Rebecca Smith

Dr Rebecca Smith MA, PhD

Rebecca Smith

Dr Rebecca Smith
MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Psychology

Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling

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Dr Rebecca Smith is a Senior Lecturer for Psychology in the Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling at the University of Greenwich.

Rebecca joined the university after completing a PhD on minority influence and creativity at the University of Dundee, where she also worked as a demonstrator.

She is a research-active senior lecturer mainly on social psychology and also link tutor primarily responsible for overseas collaboration with TMC academy in Singapore.

  • Senior Lecturer, Psychology, Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
  • Link tutor
  • Member of the British Psychological Society

Rebecca's research interests are in all areas of social psychology. Her current research focuses on applications of terror management theory; adult attachment style; and the effects of ostracism.

Funded research projects

  • University of Greenwich: the meaning of death-personal meaning as a terror management strategy, 2012

Smith, R. and Massey, E. (2013). Aspects of love; the effect of mortality salience and attachment style on romantic beliefs. Journal of Death and Dying, 66(2), pp. 135-151.

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Smith, R. and Morgan, J. (2012). The Effect of Mortality Salience and Self-Esteem on Perceived Meaning in Life. British Psychology Society Social Section Conference. University of St Andrews.

Smith, R. (2010). Love death and attachment; romance as a means of terror management. British Psychology Society Social Section Conference. University of Winchester.

Smith, R. (2009). Dying to be famous. British Psychology Society, London and Home Counties branch, In: Psychology for All. University of Westminster.

Smith, R. (2007). To fit in or stand out? The impact of mortality salience, self-esteem and dissent on social projection. British Psychology Society Social section conference. Kent.

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