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Dr Thomas Vaughan-Johnston

Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor in the Department of PsychologyL11 


Thomas Vaughan-Johnston was born and raised in Canada, receiving his psychology Bachelor's at the University of Alberta, then his Masters and PhD in social-personality psychology at Queen's University (in Ontario, Canada). He now lives in the UK.

Research Interests

My research tackles attitudes and persuasion work, alongside individual differences research (involving personality, the self, and lay scientific beliefs). Some examples of my specific interests include desired attitudes and self-persuasion, and the role of human vocal characteristics influencing persuasion (in the attitudes/persuasion domain); and how people's beliefs about self-esteem influence their self-enhancement motivation (in the self domain).


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