Samuel Nunney

Research student, School of Psychology

Email:
nunneysj@cardiff.ac.uk
Location:
Tower Building, 70 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT

Research summary

My research interests lie within the area of Social  Psychology, in particular looking at intergroup activities. One specific  phenomenon of curiosity is that of intergroup apology. In many intergroup  conflicts the victimised group will often demand some form of apology, even  though there is little willingness to forgive.  There is actually very little empirical  evidence that would suggest a causal link between these apologies and  forgiveness, raising questions about the function of intergroup apology.

This research does give the opportunity to  enable investigation into the role of emotions and morality in intergroup  relations.

Research interests

Research topics and related papers

Research Topics and  Related Papers
I am interested in the following areas of research:

  • Intergroup relations: Conflict, apology, and reconciliation.
  • Infrahumanization
  • Morality
  • Primary and secondary emotions
  • Empathy
  • Exonerating cognitions

Funding

ESRC 1+3 Studentship

Research group

Social & Environmental Psychology

Research collaborators

Professor  Antony Manstead

Professor Brian Parkinson