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Durham University

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Dr Mario Weick

Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology
Room number: RH004

(email at mario.weick@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

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.

Research Interests

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.

Research Groups

Department of Psychology

Indicators of Esteem

  • Editorial Appointments:

    2018-present || Role: Consulting Editor || Outlet: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes || Publisher: American Psychological Association

    2017-present || Role: Associate Editor || Outlet: Frontiers in Psychology: Personality and Social Psychology || Publisher: Frontiers

    2017-present || Role: Associate Editor || Outlet: Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology || Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Publishing

    2012-2017 || Role: Associate Editor || Outlet: Journal of Applied Social Psychology || Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Publishing

    2011-2014 || Role: Consulting Editor || Outlet: European Journal of Social Psychology || Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Publishing

  • External Roles and Honorary Appointments:

    2018-present || Honorary Reader, School of Psychology, University of Kent

    2014-2015 II Member of the Oxford Future of Humanity Institute (FHI) and Amlin working group on systemic risk of modelling

    2009-2011 || Coordinator of the UK Social Cognition Network and Training Scheme (SCONET)

  • Grant Assessment:

    2010-present || Peer Review College Member, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Selected Publications

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Selected Grants

  • 2018: Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) || Title: PRIvacy-aware personal data management and Value Enhancement framework for Leisure Travelers || Role: Co-I || Grant Number: EP/R033749/1 || Award: £527,741
  • 2015: Funder: University of Kent, Social Sciences || Title: Science meets technology: Developing the next generation of stimuli to study human experiences || Role: PI || Award: £4,946
  • 2014: Funder: Commerical Funder || Title: n/a || Role: PI || Award: £940
  • 2014: University of Kent, Seed Fund || Title: Power and risk || Role: PI || Award: £1,945
  • 2013: Funder: Commerical Funder || Title: n/a || Role: PI || Award: £1,200
  • 2012: Funder: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) || Title: Risk perception and behaviour: What we know and what we need to know || Role: PI || Grant Number: ESRC/BSB/03 || Award: £42,653
  • 2012: University of Kent, Social Sciences Faculty || Title: Wrapping up || Role: PI || Award: £4,993
  • 2011: Funder: Kent Innovation and Enterprise || Title: Risk perception and behaviour || Role: PI || Award: £421
  • 2010: Funder: Kent Innovation and Enterprise || Title: Leadership training || Role: PI || Award: £4,981
  • 2009: Funder: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) || Title: The psychology of power: Neurological and psychosomatic markers of control || Role: PI || Grant Number: PTA-026-27- 1908 || Award: £109,482
  • 2009: Funder: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) || Title: UK Social Cognition Network || Role: PI || Grant Number: RES-810-21-0073 || Award: £40,299
  • 2006: Funder: Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research (GIAR) || Title: The effects of power on knowledge accessibility within a person x situation framework || Role: PI || Award: $800