Dr Annelie Harvey

Senior Lecturer; Deputy Head of School

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Psychology and Sport Science

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Applied, Social and Health Psychology

Annelie is a social psychologist interested in the psychology of justice. Her research considers how people react to victims and instances of misfortune.

annelie.harvey@anglia.ac.uk

Twitter: @annelieharvey

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Background

Annelie joined Anglia Ruskin University in 2015 following completion of her PhD at the University of Essex.

Annelie's research is inspired by the 'Belief in a Just World' theory, which posits that people have an inherent motivation to believe that the world is a fair and just place where everyone gets what they deserve. Although such a belief sounds unrealistic, it is essentially what drives people to delay gratification and work towards their deserved outcomes in life. Being confronted with instances of undeserved suffering and misfortune threaten this belief, and therefore, people react in a number of ways to make sense of victimisation and injustice.

Annelie's work considers the different reactions people exhibit and how these reactions operate. For example, she has investigated the level of processing that reactions to victims operate at (Harvey, Callan & Matthews, 2014), how different types of justice reasoning are moderated by religiosity (Harvey and Callan, 2014) and more recently, if people are biased in perceiving just-world consistent information (Harvey et al., 2017).

Research interests

  • Reactions to injustice
  • Reactions to victims
  • Victims and stereotypes

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Teaching

Contemporary Social Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Qualifications

  • PhD, Psychology, University of Essex: October, 2014.
  • Title: Making sense of victimisation and misfortunes: a just-world theory perspective

  • MSc, Research Methods in Psychology, University of Essex, 2011 (Distinction).
  • Dissertation: Footballers’ wives, skinheads and teenage mothers: procedural and behavioural rebound of stereotypes

  • BSc (Hons), Psychology, University of Essex, 2010 (First class)

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Anglia Ruskin University: 2017.

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Anglia Ruskin University: 2016.

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education. Anglia Ruskin University: 2016.

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. University of Essex: 2015.

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Callan, M. J., Harvey, A. J., & Olson, J. M. (2016-2018). Rejecting Innocent Victims: The Roles of Relative Judgments and Emotional Impact. The Leverhulme Trust: £103,128

Keyes, H. K., & Harvey, A. J. (2017-2018). How do I compare thee? An evidence-based approach to the presentation of class comparison information to students using Dashboard. Anglia Ruskin Learning and Teaching Project Award: £3,292

Zawisza, M., Harvey, A. J., Hina, F., Gradidge, S. (2018). Improving Public Confidence in Essex Police through Social Media Communications. REF Impact Fund: £4,000

Selected recent publications

Dawtry, R. J., Callan, M. J., Harvey, A. J. & Gheorghiu, A. (submitted). Victims, vignettes, and videos: The effect of emotional impact on the derogation of innocent victims. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Dawtry, R. J., Callan, M. J., Harvey, A. J. & Olson, J. M. (2018). Derogating innocent victims: The effects of Relative versus absolute character judgments. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44, 186-199.

Harvey, A. J., Callan, M. J., Sutton, R. M., Foulsham, T., & Matthews, W. J. (2017). Selective exposure to deserved outcomes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 69, 33-43.

Douglas, K. M., Sutton, R. M., Callan, M. J., Dawtry, R. J., & Harvey, A. J. (2016). Someone is pulling the strings: Hypersensitive agency detection and belief in conspiracy theories. Thinking & Reasoning, 22, 57–77.

Ellard, J., Harvey, A. J., & Callan, M. J. (2016). The Justice Motive. In C. Sabbagh & M. Schmitt (Eds.), Handbook of Social Justice Theory and Research. New York, NY: Springer.

Khera, M. L. K., Harvey, A. J., & Callan, M. J. (2014). Beliefs in a just world, subjective well-being, and attitudes toward refugees among refugee workers. Social Justice Research, 27, 432–443.

Harvey, A. J., & Callan, M. J. (2014). Getting “just deserts” or seeing the “silver lining”: The relation between judgments of immanent and ultimate justice. PLoS ONE, 9: e101803. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.010180

Harvey, A. J., Callan, M. J., & Matthews, W. J. (2014). How much does effortful thinking underlie observers’ reactions to victimization? Social Justice Research, 27, 175–208.

Callan, M. J., Sutton, R. M., Harvey, A. J., & Dawtry, R. J. (2014). Immanent justice reasoning: Theory, research, and current directions. In J. M. Olson & M. P. Zanna (Eds.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol. 49, pp. 105–161). London: Academic Press.

Callan, M. J., Harvey, A. J., & Sutton, R. M. (2014). Rejecting victims of misfortune reduces delay discounting. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 51, 41–44.

Harvey, A. J., & Callan, M. J. (2014). The role of religiosity in ultimate and immanent justice reasoning. Personality and Individual Differences, 56, 193–196.

Callan, M. J., Harvey, A. J., Dawtry, R. J., & Sutton, R. M. (2013). Through the looking glass: Long-term goal focus increases immanent justice reasoning. British Journal of Social Psychology, 52, 377–385.

Recent presentations and conferences

Harvey, A. J., & Keyes, H. (2018, June). How do I compare thee? An evidence-based approach to the presentation of class comparison information to students using Dashboard. Paper presented as part of the LTA Conference, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford UK.

Dawtry, R. J., Callan, M. J., & Harvey, A. J. (2018, March). Victims, Vignettes and Video Tapes: A Meta-Analysis of Experimental Research on Victim Derogation from Lerner & Simmons (1966) to Present. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Harvey, A. J., Callan, M. J., & Sutton, R. M. (2016, July). Getting your “just deserts”: When justice affirmation reduces immanent justice reasoning and biased information search. Paper presented as part of a symposium entitled "Forces of justice. Why we need to distinguish beliefs in human, natural and supernatural sources of justice" at the 16th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Justice Research, Canterbury, UK.

Harvey, A. J., Callan, M. J., & Sutton, R. M. (2016, July). When justice affirmation reduces immanent justice reasoning and biased information search. Poster presented as part of the FSE Research Conference, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford UK.

Harvey, A. J., & Callan, M. J. (2014, September). Good things happen to good people and bad things happen to bad people: Expectations of deservingness. “Bite-size” paper presented at the Social Psychology Section annual conference from the British Psychological Society, Canterbury, UK.

Harvey, A. J., & Callan, M. J. (2014, July). The role of religiosity in ultimate and immanent justice reasoning. Poster presented at the 17th annual meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Harvey, A. J., & Callan, M. J. (2014, June). Getting your “just deserts” or seeing the “silver lining”: The relation between judgments of immanent and ultimate justice. Paper presented as part of a symposium entitled "Making sense of the social world through justice judgments" at the 15th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Justice Research, New York, USA.

Harvey, A. J., & Callan, M. J. (2014, February). Getting your “just deserts” or seeing the “silver lining”: When do judgments of immanent and ultimate justice for the self and others surface? Poster presented at the 15th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, Texas, USA.

Harvey, A. J., Callan, M. J., & Matthews, W. J. (2012, September). Strategies for preserving a belief in a just world: Deliberative or effortless? Paper presented at the 14th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Justice Research, Tel Aviv, Israel.