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Dr Matthew Easterbrook

Post:Lecturer in Psychology (Psychology)
Location:PEVENSEY 2 3B4

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 876597
International:+44 1273 876597

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I completed my PhD at Sussex in 2012 under the supervision of Viv Vignoles, during which I investigated the importance of context - cultural, social, and physical - to people's identities, motivations, and interactions.  I then worked with Helga Dittmar and Robin Banerjee, again at Sussex, on the Children's Consumer Culture Project, studying materialistic and appearance motivations, identity, and well-being among children and young people.  

In 2013 I moved to work at Cardiff University with Tony Manstead and Toon Kuppens (University of Groningen) on a project investigating the impact of education and inequality on people's identities, well-being, and socio-political attitudes.  In July 2014, I came back to Sussex as a lecturer in psychology.


Lecturer in Psychology

Associate Tutor Coordinator


BSc Psychology, University of Sussex

Ph.D, University of Sussex


Professional memberships: The British Psychological Society; The European Association of Social Psychology; International Association of Cross Cultural Psychology; Social Psychology Network; Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Research groups: Part of the main research team of the Culture and Identity Research Network (CIRN, led by Dr. Vivian L. Vignoles); The Sussex Social and Appied Psychology Research Group; and the Self Affirmation Research Group (SARG).