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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Recent publications

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. In 2018/19 I will be teaching the fourth year option course Social Psychological Approaches to Health. 

My office hours are:

  • 10:00 - 11:00 on Mondays
  • 12:00 - 13:00 on Wednesdays

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.