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Dr Louisa Pavey

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

About

I joined Kingston University in 2009 after completing my PhD and post-doctoral research at the University of Sussex with a specialism in social and health psychology. My broad research interests are in health behaviour change, message framing, and motivational responses to health risk information.  

I teach Health Psychology, Positive Psychology, Research Methods, and Social Psychology at both undergraduate and masters level. I am currently course director for the MSc in Behavioural Decision Science.

Areas of specialism

  • Health Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Decision Science

Courses taught

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Qualifications

  • DPhil Psychology (ESRC +3 competition funded), University of Sussex, 2008
  • MRes Psychological Methods (Distinction), University of Sussex, 2005
  • BA (Hons) Social Psychology (First Class), University of Sussex, 2003
  • PGCLTE Higher Education Teaching and Learning, Kingston University London, 2009

Professional membership

Member of the European Health Psychology Society

Member of the European Association of Social Psychology

BPS Occupational Testing Level A/B certificate

Associate of the Higher Education Academy    

Member of the Social Psychology Network

Member of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Research

My broad research interests are in health behaviour change, message framing, and motivational responses to health risk information. In particular, I focus on implicit cognitive processes, choice and autonomy, reactance, planning and impulsivity. Behaviour change interventions focus on behaviours such as diet, alcohol consumption, and exercise.   

Publications

Number of items: 18.

Article

Pavey, Louisa and Churchill, Sue (2017) Impulsivity and temporal frame : reducing frequency of snacking by highlighting immediate health benefits. Eating Behaviors, 26, pp. 1-5. ISSN (print) 1471-0153

Donaldson-Feilder, Emma, Lewis, Rachel, Pavey, Louisa, Jones, Bethan, Green, Melanie and Webster, Angela (2017) Perceived barriers and facilitators of exercise and healthy dietary choices : a study of employees and managers within a large transport organisation. Health Education Journal, ISSN (print) 0017-8969 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Vandrevala, Tushna, Pavey, Louisa, Chelidoni, Olga, Chang, Nai-Feng, Creagh-Brown, Ben and Cox, Anna (2017) Psychological rumination and recovery from work in Intensive Care Professionals : associations with stress, burnout, depression, and health. Journal of Intensive Care, 5(16), ISSN (online) 2052-0492

Case, Philippa, Sparks, Paul and Pavey, Louisa (2016) Identity appropriateness and the structure of the theory of planned behaviour. British Journal of Social Psychology, 55(1), pp. 109-125. ISSN (print) 0144-6665

Churchill, Susan, Pavey, Louisa, Jessop, Donna and Sparks, Paul (2016) Persuading people to drink less alcohol : the role of message framing, temporal focus and autonomy. Alcohol and Alcoholism, ISSN (print) 0735-0414 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Churchill, Susan, Good, Anna and Pavey, Louisa (2014) Promoting the avoidance of high-calorie snacks. The role of temporal message framing and eating self-efficacy. Appetite, 80, pp. 131-136. ISSN (print) 0195-6663

Pavey, L. and Churchill, S. (2014) Promoting the avoidance of high-calorie snacks: priming autonomy moderates message framing effects. PloS One, 9(7), e103892. ISSN (online) 1932-6203

Churchill, Sue and Pavey, Louisa (2013) Promoting fruit and vegetable consumption: the role of message framing and autonomy. British Journal of Health Psychology, 18(3), pp. 610-622. ISSN (print) 1359-107X

Pavey, L. and Sparks, P. (2012) Autonomy and defensiveness: experimentally increasing adaptive responses to health-risk information via priming and self-affirmation. Psychology & Health, 27(3), pp. 259-276. ISSN (print) 0887-0446

Pavey, L., Greitemeyer, T. and Sparks, P. (2012) “I help because I want to, not because you tell me to”: Empathy increases autonomously motivated helping. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38(5), pp. 681-689. ISSN (print) 0146-1672

Pavey, Louisa, Greitemeyer, Tobias and Sparks, Paul (2011) Highlighting relatedness promotes prosocial motives and behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37(7), pp. 905-917. ISSN (print) 0146-1672

Pavey, Louisa Jane and Sparks, Paul (2010) Autonomy and reactions to health-risk information. Psychology and Health, 25(7), pp. 855-872. ISSN (print) 0887-0446

Felisberti, Fatima Maria and Pavey, Louisa (2010) Contextual modulation of biases in face recognition. PLoS ONE, 5(9), ISSN (online) 1932-6203

Pavey, Louisa and Sparks, Paul (2009) Reactance, autonomy and paths to persuasion: Examining perceptions of threats to freedom and informational value. Motivation and Emotion, 33(3), pp. 277-290. ISSN (print) 0146-7239

Pavey, Louisa J. and Sparks, Paul (2008) Threats to autonomy: motivational responses to risk information. European Journal of Social Psychology, 38(5), pp. 852-865. ISSN (print) 0046-2772

Conference or Workshop Item

Pavey, Louisa, Greitemeyer, Tobias and Sparks, Paul (2010) Highlighting relatedness promotes prosocial motivation and behaviour. In: BPS Social Psychology Section Conference; 7-9 Sept 2010, Winchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Pavey, Louisa, Greitemeyer, Tobias and Sparks, Paul (2010) Self-determination and altruism: priming relatedness needs promotes prosocial motives and behaviour. In: Fourth International Self-Determination Theory Conference; 13-16 May 2010, Ghent, Belgium. (Unpublished)

Pavey, Louisa and Sparks, Paul (2009) Autonomy affirmation: experimentally increasing adaptive responses to risk information. In: BPS Social Psychology Section Conference; 15-17 Sept 2009, Sheffield, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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