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Dr Annelie Harvey

Associate Professor
Faculty:
Faculty of Science and Engineering
School:
Psychology and Sport Science
Location:
Cambridge
Areas of Expertise:
Societies and Groups

Annelie is a social psychologist interested in the psychology of justice. Her research considers how people react to victims and instances of misfortune.

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Background

Annelie joined ARU in 2015 following completion of her PhD at the University of Essex. She is a member of the ARU Centre for Societies and Groups.

Annelie's research is inspired by the 'Belief in a Just World' theory, which posits that people have an inherent motivation to believe that the world is a fair and just place where everyone gets what they deserve. Although such a belief sounds unrealistic, it is essentially what drives people to delay gratification and work towards their deserved outcomes in life. Being confronted with instances of undeserved suffering and misfortune threaten this belief, and therefore, people react in a number of ways to make sense of victimisation and injustice.

Annelie's work considers the different reactions people exhibit and how these reactions operate. For example, she has investigated the level of processing that reactions to victims operate at (Harvey, Callan & Matthews, 2014), how different types of justice reasoning are moderated by religiosity (Harvey & Callan, 2014) and whether people are biased in perceiving just-world consistent information (Harvey et al., 2017).

Research interests
  • Reactions to injustice
  • Reactions to victims
  • Victims and stereotypes

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Teaching

Social Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Qualifications
  • PhD, Psychology, University of Essex: October, 2014.
  • Title: Making sense of victimisation and misfortunes: a just-world theory perspective

  • MSc, Research Methods in Psychology, University of Essex, 2011 (Distinction).
  • BSc (Hons), Psychology, University of Essex, 2010 (First class)
  • Anglia Ruskin University Teaching Fellow. Anglia Ruskin University: 2019
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Anglia Ruskin University: 2016
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education. Anglia Ruskin University: 2016
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (CPsychol) since 2018
Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Harvey, A. J., Zawisza, M., Forwood, S., Gibson, N, Keyes, H., Roeloffs, S., & Gradidge, S. (2021) Overcoming Covid Adversity with Social Psychology. Anglia Ruskin University Faculty of Science and Engineering QR Fund: £1,330

Keyes, H. K., Harvey, A. J., & Lee, E. (2019). Expecting better: Effectively conveying time allocation expectations to students. Anglia Ruskin Learning and Teaching Project Award: £3,470

Callan, M. J., Harvey, A. J., & Olson, J. M. (2016-2018). Rejecting Innocent Victims: The Roles of Relative Judgments and Emotional Impact. The Leverhulme Trust: £103,128

Keyes, H. K., & Harvey, A. J. (2017-2018). How do I compare thee? An evidence-based approach to the presentation of class comparison information to students using Dashboard. Anglia Ruskin Learning and Teaching Project Award: £3,292

Zawisza, M., Harvey, A. J., Hina, F., Gradidge, S. (2018). Improving Public Confidence in Essex Police through Social Media Communications. REF Impact Fund: £4,000

Selected recent publications

Keyes, H., Gradidge, S., Gibson, N., Harvey, A., J., Roeloffs, S., Zawisza, M. and Forwood, S.E. (2023) 'Attending live sporting events predicts subjective wellbeing and reduces loneliness', Frontiers in Public Health, 10. Available at: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2022.989706

Gradidge, S., Zawisza, M., Harvey, A. J. and McDermott, D. T. (2022). 'Farmyard animal or best friend? Exploring predictors of dog vs. pig pet speciesism', People and Animals, 5(1).

Gradidge, S., Harvey, A. J., Zawisza, M. and McDermott, D. T. (2022) 'Humankind’s Best Friend vs. Humankind’s Best Food: Perceptions of Identifiable Dog vs. Pig Victims', Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, 12, pp. 15-27.

Gradidge, S., Zawisza, M., Harvey, A. J. and McDermott, D. T. (2021) 'A structured literature review of the meat paradox', Social Psychological Bulletin, 16(3), pp. 1-26. Available at: https://doi.org/10.32872/spb.5953

Harvey, A. J. and Blackie, L. E. R. (2021) 'Are predictions and perceptions of post-traumatic growth a form of ultimate justice reasoning?', European Journal of Personality. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/08902070211014030

Dawtry, R. J., Callan, M. J., Harvey, A. J. and Gheorghiu, A. (2020) 'Victims, vignettes, and videos: The effect of emotional impact on the derogation of innocent victims', Personality and Social Psychology Review, 24, pp. 233-259. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/1088868320914208

Harvey, A. J. and Keyes, H. (2019) 'How do I compare thee? An evidence-based approach to the presentation of class comparison information to students using Dashboard', Innovations in Education and Teaching International. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/14703297.2019.1593213

Dawtry, R. J., Callan, M. J., Harvey, A. J. and Olson, J. M. (2018) 'Derogating innocent victims: The effects of Relative versus absolute character judgments', Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44, pp. 186-199.

Harvey, A. J., Callan, M. J., Sutton, R. M., Foulsham, T. and Matthews, W. J., (2017) 'Selective exposure to deserved outcomes', Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 69, pp. 33-43.

Ellard, J., Harvey, A. J. and Callan, M. J. (2016) 'The Justice Motive'. In: Sabbagh, C., Schmitt, M. (eds.) (2016) Handbook of Social Justice Theory and Research. New York: Springer.

Harvey, A. J. and Callan, M. J. (2014) 'Getting “just desserts” or seeing the “silver lining”: The relation between judgments of immanent and ultimate justice', PLoS ONE, 9, e101803. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0101803

Harvey, A. J., Callan, M. J. and Matthews, W. J. (2014) 'How much does effortful thinking underlie observers’ reactions to victimization?', Social Justice Research, 27, pp. 175–208.

Callan, M. J., Sutton, R. M., Harvey, A. J. and Dawtry, R. J. (2014) 'Immanent justice reasoning: Theory, research, and current directions'. In: Olson, J. M., Zanna, M. P. (eds.) (2014) Advances in Experimental Social Psychology. London: Academic Press. Vol. 49, pp. 105–161.

Callan, M. J., Harvey, A. J. and Sutton, R. M. (2014) 'Rejecting victims of misfortune reduces delay discounting', Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 51, pp. 41–44.

Harvey, A. J. and Callan, M. J. (2014) 'The role of religiosity in ultimate and immanent justice reasoning', Personality and Individual Differences, 56, pp. 193–196.

Callan, M. J., Harvey, A. J., Dawtry, R. J. and Sutton, R. M. (2013) 'Through the looking glass: Long-term goal focus increases immanent justice reasoning', British Journal of Social Psychology, 52, pp. 377–385.

Recent presentations and conferences

Harvey, A. J., & Blackie, L. E. R. (2021, July). Are predictions and Perceptions of Post-Traumatic Growth a Form of Ultimate Justice Reasoning? Paper presented at the 18th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Justice Research, online.

Harvey, A. J., (2019, September) Easy Reading Reading Lists: Creating Manageable @Anglia Reading Lists for Students. Talk delivered as part of the Digifest Conference, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, UK.

Harvey, A. J., (2019, September). Post-Traumatic Growth as Maintain a Belief in a Just World. Invited talk delivered as part of the European Association of Personality Psychology Sponsored Expert Meeting, Nottingham, UK.

Harvey, A. J., (2019, February). Why do we Blame Victims? Talk as part of the Mind/Body Matters research series, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.

Dawtry, R. J., Callan, M. J., Harvey, A. J. & Gheorghiu, A. (2019, January). Victims, Vignettes and Video Tapes: A Meta-Analysis of Experimental Research on Victim Derogation from Lerner & Simmons (1966) to Present. Poster presented at the FST Research Conference, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.

Harvey, A. J., (2018, November). Making Sense of Victimisation and Misfortune: A Just World Theory Perspective. Invited talk at the University of Suffolk, Ipswich, UK.

Harvey, A. J., & Keyes, H. (2018, June). How do I compare thee? An evidence-based approach to the presentation of class comparison information to students using Dashboard. Paper presented as part of the LTA Conference, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford UK.

Dawtry, R. J., Callan, M. J., & Harvey, A. J. (2018, March). Victims, Vignettes and Video Tapes: A Meta-Analysis of Experimental Research on Victim Derogation from Lerner & Simmons (1966) to Present. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Harvey, A. J., Callan, M. J., & Sutton, R. M. (2016, July). Getting your “just deserts”: When justice affirmation reduces immanent justice reasoning and biased information search. Paper presented as part of a symposium entitled "Forces of justice. Why we need to distinguish beliefs in human, natural and supernatural sources of justice" at the 16th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Justice Research, Canterbury, UK.

Harvey, A. J., Callan, M. J., & Sutton, R. M. (2016, July). When justice affirmation reduces immanent justice reasoning and biased information search. Poster presented as part of the FSE Research Conference, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford UK.