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Dr Anna Rabinovich

Senior Lecturer

 5527

 Washington Singer 216

 

Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

 Office hours:

Term 1:

Monday 1-2

Wednesday 3-4

WSL 216

Overview

 

I am a social psychologist with research interests in group processes, behaviour change, communication, and social identity. 

Qualifications

 PhD (Exeter)

Career

After obtaining a PhD in psychology in Exeter (2007), I stayed on to take up a Great Western Research postdoctoral fellowship. I was appointed as a Lecturer in 2010, and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2013. I conduct research in the domains of group processes, communication, and behaviour change. I teach a final year seminar on communication in groups. 

Research group links

Research

Research interests

My research interests are centred around group processes, attitude and behaviour change  (in particular in relation to sustainability), social influence, understanding and perception of science, time perspective, and communication.

My most recent research can be divided into three main areas of interest:

  1. How can behaviour change be encouraged through group processes, such as norms development and identity-building? For example, I am exploring how resilience to change and well-being within disadvantaged communities can be enhanced by strengthening collective identity, and how behaviour change can be facilitated in pastoralist communities in the developing world by re-framing norms and identities.
  2. What effects may communication of scientific ideas have beyond academic communities? I am interested in how exposure to scientific and philosophical ideas changes our everyday psychological functioning – e.g., willingness to cooperate, ability to cope with internal conflicts, or willingness to contribute to collective change.
  3. What role does temporal focus play in group processes, such as ability to envisage group-level change? In particular, I’m interested in explaining how temporal focus affects group functioning, including reconstructing the past, imagining the future, and the links that both these processes have to the group’s present.

In the past I have also explored how behaviour change can be encouraged through group-based feedback, and what affects responses to uncertainty in scientific messages among lay audiences.

I welcome PhD students.

Research grants

  • 2018 ESRC Impact Acceleration Award
    “SUSTAIN - testing an intervention to sustain achievements of urban regeneration projects”
  • 2018 JPICH, Horizon 2020
    Community Archaeology in Rural Environments - Meeting Societal Challenges
  • 2018 Global Challenges Research Fund
    GCRF Global Impact Accelerator Account, “Mitigating soil erosion in Northern Tanzania: Facilitating land management practice change”
  • 2017 NERC
    Jali Ardhi [Care for the Land] project: Realising land management change in degraded Maasai grazing lands
  • 2017 The British Academy
    Averting a “tragedy of the commons” in Maasai land: Exploring predictors of communal land degradation and developing pathways to change in Northern Tanzania
  • 2016 GCRF, NERC
    Socio-ecological resilience to soil erosion driven by extreme events: past, present and future challenges in East Africa
  • 2013 Exeter University
    HASS strategy fund, "Geoengineering the earth's climate: globalism, social identities and geopolitics"
  • 2012 Exeter University
    University of Exeter Strategic Development Fund, "Sharing the future: Cooperation and temporal focus"
  • 2010 The British Academy
    BA small grant scheme "Communicating uncertainty in climate science: implicit beliefs and strategic motivations"
  • 2009 Economic and Social Research Council
    ESRC CASE studentship "Effective communication of climate science"
  • 2009 British Psychological Society
    Research seminar series "Psychology of Sustainability"
  • 2007 Great Western Research
    Promoting Sustainable Behaviour: Toward an Integrated Social Psychological Approach
  • 2007 Economic and Social Research Council
    ESRC Post-doctoral Fellowship "Implementation of saving plans - social and volitional aspects", foregone to take up the GWR Fellowship

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Birney M, Rabinovich A, Morton TA, Heath H, Ashcroft S (In Press). When speaking English is not enough: the consequences of language-based stigma for non-native speakers. Journal of Language and Social Psychology Full text.
Rabinovich A, Kelly C, Wilson G, Nasseri M, Ngondya I, Patrick A, Blake WH, Mtei K, Munishi L, Ndakidemi P, et al (2019). “We will change whether we want it or not”: Soil erosion in Maasai land as a social dilemma and a challenge to community resilience. Journal of Environmental Psychology Abstract.
Blake WH, Rabinovich A, Wynants M, Kelly C, Nasseri M, Ngondya I, Patrick A, Mtei K, Munishi L, Boeckx P, et al (2018). Soil erosion in East Africa: an interdisciplinary approach to realising pastoral land management change. Environmental Research Letters, 13(12). Abstract.  Full text.
Rabinovich A, Morton T (2017). Paradoxes of praise: Identity-inconsistent praise results in praise-inconsistent responses. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47, 628-644. Full text.
Heath S, Rabinovich A, Barreto M (2017). Putting Identity into the Community: Exploring the Social Dynamics of Urban Regeneration. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47, 855-866. Full text.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA (2016). Coping with identity conflict: Perceptions of self as flexible versus fixed moderate the effect of identity conflict on well-being. Self and Identity, 15(2), 224-244. Abstract.  Full text.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Postmes, T. Morton, T. (In Press). Time Perspective and Attitude-Behavior Consistency in Intertemporal Choice.
Birney M, Rabinovich A, Morton TA, Heath H, Ashcroft S (In Press). When speaking English is not enough: the consequences of language-based stigma for non-native speakers. Journal of Language and Social Psychology Full text.
Wynants M, Kelly C, Mtei K, Munishi L, Patrick A, Rabinovich A, Nasseri M, Gilvear D, Roberts N, Boeckx P, et al (2019). Drivers of increased soil erosion in East Africa’s agro-pastoral systems: changing interactions between the social, economic and natural domains. Regional Environmental Change Full text.
Rabinovich A, Kelly C, Wilson G, Nasseri M, Ngondya I, Patrick A, Blake WH, Mtei K, Munishi L, Ndakidemi P, et al (2019). “We will change whether we want it or not”: Soil erosion in Maasai land as a social dilemma and a challenge to community resilience. Journal of Environmental Psychology Abstract.
Blake WH, Rabinovich A, Wynants M, Kelly C, Nasseri M, Ngondya I, Patrick A, Mtei K, Munishi L, Boeckx P, et al (2018). Soil erosion in East Africa: an interdisciplinary approach to realising pastoral land management change. Environmental Research Letters, 13(12). Abstract.  Full text.
Rabinovich A, Morton T (2017). Paradoxes of praise: Identity-inconsistent praise results in praise-inconsistent responses. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47, 628-644. Full text.
Heath S, Rabinovich A, Barreto M (2017). Putting Identity into the Community: Exploring the Social Dynamics of Urban Regeneration. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47, 855-866. Full text.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA (2016). Coping with identity conflict: Perceptions of self as flexible versus fixed moderate the effect of identity conflict on well-being. Self and Identity, 15(2), 224-244. Abstract.  Full text.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA (2015). Things we (don’t) want to hear: Exploring responses to group-based feedback. European Review of Social Psychology, 26(1), 126-126. Abstract.  Full text.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA, Landon E, Neill C, Mason-Brown S, Burdett L (2014). The password is praise: Content of feedback affects categorization of feedback sources. British Journal of Social Psychology, 53, 484-500. Full text.
Gleibs IH, Morton TA, Rabinovich A, Haslam SA, Helliwell HF (2013). Unpacking the hedonic paradox: a dynamic analysis of the relationships between financial capital, social capital and life satisfaction. British Journal of Social Psychology, 52, 25-43.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA, Postmes T, Verplanken B (2012). Collective Self and Individual Choice: the Effects of Intergroup Comparative Context on Environmental Values and Behaviour. British Journal of Social Psychology, 51(4), 551-569.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA, Postmes T, Verplanken B (2012). Collective self and individual choice: the effect of intergroup comparative context on environmental values and behaviour. British Journal of Social Psychology, 51(4), 551-569.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA, Birney ME (2012). Communicating climate science: the role of perceived communicator's motives. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 32, 11-18.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA (2012). Ghosts of the past and dreams of the future: the impact of temporal focus on responses to contextual ingroup devaluation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38(3), 397-410. Full text.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA, Crook M, Travers C (2012). Let another praise you? the effects of source and attributional content on responses to group-directed praise. British Journal of Social Psychology, 51(4), 753-761.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA (2012). Sizing fish and ponds: the joint effects of individual- and group-based feedback. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 244-249. Full text.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA (2012). Unquestioned answers or unanswered questions: Beliefs about science guide responses to uncertainty in climate change risk communication. Risk Analysis, 32, 992-1002.
Morton TA, Rabinovich A, Postmes T (2012). Who we were and who we will be: the temporal context of women’s ingroup stereotype content. British Journal of Social Psychology, 51, 346-362. Abstract.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA (2011). Subgroup identities as a key to cooperation within large social groups. British Journal of Social Psychology, 50(1), 36-51. Abstract.
Morton TA, Rabinovich A, Marshall D, Bretschneider P (2011). The future that may (or may not) come: How framing changes responses to uncertainty in climate change communications. Global Environmental Change, 21(1), 103-109. Abstract.
Rabinovich A, Morton T, Postmes T (2010). Time perspective and attitude-behaviour consistency in future-oriented behaviours. Br J Soc Psychol, 49(Pt 1), 69-89. Abstract.  Author URL.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA (2010). Who says we are bad people? the impact of criticism source and attributional content on responses to group-based criticism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 4(36), 524-536. Abstract.  Full text.
Rabinovich A, Morton, T. Postmes, T. Verplanken, B. (2009). Think Global, Act Local: the Effect of Goal and Mindset Specificity on Willingness to Donate to an Environmental Organization. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 4(29), 391-399.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA, Postmes T, Verplanken B (2009). Think global, act local: the effect of goal and mindset specificity on willingness to donate to an environmental organization. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 29, 391-399.
Wilson-Kovacs D, Ryan MK, Haslam SA, Rabinovich A (2008). Just because you can get a wheelchair in the building doesn't necessarily mean that you can still participate: barriers to the career advancement of disabled professionals. Disability and Society, 23(7), 705-717.
Ryan, M. Haslam, A. Rabinovich, A. (2008). Just because you can get a wheelchair in the building doesn’t mean that you can still participate: Barriers to the career advancement of disabled professionals. Disability and Society
Rabinovich A, Webley P (2007). Filling the gap between planning and doing: Psychological factors involved in the successful implementation of saving intention. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC PSYCHOLOGY, 28(4), 444-461. Author URL.
Webley, P. (2007). Filling the gap between planning and doing: psychological factors involved in the successful implementation of saving intention. Journal of Economic Psychology, 28, 444-461.

Chapters

Postmes T, Rabinovich A, Morton TA, van Zomeren M (2012). Toward Sustainable Social Identities: Including Our Collective Future into the Self-Concept. In Van Trijp H (Ed) Encouraging Sustainable Behavior, Psychology Press, 191-207.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA, Duke CC (2010). Collective self and individual choice: the role of social comparisons in promoting public engagement with climate change. In Whitmarsh L, O'Neill S (Eds.) Engaging the public with climate change: Communication and behaviour change, Earthscan, 66-83.

Publications by year


In Press

Postmes, T. Morton, T. (In Press). Time Perspective and Attitude-Behavior Consistency in Intertemporal Choice.
Birney M, Rabinovich A, Morton TA, Heath H, Ashcroft S (In Press). When speaking English is not enough: the consequences of language-based stigma for non-native speakers. Journal of Language and Social Psychology Full text.

2019

Wynants M, Kelly C, Mtei K, Munishi L, Patrick A, Rabinovich A, Nasseri M, Gilvear D, Roberts N, Boeckx P, et al (2019). Drivers of increased soil erosion in East Africa’s agro-pastoral systems: changing interactions between the social, economic and natural domains. Regional Environmental Change Full text.
Rabinovich A, Kelly C, Wilson G, Nasseri M, Ngondya I, Patrick A, Blake WH, Mtei K, Munishi L, Ndakidemi P, et al (2019). “We will change whether we want it or not”: Soil erosion in Maasai land as a social dilemma and a challenge to community resilience. Journal of Environmental Psychology Abstract.

2018

Blake WH, Rabinovich A, Wynants M, Kelly C, Nasseri M, Ngondya I, Patrick A, Mtei K, Munishi L, Boeckx P, et al (2018). Soil erosion in East Africa: an interdisciplinary approach to realising pastoral land management change. Environmental Research Letters, 13(12). Abstract.  Full text.

2017

Rabinovich A, Morton T (2017). Paradoxes of praise: Identity-inconsistent praise results in praise-inconsistent responses. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47, 628-644. Full text.
Heath S, Rabinovich A, Barreto M (2017). Putting Identity into the Community: Exploring the Social Dynamics of Urban Regeneration. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47, 855-866. Full text.

2016

Rabinovich A, Morton TA (2016). Coping with identity conflict: Perceptions of self as flexible versus fixed moderate the effect of identity conflict on well-being. Self and Identity, 15(2), 224-244. Abstract.  Full text.

2015

Rabinovich A, Morton TA (2015). Things we (don’t) want to hear: Exploring responses to group-based feedback. European Review of Social Psychology, 26(1), 126-126. Abstract.  Full text.

2014

Rabinovich A, Morton TA, Landon E, Neill C, Mason-Brown S, Burdett L (2014). The password is praise: Content of feedback affects categorization of feedback sources. British Journal of Social Psychology, 53, 484-500. Full text.

2013

Gleibs IH, Morton TA, Rabinovich A, Haslam SA, Helliwell HF (2013). Unpacking the hedonic paradox: a dynamic analysis of the relationships between financial capital, social capital and life satisfaction. British Journal of Social Psychology, 52, 25-43.

2012

Rabinovich A, Morton TA, Postmes T, Verplanken B (2012). Collective Self and Individual Choice: the Effects of Intergroup Comparative Context on Environmental Values and Behaviour. British Journal of Social Psychology, 51(4), 551-569.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA, Postmes T, Verplanken B (2012). Collective self and individual choice: the effect of intergroup comparative context on environmental values and behaviour. British Journal of Social Psychology, 51(4), 551-569.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA, Birney ME (2012). Communicating climate science: the role of perceived communicator's motives. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 32, 11-18.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA (2012). Ghosts of the past and dreams of the future: the impact of temporal focus on responses to contextual ingroup devaluation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38(3), 397-410. Full text.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA, Crook M, Travers C (2012). Let another praise you? the effects of source and attributional content on responses to group-directed praise. British Journal of Social Psychology, 51(4), 753-761.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA (2012). Sizing fish and ponds: the joint effects of individual- and group-based feedback. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 244-249. Full text.
Postmes T, Rabinovich A, Morton TA, van Zomeren M (2012). Toward Sustainable Social Identities: Including Our Collective Future into the Self-Concept. In Van Trijp H (Ed) Encouraging Sustainable Behavior, Psychology Press, 191-207.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA (2012). Unquestioned answers or unanswered questions: Beliefs about science guide responses to uncertainty in climate change risk communication. Risk Analysis, 32, 992-1002.
Morton TA, Rabinovich A, Postmes T (2012). Who we were and who we will be: the temporal context of women’s ingroup stereotype content. British Journal of Social Psychology, 51, 346-362. Abstract.

2011

Rabinovich A, Morton TA (2011). Subgroup identities as a key to cooperation within large social groups. British Journal of Social Psychology, 50(1), 36-51. Abstract.
Morton TA, Rabinovich A, Marshall D, Bretschneider P (2011). The future that may (or may not) come: How framing changes responses to uncertainty in climate change communications. Global Environmental Change, 21(1), 103-109. Abstract.

2010

Rabinovich A, Morton TA, Duke CC (2010). Collective self and individual choice: the role of social comparisons in promoting public engagement with climate change. In Whitmarsh L, O'Neill S (Eds.) Engaging the public with climate change: Communication and behaviour change, Earthscan, 66-83.
Rabinovich A, Morton T, Postmes T (2010). Time perspective and attitude-behaviour consistency in future-oriented behaviours. Br J Soc Psychol, 49(Pt 1), 69-89. Abstract.  Author URL.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA (2010). Who says we are bad people? the impact of criticism source and attributional content on responses to group-based criticism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 4(36), 524-536. Abstract.  Full text.

2009

Rabinovich A, Morton, T. Postmes, T. Verplanken, B. (2009). Think Global, Act Local: the Effect of Goal and Mindset Specificity on Willingness to Donate to an Environmental Organization. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 4(29), 391-399.
Rabinovich A, Morton TA, Postmes T, Verplanken B (2009). Think global, act local: the effect of goal and mindset specificity on willingness to donate to an environmental organization. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 29, 391-399.

2008

Wilson-Kovacs D, Ryan MK, Haslam SA, Rabinovich A (2008). Just because you can get a wheelchair in the building doesn't necessarily mean that you can still participate: barriers to the career advancement of disabled professionals. Disability and Society, 23(7), 705-717.
Ryan, M. Haslam, A. Rabinovich, A. (2008). Just because you can get a wheelchair in the building doesn’t mean that you can still participate: Barriers to the career advancement of disabled professionals. Disability and Society

2007

Rabinovich A, Webley P (2007). Filling the gap between planning and doing: Psychological factors involved in the successful implementation of saving intention. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC PSYCHOLOGY, 28(4), 444-461. Author URL.
Webley, P. (2007). Filling the gap between planning and doing: psychological factors involved in the successful implementation of saving intention. Journal of Economic Psychology, 28, 444-461.

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External Engagement and Impact

Editorial responsibilities

Associate Editor, British Journal of Social Psychology

Teaching

Communication and Social Groups (PSY3413)

Current Research Issues in Social and Organizational Psychology (PSYM211)

Supervision of MSc and final year research projects

Modules

2019/20


Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

  • Stacey Heath Exploring the impact of urban regeneration schemes on communities: An analysis of the proposed psychological processes involved in successful and sustainable communities.

Alumni

  • Megan Birney (co-supervised by T.Morton), Megan conducts research on responses to non-native speech patterns
  • Caroline Farmer (primary supervisor is H. O'Mahen), Caroline's work is on the role of identity and acceptance in help-seeking in the context of depression
  • Melika Janbakhsh

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