Dr Sophie Russell

Lecturer in Social Psychology
Mondays 15:00-16:00 via Teams; Tuesdays 16:00-17:00 in person or Teams


University roles and responsibilities

  • Final Year Tutor

    My qualifications

    PhD Social Psychology
    University of Kent


    Research interests


    Postgraduate research supervision

    Completed postgraduate research projects I have supervised




    Peer-reviewed journal publications

    Frackowiak, M., Russell, P. S., Rusconi, P., Fasoli, F., & Cohen‐Chen, S. (2023). Political orientation, trust and discriminatory beliefs during the COVID‐19 pandemic: Longitudinal evidence from the United Kingdom. British Journal of Social Psychology.

    Karppinen, H., King, O., & Russell, P. S. (2023). Hostile emotions and close relationships: Anger can be related to constructive responses. Personality and Individual Differences, 212, 112258.

    Russell, P.S., Frackowiak, M., Cohen-Chen, S., Rusconi, P, & Fasoli, F. (2023). Induced gratitude and hope, and experienced fear, but not experienced disgust, facilitate COVID-19 prevention. Cognition & Emotion.

    Frackowiak, M., Hilpert, P. & Russell, P.S. (2022). Partner’s Perception of Phubbing is More Relevant Than the Behavior Itself: A Daily Diary Study. Computers in Human Behavior. 10.1016/j.chb.2022.107323.

    Aznar, A.,Tenenbaum, H. & Russell, P.S. (2021). Is moral disgust socially learned?. Emotion. 10.1037/emo0001066.

    Russell, P. S., Birtel, M. D., Smith, D. M., Hart, K., & Newman, R. (2021). Infant feeding and internalized stigma: The role of guilt and shame. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 51, 906– 919. https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12810

    Russell, P.S., Smith, D.M. Birtel, M.D., Hart, K. A & Golding, S. (2021). The Role of Emotions and Injunctive Norms in Breastfeeding: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Health Psychology Review. 1-53. 10.1080/17437199.2021.1893783.

    Russell, P.S, & Knott, G. (2021). Encouraging Sustainable Insect-based Diets: The role of disgust, social influence, and moral concern in insect consumption. Food Quality and Preference. 92. 10.1016/j.foodqual.2021.104187.

    AlSheddi, M., Russell, P.S., & Hegarty, P. (2021). Between cultural relativism and liberal ethnocentrism: What does Saudi Arabia tell us about cultural variation in moral identity and prejudice?. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 51, 10.1111/jasp.12742.

    Bartos, S.E., Russell, P.S., & Hegarty, P. (2020). Heroes against homophobia: does elevation uniquely block homophobia by inhibiting disgust?. Cognition and Emotion. 34. 1-20. 10.1080/02699931.2020.1726292.

    Giner-Sorolla, R, & Russell, P.S. (2019). Not just disgust: Fear and anger attitudes also relate to intergroup dehumanization. Collabra. 5, 56. doi: http://doi.org/10.1525/collabra.211

    AlSheddi, M., Russell, P.S. and Hegarty, P. (2019), How Does Culture Shape Our Moral Identity? Moral Foundations in Saudi Arabia and Britain. European Journal of Social Psychology. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2619

    Chakroff, A., Russell, P.S., Piazza, J., & Young, L. (2017). From impure to harmful: Asymmetric expectations about immoral agents. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 69, 201-209. doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2016.08.001

    Russell P.S., & Piazza J. (2015). Consenting to counter-normative sexual acts: Differential effects of consent on anger and disgust as a function of transgressor or consenter. Cognition and Emotion, 29, 634-653. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2014.930420

    Russell, P.S., & Giner-Sorolla, R. (2013). Bodily-Moral Disgust: What It Is, How It Is Different from Anger and Why It Is an Unreasoned Emotion. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 328-351. doi: 10.1037/a0029319

    Piazza, J., Russell, P. S., & Sousa, P. (2013). Moral emotions and the envisaging of mitigating circumstances for wrongdoing. Cognition & Emotion, 27, 707-722. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2012.736859

    Russell, P.S., Piazza, J., & Giner-Sorolla, R. (2013). CAD revisited: Effects of the Word “Moral” on the Moral Relevance of Disgust (and Other Emotions). Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 62-68. doi: 10.1177/1948550612442913

    Russell, P.S., & Giner-Sorolla, R. (2011). Moral anger, but not moral disgust, responds to intentionality. Emotion, 11, 233-240.  doi:10.1037/a0022598

    Russell, P.S., & Giner-Sorolla, R. (2011). Social justifications for moral emotions: When reasons for disgust are less elaborated than for anger. Emotion, 11, 637-646. doi:10.1037/a0022600

    Russell, P.S., & Giner-Sorolla, R. (2011).  Moral anger is more flexible than moral disgust. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 360-364. doi:10.1177/1948550610391678

    Other publications

    McDowall, A., Carr, I., Russell, S., Glorney, E., Bharj, N., Coyle, A., & Nash, R. (2014). What works to prevent wrongdoing in police and other organisations? A rapid evidence assessment: A rapid evidence assessment (TBC). College of Policing.

    Russell, P.S., & Giner-Sorolla, R. (July 2011). The dangers of disgust in the courtroom. The Jury Expert.

    Abrams, D., Russell, P.S, Vauclair, M., Swift, H. (2011).  Ageism in Europe: Findings from the European Social Survey. London: AgeUK.

    Giner-Sorolla, R, & Russell, P.S. (2009). Anger, disgust and sexual crimes. In Horvath, M.A.H. & Brown, J.M. (Eds.), Rape: Challenging contemporary thinking (Chapter 3). Cullompton: Willan Publishing.