Societies Research Area

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The Societies research area within the ARU Centre for Societies and Groups (ARU-CSG) is an interdisciplinary group that leads research and debate on community change, public policy, and psychological well-being in societal contexts.

Topics currently being researched by members of the group include gendered issues in advertising, determinants of food choice, victimisation and injustice, driving behaviour, and the development of resilience, including in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our work illuminates and challenges social behaviour to benefit local, national, and international communities, and influences public policy.

Find out more about our Psychology PhD. We have also identified a range of innovative research project opportunities for postgraduate researchers.