Dr Roshan Rai

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort, University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.

T: +44 (0)116 257 7737

E: rrai@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/hls

 

Personal profile

Dr Rai's research interests revolve around the following topics:

1. Social Cognition: this research area falls into two broad areas: a. How people understand the social world, including phenomenon like the illusion of transparency, and b. The development of social cognition and theory of mind through childhood and adolescence.

2. Cyberpsychology: Of primary interest is how the Internet influences people socially, including how people interact using computer-mediated-communication, cyberbullying, and how the Internet affects people's materialistic values. Other interests include the effects the Internet has on psychological well-being. 

Research group affiliations

Social, Personality and Cultural Psychology

Psychology and Technology

Key research outputs

 

Research interests/expertise

Social Cognition

The development of social cognition and theory of mind through childhood and adolescence

Cyberpsychology

Psychological Well-being

Areas of teaching

Developmental Psychology

Cyberpsychology

Historical Perspectives in Psychology

Psychological Well-being (MSc)

 

Conference attendance

Rai, R. & Mitchell, P (2001). The animate-being false belief task. Paper presented at the Psychology Postgraduates Affair Group Conference, Sheffield, U.K.

Rai, R. & Mitchell, P. (2002). The animate-being false belief task. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Developmental Section Conference, 5-8 September, Brighton, U.K.

Rai, R. & Mitchell, P. (2003). The animate-being true and false belief tasks. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Developmental Section Conference, 10-13 September, Coventry, U.K.

Rai, R. & Mitchell, P. (2005). Inference by elimination, syllogistic inference, and the cartoon character inference task. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Developmental Section Conference, 5-8 September, Edinburgh, U.K.

De Lillo, C., Rai, R., & Storer, L. (2006). Spatial working memory capacity for structured and unstructured tapping sequences in children. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Developmental Section Conference, 7-9 September, London, U.K.

De Lillo, C., Rai, R., & Storer, L. (2007). A developmental analysis of spatial working memory capacity for structured and unstructured Corsi sequences. Paper presented at the Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, 4-5 January, London, U.K.

Rai, R. Widdowson, J., & Mitchell, P. (2008). Do people think that it is easy to tell when somebody if lying? The illusion of transparency and episodic memory. Paper presented at the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group, Derby, U.K.

Rai, R., Widdowson, J., & Mitchell, P. (2010). The illusion of transparency: are people egocentric or do people think lies are easy to detect? Paper presented at ASEAN Regional Union of Psychological Societies (3rd Congress), 2-3 October Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Rai, R. & Attrill, A. (2014). Representations of the Self and Personality: Who is more likely to use Video Communication Online? Poster presented at the 16th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, 22-27 June, Crete, Greece.

Rai, R., Mitchell, M., Herrick, C, & Patel, M. (2015). Human egocentrism: Levels of personal fable and its relationship with the illusion of transparency and the self-serving bias. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Social/Developmental Section Conference, 9-11 September, Manchester U.K.

Rai, R. & Attrill, A. (2015). Egocentrism and computer-mediated-communication: The illusion of transparency and its effects when communicating over instant messaging, video, and face-to-face. Poster presented at the Social Networking in Cyberspace Conference, 3 September, Wolverhampton, U.K.

Rai, R., Kessling, S., & Billing, N. (2016). Egocentrism and psychological well-being: can the personal fable actually benefit adolescents and emerging adults. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Developmental Section Conference, 14-16 September, Belfast, U.K.

Rai, R., Smith, E., & Svirydzenka, N. (2017). Egocentrism and cyberbullying: Imaginary audience and personal fable ideation predict cyberbullying and cyber victimisation in adolescents and emerging adults. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Developmental Section Conference, 13-15 September, Stratford-upon-Avon, U.K.

 

Recent research outputs

 

Externally funded research grants information

£35,935 (Co-Investigator) Defence Science Technology Laboratory, MOD. The Effects of Video as a Medium for Live Communication and Interaction, 2014 (PI: A. Attrill, CIs: R. Rai, M. Whitty).

£29,885 (Co-Investigator) Defence Science Technology Laboratory, MOD. Turned On, Tuned In, Dropped Out: The Impact of Ever Present Technology on Human Behaviour and Decision Making, 2017 (PI: M. Scase, CIs: L. Hadlington, R. Rai).

£29960 (Co-Investigator) Defence Science Technology Laboratory, MOD. User Reactions to Failures and Frustrations Within Cyber Environments, 2018 (PI: M. Scase, CIs: L. Hadlington, R. Rai, C. Turner, M. Westmacott).

£41644 (Co-investigator) Defence and Science Technology Laboratory, MOD. User Reactions to Failures and Frustrations Within Cyber Environments - Systematic Coding of Previous Work (URM Coding), 2018 (PI: M. Scase, L. Hadlington, R. Rai).

Editorial Boards/Reviewing Activities

Dr Rai has reviewed various grant applications and end of award reports for the Economic and Social Research Council. Dr Rai has reviewed papers for various journals, including Current Psychology, the British Journal of Developmental Psychology, and Computers in Human Behavior.

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