Rebecca Smith

Dr Rebecca Smith MA, PhD

Rebecca Smith

Dr Rebecca Smith
MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Psychology

Department of Psychology, Social Work and Counselling

Faculty of Education and Health

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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