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Dr Nelli Ferenczi
Senior Lecturer in Psychology


I am a Lecturer in Psychology. As a cross-cultural social psychologist, I am interested in applying a cultural lens to identity, our close relationships, and how we engage with others. My main research interests are currently centred in three areas: cross-cultural psychology, bicultural identity, and engagement with social media.

Please see my Research section for more information, or contact me with your ideas and proposals: as an interdisciplinary researcher I am always open to discussions of novel research ideas within the general theme of culture and its intersection with social psychology.


PhD in Psychology - Brunel University London

MSc in Cross-Cultural Psychology - Brunel University London

BSc in Psychology - University of Warwick

Newest selected publications

Lefringhausen, K., Ferenczi, N., Marshall, TC. and Kunst, JR. (2021) 'A new route towards more harmonious intergroup relationships in England? Majority members’ proximal-acculturation'. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 82. pp. 56 - 73. ISSN: 0147-1767 Open Access Link

Journal article

Florez, E., Cohen, K., Ferenczi, N., Linnell, K., Lloyd, J., Goddard, L., et al. (2020) 'Linking recent discrimination-related experiences and wellbeing via social cohesion and resilience'. Journal of Positive School Psychology, 4 (S1). pp. 92 - 104.Open Access Link

Journal article

Gaines, SO. and Ferenczi, N. (2019) 'Relationship maintenance across cultural groups', in Ogolsky, BG. and Monk, JK. (eds.) Relationship Maintenance: Theory, Process, and Context. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. pp. 284 - 303. ISBN 10: 1-108-30432-X. ISBN 13: 978-1-108-41985-7.

Book chapter

Lefringhausen, K., Ferenczi, N. and Marshall, TC. (2019) 'Self‐protection and growth as the motivational force behind majority group members' cultural adaptation and discrimination: A parallel mediation model via intergroup contact and threat'. International Journal of Psychology, 55 (4). pp. 532 - 542. ISSN: 0020-7594 Open Access Link

Journal article

Marshall, TC., Ferenczi, N., Lefringhausen, K., Hill, S. and Deng, J. (2018) 'Intellectual, narcissistic, or Machiavellian? How Twitter users differ from Facebook-only users, why they use Twitter, and what they tweet about'. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 9 (1). pp. 14 - 30. ISSN: 2160-4142 Open Access Link

Journal article
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