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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 cutural, 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 co-editor-in-chief for the Asian Journal of Social Psychology (AJSP), associate editor for the British Journal of Social Psychology (BJSP), and co-editor for 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Chapters in books