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Dr Ruth Woods

Biography Ruth has worked as a Lecturer in Psychology in the School of Applied Social Studies since 2017. Previously she worked as a Research Officer with the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration. She is particularly interested in how humans respond psychologically to living in multicultural settings; in children's experiences of friendship, exclusion and social status among their peers; in the experiences of looked after children; and in human responses to climate change.
Research Interests Psychology of multiculturalism, including ethnic identity construction, religious pluralism, and prejudice and stigma
Children's social relations including aggression, social status, stigmatisation, friendship, morality
Human engagement with climate change including scepticism
Teaching and Learning Ruth teaches on several modules on the BSc Applied Social Sciences, MSc Applied Psychology, and MSc Social Work degree programmes. Her main areas of teaching comprise developmental psychology, ethics, critical psychology, and qualitative research methods. She convenes Developmental Psychology modules on the BSc Applied Social Sciences and the MSc Applied Psychology programmes.
Scopus Author ID 23968382600