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Listed below are some of the key questions addressed by research staff in this area.

  1. What occurs in detail during violent episodes?
    Fossi, J., Clarke, D.D., Lawrence, C. (2005). Bedroom rape: Sequences of sexual behaviour in stranger assaults Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 20, (11), 1444-1466

    Beale, D., Clarke, D., Cox, T., Leather, P.J. & Lawrence, C.(1999) System memory in violent incidents:Evidence from patterns of re-occurance. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 4, 3, 233-244

  2. What makes people respond violently?
    Lawrence, C. (2005) Measuring individual responses to aggression-triggering events:Development of Situational Triggers of Aggressive Responses (STAR) Scale Aggressive Behavior 75 (4), 587-602

  3. Are there individual differences in the appraisal of violence?
    Lawrence, C & Andrews, K. (2004) The influence of perceived prison crowding on male inmates' perception of aggressive events. Aggressive Behavior 30, 273-283

    Lawrence, C, & Green, K. (in press) Perceiving classroom aggression: The influence of setting, intervention style and group perceptions British Journal of Educational Psychology

    Lawrence, C & Leather, P. (2003) Perceiving Violence: The influence of motivational status and environmental setting.Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 33,9,1796-1818

  4. What is the role of context in stereotype activation?
    Lawrence, C & Leather, P. (1999) Stereotypical Processing: The role of environmental information. Journal of Environmental Psychology,19, 383-395

    Lawrence, C & Richards, J. (2005) Gender based judgements of traffic violations: The moderating impact of car type. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 35 (8) 1755-1773

5. What are the social processes that lead individuals to adopt health behaviour?

Chatzisarantis, N.L.D & Hagger, M.S. (2007). Mindfulness and the intention-behavior relationship within the theory of planned behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Hagger, M.S., Chatzisarantis, N., & Harris, J. (2006). From psychological need satisfaction to intentional behavior: Testing a motivational sequence in two behavioral contexts. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 131-138.

Hagger, M.S., Chatzisarantis, N. L. D., Barkoukis, V., Wang, C. K. J., & Baranowski, J. (2005). Perceived autonomy support in physical education and leisure-time physical activity: A cross- cultural evaluation of the trans-contextual model. Journal of Educational Psychology, 97, 287-301.

Hagger, M.S., Chatzisarantis, N.L.D., Culverhouse, T. & Biddle, S.J.H. (2003). The processes by which perceived autonomy support in physical education promotes leisure-time physical activity intentions and behavior: A trans-contextual model. Journal of Educational Psychology,95, 784–795.

Orbell, S., & Hagger, M.S. (2006). "When no means no": Can reactance augment the Theory of Planned Behavior? Health Psychology, 25, 586-594.

Orbell, S., & Hagger, M.S. (in press) Temporal framing and the decision to take part in Type 2 diabetes screening: Effects of individual differences on persuasion. Health Psychology.

6. What are the social processes that affect people’s illness perceptions and coping behaviour?

Hagger, M.S., Chatzisarantis, N., Griffin, M., & Thatcher, J. (2005). Injury representations, coping, emotions, and functional outcomes in athletes with sport-related injuries: A test of self-regulation theory. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 35, 2345-2374.

Hagger, M.S., & Orbell, S. (2003). A meta-analytic review of the common-sense model of illness representations. Psychology and Health, 18, 141-184.

Hagger, M.S., & Orbell, S. (2005). A confirmatory factor analysis of the revised illness perception questionnaire (IPQ-R) in a cervical screening context. Psychology and Health, 20, 161-173.

Hagger, M.S., & Orbell, S. (2006). Illness representation and emotion in people with abnormal screening results. Psychology and Health, 21, 183-209.

Henderson, C.J., Hagger, M.S., & Orbell, S. (in press). Does priming a specific illness schema result in an attentional information-processing bias for specific illnesses? Health Psychology.

Orbell, S., Hagger, M.S., Brown, V., & Tidy, J. (in press). Comparing two theories of health behavior: A prospective study of non-completion of treatment following cervical cancer screening. Health Psychology.






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