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Dr Nelli Ferenczi

Dr Nelli Ferenczi
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

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

Ferenczi, N., Marshall, TC. and Bejanyan, K. (2017) 'Are sex differences in antisocial and prosocial Facebook use explained by narcissism and relational self-construal?'. Computers in Human Behavior, 77. pp. 25 - 31. ISSN: 0747-5632 Open Access Link

Journal article

Ferenczi, N., Marshall, T., Lefringhausen, K. and Bejanyan, K. (2015) 'Associations of insecure attachment with extreme pro-group actions: The mediating role of perceived marginalization'. Personality and Individual Differences, 91. pp. 84 - 88. ISSN: 1873-3549 Open Access Link

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Altweck, L., Marshall, T., Ferenczi, N. and Lefringhausen, K. (2015) 'Mental health literacy: a cross-cultural approach to knowledge and beliefs about depression, schizophrenia and generalized anxiety disorder'. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. pp. 1272. ISSN: 1664-1078 Open Access Link

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Marshall, TC., Lefringhausen, K. and Ferenczi, N. (2015) 'The big five, self-esteem, and narcissism as predictors of the topics people write about in Facebook status updates'. Personality and Individual Differences, 85. pp. 35 - 40. ISSN: 0191-8869 Open Access Link

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