I am a Dissertation Supervisor for final year BSc Psychology students
I am also a Personal Tutor for year 2 BSc Psychology students and MSc Psychology (Conversion) students
My research work considers the influence of social determinants on healthy intentions and health-related lifestyle choices. I am particularly interested in how social identity affects how people respond to social norms, regarding adults’ eating behaviour and physical activity status.
J. Liu, JM. Thomas, S. Higgs (2019). The relationship between social identity, descriptive social norms and eating intentions and behaviors. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 82, pp.217-230.
JM. Thomas, J. Liu, EL. Robinson, P. Aveyard, CP. Herman, et al. The Effects of Liking Norms and Descriptive Norms on Vegetable Consumption: A Randomized Experiment. Frontiers in Psychology. 7,
S. Higgs, J. Liu, EIM. Collins, JM. Thomas (2019). Using social norms to encourage healthier eating. Nutrition Bulletin. 44(1), pp.43-52.
J. Liu, S. Higgs Social Modeling of Food Intake: No Evidence for Moderation by Identification With the Norm Referent Group. Frontiers in Psychology. 10,