Dr Lee De-Wit
Senior Teaching Fellow
Language & Cognition
Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
- Joined UCL
- 1st Jan 2016
My research currently focuses on 3 main topics. First the psychological individual differences associated with attitudes towards immigration. Secondly the psychological individual differences associated with attitudes towards market capitalism and inequality. Third the psychological factors that influence whether people decide to vote, with a particular focus on understanding the relationship between individual differences in political knowledge and individual differences in the propensity to engage in the political process.
I'm currently co-supervising Tessa Fras's PhD project (with Alan Renwick from UCL's Constitution Unit), exploring how immigration is communicated. This work is supported by a UCL Grand Challenge project under the theme of Cultural Understanding.
Current collaborators include:
Gary Lewis, Royal Holloway
Nathalia Gjersoe, University of Bath
Jason Rentfrow, University of Cambridge
Alan Renwick, UCL
I have recently published a book on the psychology of voting with Elliot and Thompson exploring the biases we bring to the political process. You can read more at: http://www.eandtbooks.com/book/whats-your-bias-surprising-science-why-we-vote-way-we-do