Graduate Teaching Assistant
School of Psychological and Social Sciences
T: 01904 876162
I am currently a postgraduate researcher and a graduate teaching assistant in Psychology at York St John University. Before this, I completed my MSc in the Psychology of Child and Adolescent Development (2018) and my BSc in Psychology (2017), both at York St John University. My main research interests are in developmental, social and cyberpsychology.
I teach seminars and workshops on the following undergraduate modules:
- 1PY403 - Experimental Research Methods and Statistics
- 1PY405 - Foundations of Human Development
- 2PY401 - Infant and Child Development
- 2PY406 - Advanced Research Methods
My primary research interests are in developmental, social and cyberpsychology. I am particularly interested in how adolescents interact on social media, especially in relation to appearance. My current research aims to explore and examine these online appearance-related interactions in an adolescent sample and how they may be related to a range of body image variables, including self-objectification. I am a mixed-methods researcher using a range of qualitative and quantitative methods within my research.
- Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society
- PsyPAG (Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group) Cyberpsychology Section Representative
Publications and Conferences
Paddock, D., & Bell, B.T. (2019). Self-objectification among UK adolescents: The role of gender and need for approval. Poster presented at British Psychological Society Annual Conference 2019, Harrogate, UK.
Paddock, D., & Bell, B.T. (2019). Understanding adolescents’ image-related behaviours on Instagram: The role of gender, self-objectification and need for peer approval. Poster presented at the British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section Annual Conference 2019, York, UK.