Peter Lunt publications


  • Lunt, P.K., and Livingstone, S.M.  (1992).  Mass Consumption and Personal Identity: Everyday economic experience.  Buckingham, U.K.: Open University Press. ISBN 0-335-09671-9. 204 pages.
  • Livingstone, S. and Lunt, P.  (1994).  Talk on Television: Audience participation and public debate.  London: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-07737-0. 201 pages.
  • Lunt, P. and Furnham, A. (1996) Economic Socialization: The economic beliefs and behaviours of young people. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. ISBN 1 85898 416 5. 213 pages.
  • Lunt, P. (2009) Stanley Milgram. London: Palgrave.
  • Lunt, P and Livingstone, S. (in press, 2010) Media Regulation Governance in the interests of citizens and consumers. London: Sage

Articles, Reports and Reviews

  • Tiller, D.K., and Lunt, P.K.  (1985).  Simindex. Behaviour research Methods and Computers, 3, 346.
  • Lunt, P.K., and Tiller, D.K.  (1986).  Intraclus.  Behaviour Research Methods and Computers, 4, 398.
  • Lunt, P.K.  (1988).  The perceived causal structure of academic failure.  British Journal of Social Psychology, 27, 171 179.
  • Vant, J.H.B., Hiorns, R.W., Cecil, R., Livingstone, S.M., Lunt, P.K., Jole, L.H., and Henderson, S.  (1987).  Operation Exit, Linacre College, Oxford.
  • Lunt, P.K. (1988). Perceived Causal Structure and Attributional Reasoning.  Doctoral Dissertation, University of Oxford.
  • Lunt, P.K., and Livingstone, S.M.  (1989).  Psychology and statistics: testing the opposite of the idea you first thought of.  The Psychologist, December 1989.
  • Lunt, P. K.  (1989).  The perceived causal structure of unemployment.  In F. Olander and K. Grunert (Eds.) Understanding Economic Behaviour.  Amsterdam: Klewer. 107-120. ISBN 0 7923 0482 9.
  • Lunt, P. K., and Livingstone, S. M.  (1990).  Drawing the distinction between luxury and necessity.  In S. E. G. Lea, P. Webley, and B. M. Young, (Eds.), Applied Economic Psychology in the 1990s.  Exeter: Washington Singer Press. p. 600-609.
  • Lunt, P.K.  (1991).  The perceived causal structure of loneliness.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 61(1), 26-34.
  • Livingstone, S.M. and Lunt, P.K. (1991).  Generational and life cycle differences in experiences of ownership.  Journal of Social Behaviour and Personality, Vol. 6(6), 229-242.
  • Lunt, P.K. and Livingstone, S.M. (1991).  Everyday explanations for personal debt: A network approach.  British Journal of Social Psychology, 30 309-323.
  • Lunt, P.K. and Livingstone, S.M. (1991).  Psychological, social and economic determinants of saving: comparing recurrent and total savings.  Journal of Economic Psychology, 12, 621-641.
  • Livingstone, S.M., and Lunt, P.K. (1992).  Predicting personal debt and debt repayment: Psychological, social and economic determinants.  Journal of Economic Psychology, 13, 111-134.
  • Livingstone, S. M., and Lunt, P. K.  (1992).  Expert and lay participation in television debates: an analysis of audience discussion programmes.  European Journal of Communication, 7(1), 9-35.
  • Livingstone, S. M., Lunt, P. K., and Slotover, M.  (1992).  Debating drunk driving: The construction of causal explanations in television discussion programmes.  Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 2, 131-145.
  • Livingstone S.M. and Lunt, P.K. (1992).  Everyday conceptions of necessities and luxuries: Problems of cultural relativity and moral judgement.  In Lea, S.E.G., Webley, P., and Young, B.M. (Eds.), New Directions in Economic Psychology: Theory Experiment and Application.  London Edward Elgar. p. 28-48. ISBN 1 85278 462 8.
  • Livingstone, S.M. and Lunt, P.K. (1992).  The practices and pleasures of shopping: an analysis of shopper profiles.  LSE Research Papers in Psychology 92-25.
  • Livingstone, S. M., and Lunt, P. K.  (1993).  Un public actif, un telespectateur critique.  Hermes: Cognition, Communication, Politique, 11-12, 145-158.
  • Livingstone, S., and Lunt, P.  (1993).  Savers and borrowers: Strategies of personal financial management.  Human Relations, 46(8), 963-985.
  • Lunt, P. (1994).  Rethinking space and place: the transformation of cultural geography.   Environmental Psychology, Vol. 14, 315-326.
  • Livingstone, S., and Lunt, P.  (1994).  Se faire entendre dans l'espace public: Les femmes, la television et le citoyen-telespecateur. Reseaux, 63, 59-74.  Reprinted in English in The French Journal of Communication.
  • Livingstone, S. M., and P. K. Lunt.  (1994).  Psychologists, therapy and the mass media:  The case of audience discussion programmes.  The Psychologist, May, 1994.
  • Livingstone, S., Wober, M. and Lunt, P. (1994).  Studio audience discussion programmes: An analysis of viewers' preferences and involvement.  European Journal of Communication, Vol. 9, 355-379.
  • Ave, G., Bobbio, L., Greig, A., Hebbert, M., Livingstone, S., Lunt, P., Mazza, L., Myerson, G., Piciolini, A., Pirre, G., Rydin, Y., and Zeppetella, A. (1994).  The Cultural and Economic Conditions of Decision-Making for the sustainable city.  Final Report to the European Commission.
  • Lunt, P.   (1995).  Review of Lee (1994) Consumer Culture Reborn: The Cultural Politics of Consumption.  London: Routledge.  Media, Culture, and Society, 17, 338-340.
  • Lunt, P. (1995).  Psychological approaches to consumption.  D. Miller (Ed.).  Acknowledging Consumption.  London: Routledge. 238-263.
  • Lunt, P. and Livingstone, S.  (1995).   Formas diversas de telerraelidad en el Reino Unido: Hacia una teoria de la audiencia activa.  Telos, Vol. 43, 78-87
  • Lunt, P. and Livingstone, S. (1995) Changing forms of reality television: Towards a theory of the active audience.  LSE Research Papers in Psychology, 95-03.
  • Lunt, P. (1995) Television and the child: Between administrative and cultural studies approaches.  In Children, Young People and the Television Screen: A selective review of the literature.  London: LSE Media Research Group for the British Standards Council.
  • Lunt, P. and Livingstone, S. (1996).  Rethinking the focus group in media and communications research.  Journal of Communication, Vol. 46(2), 79-98.
  • Lunt, P. (1996) Rethinking the relation between Psychology and Economics.  Journal of Economic Psychology, 17, 275-287.
  • Lunt, P.  (1996) Discourses of Savings. Journal of Economic Psychology. 17, 677-690.
  • Lunt, P. (1996) Introduction: Social aspects of young people’s understanding of the economy.  In A. Furnham and P. Lunt (Eds.)  Economic Socialization: the economic beliefs and behaviours of young people. 1 - 10. ISBN 1 85898 416 5.
  • Lunt, P. (1996)  Review of Miller, D. (1995) Acknowledging Consumption. London: Routledge.  International Association for Research in Economic Psychology Newsletter Autumn, 1996.
  • Lunt, P. (1996)  Review of ‘Talking work: an oral history’, by Trevor Blackwell and Jeremy Seabrook and ;After Success: Fin-de-siecle Anxiety and Identity’ by Ray Pahl. Times Higher Education Supplement. November 1996.
  • Ave, G.A., Bobbio, L., Chapman, A., Hebbert, M., Livingstone, S., Lunt, P., Mazza, L., Myerson, G., Picciolini, A., Pirre, G., Rydin, Y., and Zeppetella, A. (1997) Sustainability: discourses, networks and policy tools, Vol 47(1) whole special edition of Progress in Planning, pp.74.
  • Kokkinaki, F. and Lunt, P. (1997) Attitude accessibility as a function of involvement with the attitude object: moderators of the attitude-behaviour relationship.  The British Journal of Social Psychology, 36, 497-409.
  • Lunt, P. (1997) Review of Psychological Intervention in Social Problems.  Putting Families First: An experiment in family preservation.  John R. Schuerman, Tina L. Rzepnicki, and Julia H. Littel.  New York: Aldine De Gruyter; 1994. The Psychologist.
  • Lunt, P. (1997) Review of Consumer Culture and Modernity by Don Slater for Sociology.
  • Adams, A., Sasse, M.A. and Lunt, P. (1997) Making passwords secure and usable. Proceedings of HCI on People and Computers XII, 1-19.
  • Lunt, P., Williams, R et Olafsson, R. (1998) Psychologie sociale des croyances economiques. In Psychologie Economique: Theories et applications. Paris: Economica. ISBN 2 7178 3641 1
  • Lunt, P. (1998) Rationalism, Relativism and the repositioning of Social Psychology. In Mann Chung, (Ed.) Current Trends in the History and Philosophy of Psychology. Leicester: British Psychological Society. 62-66. ISBN 1 85433 265 1
  • Lunt, P. (1998) Personal Advertising on Interactive Media. Deliverable D11 for the EC AIMEDIA project, June, 1998.
  • Lunt, P. Williams, R. and Olafsson, R. (1998) Psychologie sociale des croyances économiques. In C. Roland-Levy et. P. Addair (Eds.) Psychologie Économique. Paris: Economica.
  • Kokkinaki, F and Lunt, P. (1999) Predicting Intentions and Behaviour with the Theory of Planned Behaviour: the moderating role of involvement.  Journal of Economic Psychology, 20, 5-40.
  • Lunt, P. (1999) The electronic consumer: www.confidence. Consumer Policy Review, Vol. 9(6), p.215-219.
    Moor, E. and Lunt, P. (1999) 'Electronic Shopping' and 'Leisure Shopping'. In Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture. London: Routledge.
  • Lunt, P. (1999) Comments on Chilton and Hutchinson: beyond measurement issues in the focus group method. Journal of Economic Psychology, 20, 491-494.
  • Lunt, P. & Blundell, J. (2000) ‘Public understanding of financial risk: the challenge to regulation’. In P. Taylor-Gooby (Ed.) Risk, Trust and Welfare. London: Macmillan press.
  • Brown, S. and Lunt, P. (2001) The Tajfel Effect. In John R. Morss, Hans V. Rappard, Niamh Stephenson (Eds.) Theoretical Issues in Psychology. Boston: Kluwer.
  • Lunt, P. and Disney, R. (2001). Interpreting Financial Service Adverts. In S. Beckman and R. Elliot (Eds) Interpretative Consumer Studies. Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen Press.
  • Lunt, P., and Livingstone, S. (2001). Language and the media: An emerging field for social psychology. In The New Handbook of Language and Social Psychology, 2nd edition (Eds. H. Giles and P. Robinson), John Wiley publishers.
  • Cornick, R, Hylands, J, Lunt, P., Mcateer, M., Watts & Walford, J. (2001) Past Performance in Advertising. Report for the Financial Services Authority.
  • Brown, S. and Lunt, P. (2002) Tajfel and the Social Identity Tradition: A poststructural revision, British Journal of Social Psychology, 41, 1-23.
  • Lunt, P. (2002) Middle Range Theory: interpretation and the traditional/critical divide in social psychology. History and Philosophy of Psychology.
  • Lunt, P. (2002) Review of The Reciprocal Brain and Economic Behaviour (Colby) Journal of Economic Psychology, 23, 157-15.
  • Olivero, N. & Lunt, P. (2003). When the ethic is functional to the method: the case of e-mail interviews. In E. Buchanan (Ed.), Readings in Virtual Research Ethics: Issues and Controversies. Idea Group, Information Science Publishing: Hershey, PA. Pp. 101-114.
  • Lunt, P. (2003) The histories of social psychology. Social Psychological Review, Vol5(2), 3-19.
    Livingstone, S. & Lunt, P. (2004) Studio discussions: social spaces and postmodernity. In R.C. Allen & A. Hill (Eds.) Television Media Studies. London: Routledge. ISBN 0-41-528323
  • Lunt, P. (2004) Questions of definition scope in economic theories of altruism: a Commentary on ‘What is Altruism?’ by Elias Khalil. Journal of Economic Psychology. 25, 135-139.
  • Olivero, N. & Lunt, P. (2004) Privacy versus willingness to disclose in e-commerce exchanges: the effect of risk awareness on the relative role of trust and control. Journal of Economic Psychology, 25(2), 243-262
  • Lunt, P. (2004) The Staging of the Real in Reality Television, Talk Shows and Lifestyle Programming. The Communication Review, 7(4), 329-335.
  • Lunt, P. (2004) The significance of the significance test controversy, The Journal of Socio-Economics, 33(5), 559-564.
  • Lunt, P. (2004) The Irrational Consumer? A Response to the Miles Review. Consumer Policy Review, 12 (2), 56-59.
  • Helsper, E. and Lunt, P. (2004) Children’s health: who and what is behind it? A report prepared for the Office of Communications (Ofcom)
  • Lunt, P., Miller, L., Körting, J., & Ungemah, J. (2005) The Psychology of Consumer Detriment: A Conceptual Review. London: Office of Fair Trading.
  • Lunt, P & Stenner, P (2005) The Jerry Springer Show as an emotional public sphere. Media, Culture & Society, 27(1), 59-81.
  • Adams, A., Blandford, A & Lunt, P. (2005) “Social empowerment and exclusion: a case study on digital libraries” ACM Transactions on Computer–Human Interaction. ACM Press. 12.2. pp.174-200.
  • Lunt, P. (2005) Review Essay. Media Culture and Society, 27(2), 293-297.
  • Lunt, P. (2005) Review of Oprah Winfrey and the glamour of misery: an essay on popular culture by E. Illouz and Oprah, Celebrity and Formations of Self by S. Wilson. The Communication Review, I8(1), 109-113.
  • Lunt, P. (2005) Choice and Financial Services. Consumer Policy Review.
  • Lunt, P. (2005) Virtue Ethics and Social Psychology. History and Philosophy of Psychology, 7(1), 12-22.
  • Schwarzkopf, S., Arvidsson, A, Ronald A. Fullerton, R.A. , Lunt, P. and Parkin, K. (2005). Ernest Dichter (1907-1991) and motivation research: an international perspective. Medien und Zeit, 20(4), 40- 49.
  • Peter Lunt, Sonia Livingstone, Tanika Kelay & Laura Miller (2006). Approaches to Risk and Consumer Policy in Financial Service Regulation in the UK. Forum Qualitative Social Research, Volume 7, No. 1 – January 2006. Learning About Risk. Edited by Jens O. Zinn & Peter Taylor-Gooby.
  • Lunt, P. (2006) Rational Choice theory versus cultural theory: on taste and social capital. In M. Altman (Ed.). Handbook of Contemporary Behavioral Economics: Foundations and Developments. New York: M.E. Sharpe pp 326-339.
  • Livingstone, S., Lunt, P. & Miller, L. (2007) Citizens, consumers and the citizen-consumer: The problematic articulation of the citizen interest in media and communications regulation Discourse and Communication, 1, 85-111.
  • Lunt, P. and Pantti, M. (2007) Popular Culture and the Public Sphere: Currents of feeling and social control in talk shows and reality TV. In Richard Butsch (Ed.) Media and the Public Sphere, M.E.Sharpe. 162-174.
  • Livingstone, S., and Lunt, P. (2007) Representing citizens and consumers in media and communications regulation. In 'The Politics of Consumption/ The Consumption of Politics, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 611: 51-65.
  • Lunt, P. and Livingstone, S. (2007) Consumers, Citizens and Regulation: Case Studies in Financial Services and Communications Regulation. In Mark Bevir & Frank Trentmann (Eds.) Governance, Citizens, and Consumers: Agency and resistance in contemporary politics. London: Palgrave. 139-162.
  • Lunt, P & Livingstone, S. (2007)  Regulation in the Public Interest: Developments in the financial services and communications sectors. Consumer Policy Review, 17(2), 42- 47.
  • Livingstone, S., Lunt, P. & Miller, L. (2007) Citizens and Consumers: Discursive debates during and after the Communications Act 2003. Media, Culture & Society, 29(4): 613 – 638.
  • Lunt, P. (2007) Kulturkritik bei Vance Packard und bei Ernest Dichter. In R. Gries & S Schwarzkopf (Eds.) Ernest Dichter: Doyen der Verführer. Vienna: Mucha Verlag.
  • Adams, A, Lunt, P & Cairns, P.(2008) A Qualitative Approach to HCI Research. In P. Cairns & A. Cox, (Eds.) Research Methods for Human-Computer Interaction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 138-157.
  • Lunt, P. and T. Lewis (2008). OPRAH.COM: Lifestyle expertise and the politics of recognition Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory. Vol. 18, No. 1. 9 – 24.
  • Lunt, P. (2008) Little Angels: The mediation of parenting. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, Vol. 22, No. 4, August 2008, 537–546.reprinted as:
    Lunt, P. (2009) Little Angels: The mediation of parenting. In T. Lewis (Ed.) TV Transformations: Revealing the Makeover Show. London: Routledge.
  • Lunt, P. (2009) Television, Public Participation and Public Service: From Value Consensus to the Politics of Identity. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 625,  128-138.
  • Lunt, P. (2009) Review of Television Truths: Forms of Knowledge in Popular Culture, by John Hartley, International Journal of Cultural Studies, 12, 196-198.
  • Lunt, P. (2009) The Mediation of Consumption, a review of John Turnock, Television and Consumer Culture: Britain and the transformation of modernity and David Bell and Joanne Hollows (eds.) Historicising Lifestyle: Mediating taste, consumption and identity from the 1900s to 1970s, Journal of Contemporary History, 44, 773-5.
  • Lunt, P. and Livingtone, S. (2009) The regulator, the public and the media: Imagining a role for the public in communication regulation.  Intermedia, 17(1), 26-29.
  • Sonia Livingstone and Peter Lunt (2009). Un public actif, un telespecteur critique.  In Cecile Meadel (Ed.)  La Reception. Paris: CNRS Editions. Pp. 109-132. ISBN: 978-2-271-06851-4
  • Lunt, P. and Livingstone, S. (2009, in press) Rethinking the Focus Group. In A. Hansen (Ed.) Mass Communication Research Methods. London: Sage.
  • Sonia Livingstone and Peter Lunt (2010) The implied audience of communications policy making: Regulating media in the interests of citizens and consumers. Chapter invited for Virginia Nightingale, editor, Handbook of Media Audiences, Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Lunt, P and Stenner, P (in press, 2010). The Jerry Springer Show as an Emotional Public Sphere.  In Michael Pickering (Ed.) Popular Culture. London: Sage. ISBN: 78-1-84860-200-7.
  • Livingstone, S. and Lunt, P. Mediated Frameworks for Participation. To appear in Transformation of Representation: Essays in honour of Gunther Kress, N. Pachler and M. Böck (Eds.),

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