as a Research Fellow, Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellow, and Lecturer at Cardiff University, before moving to Stirling in October 2010.
I am currently an Associate Editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology. I have also reviewed on an ad-hoc basis for the following journals:
British Journal of Psychology
British Journal of Developmental Psychology
European Journal of Social Psychology
International Review of Social Psychology
Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences (21st Century Society)
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour
Peace and Conflict: The Journal of Peace Psychology
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Social and Personaltiy Psychology Compass
Social Psychology and Personality Science
I am a member of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of the ESRC peer review college.
My main research interests centre on social identity processes, emotion, and intergroup relations. A key theme within this is the role of group norms, and the content of identity more generally, in intergroup relations. My research address important theoretical questions relating to group behaviour, but also has a focus on practical, 'real world' issues. Specific projects in which I am involved include:
In December 2011, I was featured in the APS Observer as a ‘rising star’ in Psychology
2007 £42,000 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship.
2008 €6000 from EASP in support of a medium-sized meeting on collective action and social change (with Martijn van Zomeren, Nicole Tausch, and Aarti Iyer).
2009 £11,013 from the British Academy in support of a medium-sized meeting on collective action and social change (with Nicole Tausch, Martijn van Zomeren, and Aarti Iyer).
2010 £3,500 International Collaboration Award, Cardiff University – to fund a visit to University of Connecticut in June/July 2010.
2011 £7,483 British Academy small grant on Implicit attitudes as barriers to registration as an organ donor (with Ronan O’Carroll).
2012 £2,200 Carnegie Research Grant: A test of competing distinctiveness concerns among members of minority groups.
I co-ordinate and lecture on the main year 3 social psychology module (PSY9AJ). I also lecture and run practical classes on social psychology on the year 1 Introductory Psychology II course (PSY912), and run two final-year elective modules on the social psychology of emotion and collective action.
I run seminars on the Child Development: Early Years Research and Practice (PRMP33 - MSc in Child Development) and the Research Methods in Psychology (PRMP32) MSc courses.
Completed PhD supervision:
2012: Siân E. Jones (Group processes and children’s responses to bullying; Cardiff University.) co-supervised with Professor Tony Manstead, Cardiff University
2012: Joseph Sweetman (Political action and social change: Moral emotions, automaticity, and imagination: Cardiff University) co-supervised with Professor Russell Spears, Cardiff University/University of Groningen.
Sweetman, J. P., Spears, R., Livingstone, A. G., & Manstead, A. S. R. (in press). Admiration regulates social hierarchy: Antecedents, dispositions, and effects on intergroup behavior Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
Souchon, N., Mellac, N., Livingstone, A. G., & Maio, G. R. (in press). Environmental influences on referees’ decision in judo: the case of coaches’ commentaries during throw situations. Journal of Applied Sports Psychology.
Bernardes, D., Wright, J., & Livingstone, A. G. (2012). Researching the mental health status of asylum seekers: reflections and suggestions for practice. Diversity and Equality in Health and Care, 9, 201-208.
Jones, S. E., Manstead, A. S. R., & Livingstone, A. G. (2012). Fair-weather or foul-weather friends? Group identification and children’s responses to bullying. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3, 414-420.
Jones, S. E., Bombieri, L., Manstead, A. S. R., & Livingstone, A. G. (2012). The influence of norms and social identities on children's responses to bullying. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 82, 241-256.
Livingstone, A. G., Manstead, A. S. R., Spears, R., & Bowen, D. (2011). The language barrier? Context, identity, and support for political goals in minority ethnolinguistic groups. British Journal of Social Psychology, 50, 747-768.
Livingstone, A. G., Spears, R., Manstead, A. S. R., Bruder, M., & Shepherd, L. (2011). We feel, therefore we are: Emotion as a basis for self-categorization and social action. Emotion,11, 754-767.
Livingstone, A. G., Spears, R., Manstead, A. S. R., & Bruder, M. (2011). The more, the merrier? Numerical strength versus subgroup distinctiveness in minority groups. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 786-793.
Livingstone, A. G., Young, H., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2011). “We drink, therefore we are”: The role of group identification and norms in sustaining and challenging heavy drinking ‘culture’. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 14, 637-650.
Livingstone, A. G., Haslam, S. A., Postmes, P., & Jetten, J. (2011) ‘We are, therefore we should’. Evidence that ingroup identification mediates the acquisition of ingroup norms. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 1857-1876.
Jones, S. E., Manstead, A. S. R., & Livingstone, A. G. (2011). Ganging up or sticking together? Group processes and children’s responses to text-message bullying. British Journal of Psychology, 102, 71-96.
Bernardes, D., Wright, J., Edwards, C., Tomkins, H., Dolsz, D., & Livingstone, A. G. (2010). Asylum seekers’ perspectives on their mental health and views on health and social services: Contributions for service provision using a mixed-methods approach. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 6(4), 3-19.
Souchon, N., Cabagno, G., Traclet, A., Dosseville, F., Livingstone, A. G., Jones, M., & Maio, G. (2010). Referees’ decision making and player gender: The moderating role of the type of situation. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 22, 1-16.
Livingstone, A. G., Spears, R., Manstead, A. S. R., & Bruder, M. (2009). Illegitimacy and identity threat in (inter)action: Predicting intergroup orientations among minority group members. British Journal of Social Psychology, 48, 755-775.
Jones, S. E., Manstead, A. S. R., & Livingstone, A. G. (2009). Birds of a feather bully together: Group processes and children’s responses to bullying. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 27, 853-873.
Livingstone, A. G., Spears, R., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2009). The language of change? Characterisations of ingroup social position, threat, and the deployment of 'distinctive' group attributes.British Journal of Social Psychology, 48, 295-311.
Livingstone, A., & Haslam, S. A. (2008). The importance of social identity content in a setting of chronic social conflict: Understanding intergroup relations in Northern Ireland. British Journal of Social Psychology, 47, 1-21.
Stott, C., Adang, O., Livingstone, A., & Schreiber, M. (2008). Tackling ‘football hooliganism’: a quantitative study of public order, policing and crowd psychology. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 14, 115-141.
Stott, C., Livingstone, A., & Hoggett, J. (2008). Operational practice and crowd dynamics in the policing of domestic football in England and Wales. Policing and Society, 18, 258-281.
Reicher, S., Stott, C., Drury, J., Adang, O., Cronin, P., & Livingstone, A. (2007). Knowledge-based public order policing: Principles and practice. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 1, 403-415.
Stott, C., Adang, O., Livingstone, A., & Schreiber, M. (2007). Variability in the collective behaviour of England fans at Euro2004: Policing, intergroup relations, identity and social change. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37, 75-100.
Livingstone, A. G., Spears, R., Manstead, A. S. R., & Bruder, M. (2009) Defining common goals without speaking the same language: Social identity and social action in Wales. In: M. Wetherell (Ed.) Theorizing identities and social action (pp. 238-255). London: Palgrave.
Manstead. A. S. R., & Livingstone, A. G. (2012). Research methods in Social Psychology. In: M. Hewstone, W. Stroebe, & K. Jonas (Eds.), Introduction to Social Psychology: A European perspective (5th edition; pp. 25-54). Oxford: Blackwell.
Cambria, E., Livingstone, A. G., & Hussain, A. (2012). The hourglass of emotions. LNCS, vol. 7403 (pp. 144-157). Heidelberg: Springer.
Livingstone, A., & Trew, K. (2000). An evaluation of the ‘Discover Queen’s’ taster programme, 26th-27th and 28th-29th June 2000. Queen’s University Belfast, UK.
Sproule, O.E., Trew, K., Livingstone, A.G., Byrne C.F., & McConnell, B. (2000). An evaluation of the Discover Queen’s 2000 summer school. Queen’s University Belfast, UK.
Stott, C., Adang, O., Livingstone, A., & Schreiber, M. (2006). Policing, crowd dynamics, and public order at Euro2004. Report to the Home Office on the project ‘A European study of the interaction between police and crowds of foreign nationals considered to pose a risk to public order’.