Dr Chantelle Wood
Department of Psychology
University of Sheffield
Cathedral Court, 1 Vicar Lane
Sheffield S1 2LT
Tel: (+44) 0114 22 26615
PhD: University of Western Australia
BSc (Hons): University of Western Australia
I am a social psychologist, with a particular focus on social cognition. My key research interests are in stereotyping and prejudice reduction, and the broader area of social and health behaviour change (particularly interventions such as the question-behaviour effect, and implementation intentions).
Stereotyping and prejudice reduction
I'm interested in the stereotypes that we hold of both ingroups and outgroups, and how we can reduce some of the negative consequences of holding such stereotypes. For example, I conduct research looking at whether interventions such as imagined contact make beliefs and attitudes towards different social groups more positive. I'm also interested in the effect that stereotyping has on our own behaviour (i.e. stereotype threat).
Social and Health Behaviour Change
I also conduct research aimed at developing behaviour change techniques to promote positive health and social behaviours. My current research focuses on identifying and exploring the cognitive mechanisms underlying the question-behaviour effect. I am also interested in how we can manipulate this effect to increase the magnitude of behaviour change, both in regards to social behaviours (e.g., intergroup behaviour), environmental and health behaviours.
British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grant (Aug 2016- Aug 2017; £9927): Optimising blood donation using the Question-Behaviour Effect
University of Sheffield Pro Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching Fund Grant (Feb 2017- Jul 2017; £999): Student engagement with feedback
Teaching and Administration
PSY246 Social, Health and Environmental Psychology
PSY6232 Reviewing Psychological Research
I am the Level 3 Tutor for the Department of Psychology, and the Module Organiser for PSY246, Psy346 and Psy331. I am also on the Psychology Teaching Committee, Equality and Diversity Committee, Research Ethics Committee, and Staff Student Committee.
Current PhD Students
Caroline Treweek: Public Perceptions of Autism
Jose Sepulveda Maldonado: Emotional regulation and Interpersonal/Intergroup relations
Eric Manalastas: Collective action and behaviour change
Previous PhD Students
Dr Tom Hostler (PhD, 2017): Improving prospective memory using emotional cues and implementation intentions. Now at the Department of Psychology, Manchester Metropolitan University
A list of key publications can be found below. For a full list of publications please click here
- Wood C, Conner M, Miles E, Sandberg T, Taylor N, Godin G & Sheeran P (2016) The Impact of Asking Intention or Self-Prediction Questions on Subsequent Behavior: A Meta-Analysis. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 20(3), 245-268. View this article in WRRO
- Hutter RRC, Allen RJ & Wood C (2016) The formation of novel social category conjunctions in working memory: A possible role for the episodic buffer?. Memory, 24(4), 496-512. View this article in WRRO
- Hutter RRC & Wood C (2015) Applying individuation to conflicting social categories. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 18(4), 523-539. View this article in WRRO
- Wood C, Conner M, Sandberg T, Godin G & Sheeran P (2014) Why does asking questions change health behaviours? The mediating role of attitude accessibility. Psychology and Health, 29(4), 390-404. View this article in WRRO
- Hutter RRC, Wood C & Turner RN (2013) Individuation moderates impressions of conflicting categories for slower processors. Social Psychology, 44(4), 239-247. View this article in WRRO
- Hutter RRC, Wood C & Dodd GF (2012) Resolving conflicting social categories: The role of age-related executive ability. British Journal of Psychology, 103(1), 28-43.
- Wood C & Hutter RRC (2011) The Importance of Being Emergent: A Theoretical Exploration of Impression Formation in Novel Social Category Conjunctions. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 5(6), 321-332.
- Hagger MS, Wood C, Stiff C & Chatzisarantis NLD (2010) Ego Depletion and the Strength Model of Self-Control: A Meta-Analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 136(4), 495-525.
- Hagger MS, Wood CW, Stiff C & Chatzisarantis NLD (2010) Self-regulation and self-control in exercise: The strength-energy model. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 3(1), 62-86.
- Hagger MS, Wood C, Stiff C & Chatzisarantis NLD (2009) The strength model of self-regulation failure and health-related behaviour. Health Psychology Review, 3(2), 208-238.