Associate Professor Lydia Woodyatt

Associate Professor

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Social Sciences North (384)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Lydia Woodyatt researches at the intersection of social, clinical, and organisational psychology. She uses psychological science to increase engagement and motivation, positive relationships, and also to help people work through difficult emotions following failure and transgressions. Lydia is an award winning lecturer at Flinders University, and speaks regularly to students, leaders, schools, business and the media on the psychology of motivation, emotions, and justice. She is co-creator of the highly successful online course The Psychology of Surviving and Thriving which develops wellbeing and self-management. She is a published researcher and senior editor of the The Handbook of the Psychology of Self-forgiveness (Springer, 2017).

Qualifications

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

Honours, awards and grants

Australian Research Council Discovery Project (2019-2021). Dynamics of forgiveness and self-forgiveness. Wenzel, Okimoto, Woodyatt & Worthington. $240,000.

Westpac and Flinders DVC-R Collaborative Seed Funding (2019). Understanding and overcoming defensiveness. Woodyatt & Wenzel. $50,000.

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work Award for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (2019).

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work Award for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (2018).

Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence (2014).

Social and Behavioural Science Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence (2013).

Key responsibilities

Chair Flinders University Retention Working Group

Co-director of the PSYCJEM research lab (Psychology of Justice, Emotions, and Morality)

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
PSYC3235 Applications of Psychological Science
Supervisory interests
Emotions
Justice
Motivation
Psychological wellbeing
Restorative justice
Self-forgiveness
Shame
Social psychology
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Liminality and Psychological Wellbeing through Transition (1), Hope and reconciliation in dyads (1), Online engagement and disengagent folowing intergroup transgressions (1)
Associate supervisor: Truth and Justice (1), Vision Thinking and Social Change, Persepctive taking and forgiveness/self-forgiveness in dyads (1), Authenticity (1), Online Shaming (1)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Divergent Narrative of Interpersonal Transgressions (1), Shame (1)
Associate supervisor: Whistleblowing (1), Self-punishment (1), Distinguishing Hope and Optimism (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Cara Rossi

APS Honours Prize - NOV 2015

Simon Bury

Outstanding Postgraduate Research Award from the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) - APR 2017

Farid Anvari

Endeavor Research Fellowship - NOV 2017

Cara Rossi

Oustanding Postgraduate Research Awared from the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists - Runner up - APR 2019

Expert for media contact
Psychology
Psychological Wellbeing of University Students
Transition to University
hope
self-forgiveness
shame
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Media expertise
  • Psychology
Interests
  • Psychological Wellbeing of University Students
  • Transition to University
  • hope
  • self-forgiveness
  • shame

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