Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Social Interaction
Unit(s) of assessment: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Research theme: Health and Wellbeing
School: School of Social Sciences
The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Social Interaction (CROS) is an interdisciplinary grouping of researchers from across NTU interested in the phenomenon of social interaction.
We analyse social interaction from multiple perspectives aiming to understand the mechanisms, function, evolutionary origins and applied consequences of social connections. We seek to forge links between diverse disciplinary groups, adding value by breaking down disciplinary boundaries, stimulating creative thinking, and sharing expertise.
The Centre has attracted funding from the European Research Council, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Leverhulme Trust, British Academy. Wenner-Gren Foundation, Leakey Foundation, National Science Foundation and various other charity and third sector funding.
The following research groups are part of this research centre:
Evolution and Social Interaction Research Group
The Evolution and Social Interaction Research Group’s aim is to further our understanding of human and non-human animal social interaction and how and why these behaviours have been moulded by evolution.
Groups, Identities and Health
The Groups, Identities and Health research group investigates the ways in which social identities impact upon the health and wellbeing of their group members. We examine groups across a wide range of community, healthcare and educational contexts to examine how social identities can shape members’ perceptions and experiences, how identities facilitate or impede helping behaviour and how groups serve to support or undermine individual and collective resilience.
Bullying and Aggressive Behaviour
The Bullying and Aggressive Behaviour research group are concerned with projects that explore a range of aggressive behaviours associated psychological impacts.
LGBTQ+ Health and Wellbeing Research Group
The LGBTQ+ Health and Wellbeing Research Group aims to better understand the lives of this community, especially the minority stress they may experience and, the consequential adverse health outcomes.
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