Professor Antony SR Manstead - BSc Bristol, DPhil Sussex, FBA
I am a social psychologist and my research focuses on three topics: emotion, attitudes, and social identity. I am interested in the role emotion plays in interpersonal and intergroup relations, and especially in the social functions of emotion. My attitude research is mainly concerned with the impact of attitudes on health-related and safety-related behaviour. Finally, I am interested in the role played by social identity in intergroup conflict and cooperation. Other research helps to understand how social values get translated into action. This research is being undertaken in collaboration with colleagues in the Values in Action (ViA) Centre, at Cardiff University.
Links to Research Projects
I teach on the Level 2 (2nd year) Social Psychology module (PS2007), where I lecture on emotion and attitudes. I also teach on the Level 3 (Final year) module on Emotion: Social and Neuroscience Perspectives (PS3416), where I lecture on the social functions of emotion in interpersonal relations.
Selected publications (2014 onwards)
Research topics and related papers
Emotion in competition and cooperation
Krumhuber, E., Manstead, A. S. R., Cosker, D., Marshall, D., Rosin, P.L., & Kappas, A. (2007). Facial dynamics as indicators of trustworthiness and cooperative behaviour. Emotion, 7, 730-735.
Van der Schalk, J., Kuppens, T., Bruder, M., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2015). The social power of regret: The effect of social appraisal and anticipated emotions on fair and unfair allocations in resource dilemmas. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144, 151-157.
Van Kleef, G. A., De Dreu, C. W., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2010). An interpersonal approach to emotion in social decision making: The Emotions as Social Information Model. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 45-96.
Facial expression of emotion
Krumhuber, E., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2009). Can Duchenne smiles be feigned? New evidence on felt and false smiles. Emotion, 9, 807-820.
Krumhuber, E. G., Kappas, A. and Manstead, A. S. R. (2013). Effects of dynamic aspects of facial expressions: A review. Emotion Review 5(1), 41-46.
Social appraisal processes in emotion
Bruder, M., Dosmukhambetova, D., Nerb, J., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2012). Emotional signals in nonverbal interaction: Dyadic facilitation and convergence in expressions, appraisals, and feelings. Cognition & Emotion 26 (3), 480-502.
Manstead, A. S. R., & Fischer, A. H. (2001). Social appraisal: The social world as object of and influence on appraisal processes. In K. R. Scherer, A. Schorr, & T. Johnstone (Eds.), Appraisal Processes in Emotion: Theory, Research, Application (pp. 221-232). New York: Oxford University Press.
Emotion in intergroup relations
Doosje, B., Branscombe, N. R., Spears, R., & Manstead, A. S. R. (1998). Guilty by association: When one’s group has a negative history. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 872-886.
Livingstone, A., Shepherd, L., Spears, R., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2016). “Fury, us”: Anger as a basis for new group self-categories, Cognition and Emotion, 30, 183-192.
Shepherd, L., Spears, R., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2013). When does anticipating group-based shame lead to lower ingroup favoritism? The role of status and status stability. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49(3), 334-343.
Social identity and intergroup relations
Livingstone, A. G., Spears, R., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2009). Illegitimacy and identity threat in (inter)action: Predicting intergroup orientations among minority group members. British Journal of Social Psychology, 48, 755-775.
Scheepers, D., Spears, R., Doosje, B., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2007). The social funcions of ingroup bias: Creating, confirming, or changing social reality. In W. Stroebe & M. Hewstone (Eds.), European Review of Social Psychology (Vol. 17, pp. 359-396). Hove: Psychology Press.
Conner, M., Lawton, R., Parker, D., Chorlton, K., Manstead, A. S. R., & Stradling, S. G. (2007). Application of the theory of planned behaviour to the prediction of objectively assessed breaking of posted speed limits. British Journal of Psychology, 98, 429-453.
Manstead, A. S. R. (2000). The role of moral norm in the attitude–behavior relationship. In D. J. Terry & M. A. Hogg (Eds.), Attitudes, Behavior, and Social Context: The Role of Norms and Group Membership (pp. 11-30). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Sivell, S., Elwyn, G., Edwards, A. G., & Manstead, A. S. R. (2013). Factors influencing the surgery intentions and choices of women with early breast cancer: the predictive utility of an extended theory of planned behavior. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 13, Article 92.
Economic and Social Research Council Grant No. RES-062-23-1563, “Regulatory functions of social emotions in cooperation” (Principal Investigator). 2010-2013, £234, 197. See http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/rfsec/
Economic and Social Research Council Grant No. ES/K003534/1, “Identity, socioeconomic status, and well-being: Does positively identifying with a group buffer the negative effect of low SES on well-being?” (Principal Investigator). £84,350. See http://psych.cf.ac.uk/home2/issw/
Economic and Social Research Council Grant No. ES/L016486/1, “Communicating appraisals and social motives: Interpersonal effects of regulated and unregulated emotion expression” (Principal Investigator). £331,940. See https://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/casm/
Agneta Fischer (University of Amsterdam)
Batja Mesquita (University of Leuven)
Christian Mumenthaler (University of Geneva)
Tom Postmes (University of Groningen)
Klaus Scherer (University of Geneva)
Russell Spears (University of Groningen)
Henrik Walter (University of Berlin)
Colin Leach (University of Connecticut)
Postgraduate research interests
I have research interests in the social and cognitive aspects of emotion, in the impact of attitudes on behaviour and in attitude change processes, and in the ways in which identity is influenced by social and cultural contexts.
Social and cognitive aspects of emotion. My research is focused on social influences on the experience and expression of emotion. I am interested in 'social appraisal', i.e., the ways in which one's perceptions of how others evaluate an emotional event and how they would evaluate one's own reaction to that event influence one's own emotional experience and expression. I am also interested in how group membership is partly shaped by the perception that one shares emotional reactions to certain events with others; and in how the emotions one experiences and expresses are sometimes determined by one's membership of social groups (as in the case of collective, rather than personal, guilt).
Attitudes. I have a long-standing interest in the extent to which behaviour can be understood as being influenced by the combination of attitudes and social influences, as claimed by the theories and reasoned action and planned behaviour. I am currently interested in the role played by moral beliefs and norms in determining social behaviours. With respect to attitude change, my central interest is in the impact of affect and of social contextual factors.
Identity. I am interested in the ways in which identities change in content and/or salience as a function of social context, and the impact that such changes have on feelings, thoughts, and behaviour. Together with Russell Spears and Andrew Livingstone, I am conducting research on Welsh national identity.
Note that because I am scheduled to retire in September 2017 I will not be taking on new research students after the 2014-15 academic year.
Brian Parkinson, The Attribution and Misattribution of Arousal Information in Emotion. Ph.D., 1983. Professor of School in Psychology, Oxford University.
Roselyne Edwards, The Development of Nonverbal Decoding Skill and its Relationship to Social Adjustment in Primary School Children. Ph.D., 1990. Currently Lecturer at University of Salford.
Karen Long, Self-esteem and Intergroup Relations: The Roles Played by Personal and Social Identity, Ph.D., 1992. Currently Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Sussex.
Kevin R. Fontaine, Personality, Appraisal, and Coping with Stress, Ph.D., 1992. Currently Assistant Professor, Department of Rheumatology, Johns Hopkins University, USA.
Henriëtte van den Heuvel, Us and Them: The Influence of Ethnicity and Gender on Stereotypes, Attitudes and Explanations of Behaviour, Ph.D., 1992. Currently working for Ministry of Education, Netherlands.
Dianne Parker, An Application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour to the Study of Intentions to Commit Driving Violations, Ph.D., 1993. Later Professor of Psychology, University of Manchester (now retired).
Susan Davies, Face Perception in Children with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, Ph.D., 1995.
Marcel Zeelenberg, On the Importance of What Might Have Been: Psychological Perspectives on Regret and Decision Making, Ph.D., 1996. Currently Professor of Social Psychology, Tilburg University, Netherlands.
Jolanda Jetten, Dimensions of Distinctiveness: Intergroup Discrimination and Social Identity, Ph.D., 1997, University of Amsterdam. Currently Professor of Psychology at the University of Queensland, Australia.
Jinke van der Laan, Ph.D., 1998. Acceptance of Automatic Violation-Registration Systems. Ph.D., 1998. Currently working for a research consultancy in the Netherlands.
Annet Nienhuis, Persuasive Communication and Communicating Persuasion, Ph.D., 1998. Currently working for a research consultancy in the Netherlands.
Esther Jakobs, Faces and Feelings in Social Context, Ph.D., 1998. Currently working for a research consultancy in the Netherlands.
Wilco van Dijk, Dashed Hopes and Shattered Dreams: On the Psychology of Disappointment, Ph.D., 1999. Currently Professor of Social Psychology, Leiden University.
Patricia Rodriguez Mosquera, Honor and Emotion: The Cultural Shaping of Pride, Shame and Anger, Ph.D., 1999. Currently Associate Professor of Psychology, Wesleyan University, USA.
Monique Timmers, Sex Differences in Emotion Expression, Ph.D., 2000. Currently Lecturer in Communication Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Daan Scheepers. The Social Functions of In-Group Bias. Ph.D., 2002. Currently Associate Professor of Social Psychology, Leiden University, the Netherlands.
Gerben van Kleef, Emotion in Social Context: The Interpersonal Effects of Emotions in Negotiations. Ph.D. (cum laude). Currently Professor in Social Psychology at University of Amsterdam.
Albina Colden, Empathic Processes in Human Memory. Ph.D., 2004. Currently Visiting Professor at Sigmund Freud University, Vienna.
Ruud Zaalberg, The Expression of Emotion in Social Situations: The Mediating Roles of Display Rules and Social Motives. Ph. D., University of Amsterdam. Currently Post-doc at Technical University of Eindhoven.
Catharine Evers, Sex Differences in Anger Expressions: The Shaping Role of Social Appraisals. Ph. D., 2005, University of Amsterdam. Currently Assistant Professor at Utrecht University.
Oliver Fischer, Computer-Mediated Leadership. Ph.D., 2005. Currently Fellow in Strategy, Leadership and Change at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
Helma van den Berg, Feeling and Thinking in Attitudes. Ph. D., University of Amsterdam, 2007. Currently Scientific Research Psychologist and Consultant at TNO-Human Behavior and Organizational Innovations, Netherlands.
Martin Bruder, How Do You Feel About It? The Social Appraisal of Others’ Emotional Behaviour. Ph. D., 2007, University of Cambridge. Currently Head of “Evaluation and Statistics” section at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Bonn.
Eva Krumhuber, Temporal Aspects of Facial Displays, Ph.D., 2008. Currently Currently Lecturer in Psychology at University College London.
Dina Dosmukhambetova, Strategic Use of Nonverbal Behaviour in the Context of Romantic Attraction, Ph.D., 2011, Cardiff University. Currently Research and Evaluation Manager, Great Potentials Foundation, New Zealand.
Sian Jones, Group processes and children’s response to bullying. Ph.D., 2012, Cardiff University. Currently Teaching Fellow in Psychology at Goldsmiths London.
Lee Shepherd, The effect of anticipated group-based emotions on discrimination and collective action. Ph.D., 2012, Cardiff University. Currently Lecturer in Psychology at Northumbria University.
Stephanie Sivell, Supporting decision-making using a theory based intervention: application of an extended Theory of Planned Behaviour and the Common Sense Model of Illness Representations to support women choosing surgery for early breast cancer, Ph.D., 2014, Cardiff University. Currently Post-doc in School of Medicine, Cardiff University.
Elena Lemonaki, The Effects of Hostile Sexism on Collective Action Intentions: The Roles of Emotions and Identification. Ph.D., 2015, Cardiff University.
Marlon Nieuwenhuis, Individual Mobility as a Route for Social Change: Psychological Barriers for Participation in Higher Education, Ph.D., 2016, Cardiff University. Currently postdoc in Social Psychology at University of Sussex.
B.Sc. Joint Honours, Sociology and Psychology, University of Bristol, July 1971
D.Phil. Social Psychology, University of Sussex, July 1978
2012: Elected to Fellowship of the Learned Society of Wales
2011: Elected to Fellowship of the British Academy
2010: Elected to Fellowship of the Association for Psychological Science
2009: Elected to Fellowship of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology
2008: Recipient of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology’s Henri Tajfel Award for lifetime achievement
2006: Elected to Fellowship of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (Division 8 of APA)
2004: British Psychological Society Presidents’ Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge
2004: Elected to Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences
2002: Elected to Fellowship of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
1998: Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award made by SPSSI, The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
1993 - 1996: President of European Association of Experimental Social Psychology
1992 - 2000: Honorary Professor of Psychology, University of Manchester
1992: Elected to membership of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology
1989: Elected to Fellowship of the British Psychological Society
I am currently co-Editor of the European Review of Social Psychology. I also serve as a member of the Standing Committee of the Psychology Section (S6) of the British Academy and as Chair of the Social Sciences Panel of the Newton International Fellowships Awards Committee. I have been Chief Editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology and an Associate Editor of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Cognition and Emotion, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Psychological Science. I also serve on the editorial boards of several journals, including Cognition and Emotion. I am a Fellow of the British Academy, Fellow of the Academy for Social Sciences, Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Fellow of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology and Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. I have served on several committees of the British Psychological Society, the Economic and Social Research Council, the International Society for Research on Emotion, and I have been Secretary and President of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology. I was a member of the Psychology Panel in the 2001 UK Research Assessment Exercise and was Deputy Chair of the Psychology Sub-Panel in the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise.
2004 – date: Professor of Psychology, Cardiff University
2002 - 2004: Professor of Psychology in the Social Sciences and Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
2001: Visiting Professor of Psychology, University of Bologna, Italy
1992 - 2001: Professor of Social Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
1990 - 1991: Visiting Professor of Social Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
1990 - 1992: Professor of Psychology, University of Manchester
1988 - 1990: Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Manchester
1983 (Jan-Sept.): Visiting Research Fellow and Fulbright Senior Scholar, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
1976 - 1988: Lecturer in Psychology, University of Manchester
1974 - 1976: Temporary Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Sussex