Professor Stephen ReicherProfessor Stephen Reicher is the Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Social Psychology in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience , University of St Andrews. He is based in the Centre for research into Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. His research interests are broadly the issues of group behaviour and the individual-social relationship. More specifically, his recent research can be grouped into three areas. The first is an attempt to develop a model of crowd action that baccounts for both social determination and social change. The second concerns the construction of social categories through language and action. The third concerns political rhetoric and mass mobilisation – especially around the issue of national identity. Currently, he is starting work on a Leverhulme funded project (jointly with Nick Hopkins of Lancaster University) looking at the impact of devolution on Scottish identity and social action in Scotland.

Recent Research publications

  • A social identity model of riot diffusion: from injustice to empowerment in the 2011 London riots
    Drury, J., Stott, C., Ball, R., Reicher, S. D. , Neville, F. G. , Bell, L., Biddlestone, M. Choudhury, S., Lovell, M. & Ryan, C. E., 9 Jan 2020, In : European Journal of Social Psychology.
  • How crowd violence arises and how it spreads: A critical review of theory and evidence
    Drury, J., Ball, R., Neville, F. G. , Reicher, S. D. & Stott, C., 2020, The Handbook of Collective Violence: Current Developments and Understanding. Routledge
  • Together apart: the psychology of COVID-19
    Jetten, J., Reicher, S. D. , Haslam, S. A. & Cruwys, T., 26 May 2020, Sage