Lydia Woodyatt is Associate Professor in Psychology at Flinders University. She uses psychological science to increase engagement and motivation, positive relationships, and also to help people work through difficult emotions following failure and transgressions.
Her research applies social psychological theory and empirical approaches to understanding human responses to transgressions and failure with research that bridges across the psychology of justice and moral repair, wellbeing, psychological needs, emotions, and relationships. She utilizes prospective-longitudinal, intervention, qualitative, dyadic and experimental designs to advance knowledge on these complex psycho-social processes within relationships, at work, and online. She is the recipient of funding from both the ARC and Industry and was the senior editor of The Handbook of the Psychology of Self-forgiveness (Springer, 2017). She is co-creator of Flinders University's Certificate and Graduate Certificates in Mental Health and Wellbeing (Workplace and Community), and the highly successful online topic The Psychology of Surviving and Thriving, which develops wellbeing and self-management. She is a member of the Flinders University Institute for Mental Health and Wellbeing, the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists, and the International Society of Justice Researchers.
B. Min., Grad. Dip Psych., B.A (Hons), PhD
Australian Research Council Discovery Project (2019-2022). 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).
Teaching Program Director (Psychology)
Co-director of the PSYCJEM research lab (Psychology of Justice, Emotions, and Morality)
APS Honours Prize - NOV 2015
Outstanding Postgraduate Research Award from the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) - APR 2017
Endeavor Research Fellowship - NOV 2017
Oustanding Postgraduate Research Awared from the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists - Runner up - APR 2019
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