Gordon Sammut graduated in psychology from the University of Malta in 2003. He proceeded to study social psychology at the LSE at masters and doctoral level. He is presently Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Malta and visiting fellow at the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Sciences, LSE.
Gordon Sammut is Associate Editor for the APA journal Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Studies. He has served as chief editor for Papers on Social Representations (psr.iscte-iul.pt), Understanding the Self and Others: Explorations in Intersubjectivity and Interobjectivity (2013, Routledge), The Cambridge Handbook of Social Representations (2015, Cambridge University Press) and Methods of Psychological Intervention (2016, InfoAge). He has published various articles in leading academic journals as well as lectured at various institutions around the world. He has worked on two large-scale international studies (MIRIPS; Re.Cri.Re) that have looked at intercultural relations and sense-making processes respectively. He is interested in studying cultured mentalities and their implications on social relations. In particular, he is interested in how open and closed-minded outlooks may precipitate dialogue and conflict. Gordon Sammut also has a keen interest in evolutionary psychology and research methods in the social sciences spanning quantitative and qualitative techniques.
Research interests: perspective-taking and closed-mindedness; intergroup and intercultural relations; distributed and situated cognition; evolutionary psychology; research methods