Roy Spina

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor in North America) in Psychology

Psychology

University of Chichester

Social Psychology, Individual Differences Psychology, Cultural Psychology, Social Cognition, Quantitative Research, Experimental Research

After completing his BSc, Roy moved to Japan to teach English as a Second Language. Living and teaching in Japan and subsequently travelling throughout East and Southeast Asia stimulated Roy’s interest in individual and cultural differences. Upon returning from Asia, Roy completed his graduate studies in Personality and Social psychology in Canada, acquiring a strong background in research methodology and statistics, with an emphasis on experimental research. After completing his studies, Roy held Lecturer posts at Queen’s University and Birmingham City University, before joining the University of Chichester. Although his research interests are diverse, they can be broadly classified into the areas of individual and cultural differences in social cognition. Roy regularly reviews articlemore...

BSc Civil Engineering Bsc Psychology MSc Social and Personality Psychology PhD Social and Personality Psychology

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  1. Heine, Steven J., Foster, Julie-Ann B. and Spina, Roy (2009) Do birds of a feather universally flock together? Cultural variation in the similarity-attraction effect. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 12 (4). pp. 247-258. ISSN 1367-2223
  2. Spina, Roy, Ji, Li-Jun, Guo, Tieyuan, Zhang, Zhiyong, Li, Ye and Fabrigar, Leandre (2010) Cultural Differences in the Representativeness Heuristic: Expecting a Correspondence in Magnitude Between Cause and Effect. Doctoral thesis, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
  3. Spina, Roy, Ji, Li-Jun, Ross, Michael, Li, Ye and Zhang, Zhiyong (2010) Why best cannot last: Cultural differences in predicting regression toward the mean. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 13. pp. 153-162. ISSN 1467-839X
  4. Guo, Tieyuan, Ji, Li-Jun, Spina, Roy and Zhang, Zhiyong (2012) Culture, Temporal Focus, and Values of the Past and the Future. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38 (8). pp. 1030-1040. ISSN 0146-1672
  5. Guo, Tieyuan and Spina, Roy (2015) Regulatory Focus Affects Predictions of the Future. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41 (2). pp. 214-223. ISSN 1552-7433
  6. Guo, Tieyuan and Spina, Roy (2016) Chinese are more loss averse than British. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 19 (2). pp. 154-162. ISSN 1367-2223
  7. Schmalbach, Bjarne, Spina, Roy, Steffens-Guerra, Ileana, Franke, Gabriele Helga, Kliem, Sören, Michaelides, Michalis, Hinz, Andreas and Zenger, Markus (2017) Psychometric Properties of the German Version of the Health Regulatory Focus Scale. Frontiers in Psychology - Personality and Social Psychology section. ISSN 1664-1078
  8. Spina, Roy, Ji, Li-Jun, Guo, Tieyuan, Zhang, Zhiyong, Li, Ye and Fabrigar, Leandre (2009) Cultural Differences in the Representativeness Heuristic: Expecting a Correspondence in Magnitude Between Cause and Effect. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36 (5). pp. 583-597. ISSN 1552-7433
  9. Schmalbach, Bjarne, Zenger, Markus, Spina, Roy, Steffens-Guerra, Ileana, Kliem, Sören, Michaelides, Michalis and Hinz, Andreas (2017) Gain +1 or Avoid -1: Validation of the German Regulatory Focus Questionnaire (RFQ). BioMed Psychology, 5 (40). pp. 1-11. ISSN 2050-7283
  10. Guo, Tieyuan and Spina, Roy (2019) Cultural asymmetry between perceptions of past and future personal change. Frontiers in Psychology - Cultural Psychology, 10 (885). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1664-1078