Dr Charlotte Pennington

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About me

I joined the University of the West of England as a Lecturer in Social Psychology in September 2017. In my role here, I am currently Level 1 Lead and am co-module leader of the Introduction to Psychology module.

Utilising experimental paradigms and advanced quantitative analyses, my research spans two broad themes:

1)     Intergroup relations, including prejudice, discrimination, and social stereotyping.

My current research examines how negative societal stereotypes can influence females' attitudes towards Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology (STEM) subjects and deter them from entering related careers. It also investigates gender differences in scholastic attitudes and achievement and the (in)effectiveness of interventions aiming to reduce gender-achievement gaps.

2)     Social context and alcohol consumption behaviours

My current research investigates how social context and associated cues can influence alcohol-related inhibitory control using a range of experimental and psychophysiological measures (e.g., eye-tracking). Our research to date suggests that appetitive processes may drive disinhibition towards alcohol and may generalise to other consumable beverages.

Please see below for my publications; if you see any potential for collaboration, research talks/activities, please contact me on: charlotte.pennington@uwe.ac.uk


Area of expertise

prejudice; stereotyping; intergroup relations; social cognition; implicit cognition; alcohol consumption; inhibitory control; attentional bias


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