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Siân E. Jones

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PositionTeaching Fellow in Psychology
Department Psychology
Email S.Jones (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7078 5465
Siân E. Jones

My research has primarily been in the areas of social and educational psychology, with a specific focus on friendships in schools. My research has three key strands. The first strand concerns how peer group memberships and school ethos affect children’s responses to bullying. This research speaks to the role of bystanders at bullying incidents, including cyberbullying incidents.  A second strand of research concerns how children deploy humour in friendship groups, either to maintain or resist bullying. A third strand of research focuses on children who experience prejudice and concerns  how children’s imagined play, using PlaymobilTM figures affects their responses to those who are discriminated against.

Academic qualifications

Bsc MSc PhD CPsychol

Career Summary

2015 – Present – Teaching Fellow, Goldsmiths, UoL
2013-2015 - Early Career Fellow, Oxford Brookes University
2011-2012 – Research Associate, Keele University
2006-2011 – MSc and PhD, Cardiff University

Teaching & Supervision

I teach on the following courses

I am interested in supervising new PhD students. Potential PhD students should see my research interests below. 

I live in Whitehead Building Room 302. I hold office hours in term-time from 3-4pm on Tuesdays, 9-10 am on Thursdays and 1-2pm on Fridays, where you can drop in. I am free at other times; email for a meeting

Grants & Awards

  • 2016-2017 British Academy Small Grant The Many Colours of Home: Effects of Imagined Contact on Children's Acceptance of Immigrants. £9 275
  • 2014 BPS Developmental Section Early Career Researchers International Collaborations Scheme (£450)
  • 2013 FHLS Public Engagement Project Funding. To fund Friendship Workshops. https://throughtheacademiclookingglass.wordpress.com/friendship-workshops/

On the web

Research Interests

I am part of DipLab (see https://diplab.wordpress.com/)  

My research is in the area of children’s social development. I am particularly interested in schoolchildren’s friendships and in school bullying: how does being part of a group (or not) influence these experiences?

There is much more information about my research on my website: https://throughtheacademiclookingglass.wordpress.com

 

 

 

Publications

Article

Book Review: Getting to the Core of Curriculum—and the Community Detection and prevention of identity-based bullying: Social justice perspectives. By Britney G. Brinkman, New York, Routledge Press, 2016. 144 pp. $160.00 (hardcover). ISBN-13: 978-0415719520
Jones, Sian. 2016. Book Review: Getting to the Core of Curriculum—and the Community Detection and prevention of identity-based bullying: Social justice perspectives. By Britney G. Brinkman, New York, Routledge Press, 2016. 144 pp. $160.00 (hardcover). ISBN-13: 978-0415719520. Sex Roles, 75(5), pp. 285-286. ISSN 0360-0025

Keeping a distance: Social identity, workplace bullying, and job satisfaction.
Galang, Marianne and Jones, Sian. 2016. Keeping a distance: Social identity, workplace bullying, and job satisfaction. Social Psychology Review, 18(1), pp. 31-38. ISSN 1088-8683

Humor style similarity and difference in friendship dyads
Hunter, Simon; Fox, Claire and Jones, Sian. 2016. Humor style similarity and difference in friendship dyads. Journal of Adolescence, 46(1), pp. 30-37. ISSN 0140-1971

Children's humor types and psychosocial adjustment
Fox, Claire; Hunter, Simon and Jones, Sian. 2016. Children's humor types and psychosocial adjustment. Personality and Individual Differences, 89(1), pp. 86-91. ISSN 0191-8869

Reciprocity between humor styles and psychosocial adjustment in children
Fox, Claire; Hunter, Simon and Jones, Sian. 2016. Reciprocity between humor styles and psychosocial adjustment in children. Europe’s Journal of Psychology, Special Humor Issue, ISSN 1841-0413

The Student-as-Consumer Approach in Higher Education and its Effects on Academic Performance
Bunce, Louise; Baird, Amy and Jones, Sian. 2016. The Student-as-Consumer Approach in Higher Education and its Effects on Academic Performance. Studies in Higher Education, ISSN 0307-5079

The Relationship Between Peer Victimization and Children's Humor Styles: It's No Laughing Matter!
Fox, Claire Louise; Hunter, Simon C. and Jones, Sian. 2014. The Relationship Between Peer Victimization and Children's Humor Styles: It's No Laughing Matter! Social Development, 24(3), pp. 443-461. ISSN 0961205X

Does the gender of the bully/victim dyad and the type of bullying influence children's responses to a bullying incident?
Fox, Claire L.; Jones, Sian; Stiff, Chris E. and Sayers, Jayde. 2014. Does the gender of the bully/victim dyad and the type of bullying influence children's responses to a bullying incident? Aggressive Behavior, 40(4), pp. 359-368. ISSN 0096-140X

Bullying and Belonging: Teachers’ Reports of School Aggression
Jones, Sian; Manstead, Antony and Livingstone, Andrew. 2014. Bullying and Belonging: Teachers’ Reports of School Aggression. Frontline Learning Research, ISSN 2295-3159

‘I’m being called names and I’m being hit’. Challenges of longitudinal research on bullying amongst 11–13-year-olds
Jones, Sian; Fox, Claire; Gilman, Hayley; James, Lucy; Karic, Toni; Wright-Bevans, Katie and Caines, Victoria. 2013. ‘I’m being called names and I’m being hit’. Challenges of longitudinal research on bullying amongst 11–13-year-olds. Pastoral Care in Education, 31(4), pp. 321-336. ISSN 0264-3944

Fair-Weather or Foul-Weather Friends? Group Identification and Children's Responses to Bullying
Jones, Sian; Manstead, A. S. R. and Livingstone, A. G.. 2011. Fair-Weather or Foul-Weather Friends? Group Identification and Children's Responses to Bullying. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3(4), pp. 414-420. ISSN 1948-5506

The influence of norms and social identities on children's responses to bullying
Jones, Sian; Bombieri, Lucia; Livingstone, Andrew G. and Manstead, Antony S. R. 2011. The influence of norms and social identities on children's responses to bullying. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 82(2), pp. 241-256. ISSN 0007-0998

Ganging Up or Sticking Together: Group Processes and Children's Responses to Bullying
Jones, Sian; Manstead, Antony and Livingstone, Andrew. 2011. Ganging Up or Sticking Together: Group Processes and Children's Responses to Bullying. British Journal of Psychology, 102(1), pp. 71-96. ISSN 0007-1269

Birds of a feather bully together: Group processes and children's responses to bullying
Jones, Sian; Manstead, Antony S. R. and Livingstone, Andrew. 2009. Birds of a feather bully together: Group processes and children's responses to bullying. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 27(4), pp. 853-873. ISSN 0261-510X

Rotten apple or rotten barrel? Social identity and children's responses to bullying
Jones, Sian; Haslam, S. Alexander.; York, Lucy. and Ryan, Michelle K.. 2008. Rotten apple or rotten barrel? Social identity and children's responses to bullying. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 26(1), pp. 117-132. ISSN 0261-510X

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