Dr Vivian Vignoles
|Post:||Reader in Social Psychology (Psychology)|
|Location:||Pevensey 1 2b18|
|Internal:||3635 or 3586|
|UK:||(01273) 873635 or (01273) 873586|
|International:||+44 1273 873635 or +44 1273 873586|
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BSc in Sociology & Psychology, University of Bristol, 1995
PhD in Social Psychology, University of Surrey, 2000
Postdoctoral Research, University of Surrey, 2000-2001
Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Sussex, 2001-2005
Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Sussex, 2005-present
Personality, Self and Intelligence, Course Convenor, 2001-2004
Psychological Perspectives on Self and Identity, Course Convenor, 2002-present
Cross-Cultural Psychology, Course Convenor, 2003-2005
Personality and Individual Differences, Course Convenor, 2003-2012
Deputy Chair of Psychology Undergraduate Exam Board, 2005-2007
Chair of Psychology Undergraduate Exam Board, 2007-2009
Member of Psychology Strategy Committee, 2012-present
Principal Investigator, Culture and Identity Research Network
Associate Editor, European Journal of Social Psychology
My primary research interests are in self and identity, especially motivational processes and the influence of culture and context on identity construction, as well as developing a better understanding of the relationship between individual and social representation processes.
A main focus of my current research is to develop an integrated theoretical model of identity motivation applicable to individual, relational and group levels of self-representation. The research involves using multilevel modelling to predict aspects of the organisation of multiple elements of identity content within participants' subjective identity structures. Results suggest that a theoretical model of identity motivation should include motives to maintain and enhance self-esteem, continuity, distinctiveness, belonging, efficacy and meaning.
An additional interest is in cross-cultural and indigenous psychologies. In particular I am interested in describing and understanding the significance for identity and action of cultural representations of the person, self and groups, both within and across nations and especially among non-student populations. One focus has been the motive for distinctiveness, often assumed to be specific to individualistic cultures. Against this assumption, my research focuses on the different ways in which a sense of distinctiveness may be constructed according to both cultural and contextual influences.
Psychological Perspectives on Self and Identity
Introduction to Multilevel Modelling
Final Year Projects
Mondays 1pm - 2pm
Tuesdays 11am - 12noon
Owe, Ellinor, Vignoles, Vivian L, Becker, Maja, Brown, Rupert, Smith, Peter B, Lee, Spike W S, Easterbrook, Matt, Gadre, Tanuja, Zhang, Xiao, Gheorghiu, Mirona, Baguma, Peter, Tatarko, Alexander, Aldhafri, Said, Zinkeng, Martina, Schwartz, Seth J, Des Rosiers, Sabrina E, Villamar, Juan A, Mekonnen, Kassahun H and et al, (2013) Contextualism as an important facet of individualism-collectivism: personhood beliefs across 37 national groups. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 44 (1). pp. 24-45. ISSN 0022-0221
Easterbrook, Matt and Vignoles, Vivian L (2012) Different groups, different motives: identity motives underlying changes in identification with novel groups. Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, 38 (8). pp. 1066-1080. ISSN 1552-7433
Becker, Maja, Vignoles, Vivian L, Owe, Ellinor, Brown, Rupert, Smith, Peter B., Easterbrook, Matt, Herman, Ginette, de Sauvage, Isabelle, Bourguignon, David, Torres, Ana, Camino, Leoncio, Lemos, Flávia Cristina Silveira, Ferreira, M. Cristina, Koller, Silvia H., González, Roberto, Carrasco, Diego, Cadena, Maria Paz, Lay, Siugmin, Wang, Qian, Bond, Michael Harris, Trujillo, Elvia Vargas, Balanta, Paola, Valk, Aune, Mekonnen, Kassahun Habtamu, Nizharadze, George, Fülöp, Marta, Regalia, Camillo, Manzi, Claudia, Brambilla, Maria, Harb, Charles, Aldhafri, Said, Martin, Mariana, Macapagal, Ma. Elizabeth J., Chybicka, Aneta, Gavreliuc, Alin, Buitendach, Johanna, Gallo, Inge Schweiger, Özgen, Emre, Güner, Ülkü E. and Yamakoğlu, Nil (2012) Culture and the distinctiveness motive: constructing identity in individualistic and collectivistic contexts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102 (4). pp. 833-855. ISSN 0022-3514
Eriksson, Emma L, Becker, Maja and Vignoles, Vivian L (2011) Just another face in the crowd? Distinctiveness seeking in Sweden and Britain. Psychological Studies, 56 (1). pp. 125-134. ISSN 0033-2968 (In Press)
Schwartz, Seth J, Luyckx, Koen and Vignoles, Vivian, eds. (2011) Handbook of identity theory and research. Springer, London. ISBN 9781441979872
Vignoles, Vivian L, Schwartz, Seth J and Luyckx, Koen (2011) Introduction: toward an integrative view of identity. In: Handbook of identity theory and research. Springer, New York, pp. 1-30. ISBN 9781441979872
Schwartz, Seth J, Vignoles, Vivian and Luyckx, Koen (2011) What's next for identity theory and research. In: Handbook of identity theory and research. Springer, New York. ISBN 9781441979872
Manzi, Claudia, Vignoles, Vivian L and Regalia, Camilo (2010) Accommodating a new identity: Possible selves, identity change and well-being across two life-transitions. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40 (6). pp. 970-984. ISSN 0046-2772
Droseltis, Orestis and Vignoles, Vivian L (2010) Towards an integrative model of place identification: Dimensionality and predictors of intrapersonal level place preferences. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 30 (1). pp. 23-34. ISSN 0272-4944
Gheorghiu, Mirona A, Vignoles, Vivian and Smith, Peter (2009) Beyond the United States and Japan: Testing Yamagishi's Emancipation Theory of Trust across 31 Nations. Social Psychology Quarterly, 72 (4). pp. 365-383. ISSN 0190-2725
Pehrson, Samuel, Vignoles, Vivian L and Brown, Rupert (2009) National Identification and anti-immigrant sentiment: individual and contextual effects of national definitions. Social Psychology Quarterly, 72 (1). pp. 24-38. ISSN 0190-2725
Vignoles, Vivian L (2009) The motive for distinctiveness: A universal, but flexible human need. In: Oxford handbook of positive psychology. Oxford Library of Psychology . Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 491-500. ISBN 9780195187243
Vignoles, Vivian L., Manzi, Claudia, Regalia, Camillo, Jemmolo, Simone and Scabini, Eugenia (2008) Identity motives underlying desired and feared possible future selves. Journal of Personality, 76 (5). pp. 1165-1200. ISSN 0022-3514
Vignoles, Vivian and Moncaster, Natalie (2007) Identity motives and ingroup favouritism: A new approach to individual differences in intergroup discrimination. British Journal of Social Psychology, 46 (1). pp. 91-113. ISSN 0144-6665
Manzi, Claudia, Vignoles, Vivian L, Regalia, Camillo and Scabini, Eugenia (2006) Cohesion and enmeshment revisited: Differentiation, identity, and well-being in two European cultures. Journal of Marriage and Family, 68 (3). pp. 673-689.
Manzi, Claudia, Regalia, Camillo and Vignoles, Vivian Laurence (2006) Perche alcuni aspetti della definizione del se sono piu importanti di altri: Uno studio sulle motivazioni che sottendono i processi di formazione dell'identita (Why are some aspects of self-definition more important than others: A study on the motivations underlying identity formation processes). Giornale Italiano di Psicologia, 33. pp. 119-143.
Vignoles, Vivian L, Regalia, Camillo, Manzi, Claudia, Golledge, Jen and Scabini, Eugenia (2006) Beyond self-esteem: Influence of multiple motives on identity construction. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90 (2). pp. 308-333. ISSN 0022-3514
Otway, Lorna J. and Vignoles, Vivian L. (2006) Narcissism and childhood recollections: A quantitative test of psychoanalytic predictions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32 (1). pp. 104-116. ISSN 0146-1672
Clay, Daniel, Vignoles, Vivian L. and Dittmar, Helga (2005) Body image and self-esteem among adolescent girls: Testing the influence of sociocultural factors. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 15 (4). pp. 451-477. ISSN 0743-5584
Manzi, C, Lanz, M and Vignoles, V L (2005) Come si verifica l'invarianza cross-culturale degli strumenti: Un esempio nell'ambito degli studi sulla famiglia (How to test for cross-cultural invariance: An example from family studies). Testing Psicometria Metodologia, 12 (4). pp. 261-275. ISSN 1720-0121
Vignoles, Vivian L, Chryssochoou, Xenia and Breakwell, Glynis M (2004) Combining individuality and relatedness: Representations of the person among the Anglican clergy. British Journal of Social Psychology, 43 (1). pp. 113-132.
Vignoles, Vivian L (2004) Modelling identity motives using multilevel regression. In: Doing social psychology research. Blackwell, pp. 184-215. ISBN 9780470777091
Breakwell, Glynis M, Vignoles, Vivian L and Robertson, Toby (2003) Stereotypes and crossed-category evaluations: The case of gender and science education. British Journal of Psychology, 94 (4). pp. 437-455.
Vignoles, Vivian L, Chryssochoou, Xenia and Breakwell, Glynis M (2002) Sources of distinctiveness: Position, difference and separateness in the identities of Anglican parish priests. European Journal of Social Psychology, 32 (6). pp. 761-780. ISSN 0046-2772
Vignoles, Vivian L., Chryssochoou, Xenia and Breakwell, Glynis M. (2002) Evaluating models of identity motivation: Self-esteem is not the whole story. Self and Identity, 1 (3). pp. 201-218.
Vignoles, Vivian L, Chryssochoou, Xenia and Breakwell, Glynis M (2000) The distinctiveness principle: Identity, meaning, and the bounds of cultural relativity. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 4 (4). pp. 337-354. ISSN 1088-8683