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Dr Katharine Greenaway
  – Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Dr Katharine Greenaway
Katharine completed her PhD in the School in 2012 and joined the School as a postdoctoral research fellow that year supported by a research fellowship from the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Her research interests broadly centre on issues of human agency and control, emotion regulation, and identity processes. Her recent work focuses on the benefits of shared group membership and the surprising social costs of expressing positive emotion.
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+61 7 3346 9563
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Postal Address:
School of Psychology
McElwain Building
The University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD 4072

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Dr Katharine Greenaway

2008 - 2012 PhD

Thesis: Psychological Strategies for Control Restoration


2004 - 2007 Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons)

Thesis: Intergroup effects of shared human identity and human norms


Professional Activities:

Consulting Editor: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin


Ad hoc reviewer for:

Basic and Applied Social Psychology

British Journal of Social Psychology

Cognition and Emotion

European Journal of Social Psychology

Group Processes and Intergroup Relations

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

Political Psychology

Psychological Bulletin


Current affiliations and memberships:

Association for Psychological Science (APS)

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)

Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP)

Centre for Research in Social Psychology (CRiSP)

Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)


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Dr Katharine Greenaway
Research Activities:

I am an Australian Research Council DECRA fellow and Global Scholar alumna with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research based at the University of Queensland, Australia. My research focuses on social functioning in three main domains: identity processes, emotion regulation, and human agency.

Representative Publications:

Jugert, P., Greenaway, K.H., Barth, M., Büchner, R., Eisentraut,S., & Fritsche, I. (in press). Collective efficacy increases pro-environmental intentions through increasing self-efficacy. Journal of Environmental Psychology.

Kalokerinos, E.K., Greenaway, K.H., [shared first authorship] & Casey, J. (in press). Context shapes social judgments of positive emotion expression and suppression. Emotion. 

Greenaway, K.H., Cruwys, T., Haslam, S.A., & Jetten, J. (2016). Social identities promote well-being because they satisfy global psychological needs. European Journal of Social Psychology, 46, 294–307.

Greenaway, K.H., Thai, A.H., Haslam, S.A., & Murphy, S.C. (2016). Meaning beats leaning: Spaces that signal identity improve workplace productivity. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 15(1), 35–43. doi: 10.1027/1866-5888/a000148.

Greenaway, K.H., Cichocka, A., Van Veelen, R., Likki, T., & Branscombe, N.R. (in press). Feeling hopeful inspires support for social change. Political Psychology.

Greenaway, K.H., Frye, M. & Cruwys, T. (2015). When aspirations exceed expectations: Quixotic hope increases depression among students. Plos One, 10(9).

Greenaway, K.H., Haslam, S.A., Cruwys, T., Branscombe, N.R., Ysseldyk, R., & Heldreth, C. (2015). From “we” to “me”: Group identification enhances perceived personal control with consequences for health and well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109(1), 53–74.

Greenaway, K.H., Wright, R., Willingham, J., Reynolds, K.J., & Haslam, S.A. (2015). Shared identity is key to effective communication. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(2), 171–182.

Greenaway, K.H., Storrs, K., Philipp, M.C., Louis, W.R., Hornsey, M.J., & Vohs, K.D. (2015). Loss of control stimulates approach motivation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 56, 235–241.

Greenaway, K.H., Jetten, J., Ellemers, N., & van Bunderen, L. (2015). The dark side of inclusion: Undesired acceptance provokes aggression. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 18(2), 173–189.

Kalokerinos, E.K., Greenaway, K.H., & Denson, T. (2015). Reappraisal but not suppression down-regulates the experience of positive and negative emotion. Emotion, 15(3), 271-275.

Cruwys, T., Greenaway, K.H., & Haslam, S.A. (2015). The stress of passing through an educational bottleneck: A longitudinal study of final-year university students. Australian Psychologist, 50, 372–381. 

Tobin, S, Greenaway, K.H.,McCulloch, K.C., & Critall, M., (2015). The role of motivation for rewards in vicarious goal satiation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 60, 137–143.

Cruwys, T., South, E., Greenaway, K.H., & Haslam, S.A. (2015). Social identity reduces depression by fostering positive attributions. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 65–74.

Hornsey, M.J., Fielding, K.S., McStay, R., Reser, J.P., Bradely, G.L., & Greenaway, K.H. (2015). Evidence for motivated control: The ironic link between threat and efficacy beliefs about climate change. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 42, 57–65.

Kalokerinos, E.K., Greenaway, K.H., Pedder, D.J., & Margetts, E. (2014). Don’t grin when you win: The social benefits of emotion suppression in performance situations. Emotion, 14(1), 180-186.

Greenaway, K.H., Louis, W.R., Hornsey, M.J., & Jones, J.M. (2014). Perceived control qualifies the effects of threat on prejudice. British Journal of Social Psychology, 53(3), 422-442.

Greenaway, K.H., Louis, W.R., & Hornsey, M.J. (2013). Belief in precognition increases perceived control and loss of control increases belief in precognition. Plos One, 8(8), 1–6.

Smith, J.R., Louis, W.R., Terry, D.J., Greenaway, K.H., Clarke, M.R., & Cheng, X. (2012). Congruent or conflicted? The impact of injunctive and descriptive norms on environmental intentions. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 32, 353–361. 

Ronay, R., Greenaway, K., Ancich, E., & Galinsky, A. (2012). The path to glory is paved with hierarchy: When hierarchical differentiation increases group effectiveness. Psychological Science, 23(6), 669–677. 

Greenaway, K.H., Louis, W.R., & Wohl, M.J.A. (2012). Awareness of common humanity reduces empathy and heightens expectations of forgiveness for temporally distant wrongdoing. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3(4), 446–454.

Greenaway, K.H., Quinn, E.A., & Louis, W.R. (2011). Appealing to common humanity increases forgiveness but reduces collective action among victims of historical atrocities. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41(5), 569–573. 

Greenaway, K.H. & Louis, W.R. (2010). Only human: Hostile human norms reduce legitimisation of intergroup discrimination by perpetrators of historical atrocities. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49(4), 765–783. 



Greenaway, K.H., Peters, K., Haslam, S.A., & Bingley, W. (in press). Shared identity and the intergroup dynamics of communication. In Giles, H. & Maass, A. (Eds.), Advances in Intergroup Communication. 

Greenaway, K.H., Louis, W.R., Parker, S.L., Kalokerinos, E.K., Smith, J.R., & Terry, D.J. (2014). Measures of coping for psychological well-being. In G.J. Boyle, D.H. Saklofske, & G. Matthews (eds.), Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs, pp. 322–351, Academic Press: USA.  

Louis, W.R., Barlow, F.B., & Greenaway, K.H. (2012). National identity, Australian values and outsiders. In Bretherton, D. & Balvin, N. (Eds.). Peace Psychology in Australia: Dreamings of Peace, pp. 87–106, New York: USA.

Course Tutor:
  • Semester 1, 2011
    PSYC3010 - Psychological Research Methodology III
  • Semester 2, 2011
    PSYC3032 - Topics in Social Psychology
  • Semester 1, 2010
    PSYC3010 - Psychological Research Methodology III
  • Semester 1, 2009
    PSYC2040 - Social and Organisational Psychology
  • Semester 2, 2009
    PSYC3032 - Topics in Social Psychology
  • Semester 2, 2008
    PSYC2063 - Psychological Approaches

Note: Coordinator roles prior to 2009 and tutor roles prior to 2006 are not included.

Research Area:
Social Psychology

My research interests centre around self-regulation (i.e., self-control) and emotion regulation. The projects I will be pursuing this year will focus on how people successfully regulate their emotions for social gain. I am particularly interested in an emotion regulation strategy called expressive suppression, in which people feel but do not show the emotions they are experiencing. While the literature to date has tended to vilify suppression as a maladaptive emotion regualtion strategy, some of my recent work suggests that it may have social benefits in some situations. I am inerested in testing what these boundary conditions are. 

As a supervisor I emphasize time management and incremental goal achievement.  I work to a schedule and expect my students to do the same. I provide structured guidance throughout the Honours process but value independent thought. I am looking for motivated students who want to do well and are willing to put in the time and effort to do so. I work on professional development and growth with students rather than just "surviving" Honours, so if that sounds like a good fit shoot me an email so we can chat about possible supervision!

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