Dr Lydia Woodyatt

Lecturer in Psychology

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

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

Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence (2014)

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

Key responsibilities

Director of First Year Studies (Psychology).

Chair of College Education, Psychology and Social Work working group on Success, Orientation, Retention and Transition (SORT).

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

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

Research expertise
Psychology
Research interests

Dr Lydia Woodyatt researches at the intersection of social and clinical psychology, applying the science of emotions, motivation, and justice to individuals, relationships, oganisations, and education.

Teaching interests
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology
  • Self-conscious Emotions
  • Psychology of Surviving and Thriving
  • Application of Psychological Science
Topic coordinator
PSYC1101 Psychology 1A
PSYC1102 Psychology 1B
Supervisory interests
Emotions
Justice
Motivation
Psychological wellbeing
Restorative justice
Self-forgiveness
Shame
Social psychology
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Shame (1), The impact of dehumanisation on ingroup relationships (1), Liminality and Psychological Wellbeing through Transition (1), Divergent narratives of trasngressions and their impact on reconciliation
Associate supervisor: Vision Thinking and Social Change
Completion
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

Publications
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