Kasia Banas

Senior Teaching Coordinator

  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room G10, Psychology Building

7 George Square, Edinburgh
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  • Office hours:
    10:00 - 11:00 on Mondays
    12:00 - 13:00 on Wednesdays


Recent publications

Wagge, J. R., Baciu, C., Banas, K., Nadler, J. T., Schwarz, S., Weisberg, Y., ... & Grahe, J. (2019). A Demonstration of the Collaborative Replication and Education Project: Replication Attempts of the Red-Romance Effect. Collabra: Psychology, 5(1).

Banas, K., Lyimo, R. A., Hospers, H. J., van der Ven, A., & de Bruin, M. (2017). Predicting adherence to combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV in Tanzania: A test of an extended theory of planned behaviour model. Psychology & Health, 32(10), 1249-1265.

Banas, K., Cruwys, T., de Wit, J.B.F., Johnston, M., & Haslam, S.A. (2016). When group members go against the grain: An ironic interactive effect of group identification and normative content on healthy eating. Appetite, 105, 344-355.

Richman, L.S., Boynton, M.H., Costanzo, P., & Banas, K. (2013). Interactive effects of discrimination and racial identity on alcohol-related thoughts and use. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 35, 396-407.

Nordgren, L., Banas, K., & MacDonald, G. (2011). Perceptions of social pain: how the empathy gap influences our understanding of social exclusion. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100, 120-128

Undergraduate teaching

I am the Teaching Co-Ordinator for Psychology 1 and Year 4, and also the Course Organiser for the Year 4 Tutorial Course. 

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Research summary

I am an experimental social psychologist, interested in how other people influence our behaviour, in particular in areas related to health.

Current research interests

My current research focuses predominantly on the social determinants of healthy eating. If you are interested in this topic, check out my recent paper in Appetite. I also belong to the Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRiED) research network, which brings together academics interested in food and eating behaviour.