Aino Lilja Petterson
Prejudice & discrimination
Ideology & social hierarchies
Gender & sexism
Aino's research interests are mainly in the field of social psychology, specifically, political ideology, and intergroup relations. She is especially interested in different factors that influence people's attitudes toward different groups.
She is a postdoctoral researcher on a project entitled ‘Downplaying difference? How ethnic minorities navigate discrimination in Norway’.
University of Kent
Associate Lecturer in Social Psychology (Individual and Groups), Personality and Motivation (2017-2020)
Associate Lecturer in Final Year Project Workshops (covering a range of topics including statistics and methodology, academic writing and critical thinking). The module aims to provide students completing their Bachelor dissertations in Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology or Forensic Psychology with essential training and skills (2017-2020)
Invited Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations on two modules: Roots of Transformation and Understanding the Contemporary, providing 3 hour lectures on topics in Social Psychology, including Ambivalent Sexism and Attitudes to Science (2018-2020)
2021–2022 Postdoctoral Researcher on a Leverhulme project entitled Learning From Fiction: A Philosophical and Psychological Perspective, University of Kent, Canterbury
2017–2021 PhD Candidate, Social Psychology, University of Kent, Canterbury
2017–2019 Associate Fellowship Scheme (AFS), University of Kent, Canterbury
2016–2017 MSc Political Psychology, University of Kent, Canterbury
2013–2016 BSc (Hons.) Psychology, University of Kent, Canterbury
Best Research Talk Prize (2019), School of Psychology PhD Conference
Best Research Poster Prize (2018), School of Psychology PhD Conference
Else Frenkel-Brunswik Prize (2017) for the highest mark in the Political Psychology MSc
Janet Miele Prize (2016) for the best undergraduate final year project in Psychology
Social Sciences Faculty Prize (2016) for best results in the Faculty of Social Sciences
Grants and funding
- March 2021 Summer Vacation Research Competition 2021 (£2500): Research grant for a research project entitled ‘Examining Moral Judgments About Human Gene-Editing in a Representative Sample’.
- Dec 2018 Eastern ARC Events Fund (£2000): Event grant for a two-day gender conference organized in June 2019: “What Now? The Future of Gender Relations After #MeToo”.
- Sept 2017 Graduate Teaching Scholarship (GTA), School of Psychology, University of Kent: Combined maintenance and teaching award for three years.
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