Peter Strelan

Dr Peter Strelan

Associate Professor

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Peter Strelan.

Peter Strelan works at the intersection of social psychology and individual differences. His broad research interest is in the area of forgiveness, with a specific focus on the relation between justice and forgiveness.

He also has an interest in body image, in particular the application of objectification theory to explaining the antecedents and consequences of negative body image.

My work is located at the intersection of social psychology and individual differences. Broadly speaking, I am interested in how people get along, particularly when conflict and transgressions occur.  Both justice and social harmony are fundamentally important to humans; how do we get both following a transgression? Thus,most of research is concerned with forgiveness, with a special emphasis on the relation between justice and forgiveness. 

 

External

  • $232,000: ARC Discovery Grant (DP0877945) 2008-2010
    • CI: Strelan.
    • “A new conceptualisation of forgiveness: Altruistic and self-interested foci as predictors of psychological costs and benefits of forgiveness”

The University of Adelaide

  • $20,000 SGDE Development Grant 2016
    • with Cathy Snelling and Sophie Karanicolas (Dentistry), Adriano Millazo (Public Health), David Wilson, Kim Hynes (Medicine)
  • $2,200 Faculty of Health Sciences cultural enrichment teaching grant 2016
  • $9,595 School of Psychology RIBG small grant 2015
    • Development of a children’s card sort measure of forgiveness
  • $9,074 School of Psychology RIBG small grant 2014
    • When love does not conquer all: Towards improving interventions for children with a disrupted attachment history and associated ASD-like symptoms.
  • $3,990 School of Psychology RIBG small grant 2014
    • Trust as a mediator between relationship closeness and forgiveness
  • $6,000 Faculty of Health Sciences Summer Scholarship
    • supervised Youngblood Roche 2013/14
  • $6,000 Faculty of Health Sciences Summer Scholarship
    • supervised Caroline diFiore 2013/14
  • $6,000 Faculty of Health Sciences Summer Scholarship
    • supervised Jasmine Currall 2012/13
  • $6,000 Faculty of Health Sciences Summer Scholarship
    • supervised Sarah Hunter 2012/13
  • $5,625 School of Psychology RIBG small grant 2012
    • The deleterious effects of self-focused attention on forgiveness
  • $6,000 Faculty of Health Sciences Summer Scholarship
    • supervised Alison Robb, 2011/12
  • $3,000: School of Psychology application support for ARC-Discovery Grant 2007
  • $1,500: School of Psychology conference travel 2006
  • $15,000: Faculty of Health Sciences Establishment Grant 2005

Currently I...

  • coordinate the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Advanced program
  • coordinate and teach into the first year Research Methods course in Psychology (enrolment = ca. 450);
  • deliver the Social Psychology lectures in the first year Introduction to Psychology course
  • deliver individual differences lectures in the third year Individual Differerences and Personality Assessment course in Psychology
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Principal Supervisor The Act of Forgiveness: Can Psychological Flexibility Explain and Facilitate Genuine Intra and Interpersonal Forgiveness Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Mrs Jemima Rohini Bem
    2018 Principal Supervisor Objectification Among Couples in Romantic Relationships Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Stephenie Joulie Pagoudis
    2018 Principal Supervisor Belief in a Just World, Meaning in Life, and Wellbeing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jonathan David Bartholomaeus
    2018 Co-Supervisor Evaluating Evidence Based Digital Methods for the Assessment of Psychology Graduate Competencies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Samantha Jane Newell
    2017 Co-Supervisor Perceptions of Justice and Forgiveness Among Refugees Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Mrs Mastura Alim
    2017 Co-Supervisor Factors associated with Success at University of International First - year Students Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Rev Susan Frances Straub
    2016 Co-Supervisor The Design, Application and Evaluation of Feedback Protocols in Immersive Virtual Reality Environments Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Andrew Charles Kemp
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Does it matter why people forgive? How a victim's reasons for forgiving change the outcomes of forgiveness Doctor of Philosophy with Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) Doctorate Full Time Jordan Brian Gabriels
    2012 - 2017 Principal Supervisor A Principles-based Approach to ACT with Self-Forgiveness: New Approaches to Flexible Living Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Clinical) Doctorate Full Time Dr Grant Malcolm Dewar
    2008 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Predicting Pro-Relational and Prosocial Responses to Received Forgiveness: The Role of State Gratitude Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Louise Elizabeth Joan Mooney
    2008 - 2014 Principal Supervisor The Identification and Measurement of Barriers to Forgiveness Following an Interpersonal Transgression Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Heather Pearce
    2008 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Measuring Children's Forgiveness: Development of the Children's Forgiveness Card Set Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Emma Kemp
    2007 - 2011 Principal Supervisor The Development of an Implicit Association Test for Measuring Forgiveness Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jeremy Goldring
    2006 - 2009 Co-Supervisor The Conceptualisation, Status and Measurement of Technology-based Gaming Behaviour and its Correlates Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Daniel King
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83135662
  • Email: peter.strelan@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3770
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes, floor 5
  • Room: 5 15
  • Org Unit: Psychology

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