Dr Netta Weinstein

Senior Lecturer

Research group:
Social & Environmental Psychology
029 208 79435
Tower Building, Park Place

Research summary

I study how motivation and environmental support, for example for basic psychological needs, determines the quality relationships and well-being. I examine these topics in relation to adaptive self-regulation, such as the regulation of negative emotions and psychological stress, as well as effort and care extended to relationships. In addition, I study the links between nature and human experience. I examine the function of nature as an energising agent and a catalyst for connecting to one’s environment and toward other people.

Teaching summary

I have been teaching courses on psychotherapy, relationships, and statistics.

Selected publications (2014 onwards)


Full list of publications


Recently, article for the Guardian.


Leverhulme Trust
British Academy

Postgraduate research interests

If you are interested in applying for a PhD, or for further information regarding my postgraduate research, please contact me directly (contact details available on the 'Overview' page), or submit a formal application here.

Postgraduate education

I obtained a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rochester in New York with a research emphasis of Social and Motivational Psychology. I was an associate researcher at the University of Hamburg in Germany in the department of Motivation and Education, and more recently a Lecturer in the Psychology Department at the University of Essex.