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Samuel Pehrson

Samuel Pehrson

My overarching interest is in how social categories are used in everyday life as people seek to understand, challenge, debate or deny unjust social relations and practices. I see social categories as central to the relationship between representation and power (and hence to the way ideology works) because of the processes of social influence and collective behaviour that stem from them. I use a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods to explore these issues.

My recent and on-going work can be grouped into the following areas:
• Racism and the politics of immigration and multiculturalism
• Social comparisons in ideology and talk
• Police authority and legitimacy

Primary Interests:

  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Political Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity

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Courses Taught:

  • Applying Political Psychology to Current Social Issues
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Self and Identity
  • Social and Applied Psychology

Samuel Pehrson
School of Psychology
Queen's University Belfast
David Keir Building, 39-123 Stranmillis Road
Belfast, Northern Ireland BT7 1NN
United Kingdom

  • Phone: + 44 28 9097 4333

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