Dr Shannon Hirst
Academic and research departmentsSchool of Psychology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Social Emotions and Equality in Relations (SEER) research group.
My research project
Attachment dimensions, priming felt-security, and forgiveness of close others.
My PhD research, which is funded by the University of Surrey, is exploring the role of attachment dimensions in forgiveness of close relationship partners, and the potential mediators of this relationship. As part of this I am assessing the efficacy of attachment security priming on promoting forgiveness of close others.
As part of my research I use quantitative methods, and have completed a meta-analytic review of the attachment and forgiveness literature.
Affiliations and memberships
My PhD focusses on the role of insecure attachment dimensions on forgiveness of close others. As part of this I am interested in how we interpret and respond to relationship partner's behaviours' and whether these interactions are fixed, or able to be adapted.
I am also interested in the role of personality in relationships, and how the self and relationships are intertwined.
I am a graduate teaching assistant for the School of Psychology, and have demonstrated for various undergraduate research methods, social psychology, and cognitive psychology modules, and MSc taught research methods modules.