Dr Mario Weick
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I joined Durham University as Associate Professor in Quantitative Social Psychology in September 2018.
Prior to joining DU, I was appointed Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology, University of Kent. My post-doctoral research was supported by an ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) fellowship, and I was fortunate enough to spend some time as a visiting scholar at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
My work focuses on how social power and status impact people’s feelings, perceptions and actions. For example, I examine some of the biases and pitfalls that beleaguer power-holders (Weick & Guinote, 2010), how power constrains or enhances cognitive processes (Weick, Guinote, & Wilkinson, 2011), and how power is negotiated non-verbally (Weick, McCall, & Blascovich, 2017). I am fascinated by these and related topics for a number of reasons, one of which is that the work, although rooted in social psychology, is very diverse and branches into areas such as affective, behavioural, cognitive, and organisational psychology. Drawing on my doctoral research on behavioural biases, I am also engaged in translational work on risk perception and behaviour.
The word cloud below illustrates some of the topics I have been working on. I welcome expressions of interest from prospective students, researchers, and public and private sector organisations to work with me on these and related topics.
- Moon, C., Uskul, A. K. & Weick, M. (2019). Cultural differences in politeness as a function of status relations: Comparing South Korean and British communicators. Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology
- Leach, S. & Weick, S. (2018). Can people judge the veracity of their intuitions?. Social Psychological and Personality Science 9(1): 40-49.
- Moon, C., Weick, M. & Uskul, A. K. (2018). Cultural variation in individual's responses to incivility by colleagues of different rank: The role of descriptive and injunctive norms. European Journal of Social Psychology 48(4): 472-489.
- Leach, S. & Weick, M. (2018). From grumpy to cheerful (and back): How power impacts mood in and across different contexts. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 79: 107-114.
- Moon, C., Uskul, A. K. & Weick, M. (2018). On culture, ethics and hierarchy: How cultural variations in hierarchical relations are manifested in the code of ethics of British and Korean organizations. Journal of Applied Social Psychology 48(1): 15-27.
- Weick, M., Vasiljevic, M. & Sedikides, C. (2018). Taming the lion: How perceived worth buffers the detrimental influence of power on aggression and conflict. Frontiers in Psychology 9: 858.
- Leach, S., Weick, M. & Lammers, J. (2017). Does influence beget autonomy? Clarifying the relationship between social and personal power. Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology 1(1): 5-14.
- Weick., M., McCall, C. & Blascovich, J. (2017). Power moves beyond complementarity: A staring look elicits avoidance in low power perceivers and approach in high power perceivers. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 43(8): 1188-1201.
- Weick, M., Vasiljevic, M., Uskul, A. K. & Moon, C. (2017). Stuck in the heat or stuck in the hierarchy? Power relations explain regional variations in violence. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40: e102.
- Uskul, A. K., Paulmann, S. & Weick, M. (2016). Social power and recognition of emotional prosody: High power is associated with lower recognition accuracy than low power. Emotion 16(1): 11-15.
- Weick, M., Allen, J., Vasiljevic, M. & Yao, B. (2016). Walking blindfolded unveils unique contributions of behavioural approach and inhibition to lateral spatial bias. Cognition 147: 106-112.