Dr Patrick Rosenkranz
Senior Lecturer and Degree Programme Director (BSc Psychology)
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- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7523
- Address: School of Psychology
Faculty of Medical Sciences
4th Floor, Ridley Building
Roles and Responsibilities
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Degree Programme Director (BSc Psychology)
Tutor for Men
Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Studies in Academic Practice (CASAP), Newcastle University (2012)
PhD Psychology, “Existential Orientation: Atheism, Theism and Individual Differences”, Newcastle University (2009)
BSc (Hons) in Psychology, Newcastle University (2003)
English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), International House London (1998)
I have taught psychology at the Open University, Newcastle College and Gateshead College. I have taught English as a Foreign Language in Schools across the UK, India and Siberia.
Chartered Member of the British Psychologicial Society
Member of the BPS Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society (Lit&Phil)
Member of the Association of Psychological Science
Member of the Society for Teaching of Psychology
PSY2008 Psychological Enquiry 2: Principles of Psychology (Module leader)
PSY2011 Methods in Psychology (2B) (Module leader)
PSY3026 Psychology of Religion (Module leader)
PSY3097 Empirical Project (Supervisor)
PSY1007 History of Psychology (Tutor)
PSY3031 Psychology of Learning and Teaching (Tutor)
My main areas of interest are the psychology and cognitive science of religion and spirituality. The psychology of religion addresses the various ways in which individuals can be religious and explores the psychological causes and consequences of holding religious beliefs. Furthermore, the cognitive science of religion looks at the characteristics of religious beliefs and how they fit our evolved cognitive architecture. I am particularly interested in individual differences in religiosity/spirituality and what these can tell us about the evolution of religion.
A further interest of mine is the field of cyber-psychology, which is concerned with how humans interact with new and emerging technology, such as mobile phones or social network applications like Facebook and Second Life.
Lastly, I work on developing aspects of learning and teaching in psychology, such as the teaching of conceptual and philosophical foundations and the interaction between education and psychology. In collaboration with final year students, I run a peer-mentoring programme for psychology freshers.
- Charlton BG, Rosenkranz P. Evolution of Empathizing and Systemizing: Empathizing as an aspect of social intelligence, systemizing as an evolutionarily later consequence of economic specialization. The Winnower 2016, (ePub ahead of Print).
- Rosenkranz P, Fielden A, Tzemou E. Teaching psychological research methods through a pragmatic and programmatic approach. Psychology Teaching Review 2014, 20(2), 28-35.
- Rosenkranz P, Charlton BG. Individual Differences in Existential Orientation: Empathizing and Systemizing Explain the Sex Difference in Religious Orientation and Science Acceptance. Archive for the Psychology of Religion 2013, 35(1), 119-146.
- Rosenkranz P. Integrating Peer Mentoring into the Psychology Curriculum: from an extended induction to an academic skills course. Psychology Learning and Teaching 2012, 11(2), 201-208.
- Morley C, Alias SHB, Marram B, Freeston MH, Rosenkranz P. Different Ways of Being Christian: A Clustering Approach to the Investigation of Religiosity. In: International Convention of Psychological Science. 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
- Fielden A, Tzemou E, Rosenkranz P. Integrating Qualitative Research Methods into a Positivist Psychology Programme. In: International Convention of Psychological Science. 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for Psychological Sceince.
- Rosenkranz P, Fielden A, Tzemou E. Teaching psychological research methods through a pragmatic and programmatic approach. In: 5th Vancouver International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. 2015, Vancouver, Canada.