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Dr Luke McGuire

Lecturer

 2444

 Washington Singer 

 

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

Overview

I am a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Exeter. My research examines social and moral development between childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. Some of my specific research interests include:

Resource Allocation

Resources are not distributed equitably around the globe. I am interested in understanding how children and adolescents distribute resources in inter-group contexts. How do social processes influence these decisions? How can we use our understanding of social development to challenge resource inequality?

Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Expression Prejudice

Prejudice and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity expression emerges in childhood and adolescence. How do children evaluate their LGBTQ+ peers? How do social group expectations inform this process? Again - how can we use our understanding of social development to challenge SOGIE prejudice?

Speciesism & Animal Welfare

Many people love their pets, and abhor those who harm animals - and yet, most people eat animal products. How do children resolve this fundamental conflict between their moral concern for the welfare of living beings and the societal convention for eating meat?

STEM Inclusion & Equity

The world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is dominated by men and people from majority ethnic backgrounds. Evidence suggests that this inequality emerges in childhood and adolescence. How can we understand and challenge the psychological processes underlying this?

 

 

Qualifications

PhD - Psychology; Goldsmiths, University of London (2017)

MSc - Social Science Research Methods; Cardiff University (2014)

BSc - Psychology; Cardiff University (2013)

Research group links

Research

Research interests

I conduct research that is broadly focused on moral development and intergroup processes. This includes but is not limited to; resource allocation, intergroup attitudes, social exclusion, bystander intentions, gender identity prejudice and human-animal relationships. 

Research projects

  • STEM Teens (Wellcome Trust/ESRC/NSF)
  • Bystander reactions to the intergroup exclusion of immigrants among British children and adolescents (ESRC)
     

Research grants

  • 2020 British Academy Small Grants
    Adherence to COVID-19 public health practices in adolescence

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

McGuire L, Rutland A (In Press). Children and adolescents coordinate group and moral concerns within different goal contexts when allocating resources. British Journal of Developmental Psychology Full text.
McGuire L, Jefferys E, Rutland A (In Press). Children’s evaluations of deviant peers in the context of science and technology: the role of gender group norms and status. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology Full text.
McGuire L, Rutland A (In Press). STEM gender stereotypes from early childhood through adolescence at informal science centers. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology Full text.
Mulvey KL, McGuire L, Hoffman AJ, Goff E, Rutland A, Winterbottom M, Balkwill F, Irvin MJ, Fields GE, Burns K, et al (2020). Interest and learning in informal science learning sites: Differences in experiences with different types of educators. PLoS One, 15(7). Abstract.  Author URL.
Hoffman AJ, McGuire L, Rutland A, Hartstone-Rose A, Irvin MJ, Winterbottom M, Balkwill F, Fields GE, Mulvey KL (2020). The Relations and Role of Social Competencies and Belonging with Math and Science Interest and Efficacy for Adolescents in Informal STEM Programs. J Youth Adolesc Abstract.  Author URL.
McGuire L, Rizzo MT, Killen M, Rutland A (2018). The Role of Competitive and Cooperative Norms in the Development of Deviant Evaluations. Child Development, 90(6).
McGuire L, Rizzo MT, Killen M, Rutland A (2018). The development of intergroup resource allocation: the role of cooperative and competitive in-group norms. Developmental Psychology, 54(8), 1499-1506.
McGuire L, Elenbaas L, Killen M, Rutland A (2018). The role of in‐group norms and group status in children's and adolescents’ decisions to rectify resource inequalities. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 37(3), 309-322.
McGuire L, Manstead ASR, Rutland A (2017). Group norms, intergroup resource allocation, and social reasoning among children and adolescents. Developmental Psychology, 53(12), 2333-2339.
McGuire L, Rutland A, Nesdale D (2015). Peer Group Norms and Accountability Moderate the Effect of School Norms on Children's Intergroup Attitudes. Child Development, 86(4), 1290-1297.

Publications by year


In Press

McGuire L, Rutland A (In Press). Children and adolescents coordinate group and moral concerns within different goal contexts when allocating resources. British Journal of Developmental Psychology Full text.
McGuire L, Jefferys E, Rutland A (In Press). Children’s evaluations of deviant peers in the context of science and technology: the role of gender group norms and status. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology Full text.
McGuire L, Rutland A (In Press). STEM gender stereotypes from early childhood through adolescence at informal science centers. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology Full text.

2020

Mulvey KL, McGuire L, Hoffman AJ, Goff E, Rutland A, Winterbottom M, Balkwill F, Irvin MJ, Fields GE, Burns K, et al (2020). Interest and learning in informal science learning sites: Differences in experiences with different types of educators. PLoS One, 15(7). Abstract.  Author URL.
Hoffman AJ, McGuire L, Rutland A, Hartstone-Rose A, Irvin MJ, Winterbottom M, Balkwill F, Fields GE, Mulvey KL (2020). The Relations and Role of Social Competencies and Belonging with Math and Science Interest and Efficacy for Adolescents in Informal STEM Programs. J Youth Adolesc Abstract.  Author URL.

2018

McGuire L, Rizzo MT, Killen M, Rutland A (2018). The Role of Competitive and Cooperative Norms in the Development of Deviant Evaluations. Child Development, 90(6).
McGuire L, Rizzo MT, Killen M, Rutland A (2018). The development of intergroup resource allocation: the role of cooperative and competitive in-group norms. Developmental Psychology, 54(8), 1499-1506.
McGuire L, Elenbaas L, Killen M, Rutland A (2018). The role of in‐group norms and group status in children's and adolescents’ decisions to rectify resource inequalities. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 37(3), 309-322.

2017

McGuire L, Manstead ASR, Rutland A (2017). Group norms, intergroup resource allocation, and social reasoning among children and adolescents. Developmental Psychology, 53(12), 2333-2339.

2015

McGuire L, Rutland A, Nesdale D (2015). Peer Group Norms and Accountability Moderate the Effect of School Norms on Children's Intergroup Attitudes. Child Development, 86(4), 1290-1297.

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Teaching

Modules

2020/21


Supervision / Group

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