Dr Gabriela Jiga-Boy

Dr Gabriela Jiga-Boy

Senior Lecturer, Psychology

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 295082

Email address

Research Links

Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I am a social psychologist interested in how thoughts (memories, forecasts, values) shape current and expected emotions. My research belongs to the fields of social cognition and applied social psychology. The topics I currently investigate are: whether mindfulness can provide skills that help people regulate future-orientated emotions, whether trust can explain political partisanship, and what helps us align our motivation and performance with our emotional states, goals, and values, and with what consequences.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Social cognition
  • Applied social psychology
  • Behaviour change
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Political psychology

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Social psychology

Social cognition

Quantitative research methods

Behaviour change/Applied social psychology


Social cognition

Emotion regulation

Future thinking

Mindfulness mechanisms


Political partisanship

Award Highlights

2013    Welsh Crucible – Future Research Leaders (http://www.welshcrucible.org.uk)

2008    European Association of Social Psychology Summer School (Cardiff, UK, Social Cognition)

2004    Competitive doctoral studies grant (£32,850, French Ministry of Research & Education)  

  • Dion Curry (Swansea University)
  • Claudia Toma (Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
  • Holly Wilcockson (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)
  • Leaf Van Boven (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
  • David Sherman (University of California Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Olivier Klein (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)