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Sammyh Khan

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Law, Psychology and Social Work


Phone: +46 19 301438

Room: L2616

About Sammyh Khan

I joined the School of Law, Psychology and Social Work at Örebro University in 2020.

I hold a PhD from the Centre of Applied Cross Cultural Research (CACR) at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand (2011). Before taking up my current position at Örebro University, I worked as a lecturer (2015-2019) and senior lecturer (2019-2020) at the University of Keele, and as a research fellow at the University of Exeter (2012-2014), the University of St Andrews and the University of Dundee (2009-2012).

My research tends to lie in the intersections of social, political, and health psychology. However, to date my research has had two main areas of focus, involving the application of social-identity and self-categorisation processes to examine: a) group processes and intergroup relations; and b) health behaviours and outcomes.

Methodologically, my expertise lies in survey research and the application of multivariate and latent variable statistics to examine the psychological underpinnings of (societally pertinent) social phenomena. However, I prefer combining quantitative and qualitative methodologies to ensure triangulation of research findings.

I am a member of the executive committee of the Asian Association of Social Psychology (AASP), the editorial board of the Journal of Social and Political Psychology (JSPP), and serve as an associate editor for the Asian Journal of Social Psychology (AJSP), British Journal of Social Psychology (BJSP), and Political Psychology.


Articles in journals |  Chapters in books | 

Articles in journals

Paez, D. , Delfino, G. , Vargas-Salfate, S. , Liu, J. H. , Gil De Zúñiga, H. , Khan, S. & Garaigordobil, M. (2020). A longitudinal study of the effects of internet use on subjective well-being. Media Psychology, 23 (5), 676-710.
Khan, S. , Tarrant, M. , Kos, K. , Daly, M. , Gimbuta, C. & Farrow, C. V. (2020). Making connections: Social identification with new treatment groups for lifestyle management of severe obesity. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.
Khan, S. , Garnett, N. , Hult Khazaie, D. , Liu, J. H. & Gil de Zúñiga, H. (2020). Opium of the people? National identification predicts well-being over time. British Journal of Psychology, 111 (2), 200-214.
Xygalatas, D. , Khan, S. , Lang, M. , Kundt, R. , Kundtová-Klocová, E. , Krátký, J. & Shaver, J. (2019). Effects of extreme ritual practices on psychophysiological well-being. Current Anthropology, 60 (5), 699-707.
Madsen, E. , Khan, S. , Williams, N. & Havelund, J. (2019). Swedish Supporter Liaison Officers in Action. sport science forum (2019-02-26), 1-18.
Khan, S. , Tarrant, M. , Weston, D. , Shah, P. & Farrow, C. (2018). Can Raising Awareness about the Psychological Causes of Obesity Reduce Obesity Stigma?. Health Communication, 33 (5), 585-592.
Licata, L. , Khan, S. , Lastrego, S. , Cabecinhas, R. , Valentim, J. P. & Liu, J. H. (2018). Social representations of colonialism in Africa and in Europe: Structure and relevance for contemporary intergroup relations. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 62, 68-79.
Vargas-Salfate, S. , Paez, D. , Khan, S. , Liu, J. H. & Gil de Zúñiga, H. (2018). System justification enhances well-being: A longitudinal analysis of the palliative function of system justification in 18 countries. British Journal of Social Psychology, 57 (3), 567-590.
Khan, S. , Svensson, T. , Jogdand, Y. A. & Liu, J. H. (2017). Lessons from the past for the future: The definition and mobilisation of Hindu nationhood by the Hindu nationalist movement of India. The Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 5 (2), 477-511.
Tarrant, M. , Khan, S. , Farrow, C. V. , Shah, P. , Daly, M. & Kos, K. (2017). Patient experiences of a bariatric group programme for managing obesity: A qualitative interview study. British Journal of Health Psychology, 22 (1), 77-93.
Becker, J. C. , Butz, D. A. , Sibley, C. G. , Barlow, F. K. , Bitacola, L. M. , Christ, O. , Khan, S. , Leong, C. -. & et al. (2017). What do national flags stand for?: An exploration of associations across 11 countries. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48 (3), 335-352.
Hopkins, N. , Reicher, S. D. , Khan, S. , Tewari, S. , Srinivasan, N. & Stevenson, C. (2016). Explaining effervescence: Investigating the relationship between shared social identity and positive experience in crowds. Cognition & Emotion, 30 (1), 20-32.
Wakefield, J. R. H. , Sani, F. , Herrera, M. , Khan, S. & Dugard, P. (2016). Greater family identification—but not greater contact with family members—leads to better health: Evidence from a Spanish longitudinal study. European Journal of Social Psychology, 46 (4), 506-513.
Khan, S. , Hopkins, N. , Reicher, S. , Tewari, S. , Srinivasan, N. & Stevenson, C. (2016). How Collective Participation Impacts Social Identity: A Longitudinal Study from India. Political Psychology, 37 (3), 309-325.
Jogdand, Y. A. , Khan, S. & Mishra, A. K. (2016). Understanding the persistence of caste: A commentary on cotterill, Sidanius, Bhardwaj and Kumar (2014). The Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 4 (2), 554-570.
Tarrant, M. , Khan, S. & Qin, Q. (2015). Effects of norm referent salience on young people's dietary orientation. Appetite, 85, 160-164.
Hanke, K. , Liu, J. H. , Sibley, C. G. , Paez, D. , Gaines Jr, S. O. , Moloney, G. , Leong, C. , Wagner, W. & et al. (2015). “Heroes” and “Villains” of World History across Cultures. PLOS ONE, 10 (2).
Khan, S. , Hopkins, N. , Reicher, S. , Tewari, S. , Srinivasan, N. & Stevenson, C. (2015). Shared identity predicts enhanced health at a mass gathering. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 18 (4), 504-522.
Khan, S. , Hopkins, N. , Tewari, S. , Srinivasan, N. , Reicher, S. D. & Ozakinci, G. (2014). Efficacy and well-being in rural north India: The role of social identification with a large-scale community identity. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44 (7), 787-798.
Srinivasan, N. , Hopkins, N. , Reicher, S. D. , Khan, S. , Singh, T. & Levine, M. (2013). Social Meaning of Ambiguous Sounds Influences Retrospective Duration Judgments. Psychological Science, 24 (6), 1060-1062.
Sibley, C. G. , Liu, J. H. & Khan, S. (2010). Implicit representations of ethnicity and nationhood in New Zealand: A function of symbolic or resource-specific policy attitudes?. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 10 (1), 23-46.
Sibley, C. G. , Overall, N. C. , Duckitt, J. , Perry, R. , Milfont, T. L. , Khan, S. , Fischer, R. & Robertson, A. (2009). Your sexism predicts my sexism: Perceptions of men's (but not women's) sexism affects one's own sexism over time. Sex Roles, 60 (9-10), 682-693.
Khan, S. & Liu, J. H. (2008). Intergroup attributions and ethnocentrism in the Indian subcontinent: The ultimate attribution error revisited. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 39 (1), 16-36.
Sibley, G. C. , Liu, J. H. , Duckitt, J. & Khan, S. (2008). Social representations of history and the legitimation of social inequality: The form and function of historical negation. European Journal of Social Psychology, 38 (3), 542-565.
Sibley, C. G. , Liu, J. H. & Khan, S. (2008). Who are 'we'? Implicit associations between ethnic and national symbols for Maori and Pakeha in New Zealand. New Zealand journal of psychology (Christchurch. 1983), 37 (2), 38-49.

Chapters in books

Jogdand, Y. , Khan, S. & Reicher, S. (2020). The Context, Content, and Claims of Humiliation in Response to Collective Victimhood. In: Johanna Ray Vollhardt, The Social Psychology of Collective Victimhood (pp. 77-99). New York: Oxford University Press.
Hopkins, N. , Stevenson, C. , Shankar, S. , Pandey, K. , Khan, S. & Tewari, S. (2016). Being together at the Magh Mela: The social psychology of crowds and collectivity. In: Avril Maddrell, Alan Terry, Tim Gale, Sacred Mobilities: Journeys of Belief and Belonging (pp. 19-40). . Routledge.
Farrow, C. , Tarrant, M. & Khan, S. (2016). Using social identity to promote health: The impact of group memberships on health in the context of obesity. In: Sarah Buckingham, David Best, Addiction, Behavioral Change and Social Identity: The Path to Resilience and Recovery (pp. 52-70). . Routledge.
Liu, J. H. & Khan, S. (2014). Nation building through historical narratives in pre-independence India: Gandhi, Nehru, Savarkar, and Golwalkar as entrepreneurs of identity. In: Hanne, M; Crano, WD; Mio, JS, Warring with Words: Narrative and Metaphor in Politics (pp. 211-237). London: Psychology Press.
Khan, S. & Sen, R. (2009). Where Are We Going? Perspective on Hindu–Muslim Relations in India. In: Noraini M. Noor, Cristina Jayme Montiel, Peace Psychology in Asia (pp. 43-64). New York: Springer Science+Business Media B.V..