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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

Adair, L. and Ferenczi, N. (2023) 'Cultural variation in relationship maintenance', in Mogilski, J. and Shackelford, T. (eds.) The Oxford handbook of evolutionary psychology and romantic relationships. Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press. pp. 528 - 560. ISBN 10: 0-19-752474-5. ISBN 13: 978-0-19-752471-8. Open Access Link

Book chapter

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

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

Gaines, SO. and Ferenczi, N. (2019) 'Relationship maintenance across cultural groups', inRelationship Maintenance: Theory, Process, and Context. Cambridge University Press. pp. 284 - 303. ISBN 13: 9781108419857.

Book chapter
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