|Professor in the Department of Psychology||RH004|
|Fellow in the Durham Research Methods Centre|
|Member of the Centre for Vision and Visual Cognition|
I am a first-generation university graduate coming from a working-class background. I was born in Austria and grew up in Germany. I joined Durham University as Associate Professor of Quantitative Social Psychology in September 2018.
Prior to joining DU, I was appointed Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology, University of Kent. As a postdoctoral researcher, I was fortunate enough to spend some time at the University of California at Santa Barbara, supported by an ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) fellowship.
Much of my basic research focuses on social hiearchies - how hierarchical relations are formed, and how being at the top or at the bottom of a hierarchy impacts people's thoughts, feelings and actions. On the more applied end, I help organisations and stakeholders make use of behavioural insights to tackle the challenges that they face.
The word cloud below illustrates some of the topics I have been working on. I welcome expressions of interest from prospective students, researchers, and organisations wishing to work with me on these and related topics.
- Director of Workload Management
- Director of the BSc in Behavioural Science (C803) degree programme
- Research Group Lead, Quantitative Social Psychology group
- BPS Research Digest, 3rd Aug 2017, The intuition blindspot: just because you like going with your gut doesn’t mean you’re good at it
- BTRtoday, 17th Aug 2017, Intuition
- New York Post, 17th Aug 2017, Having power over others doesn’t necessarily make you feel powerful
- Psychology Today, 22nd June 2017, What’s really going on when someone stares at you
- Psychology Today, 30th Sept 2017, Does power impact how we perceive emotion?
- Psychology Today, 30th Sept 2017, It won't take long: power biases our estimations of time
- The Independent, 1st Aug 2017, Forget instinct and never trust a cop with a hunch
- The Times, 22nd Jan 2016, Anxious are programmed to veer left
- Editorial Appointments:
- 2021 -- || Role: Associate Editor || Outlet: ;European Journal of ;Social Psychology || Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Publishing
- 2018-present || Role: Consulting Editor || Outlet: ;Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes || Publisher: ;American Psychological Association
- 2017-present || Role: Associate Editor || Outlet: Frontiers in Psychology: Personality and Social Psychology || Publisher: Frontiers
- 2017-present || Role: Associate Editor || Outlet: ;Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology || Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Publishing
- 2012-2017 || Role: Associate Editor || Outlet: ;Journal of Applied Social Psychology || Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Publishing
- 2011-2014 || Role: Consulting Editor || Outlet: ;European Journal of Social Psychology || Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Publishing
- External Roles and Honorary Appointments:
- 2018-2021 || Honorary Reader, School of Psychology, University of Kent
- 2014-2015 || ;Member of the Oxford Future of Humanity Institute (FHI) and Amlin working group on systemic risk of modelling
- 2009-2011 || Coordinator of the UK Social Cognition Network and Training Scheme (SCONET)
- Grant Assessment:
- 2020 || Panel Member (Ad-hoc) || ;Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
- 2010-present || Peer Review College Member || ;Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
- Dougall, I., Weick, M. & Vasiljevic, M. (2021). Social class and wellbeing among staff and students in higher education settings: Mapping the problem and exploring underlying mechanisms. Journal of Applied Social Psychology
- Leach, S. & Weick, M. (2020). Taking charge of one's feelings: Sense of power and affect regulation. Personality and Individual Differences 161: 109958.
- Leach, S. & Weick, M. (2020). When smiles (and frowns) speak words: Does power impact the correspondence between self-reported affect and facial expressions? British Journal of Psychology 111(4): 683-701.
- Weick, M. (2020). Power and aggression: making sense of a fickle relationship. Current Opinion in Psychology 33: 245-249.
- Moon, C., Uskul, A. K. & Weick, M. (2019). Cultural differences in politeness as a function of status relations: Comparing South Korean and British communicators. Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology 3(3): 137-145.
- Weick, M., Vasiljevic, M. & Sedikides, C. (2018). Taming the lion: How perceived worth buffers the detrimental influence of power on aggression and conflict. Frontiers in Psychology 9: 858.
- Moon, C., Weick, M. & Uskul, A. K. (2018). Cultural variation in individual's responses to incivility by colleagues of different rank: The role of descriptive and injunctive norms. European Journal of Social Psychology 48(4): 472-489.
- Moon, C., Uskul, A. K. & Weick, M. (2018). On culture, ethics and hierarchy: How cultural variations in hierarchical relations are manifested in the code of ethics of British and Korean organizations. Journal of Applied Social Psychology 48(1): 15-27.
- Leach, S. & Weick, S. (2018). Can people judge the veracity of their intuitions? Social Psychological and Personality Science 9(1): 40-49.
- Leach, S. & Weick, M. (2018). From grumpy to cheerful (and back): How power impacts mood in and across different contexts. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 79: 107-114.
- Weick., M., McCall, C. & Blascovich, J. (2017). Power moves beyond complementarity: A staring look elicits avoidance in low power perceivers and approach in high power perceivers. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 43(8): 1188-1201.
- Leach, S., Weick, M. & Lammers, J. (2017). Does influence beget autonomy? Clarifying the relationship between social and personal power. Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology 1(1): 5-14.
- Weick, M., Vasiljevic, M., Uskul, A. K. & Moon, C. (2017). Stuck in the heat or stuck in the hierarchy? Power relations explain regional variations in violence. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40: e102.
- Uskul, A. K., Paulmann, S. & Weick, M. (2016). Social power and recognition of emotional prosody: High power is associated with lower recognition accuracy than low power. Emotion 16(1): 11-15.
- Weick, M., Allen, J., Vasiljevic, M. & Yao, B. (2016). Walking blindfolded unveils unique contributions of behavioural approach and inhibition to lateral spatial bias. Cognition 147: 106-112.
- Strelan, P., Weick, M. & Vasiljevic, M. (2014). Power and Revenge. British Journal of Social Psychology 53(3): 521-540.
- Yao, B., Vasiljevic, M., Weick, M., Sereno, M. E., O'Donnell, P. J. & Sereno, S. C. (2013). Semantic size of abstract concepts: It gets emotional when you can't see it. PLoS ONE 8(9): e75000.
- Guinote, A., Weick, M. & Cai, A. (2012). Does power magnify the expression of dispositions? Psychological Science 23(5): 475-482.
- Weick, M., Guinote, A. & Wilkinson, D. T. (2011). Lack of power enhances visual perceptual discrimination. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology 65(3): 208-213.
- Abrams, D., Weick, M., Thomas, D., Colbe, H. & Franklin, K. M. (2011). On-line ostracism affects children differently from adolescents and adults. British Journal of Developmental Psychology 29(1): 110-123.
- Wilkinson, D. T. Guinote, A., Weick, M., Molinari, R. & Graham, K. (2010). Feeling socially powerless makes you more prone to bumping into things on the right and induces leftward line bisection error. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 17(6): 910-914.
- Weick, M. & Guinote, A. (2010). How long will it take? Power biases time predictions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 46(4): 595-604.
- Weick, M. & Guinote, A. (2008). When subjective experiences matter: power increases reliance on ease of retrieval. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 94(6): 956-970.
- Dougall, I., Weick, M. & Vasiljevic, M. (2021). Inside UK Universities: Staff mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic. Department of Psychology.
- Armstrong, S., Weick, M., Sandberg, A., Snyder-Beattie, A. & Beckstead, N. (2017). The underwriter and the models - solo dances or pas-de-deux? What policy data can tell us about how underwriters use models. MS Amlin.
- Weick, M. & Vasiljevic, M. (2014). How attitude and behaviour affect our reactions to risk: The gorilla in the room. The Public Risk Management Association.
- Vasiljevic, M., Weick, M., Taylor-Gooby, P., Abrams, D. & Hopthrow, T. (2013). Reasoning about extreme events: A review of behavioural biases in relation to catastrophe risks. Lighthill Risk Network.
- Weick, M. Hopthrow, T., Abrams, D. & Taylor-Gooby, P. (2012). Cognition: Minding Risks. London, Lloyds.