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Ken Rotenberg

Ken Rotenberg

Professor in Psychology, Keele University

I was appointed Professor to the School of Psychology in September 1999. Previously I was a Chair (Head) of the Department of Psychology at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada. I was an Assistant and then Associate Professor in that department for 16 years. I received my: (a) first degree (Honours BA) at the University of Waterloo, (b) my second degree (MA) from the University of Guelph, and (c) my final degree (Ph.D.) from the University of Western Ontario. I received all degrees in the field of psychology. I am a member of the Institute of Life-Course Studies.

My area of expertise spans Social Psychology and Social Development. Currently, I am conducting research on: (a) the factors contributing to, and the consequences of, loneliness across development; (b) the factors contributing to, and the consequences of, trust across development and cultures; (c) the effects of the characteristics of defendant and jury members on jury deliberations; (d) trust in legal professionals; (e) the implications of children’s trust in health professions for medical treatment; (f) the effects of written emotional expression on early adolescents’ health, and (g) the relation between attribution styles and eating disorders.

How to avoid war and conflict – with a little help from social psychology

Oct 08, 2017 10:21 am UTC| Insights & Views Health

The posturing of US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un give rise to a terrifying realisation: that we are moving closer to a nuclear war. The recognition that such a war could be our last raises the...

Briferendum Series

The EU referendum: a matter of who to trust

Jun 20, 2016 07:29 am UTC| Insights & Views

When interviewed about the upcoming EU referendum, people say that their decision will come down to who they trust the most. There is a lot riding on their decision. It is not just a question of whether voters will ever...

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