Dr Beth Richardson

Senior Lecturer in Experimental Social PsychologySchool of Psychology and Humanities

Beth's research explores the mechanistic underpinnings of social behaviour within a broad integrative framework. Her research focuses on joint action and forms of human cooperation, in particular, how potential deficiencies in communication can be used to understand these processes. In her research, Beth has explored the impact of social/cultural schemas and interaction context on our conscious and unconscious communication. She has also examined communication as a strategic behaviour through focusing on processes of priming and disruption. Her research has strong impact in its emphasis on communication as a diagnostic tool, for example in decision making and information gathering contexts.