Professor Winnifred Louis


School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 334 69515



  • Masters (Research) of Science, McGill University


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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  • Gulliver, Robyn E, Fielding, Kelly S. and Louis, Winnifred R. (2021). Civil resistance against climate change. Washington, DC, United States: International Centre on Nonviolent Conflict Press.

  • Gulliver, Robyn, Wibisono, Susilo, Fielding, Kelly S. and Louis, Winnifred R. (2021). The psychology of effective activism. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/9781108975476

  • Myers, David G., Allen, Felicity, Denson, Tom, Haslam, Nick, Karantzas, Gery, Louis, Winnifred, Passmore, Nola and Zinkiewicz, Lucy (2014). Social psychology. Ryde, NSW Australia: McGraw-Hill Education.

  • Fielding, Kelly S., Thompson, Alice, Louis, Winnifred R. and Warren, Clive (2010). Environmental sustainability: understanding the attitudes and behaviour of Australian households. AHURI Final Report No. 152 Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.

Book Chapter

  • Wibisono, Susilo and Louis, Winnifred R. (2024). Positioning Theory in the Context of Intergroup Peace and Conflict. The Routledge International Handbook of Positioning Theory. (pp. 409-423) New York: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003288305-25

  • Lizzio-Wilson, Morgana, Louis, Winnifred R. and Thomas, Emma F. (2024). “All Change is Not Growth, as All Movement is Not Forward”. The Routledge International Handbook of Changes in Human Perceptions and Behaviors. (pp. 15-29) New York: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003316602-3

  • Chapman, Cassandra M., Louis, Winnifred R., Masser, Barbara M. and Thomas, Emma F. (2023). Neglected fundraisers in the charitable triad. The Fundraising Reader. (pp. 463-470) London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003145936-100

  • Chapman, Cassandra M., Masser, Barbara M. and Louis, Winnifred R. (2023). The champion effect in peer-to-peer fundraising. The Fundraising Reader. (pp. 263-266) London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003145936-56

  • Lizzio-Wilson, Morgana, Mirnajafi, Zahra and Louis, Winnifred R. (2022). Who we are and who we choose to help (or not): an introduction to social identity theory. Solidarity and social justice in contemporary societies: an interdisciplinary approach to understanding inequalities. (pp. 17-28) edited by Mara A. Yerkes and Michèlle Bal. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-93795-9_2

  • Gulliver, Robyn, Wibisono, Susilo and Louis, Winnifred R. (2022). Rising tides and dirty coal: the environmental movement in Oceania. The Routledge handbook of environmental movements. (pp. 123-136) edited by Maria Grasso and Marco Giugni. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780367855680-10

  • Zúñiga, Claudia, Louis, Winnifred, Asún, Rodrigo and Ascencio, Carlos (2021). The Chilean transition: achievements, shortcomings, and consequences for the current democracy. Transitioning to peace: promoting global social justice and non-violence. (pp. 135-151) edited by Wilson López López and Laura K. Taylor. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-77688-6_8

  • Fielding, Kelly S. and Louis, Winnifred R. (2020). The role of social norms in communicating about climate change. Research handbook on communicating climate change. (pp. 106-115) edited by David C. Holmes and Lucy M. Richardson. Cheltenham, Glos, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi: 10.4337/9781789900408.00019

  • Louis, Winnifred R., Chonu, Gi K., Achia, Tulsi, Chapman, Cassandra M. and Rhee, Joshua (2018). Group norms and identities in societal transitions: from democracy to dictatorship and back again. The road to actualized democracy: a psychological exploration. (pp. 27-57) edited by Brady Wagoner, Ignacio Bresco de Luna and Vlad Glaveanu. Charlotte, NC, United States: IAP-Information Age Publishing.

  • Greenaway, Katharine, Amiot, Catherine E., Louis, Winnifred R. and Bentley, Sarah V. (2017). The role of psychological need satisfaction in promoting student identification. Self and social identity in educational contexts. (pp. 176-192) Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315746913-ch10

  • Smith, Joanne R., Louis, Winnifred R. and Tarrant, Mark (2017). University students’ social identity and health behaviours. Self and social identity in educational contexts. (pp. 159-15) edited by Kenneth I. Mavor, Michael J. Platow and Boris Bizumic. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315746913-ch9

  • Louis, W. R., La Macchia, S. T., Amiot, C. E., Thomas, E. F., Blackwood, L. M., Mavor, K. I. and Saeri, A. (2016). Causality in the study of collective action and political behaviour. Questioning causality: scientific explorations of cause and consequence across social contexts. (pp. 277-302) edited by Rom Harre and Fathali M. Moghaddam. Santa Barbara, CA, United States: Praeger.

  • La Macchia, Stephen T. and Louis, Winnifred R. (2016). Crowd behaviour and collective action. Understanding peace and conflict through social identity theory: contemporary global perspectives. (pp. 89-104) edited by Shelley McKeown, Neil Ferguson and Reeshma Haji . Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-29869-6_6

  • Greenaway, Katharine H., Louis, Winnifred R., Parker, Stacey L., Kalokerinos, Elise K., Smith, Joanne R. and Terry, Deborah J. (2015). Measures of coping for psychological well-being. Measures of personality and social psychological constructs. (pp. 322-351) edited by Gregory Boyle, Donald H. Saklofske and Gerald Matthews. London, United States: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-386915-9.00012-7

  • Louis, Winnifred R., Stork-Brett, Kat and Barlow, Fiona Kate (2013). Friendships across Gender and Sexual Identities. The psychology of friendship and enmity: relationships in love, work, politics, and war. (pp. 89-108) edited by Rom Harre and Fathali M. Moghaddam. Santa Barbara, United States: Praeger.

  • Louis, Winnifred, Barlow, Fiona Kate and Greenaway, Katharine (2012). National identity, Australian values and outsiders. Peace psychology in Australia. (pp. 87-104) edited by Diane Bretherton and Nikola Balvin. New York, United States: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-1403-2_6

  • Christie, D. J. and Louis, W. R. (2012). Peace interventions tailored to phases within a cycle of intergroup violence. The Oxford handbook of intergroup conflict. (pp. 252-272) edited by Linda R. Tropp. New York, NY, United States: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199747672.013.0015

  • Fielding, Kelly S., Louis, Winnifred R., Warren, Clive and Thompson, Alice (2011). Understanding household attitudes and behaviours towards waste, water and energy conservation. Urban Consumption. (pp. 199-214) edited by Peter W. Newton. Collingwood, VIC, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

  • Louis, Winnifred R., Barlow, Fiona Kate and Terry, Deborah J. (2009). Alienation, inaction, and engagement in political decision-making: Passive war opponents actively avoid news of the war and are motivated to derogate protestors. Social Psychology: New Research. (pp. 187-206) edited by Ellen P. Lamont. New York: Nova Science.

  • Louis, Winnifred R. (2009). If they're not crazy, then what? The implications of social psychological approaches to terrorism for conflict management. Terrorism and Torture: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. (pp. 125-153) edited by Werner G. K. Stritzke, Stephan Lewandowsky, David Denemark, Joseph Clare and Frank Morgan. New York, United States of America: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/CBO9780511581199.008

  • Louis, Winnifred R. (2008). Intergroup positioning and power. Global conflict resolution through positioning analysis. (pp. 21-39) edited by Fathali M. Moghaddam, Rom Harre and Naomi Lee. New York, U.S.: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-0-387-72112-5_2

  • Louis, W. and Taylor, D. (2005). Rights and duties as group norms: Implications of intergroup research for the study of rights and responsibilities. The psychology of rights and duties: Empirical contributions and normative commentaries. (pp. 105-134) edited by Finkel, Normal J. and Moghaddam, Fathali M.. Washington DC: American Psychological Association. doi: 10.1037/10872-005

  • Taylor, Donald M. and Louis, Winnifred (2004). Terrorism and the quest for identity. Understanding Terrorism: Psychosocial Roots, Consequences and Interventions. (pp. 169-185) edited by F. M. Moghaddam and A. J. Marsella. Washington, DC United States: American Psychological Association. doi: 10.1037/10621-008

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Note for students: Professor Winnifred Louis is not currently available to take on new students.

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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Completed Supervision