Position

Lecturer in Psychology
College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

Qualifications

B. Min., Grad. Dip Psych., B.A (Hons), PhD

Honours, awards and grants

Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence (2013)

Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence (2014)

Key responsibilities

Director of First Year Studies (Psychology)

http://www.flinders.edu.au/sabs/psychology/research/labs/sociallab/sociallab_home.cfm

Teaching interests

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology
  • Self-conscious Emotions
  • Psychology of Surviving and Thriving
  • Application of Psychological Science

Topic Coordinator:

Research expertise

  • Psychology

Research interests

I am a social psychologist interested in how people work through wrongdoing, both personally (self-forgiveness, self-punishment, defensiveness, responsibility taking, shame, guilt, and hope), and also within relationships and groups (justice, whistleblowing, shaming). I am interested in the outcomes of these responses in terms of restoration of offenders, victims and communities. I am currently examining the motives that underlie these responses, especially the need for moral-social identity. I am broadly interested in the intersection between social and clinical psychology, especially in areas related to coping, e.g. hope, self-compassion, hope. As Director of First Year Studies (Psychology) I am also interested in research on psychological needs, coping, and resilience in relation to transitioning to University and succeeding in first year.

Supervisory interests

  • Restorative justice
  • Self-forgiveness
  • Shame
  • Social psychology

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Shame (1) ; Restorative Justice (1) ; Liminality and Psychological Wellbeing through Transition (1) ; The impact of dehumanisation on ingroup relationships (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Self-punishment (1) ; Whistleblowing (1) ; Vision Thinking and Social Change ;

Completion

Associate supervisor : Distinguishing Hope and Optimism (1) ;

RHD Student Achievements

  • Cara Rossi
    APS Honours Prize - November 2015
  • Simon Bury
    Outstanding Postgraduate Research Award from the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) - April 2017
  • Farid Anvari
    Endeavor Research Fellowship - November 2017

Publications

  • Woodyatt, L.T. (2017). Orientation to the Psychology of Self-Forgiveness. In Woodyatt, Worthington, Wenzel, Griffin, ed. Handbook of the Psychology of Self-Forgiveness. Gewerbestrasse, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 3-16.
  • Woodyatt, L.T. (2017). Working Through Psychological Needs Following Transgressions to Arrive at Self-Forgiveness. In Woodyatt, Worthington, Wenzel, Griffin, ed. Handbook of the Psychology of Self-Forgiveness. Gewerbestrasse, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 43-58.
  • Woodyatt, L.T. (2017). Conclusion: The Road So Far and the Road Ahead. In Woodyatt, Worthington, Wenzel, Griffin, ed. Handbook of the Psychology of Self-Forgiveness. Gewerbestrasse, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 341-350.
  • Woodyatt, L.T. (2017). An Evolutionary Approach to Shame-Based Self-Criticism, Self-Forgiveness, and Compassion. In Woodyatt, Worthington, Wenzel, Griffin, ed. Handbook of the Psychology of Self-Forgiveness. Gewerbestrasse, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 29-41.
  • Anvari, F., Wenzel, M., Woodyatt, L.T. and Haslam, S.A. (2017). How social identities influence the decision to become a whistleblower. General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychologists (EASP) Granada, Spain. Jul 2017.
  • Anvari, F., Wenzel, M., Woodyatt, L.T. and Haslam, S.A. (2017). How social identities influence the decision to become a whistleblower. The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues/Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Melbourne. Apr 2017.
  • de Vel-Palumbo, M., Wenzel, M. and Woodyatt, L.T. (2016). Self-punishment: Evasion or expression of guilt. 16th biennial conference of the International Society for Justice Research. Canterbury, UK. Jul 2016.
  • de Vel-Palumbo, M., Wenzel, M. and Woodyatt, L.T. (2016). Why do you punish yourself? A qualitative study exploring individuals' real life account of self-punishment. Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Brisbane, Australia. Mar 2016.
  • Anvari, F., Wenzel, M. and Woodyatt, L.T. (2016). How social identities can influence whistleblowing. Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Brisbane, Australia. Apr 2016.
  • Cibich, M.P., Woodyatt, L.T. and Wenzel, M. (2016). Stuck between a rock and a hard place: Does identity conflict lead to unresolved shame? Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Brisbane, Australia. Mar 2016.
  • Bury, S.M., Wenzel, M. and Woodyatt, L.T. (2016). Hopeful action against the odds. Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Brisbane, Australia. Mar 2016.
  • Woodyatt, L.T., Takarangi, M.K.T. and Wenzel, M. (2016). Does experiencing acceptance help reduce offender's defensiveness. Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Brisbane, Australia. Mar 2016.
  • Woodyatt, L.T., Takarangi, M.K.T., Mclean, B.F., Tomas, L. and Wenzel, M. (2016). Readiness to reconcile? Ways of reducing defensiveness in offenders. 16th biennial conference of the International Society for Justice Research. Canterbury, UK. Jul 2016.
  • Rossi, C.E., Woodyatt, L.T. and Wenzel, M. (2016). Dealing with divergent narratives. Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Brisbane, Australia. Mar 2016.
  • Woodyatt, L.T., Wenzel, M. and Ferber, M.S. (2015). Two pathways to self-forgiveness. Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Toronto, Canada. Aug 2015.
  • Woodyatt, L.T., Mclean, B.F. and Wenzel, M. (2015). Encouraging responsibility through value affirmation following ethical violations. Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Newcastle, Australia. Apr 2015.
  • O'Neill, K.L. and Woodyatt, L.T. (2015). Dog eat dog: The impact of status and exposure to competitive behaviour on social cohesion. Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Newcastle, Australia. Apr 2015.
  • Heynemann, J.J. and Woodyatt, L.T. (2015). System Justification Theory and its effect on stigma and discrimination towards people with intellectual disabilities. Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Newcastle, Australia. Apr 2015.
  • Doley, J.R., Fairweather-Schmidt, A.K., Woodyatt, L.T. and Wade, T.D. (2015). The role of personality and sociocultural factors in weight and shape concern. Annual Meeting of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Newcastle, Australia. Apr 2015.
  • Bury, S.M., Wenzel, M. and Woodyatt, L.T. (2015). Giving hope a sporting chance: Hope as distinct from optimism when events are possible but not probable. Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psycholoigsts. Newcastle, Australia. Apr 2015.
  • Bury, S.M., Wenzel, M. and Woodyatt, L.T. (2015). A sporting chance: Hope - possibility and personal investment. International Conference of Psychological Science. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Mar 2015.
  • de Vel-Palumbo, M., Wenzel, M. and Woodyatt, L.T. (2015). Self punishment: A social psychological approach. Annual Conference of the society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Newcastle, Australia. Apr 2015.
  • Woodyatt, L., Wenzel, M. and Ferber, M. (2014). Don't beat yourself up, don't let yourself off the hook: Encouraging healthy processing of inter-personal transgressions. Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Canberra, Australia. Apr 2014.
  • Woodyatt, L., Ferber, M. and Wenzel, M. (2014). Don't beat yourself up: Don't let yourself off the hook. 15th Conference of the International Society for Justice Research. New York. Jun 2014.
  • Woodyatt, L., Wenzel, M. and Ferber, M. (2014). Processing offences: Values re-affirmation and self-compassion interventions for transgressors following interpersonal offences. 15th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Justice Research. New York. Jun 2014.
  • Woodyatt, L. and Wenzel, M. (2013). Coping with our own transgressions: Does self-compassion help or hinder? The Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Cairns, Australia. Apr 2013.
  • Woodyatt, L. and Wenzel, M. (2012). Pseudo self-forgiveness as a psychological immune response. In 14th Conference of the International Society for Justice Research, Rishon, LeZion, Israel. 14th Conference of the International Society for Justice Research. Rishon, LeZion, Israel. Sep 2012.
  • Woodyatt, L. and Wenzel, M. (2012). The psychological immune response to transgressions. In The Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, Adelaide, Australia. The Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Adelaide, Australia. Apr 2012.
  • Woodyatt, L. and Wenzel, M. (2012). Does compassion help when you have done something wrong? In 11th Annual Conference for Personality and Individual Differences, Melbourne, Australia. 11th Annual Conference for Personality and Individual Differences. Melbourne, Australia. Nov 2012.
  • Woodyatt, L. and Wenzel, M. (2011). Encouraging genuine self-forgiveness. In 4th Australian Conference on Health and Spirituality, Adelaide, South Australia. 4th Australian Conference on Health and Spirituality. Adelaide, South Australia. Jul 2011.
  • Woodyatt, L. and Wenzel, M. (2011). Encouraging genuine self-forgiveness. In 41st Annual Conference for the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, Manly, Australia. 41st Annual Conference for the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Manly, Australia. Apr 2011.
  • Woodyatt, L. and Wenzel, M. (2011). Encouraging genuine self-forgiveness: Processing wrongdoing by addressing belonging threat through value re-affirmation. In 11th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society's Psychology of Relationships Interest Group, Adelaide, Australia. 11th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society's Psychology of Relationships Interest Group. Adelaide, Australia. Oct 2011.
  • Woodyatt, L. and Wenzel, M. (2010). Is self-forgiveness associated with restoration of a transgressor? In 13th Conference of the International Society for Justice Research. 13th Conference of the International Society for Justice Research. Banff, Canada. Aug 2010.
  • Wenzel, M., Woodyatt, L. and Hedrick, K. (2010). How do we genuinely forgive ourselves? In 13th Conference of the International Society for Justice Research. 13th Conference of the International Society for Justice Research. Banff, Canada. Aug 2010.
  • Woodyatt, L. and Wenzel, M. (2010). Self-forgiveness and restoration after an interpersonal transgression. In 40th Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. 40th Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists. Perth, Australia. Apr 2010.
  • Woodyatt, L.T. (Ed.). (2017). The Handbook of the Psychology of Self-forgiveness. Springer.
  • Woodyatt, L.T. and Arnold, M.M. (2017). Curriculum development and innovation in online delivery to address dual concerns of student success and employability: PSYC1108 Psychology of Thriving and Surviving. Selected as a base practice case study by the IRU National Case Study Project.
  • Woodyatt, L.T. and Arnold, M.M. (2017). Fostering wellbeing, achievement, and lifelong success in a scalable online topic: Implementing evidence-based psychological interventions that improve academic, psychological, and professional outcomes. In Curriculum Transformation. Students, Transition, Achievement, Retention, and Success Annual Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
  • Williamson, P. and Woodyatt, L. (2014). Show up; Don’t beat yourself up. In Proceedings of The 17th International First Year in Higher Education Conference 2014. Brisbane, QLD: Queensland University of Technology. Proceedings of The 17th International First Year in Higher Education Conference 2014. Darwin, Australia. Jul 2014, pp. 1-5.
    [Web Link]
  • Woodyatt, L.T., Wenzel, M. and Ferber, M.S. (2017). Two pathways to self-forgiveness: A hedonic path via self-compassion and a eudaimonic path via the reaffirmation of violated values. British Journal of Social Psychology,
    [10.1111/bjso.12194]
  • Bury, S.M., Wenzel, M. and Woodyatt, L.T. (2016). Giving hope a sporting chance: Hope as distinct from optimism when events are possible but not probable. Motivation and Emotion,
    [10.1007/s11031-016-9560-z] [Scopus]
  • Cibich, M.P., Woodyatt, L.T. and Wenzel, M. (2016). Moving beyond “shame is bad”: How a functional emotion can become problematic. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 10(9) pp. 471-483.
    [10.1111/spc3.12263] [Scopus]
  • Woodyatt, L. and Wenzel, M. (2014). A needs-based perspective on self-forgiveness: Addressing threat to moral identity as a means of encouraging interpersonal and intrapersonal restoration. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 50(January 2014) pp. 125-135.
    [10.1016/j.jesp.2013.09.012] [Scopus]
  • Woodyatt, L. and Wenzel, M. (2013). Self-forgiveness and restoration of an offender following an interpersonal transgression. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 32(2) pp. 225-259.
    [10.1521/jscp.2013.32.2.225] [Scopus]
  • Woodyatt, L. and Wenzel, M. (2013). The psychological immune response in the face of transgressions: Pseudo self-forgiveness and threat to belonging. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49(6) pp. 951-958.
    [10.1016/j.jesp.2013.05.016] [Scopus]
  • Feather, N., Woodyatt, L. and McKee, I. (2012). Predicting support for social action: How values, justice-related variables, discrete emotions, and outcome expectations influence support for the Stolen Generations. Motivation and Emotion, 36(4) pp. 516-528.
    [10.1007/s11031-011-9262-5] [Scopus]
  • Wenzel, M., Woodyatt, L. and Hedrick, K. (2012). No genuine self-forgiveness without accepting responsibility: Value reaffirmation as a key to maintaining positive self-regard. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42(5) pp. 617-627.
    [10.1002/ejsp.1873] [Scopus]
  • Woodyatt, L.T. (2017). Conclusion: The Road So Far and the Road Ahead. In Woodyatt, Worthington, Wenzel, Griffin, ed. Handbook of the Psychology of Self-Forgiveness. Gewerbestrasse, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 341-350.
  • Woodyatt, L.T., Wenzel, M. and Ferber, M.S. (2017). Two pathways to self-forgiveness: A hedonic path via self-compassion and a eudaimonic path via the reaffirmation of violated values. British Journal of Social Psychology,
    [10.1111/bjso.12194]
  • Bury, S.M., Wenzel, M. and Woodyatt, L.T. (2016). Giving hope a sporting chance: Hope as distinct from optimism when events are possible but not probable. Motivation and Emotion,
    [10.1007/s11031-016-9560-z] [Scopus]
  • Cibich, M.P., Woodyatt, L.T. and Wenzel, M. (2016). Moving beyond “shame is bad”: How a functional emotion can become problematic. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 10(9) pp. 471-483.
    [10.1111/spc3.12263] [Scopus]
  • Woodyatt, L. and Wenzel, M. (2014). A needs-based perspective on self-forgiveness: Addressing threat to moral identity as a means of encouraging interpersonal and intrapersonal restoration. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 50(January 2014) pp. 125-135.
    [10.1016/j.jesp.2013.09.012] [Scopus]
  • Woodyatt, L. and Wenzel, M. (2013). Self-forgiveness and restoration of an offender following an interpersonal transgression. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 32(2) pp. 225-259.
    [10.1521/jscp.2013.32.2.225] [Scopus]
  • Woodyatt, L. and Wenzel, M. (2013). The psychological immune response in the face of transgressions: Pseudo self-forgiveness and threat to belonging. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49(6) pp. 951-958.
    [10.1016/j.jesp.2013.05.016] [Scopus]
  • Feather, N., Woodyatt, L. and McKee, I. (2012). Predicting support for social action: How values, justice-related variables, discrete emotions, and outcome expectations influence support for the Stolen Generations. Motivation and Emotion, 36(4) pp. 516-528.
    [10.1007/s11031-011-9262-5] [Scopus]
  • Wenzel, M., Woodyatt, L. and Hedrick, K. (2012). No genuine self-forgiveness without accepting responsibility: Value reaffirmation as a key to maintaining positive self-regard. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42(5) pp. 617-627.
    [10.1002/ejsp.1873] [Scopus]
  • Woodyatt, L.T. (Ed.). (2017). The Handbook of the Psychology of Self-forgiveness. Springer.

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Subject Titles

  • Psychology

Interests

  • hope
  • Psychological Wellbeing of University Students
  • self-forgiveness
  • shame
  • Transition to University

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