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Alexander Bradley

Teaching Associate, Faculty of Science

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Biography

My first degree was in Psychology at the University of Warwick from there I studied a research masters in Psychological Research Methods at the University of Sussex before coming to Nottingham University on an ESRC scholarship studying Reluctant Altruism for my PhD. I now work as a Teaching Associate in the School of Psychology.

Teaching Summary

My main teaching responsibilities are first-year workshops and lectures for subsid students. In addition to this, I am acting as a personal tutor for first, second and master students. This entail… read more

Research Summary

My PhD focused on exploring a relatively new altruistic preferences known as Reluctant Altruism this has led to a general interest in factors relating to altruism, prosocial behaviour and charitable… read more

My main teaching responsibilities are first-year workshops and lectures for subsid students. In addition to this, I am acting as a personal tutor for first, second and master students. This entail being the first port of call, running individual meetings and group tutorials. I am also delighted to supervisor third year and master year dissertation projects. Finally, I am also interested in teaching students how to code using r and stata.

Current Research

My PhD focused on exploring a relatively new altruistic preferences known as Reluctant Altruism this has led to a general interest in factors relating to altruism, prosocial behaviour and charitable donations. One offshoot from my PhD research was an interest in the underdog effect-a preference for those at a relative undeserved disadvantage- and seeing how that effect student marking.

Since my PhD I have become interested in how we can use web scraping and Api's to collect real-world data to shed new light on issues within society. For example, we currently looking at how users are interacting on online gambling and autism forums.

Finally, my latest interest is looking at how we can facilitate students to make career choices that are right for them and assist students in securing employment.

Past Research

Bradley, A., Lawrence, C., & Ferguson, E. (2018). When the relatively poor prosper: The Underdog Effect on Charitable Donations. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1177/0899764018794305

Bradley, A., Lawrence, C., & Ferguson, E. (2018). Does observability affect on prosociality? Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0116

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