Laura Kimberley

Laura Kimberley

School of Psychology
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Title of PhD: Goal Source Effects in Social Categorization and Stereotype Activation

Supervisors: Dr Brandon Stewart & Dr Kimberly Quinn

Laura is interested in how goals influence the automaticity of social categorization and stereotype activation. In particular, Laura is interested in the source of our goals (i.e. internally generated vs. externally imposed).


BSc (Hons) Psychology


Laura graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2009 with a First Class BSc (Hons) in psychology. Laura started her PhD on goal source effects in stereotype activation and social categorization at the University of Birmingham with Dr Brandon Stewart and Dr Kimberly Quinn in 2010. Laura is due to complete her PhD in 2013.


Research interests

Goal source; self-regulation; stereotype activation and application; egalitarianism, social categorization; social identity.


External Presentations:

Poster Presentation, European Association of Social Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden, 2011.

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