Professor Gregory Maio BSc, MSc, PhD Head of Department of Psychology
Greg Maio joined us in 2016 and oversees teaching, research and strategic planning. His interests include social-cognitive behaviour, values and attitudes.
Professor Greg Maio, Head of the Department of Psychology, has examined diverse topics in social psychology. His work has included ESRC-funded projects on:
- methods to increase intellectual humility in debate (courtesy of a new grant funded by the Templeton foundation, USA)
- the role of values in close relationships (with postgraduate student Lukas Litzellachner)
- family relationships
- attitudes to children
These and other projects have led to diverse articles and chapters. He's also helped to summarise broader literatures via his book, The Psychology of Values, and co-wrote The Psychology of Attitudes and Attitude Change with Geoff Haddock, now entering its 3rd edition.
- Member of the ESRC Grant Assessment Panels
- Advisor to several Research Councils internationally
- Fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology
- Fellow of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology
- Member of the European Association of Social Psychology
- International Associate of the Centre for Research on the Self and Identity
- Behaviour change
The Bath team is involved with numerous research projects. Greg is currently investigating:
- adult mental representations of children
- how people understand values, and their implications for behaviour, by exploring the role of values in a variety of important behaviours (e.g., sustainable behaviour to protect the environment), in collaboration with scientists in Brazil and India
This person is available to supervise research degree projects
Greg was a professor at Cardiff University for 13 years before joining the University of Bath. He is a member of the Economic & Social Research Council Grant Assessment Panels.
Greg's undergraduate and postgraduate studies were at York University, and he holds a PhD from Western University in Canada. His PhD research tested social psychological implications of the idea that people treat their human values - such as helpfulness and equality - as truisms, and rarely interrogate them directly.