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Dr Mark Tarrant

Dr Mark Tarrant

Senior Lecturer in Psychology Applied to Health

5921

College House 

I received my PhD in 2000 from University of Leicester. After two years as a lecturer in psychology at Leicester, I moved to Keele University where I was lecturer, then senior lecturer, in psychology. I moved to UEMS in September 2011 where I am a member of the Psychology Applied to Health (PAtH) group. 

Qualifications

PhD Music and Social Development in Adolescence, University of Leicester, 2000

BA (hons) Applied Social Science, Coventry University, 1996

Career

My research interests are in social identity and self-categorization processes and their impact on health and well-being. My research examines the idea that the way in which people make sense of and engage with health—broadly defined—is shaped by, and impacts upon, their social identities. I have previously conducted studies into the effects of self-categorization on health, examining the way in which social identity draws people towards certain lifestyles. With colleagues and students at UEMS, I am extending on these ideas in clinical contexts, where there is frequently a need for interventions to promote better health (e.g., weight-management; rehabilitation).

Research

Research interests

My research interests are in social identity and self-categorization processes and their impact on health and well-being. My research examines the idea that the way in which people make sense of and engage with health—broadly defined—is shaped by, and impacts upon, their social identities. I have previously conducted studies into the effects of self-categorization on health, examining the way in which social identity draws people towards certain lifestyles. This work has shown that whether or not people have a positive orientation towards health depends upon the content of the social identity that is salient for them at that time. By encouraging people to self-define in terms of a social identity which advocates health (for which health behaviours are “normative”), my research has shown that a more positive orientation towards health can be promoted. Aspects of my work on this topic are addressed in a recent book chapter in Jetten, Haslam, & Haslam (2011). The Social Cure: Identity, health and well-being, and in a recent article (Tarrant & Butler, 2011).

 

Research projects

 

These ideas are being extending in applied settings, where there is frequently a need for interventions to promote better health through lifestyle change. For example, I recently led a Leverhulme Trust-funded project that explored the dynamics of a group-based NHS intervention for weight management. This work showed how patients’ sense of psychological connection to (or identification with) other patients within the group is an important determinant of their motivation and capacity to engage in lifestyle change behaviours. With colleagues at Exeter, I am drawing on these findings to develop new group-based interventions for specified populations (e.g., people with alcohol problems; stroke survivors). With Jon Pinkney (Plymouth), and Dawn Swancutt (PenCLAHRC) I am developing a new Pen-CLAHRC-supported project to trial a group-based weight management programme for patients with obesity. I am also co-applicant on a MRC/NIHR-funded project on "Identifying and understanding mechanisms of action in group-based health behaviour change interventions" (http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/projects/eme/1420203). Several PhD students in the PAtH group are exploring how social identity structures health outcomes in a range of populations (people with frailty, stroke survivors) as well as the relations with members of vulnerable / stigmatised groups whose experiences can significantly impact on health.

 

Publications: journal articles

Armstrong, M., Tarrant, M., Abraham, C., Morris, C. (in press). Interventions utilising contact with people with disabilities to improve children's attitudes towards disability: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Disability and Health. 

Tarrant, M., Warmoth, K., Code, C., Dean, S., Goodwin, V.A., Stein, K., Sugavanam, T. (2016). Creating psychological connections between intervention recipients: Development and focus group evaluation of a group singing session for people with aphasia. BMJ Open, 6:e009652 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009652. Available at: http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/6/2/e009652.full

Armstrong, M., Morris, C., Tarrant, M., Abraham, C., & Horton, M.C. (2016 in press). Rasch analysis of the Chedoke McMaster Attitudes towards Children with Handicaps scale. Disability and Rehabilitation.

Borek, A. J., Abraham, C., Smith, J. R., Greaves, C. J., & Tarrant, M. (2015). A checklist to improve reporting of group-based behaviour-change interventions. BMC Public Health, 15(1), 963. doi:10.1186/s12889-015-2300-6.

Warmoth, K., Tarrant, M., Abraham, C., & Lang, I. (2015). Older adults’ perceptions of ageing and their health and functioning: A systematic review of observational studies. Psychology, Health & Medicine. Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13548506.2015.1096946

Armstrong, M., Morris, C., Abraham, C., Ukoumunne, O.C., & Tarrant, M. (2015). Children’s contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a cross-sectional study. Disability and Rehabilitation, early online: 1-10.

Smith, J.R., Louis, W.R., & Tarrant, M. (2016). University students’ social identity and health. Chapter to appear in K.I. Mavor, M. Platow, & B. Bizumic (Eds.), The Self, Social Identity, and Education. Psychology Press.

Warmoth, K., Lang, I., Phoenix, C., Abraham, C., Andrew, M., Hubbard, R., & Tarrant, M. (2015). “Thinking you’re old and frail”: A qualitative study of frailty in older adults. Ageing & Society, June, 1-18.

Smith, J.R., Louis, W.R., & Tarrant, M. (2015 in press). University students’ social identity and health. Chapter to appear in K.I. Mavor, M. Platow, & B. Bizumic (Eds.), The Self, Social Identity, and Education. Psychology Press.

Hargreaves, D.J., North, A.C., & Tarrant, M. (2015 in press). How and why do musical preferences change in childhood and adolescence? Chapter to appear in G.E. McPherson (Ed.), The Child as Musician, 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Tarrant, M., Khan, S., & Qin, Q. (2015). Effects of norm referent salience on young people’s dietary orientation. Appetite, 85, 160-164.

Denford, S., Abraham, C., Smith, J., Lloyd, J. J., White, M., Tarrant, M., Wyatt, K., Greaves, C.,  & Dean, S. (2015). Designing and evaluating behavior change interventions to promote health. In K.J. Reynolds & N.R. Branscombe (Eds.), The Psychology of Change: Life Contexts, Experiences, and Identities pp. 151-169. New York: Psychology Press.

Abraham C., Denford, S., Smith, J., Dean, S., Greaves, C, Lloyd, J.J., Tarrant, M., White, M. & Wyatt, K (2015). Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Interventions to Change Health-Related Behaviour. In D.A. Richards & I. Rahm Hallberg (Eds.), Complex Interventions in Health: An Introduction to Research Methods. London: Routledge.

MacMillan, M., Tarrant, M., Abraham, C., & Morris, C. (2013). The association between children’s contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: A systematic review. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 56, 529-546.

Owuamalam, C. K., Tarrant, M., Farrow, C., & Zagefka, H. (2013). The effect of metastereotyping on judgments of higher-status outgroups when reciprocity and social image improvement motives collide. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 45, 12-23.

Tarrant, M., Calitri, R., & Weston, D. (2012). Social identity structures the effects of perspective taking. Psychological Science, 23, 973-978.

Tarrant, M., Branscombe, N. R., Warner, R., & Weston, D. (2012). Social identity and responses to torture: It’s moral when we do it. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 513-518.

Tarrant, M., & Butler, K. (2011). Effects of self-categorization on orientation towards health. British Journal of Social Psychology, 50, 121-139.

Tarrant, M. & Hadert, A. (2010). Empathic experience and attitudes towards stigmatized groups: Evidence for attitude generalization. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40, 1635-1656.

Farrow, C. V. & Tarrant, M. (2009). Weight-based discrimination, body dissatisfaction and emotional eating: The role of perceived social consensus. Psychology and Health, 24, 1021-1034.

Tarrant, M., Dazeley, S., & Cottom (2009). Social categorization and empathy for outgroup members. British Journal of Social Psychology, 48, 427-446.

Tarrant, M. & Campbell, E. (2007). Responses to within-group criticism: Does past adherence to group norms matter? European Journal of Social Psychology, 37, 1187-1202. 

Hagger, M. S., Hülya Aşçi, F., Lindwall, M., Hein, V., Mülazimoğlu-Balli, Ö., Tarrant, M., Pastor-Ruiz, Y., & Sell., V. (2007). Cross-cultural validity and measurement invariance of the social physique anxiety scale in five European nations. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports (Online Early Articles).

Tarrant, M., MacKenzie, L., & Hewitt, L. A. (2006). Friendship group identification and multidimensional self-concept in adolescence. Journal of Adolescence, 29, 627-640. (Science Direct Top 25 downloaded article, Oct-Dec 2005).

Bakagiannis, S. & Tarrant, M. (2006). Can music bring people together? Effects of shared music preference on intergroup bias in adolescence. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 47, 129-136.

Hargreaves, D. J., Lamont, A., Marshall, N. & Tarrant, M. (2005). Pupil and teacher identities in music education. Proceedings of the International symposium on Youth, Music and Socialisation: Empirical Findings and Consequences for Music Education, Institute for Music Sociology and Institute for Music Pedagogy, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna May 30-31, 2005.

Tarrant, M., North, A. C., & Hargreaves, D. J. (2004). Adolescents’ intergroup attributions: A comparison of two social identities. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 33, 177-185.

Tarrant, M. & North, A. C. (2004). Explanations for positive and negative behavior: The intergroup attribution bias in achieved groups. Current Psychology, 23, 161-172.

North, A. C., Tarrant, M., & Hargreaves, D. J. (2004). The effects of music on helping behavior: A field study. Environment and Behavior, 36, 266-275.

Lamont, A., Hargreaves, D. J., Marshall, N. A., & Tarrant, M. (2003). Young people’s music in and out of school. British Journal of Music Education, 20, 229-241.

Tarrant, M. (2002). Adolescent peer groups and social identity. Social Development, 11, 110-123.

Tarrant, M., North, A. C., Edridge, M. D., Kirk, L. E., Smith, E. A., & Turner, R. E. (2001).

Social identity in adolescence. Journal of Adolescence, 24, 597-609.

Tarrant, M., North, A. C., & Hargreaves, D. J. (2001). Social categorization, self-esteem,

and the estimated musical preferences of male adolescents. Journal of Social Psychology, 141, 565-581.

Tarrant, M., North, A. C., & Hargreaves, D. J. (2000). English and American adolescents’ reasons for listening to music. Psychology of Music, 28, 166-173.

 

Publications: book chapters

Farrow, C.V., Tarrant, M., Khan, S., & Farrow, C.V. (2016). Using social identity to promote health: The impact of group memberships on health in the context of obesity. In S. Buckingham, D. Frings, & I.P. Albery (Eds.), Addiction, Behavioural Change and Social Identity. Routledge. 

Smith, J.R., Louis, W.R., & Tarrant, M. (2016). University students’ social identity and health behaviours. In K.I. Mavor, M. Platow, & B. Bizumic (Eds.), Self, Social Identity and Education.

Hargreaves, D.J., North, A.C., & Tarrant, M. (2016). How and why do musical preferences change in childhood and adolescence? In G.E. McPherson (Ed.), The Child as Musician, 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Denford, S., Abraham, C., Smith, J., Lloyd, J. J., White, M., Tarrant, M., Wyatt, K., Greaves, C.,  & Dean, S. (2014 in press). Designing and evaluating behavior change interventions to promote health. In K.J. Reynolds & N.R. Branscombe (Eds.), The Psychology of Change: Life Contexts, Experiences, and Identities. New York: Psychology Press.

Abraham C., Denford, S., Smith, J., Dean, S., Greaves, C, Lloyd, J.J., Tarrant, M., White, M. & Wyatt, K (2015). Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Interventions to Change Health-Related Behaviour. In D.A. Richards & I. Rahm Hallberg (Eds.), Complex Interventions in Health: An Introduction to Research Methods. London: Routledge.

Tarrant, M., Hagger, M. S., & Farrow, C. V. (2012). Promoting positive orientation towards health through social identity. In J. Jetten, S. A. Haslam, C. Haslam (Eds.), The social cure: Identity, health, and well-being, pp. 39-54. New York: Psychology Press.

Sutton, R. M., Douglas, K. M., Elder, T. J., and Tarrant, M. (2007). Social identity and social convention in responses to criticisms of groups. In Y. Kashima, K. Fiedler and P. Freytag (Eds.), Stereotype dynamics: Language-based approaches to stereotype formation, maintenance, and transformation pp. 345-372. Mahwal, NJ: Laurence Erlbaum.

Tarrant, M. (2007). Peer groups, impact of media on. In J. J. Arnett (Ed.), Encyclopedia of children, adolescents, and the media (vol. 2, pp. 647-648). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Hargreaves, D. J., North, A. C., and Tarrant, M. (2006). The development of musical preference and taste in childhood and adolescence. In G. McPherson (Ed.), The child as musician: Musical development from conception to adolescence, pp. 135-154. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hargreaves, D. J., Lamont, A., Marshall, N. and Tarrant, M. (2006). Pupil and teacher identities in music education: Is there “a problem of secondary school music? In N. Bailer and M. Huber (Eds.), Youth, music, socialization: Empirische befunde und ihre bedeutung für die musikerziehung, pp. 53-62. Wien: Institut für Musiksoziologie.

Tarrant, M., North, A. C., and Hargreaves, D. J. (2002). Youth identity and music. In R. A. R. MacDonald, D. J. Hargreaves, and D. Miell (Eds.), Musical identities, pp. 134-150. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

North, A.C., Hargreaves, D. J., and Tarrant, M. (2002). Social psychology and music education. In R. Colwell and C. Richardson (Eds.), The new handbook of research on music teaching and learning: A project of the music educators national conference, pp. 604-625. New York: Oxford University Press.

 

 

 

Research networks

Research collaborators: 

 

Prof. Charles Abraham (UEMS)

Dr Claire Farrow (University of Loughborough)

Dr Sammyh Khan (UEMS)

Dr Sarah Dean (UEMS)

Dr Chris Morris (UEMS)

Dr Iain Lang (UEMS)

Dr Joanne Smith (Psychology, University of Exeter)

 

 

 

 

 

Research grants

  • 2015 Drinkaware
    The Drinkaware Club Hosts intervention aims to reduce harms associated with excessive drinking in the night time economy by changing the prevailing culture of “drunkenness”. A mixed-methods programme of research, involving customer surveys, venue observations, customer interviews, and focus group with intervention deliverers (Club Hosts) is being conducted to assess the intervention. Project objectives: 1. To appraise effects of the Club Hosts intervention in two venues on customers’ experience of the venue, including on beliefs about the venue’s normative alcohol culture and other behavioural objectives as stated in the Intervention Manual; 2. To document the complexity and likely mechanisms of actions of the intervention; 3. To explore whether the intervention is acceptable both to customers who are exposed to it, venues that host it, and the personnel (“Club Hosts”) who deliver it; 4. To document contextual influences on the delivery of the intervention (e.g., due to geographical location of venues); 5. Ahead of wider implementation, to explore key barriers and facilitators to multi-site delivery of the intervention, including any variability in adherence across venues and club hosts to the intervention manual;
  • 2015 Drinkaware
    Mixed methods assessment of a new intervention for encouraging responsible alcohol behaviour in the night time economy: the "Club Host" intervention.
  • 2015 Drinkaware
    Mixed methods assessment of a new intervention for encouraging responsible alcohol behaviour in the night time economy: the "Club Host" intervention.
  • 2013 Leverhulme Trust
    Using social identity to promote psychological well-being and reduce maladaptive eating amongst morbidly obese people
  • 2007 ESRC
    Effects of perspective taking on attitudes towards outgroups: The moderating role of social identification

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Macmillan M, Tarrant M, Abraham C, Morris C (2014). The association between children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a systematic review. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 56(6), 529-546. Abstract.
Tarrant M, Haggar MS, Farrow CV (2012). Promoting positive orientation towards health through social identity. In Jetten J, Haslam SA, Haslam C (Eds.) The social cure: Identity, health and well-being.
Tarrant M, Calitri R, Weston D (2012). Social identification structures the effects of perspective taking. Psychol Sci, 23(9), 973-978. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Branscombe NR, Warner RH, Weston D (2012). Social identity and perceptions of torture: its moral when we do it. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
Tarrant M, Butler K (2011). Effects of self-categorization on orientation towards health. Br J Soc Psychol, 50(Pt 1), 121-139. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Hadert A (2010). Empathic Experience and Attitudes Toward Stigmatized Groups: Evidence for Attitude Generalization. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40(7), 1635-1656. Abstract.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Tarrant M, Khan S, Farrow C, Shah P, Daly M, Kos K (In Press). Creating and nurturing social identities in the delivery of healthcare: Patient experiences of a group-based weight-management programme for people with morbid obesity. British Journal of Health Psychology Full text.
Tarrant M, Warmouth K, Code C, Dean S, Goodwin V, Stein, Sugavanam T (In Press). Creating psychological connections between intervention recipients: Development and focus group evaluation of a group singing session for people with aphasia.  Abstract.  Full text.
Warmoth K, Tarrant M, Abraham C, Lang IA (In Press). Older adults' perceptions of ageing and their health and functioning: a systematic review of observational studies. Psychol Health Med, 21(5), 531-550. Abstract.  Author URL.
Watkins R, Goodwin VA, Abbott RA, Backhouse A, Moore D, Tarrant M (2017). Attitudes, perceptions and experiences of mealtimes among residents and staff in care homes for older adults: a systematic review of the qualitative literature. Geriatr Nurs Abstract.  Author URL.
Khan SS, Tarrant M, Weston D, Shah P, Farrow C (2017). Can Raising Awareness about the Psychological Causes of Obesity Reduce Obesity Stigma?. Health Communication, 1-8. Abstract.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Abraham C, Tarrant M (2017). Interventions utilising contact with people with disabilities to improve children's attitudes towards disability: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Disabil Health J, 10(1), 11-22. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Khan SS, Farrow CV, Shah P, Daly M, Kos K (2017). Patient experiences of a bariatric group programme for managing obesity: a qualitative interview study. Br J Health Psychol, 22(1), 77-93. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Warmoth K, Lang IA, Phoenix C, Abraham C, Andrew MK, Hubbard RE, Tarrant M (2016). 'Thinking you're old and frail': a qualitative study of frailty in older adults. Ageing and Society, 36(7), 1483-1500. Abstract.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Abraham C, Ukoumunne OC, Tarrant M (2016). Children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a cross-sectional study. Disabil Rehabil, 38(9), 879-888. Abstract.  Author URL.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Tarrant M, Abraham, Horton M (2016). Rasch analysis of the Chedoke–McMaster Attitudes towards Children with Handicaps scale. Disability and Rehabilitation Full text.
Borek AJ, Abraham C, Smith JR, Greaves CJ, Tarrant M (2015). A checklist to improve reporting of group-based behaviour-change interventions Biostatistics and methods. BMC Public Health, 15(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Abraham C, Ukoumunne OC, Tarrant M (2015). Children’s contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a cross-sectional study. Disability and Rehabilitation Full text.
Tarrant M, Khan SS, Qin Q (2015). Effects of norm referent salience on young people's dietary orientation. Appetite, 85, 160-164. Abstract.  Author URL.
Macmillan M, Tarrant M, Abraham C, Morris C (2014). The association between children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a systematic review. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 56(6), 529-546. Abstract.
MacMillan M, Tarrant M, Abraham C, Morris C (2014). The association between children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a systematic review. Dev Med Child Neurol, 56(6), 529-546. Abstract.  Author URL.
Macmillan M, Abraham C, Morris C, Tarrant M (2013). Determinants of children's attitudes towards disabled people. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 28, 257-257. Author URL.
Owuamalam CK, Tarrant M, Farrow CV, Zagefka H (2013). The Effect of Metastereotyping on Judgements of Higher-Status Outgroups When Reciprocity and Social Image Improvement Motives Collide. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE-REVUE CANADIENNE DES SCIENCES DU COMPORTEMENT, 45(1), 12-23. Author URL.
Tarrant M, Calitri R, Weston D (2012). Social identification structures the effects of perspective taking. Psychol Sci, 23(9), 973-978. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Branscombe NR, Warner RH, Weston D (2012). Social identity and perceptions of torture: its moral when we do it. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
Tarrant M, Butler K (2011). Effects of self-categorization on orientation towards health. Br J Soc Psychol, 50(Pt 1), 121-139. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Hadert A (2010). Empathic Experience and Attitudes Toward Stigmatized Groups: Evidence for Attitude Generalization. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40(7), 1635-1656. Abstract.
Tarrant M, Dazeley S, Cottom T (2009). Social categorization and empathy for outgroup members. Br J Soc Psychol, 48(Pt 3), 427-446. Abstract.  Author URL.
Farrow CV, Tarrant M (2009). Weight-based discrimination, body dissatisfaction and emotional eating: the role of perceived social consensus. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 24(9), 1021-1034. Author URL.
Hagger MS, Asçi FH, Lindwall M, Hein V, Mülazimoglu-Balli O, Tarrant M, Ruiz YP, Sell V (2007). Cross-cultural validity and measurement invariance of the social physique anxiety scale in five European nations. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 17(6), 703-719. Abstract.
Tarrant M, Campbell E (2007). Responses to within-group criticism: Does past adherence to group norms matter?. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37(6), 1187-1202. Abstract.
Bakagiannis S, Tarrant M (2006). Can music bring people together? Effects of shared musical preference on intergroup bias in adolescence. Scand J Psychol, 47(2), 129-136. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, MacKenzie L, Hewitt LA (2006). Friendship group identification, multidimensional self-concept, and experience of developmental tasks in adolescence. J Adolesc, 29(4), 627-640. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Jordan N (2006). Social identity and young people's attitudes towards health. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 21, 151-151. Author URL.
Tarrant M (2005). Normative status effects in responses to within-group communication. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 57, 100-100. Author URL.
Tarrant M, North AC, Hargreaves DJ (2004). Adolescents' intergroup attributions: a comparison of two social identities. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 33(3), 177-185. Abstract.
Tarrant M, North AC (2004). Explanations for positive and negative behavior: the intergroup attribution bias in achieved groups. Current Psychology, 23(2), 161-172. Abstract.
North AC, Tarrant M, Hargreaves DJ (2004). The effects of music on helping behavior: a field study. Environment and Behavior, 36(2), 266-275. Abstract.
Tarrant M (2002). Adolescent peer groups and social identity. Social Development, 11(1), 110-123. Abstract.
Tarrant M, North AC, Hargreaves DJ (2001). Social categorization, self-esteem, and the estimated musical preferences of male adolescents. J Soc Psychol, 141(5), 565-581. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, North AC, Edridge MD, Kirk LE, Smith EA, Turner RE (2001). Social identity in adolescence. J Adolesc, 24(5), 597-609. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, North AC, Hargreaves DJ (2000). English and American adolescents' reasons for listening to music. Psychology of Music, 28(2), 166-173. Abstract.

Chapters

Smith JR, Louis WR, Tarrant M (2016). University students’ social identity and health behaviours. In Mavor KI, Platow M, Bizumic B (Eds.) The self, social identity, and education, Psychology Press. Full text.
Abraham C, Denford S, Dean S, Greaves C, Lloyd J, Tarrant M, White M, Wyatt K (2015). Designing Interventions to Change Health-related Behaviour. In Richards D, Hallberg IR (Eds.) Complex Interventions in Health: an Overview of Research Methods, Routledge, 103-110.
Denford S, Abraham C, Smith J, Lloyd J, White M, Tarrant M, Wyatt K, Greaves C, Dean S (2015). Designing and evaluating behavior change interventions to promote health. In Reynolds KJ, Branscombe NR (Eds.) The Psychology of Change: Life Contexts, Experiences, and Identities, New York: Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis, 151-169.
Hargreaves DJ, North AC, Tarrant M (2012). Musical Preference and Taste in Childhood and Adolescence. In  (Ed) The Child as Musician: a Handbook of Musical Development.  Abstract.
Tarrant M, Haggar MS, Farrow CV (2012). Promoting positive orientation towards health through social identity. In Jetten J, Haslam SA, Haslam C (Eds.) The social cure: Identity, health and well-being.

Conferences

Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Tarrant M (2016). CHANGE PROCESSES AND EFFECTIVENESS IN GROUP-BASED WEIGHT LOSS INTERVENTIONS.  Author URL.
Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Tarrant M, Smith JR (2016). HOW DO DIABETES PREVENTION GROUPS GENERATE INDIVIDUAL CHANGE?.  Author URL.
Smith JR, Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Morgan-Trimmer S, Gillison F, Jones M, Keable J, Tarrant M, McCabe R, et al (2016). MECHANISMS OF ACTION IN GROUP INTERVENTIONS (MAGI) STUDY: INITIAL FINDINGS AND a CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Warmoth K, Dean S, Stein K, Code C, Goodwin V, Sugavanam T (2015). Singing for people with aphasia: a template for a new group intervention.  Author URL.
Borek A, Abraham S, Smith JR, Tarrant M, Greaves C (2014). Reporting of group-based behavioural interventions: a checklist and tool for assessing the quality of descriptions (oral presentation). European Health Psychology Society Conference.
Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Tarrant M (2013). Group-based weight-loss programmes: a systematic review.  Author URL.
Warmoth K, Tarrant M, Lang I, Abraham C (2013). THINKING YOU'RE OLD AND FRAIL: a QUALITATIVE STUDY OF OLDER ADULTS' BELIEFS REGARDING FRAILTY.  Author URL.
Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Tarrant M (2013). The role of group processes in facilitating change in group-based health interventions.  Author URL.
Warmoth KM, Lang IA, Phoenix C, Abraham C, Andrew MK, Hubbard RE, Tarrant M (2013). Thinking you’re old and frail: a qualitative study of older adults’ beliefs regarding frailty. the 27th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society.  Abstract.

Publications by year


In Press

Tarrant M, Khan S, Farrow C, Shah P, Daly M, Kos K (In Press). Creating and nurturing social identities in the delivery of healthcare: Patient experiences of a group-based weight-management programme for people with morbid obesity. British Journal of Health Psychology Full text.
Tarrant M, Warmouth K, Code C, Dean S, Goodwin V, Stein, Sugavanam T (In Press). Creating psychological connections between intervention recipients: Development and focus group evaluation of a group singing session for people with aphasia.  Abstract.  Full text.
Warmoth K, Tarrant M, Abraham C, Lang IA (In Press). Older adults' perceptions of ageing and their health and functioning: a systematic review of observational studies. Psychol Health Med, 21(5), 531-550. Abstract.  Author URL.

2017

Watkins R, Goodwin VA, Abbott RA, Backhouse A, Moore D, Tarrant M (2017). Attitudes, perceptions and experiences of mealtimes among residents and staff in care homes for older adults: a systematic review of the qualitative literature. Geriatr Nurs Abstract.  Author URL.
Khan SS, Tarrant M, Weston D, Shah P, Farrow C (2017). Can Raising Awareness about the Psychological Causes of Obesity Reduce Obesity Stigma?. Health Communication, 1-8. Abstract.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Abraham C, Tarrant M (2017). Interventions utilising contact with people with disabilities to improve children's attitudes towards disability: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Disabil Health J, 10(1), 11-22. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Khan SS, Farrow CV, Shah P, Daly M, Kos K (2017). Patient experiences of a bariatric group programme for managing obesity: a qualitative interview study. Br J Health Psychol, 22(1), 77-93. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2016

Warmoth K, Lang IA, Phoenix C, Abraham C, Andrew MK, Hubbard RE, Tarrant M (2016). 'Thinking you're old and frail': a qualitative study of frailty in older adults. Ageing and Society, 36(7), 1483-1500. Abstract.
Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Tarrant M (2016). CHANGE PROCESSES AND EFFECTIVENESS IN GROUP-BASED WEIGHT LOSS INTERVENTIONS.  Author URL.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Abraham C, Ukoumunne OC, Tarrant M (2016). Children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a cross-sectional study. Disabil Rehabil, 38(9), 879-888. Abstract.  Author URL.
Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Tarrant M, Smith JR (2016). HOW DO DIABETES PREVENTION GROUPS GENERATE INDIVIDUAL CHANGE?.  Author URL.
Smith JR, Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Morgan-Trimmer S, Gillison F, Jones M, Keable J, Tarrant M, McCabe R, et al (2016). MECHANISMS OF ACTION IN GROUP INTERVENTIONS (MAGI) STUDY: INITIAL FINDINGS AND a CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK.  Author URL.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Tarrant M, Abraham, Horton M (2016). Rasch analysis of the Chedoke–McMaster Attitudes towards Children with Handicaps scale. Disability and Rehabilitation Full text.
Smith JR, Louis WR, Tarrant M (2016). University students’ social identity and health behaviours. In Mavor KI, Platow M, Bizumic B (Eds.) The self, social identity, and education, Psychology Press. Full text.

2015

Borek AJ, Abraham C, Smith JR, Greaves CJ, Tarrant M (2015). A checklist to improve reporting of group-based behaviour-change interventions Biostatistics and methods. BMC Public Health, 15(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Armstrong M, Morris C, Abraham C, Ukoumunne OC, Tarrant M (2015). Children’s contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a cross-sectional study. Disability and Rehabilitation Full text.
Abraham C, Denford S, Dean S, Greaves C, Lloyd J, Tarrant M, White M, Wyatt K (2015). Designing Interventions to Change Health-related Behaviour. In Richards D, Hallberg IR (Eds.) Complex Interventions in Health: an Overview of Research Methods, Routledge, 103-110.
Denford S, Abraham C, Smith J, Lloyd J, White M, Tarrant M, Wyatt K, Greaves C, Dean S (2015). Designing and evaluating behavior change interventions to promote health. In Reynolds KJ, Branscombe NR (Eds.) The Psychology of Change: Life Contexts, Experiences, and Identities, New York: Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis, 151-169.
Tarrant M, Khan SS, Qin Q (2015). Effects of norm referent salience on young people's dietary orientation. Appetite, 85, 160-164. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Warmoth K, Dean S, Stein K, Code C, Goodwin V, Sugavanam T (2015). Singing for people with aphasia: a template for a new group intervention.  Author URL.

2014

Borek A, Abraham S, Smith JR, Tarrant M, Greaves C (2014). Reporting of group-based behavioural interventions: a checklist and tool for assessing the quality of descriptions (oral presentation). European Health Psychology Society Conference.
Macmillan M, Tarrant M, Abraham C, Morris C (2014). The association between children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a systematic review. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 56(6), 529-546. Abstract.
MacMillan M, Tarrant M, Abraham C, Morris C (2014). The association between children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a systematic review. Dev Med Child Neurol, 56(6), 529-546. Abstract.  Author URL.

2013

Macmillan M, Abraham C, Morris C, Tarrant M (2013). Determinants of children's attitudes towards disabled people. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 28, 257-257. Author URL.
Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Tarrant M (2013). Group-based weight-loss programmes: a systematic review.  Author URL.
Warmoth K, Tarrant M, Lang I, Abraham C (2013). THINKING YOU'RE OLD AND FRAIL: a QUALITATIVE STUDY OF OLDER ADULTS' BELIEFS REGARDING FRAILTY.  Author URL.
Owuamalam CK, Tarrant M, Farrow CV, Zagefka H (2013). The Effect of Metastereotyping on Judgements of Higher-Status Outgroups When Reciprocity and Social Image Improvement Motives Collide. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE-REVUE CANADIENNE DES SCIENCES DU COMPORTEMENT, 45(1), 12-23. Author URL.
Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Tarrant M (2013). The role of group processes in facilitating change in group-based health interventions.  Author URL.
Warmoth KM, Lang IA, Phoenix C, Abraham C, Andrew MK, Hubbard RE, Tarrant M (2013). Thinking you’re old and frail: a qualitative study of older adults’ beliefs regarding frailty. the 27th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society.  Abstract.

2012

Hargreaves DJ, North AC, Tarrant M (2012). Musical Preference and Taste in Childhood and Adolescence. In  (Ed) The Child as Musician: a Handbook of Musical Development.  Abstract.
Tarrant M, Haggar MS, Farrow CV (2012). Promoting positive orientation towards health through social identity. In Jetten J, Haslam SA, Haslam C (Eds.) The social cure: Identity, health and well-being.
Tarrant M, Calitri R, Weston D (2012). Social identification structures the effects of perspective taking. Psychol Sci, 23(9), 973-978. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Branscombe NR, Warner RH, Weston D (2012). Social identity and perceptions of torture: its moral when we do it. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

2011

Tarrant M, Butler K (2011). Effects of self-categorization on orientation towards health. Br J Soc Psychol, 50(Pt 1), 121-139. Abstract.  Author URL.

2010

Tarrant M, Hadert A (2010). Empathic Experience and Attitudes Toward Stigmatized Groups: Evidence for Attitude Generalization. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40(7), 1635-1656. Abstract.

2009

Tarrant M, Dazeley S, Cottom T (2009). Social categorization and empathy for outgroup members. Br J Soc Psychol, 48(Pt 3), 427-446. Abstract.  Author URL.
Farrow CV, Tarrant M (2009). Weight-based discrimination, body dissatisfaction and emotional eating: the role of perceived social consensus. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 24(9), 1021-1034. Author URL.

2007

Hagger MS, Asçi FH, Lindwall M, Hein V, Mülazimoglu-Balli O, Tarrant M, Ruiz YP, Sell V (2007). Cross-cultural validity and measurement invariance of the social physique anxiety scale in five European nations. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 17(6), 703-719. Abstract.
Tarrant M, Campbell E (2007). Responses to within-group criticism: Does past adherence to group norms matter?. European Journal of Social Psychology, 37(6), 1187-1202. Abstract.

2006

Bakagiannis S, Tarrant M (2006). Can music bring people together? Effects of shared musical preference on intergroup bias in adolescence. Scand J Psychol, 47(2), 129-136. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, MacKenzie L, Hewitt LA (2006). Friendship group identification, multidimensional self-concept, and experience of developmental tasks in adolescence. J Adolesc, 29(4), 627-640. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, Jordan N (2006). Social identity and young people's attitudes towards health. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 21, 151-151. Author URL.

2005

Tarrant M (2005). Normative status effects in responses to within-group communication. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 57, 100-100. Author URL.

2004

Tarrant M, North AC, Hargreaves DJ (2004). Adolescents' intergroup attributions: a comparison of two social identities. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 33(3), 177-185. Abstract.
Tarrant M, North AC (2004). Explanations for positive and negative behavior: the intergroup attribution bias in achieved groups. Current Psychology, 23(2), 161-172. Abstract.
North AC, Tarrant M, Hargreaves DJ (2004). The effects of music on helping behavior: a field study. Environment and Behavior, 36(2), 266-275. Abstract.

2002

Tarrant M (2002). Adolescent peer groups and social identity. Social Development, 11(1), 110-123. Abstract.

2001

Tarrant M, North AC, Hargreaves DJ (2001). Social categorization, self-esteem, and the estimated musical preferences of male adolescents. J Soc Psychol, 141(5), 565-581. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tarrant M, North AC, Edridge MD, Kirk LE, Smith EA, Turner RE (2001). Social identity in adolescence. J Adolesc, 24(5), 597-609. Abstract.  Author URL.

2000

Tarrant M, North AC, Hargreaves DJ (2000). English and American adolescents' reasons for listening to music. Psychology of Music, 28(2), 166-173. Abstract.

I teach undergraduate medical students in UEMS (BMBS & Medical Science programmes) and am co-lead (with Sarah Dean) for psychology in UEMS. I am social science lead for Year 1 Special Study Units (SSU) and Chair of the UEMS mitigating circumstances committee. I am an experienced supervisor of PhD students and examiner of PhD theses. I sit on the UEMS ethics committee.

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