Ayoub Bouguettaya

Colleges, School and Institutes

Research interests

I primarily study social psychology and its application to other fields, especially health (and public health). My main research interest is how we can apply social identity theory to ills in society, but will also investigate the ills themselves to understand how they are seen from other perspectives (e.g., legal, medical, etc).

My areas of interest:

  • Social identity and its effects in pure psychology (prejduice, poltics)
  • Social identity and psychopathology (disordered eating, conspiracies)
  • Public health: why people and governments do not listen to public health messaging, and failures of communication between stakeholders
  • Incentives: behavioural economics from a social psychological perspective

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University

    A Social Clinical Perspective on Perfectionism in Disordered Eating Behaviour

    3 May 2015 - 10 Feb 2019
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Australian National University (ANU)

    Need for closure, social impact and the maintenance of Illusory Correlation

    1 Jan 2009 - 18 Nov 2013