Dr Diana Pinto

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Teaching Fellow: School of Psychology

 

 

Qualifications:

Psychology PhD (University of Leicester)

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol)

Research

I am interested in Personality and Wellbeing: particularly how personality influences both ends of the spectrum of psychological wellbeing. This includes psychological dysfunction such as clinical depression, and post-traumatic stress to more positive outcomes such as positive affect and post-traumatic growth. Some of my work was conducted with victims of domestic violence and findings have led to a more experimental approach within laboratory settings. My research interests are interdisciplinary and overlap with decision making, personality and individual differences, positive psychology including leadership and self efficacy, clinical psychology, and counselling psychology with the central focus on the role of the authentic personality. I am also interested in research on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Transformative Learning.

Teaching and Research

  • Foundation Year in Biological Sciences- Psychology Leader 
  • Year 1 Tutor- Transition to HE
  • BSc in Applied Psychology
  • BSc in Single Subject Psychology
  • Module Leader- MSc Conversion (Distance Learning)
  • Master Dissertation supervisor
  • PhD- 2nd Supervisor

Recent Publications

Maltby, J., Day, L., Pinto, D.G. & Hogan, R.A. & Wood, A.M. (2012). Beliefs in being unlucky and deficits in executive functioning. Consciousness and Cognition, 22, 137-147.

Pinto, D.G., Maltby, J., Wood, A.M., & Day, L. (2012). A behavioural test of Horneys's linkage between authenticity and aggression: People living authentically are less likey to respond aggressively in unfair situations.  Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 41-44.

Maltby, J., Wood, A.M., Day, L., & Pinto, D.G. (2012).The position of authenticity within extant models pf personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 269-273.

Pinto, D.G., Maltby, J., & Wood, A.M. (2011). Exploring the tripartite model of authenticity within Gray's approach and inhibition systems and Cloninger's  bio-social model of personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 194-197.

Pinto, D.G., Maltby, J. Wood, A.M, Robertson, N. Day, L., (in prep). Authenticity and post-traumatic growth. People living authentically experience post-traumatic growth in the aftermath of domestic abuse.

Pinto, D.G., Maltby, J., Wood, A.M. (in prep). Authenticity Predicts Decision Making Above the Five Factor Personality Domains.

Conferences and Presentations

Pinto, D. (2016). 154 years of transformative learning at the Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning. Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA). University of Leicester, UK

Pinto, D., Harrison, O., James, N.,& Syedda, F. (2015).Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and it is never too late to learn.’ Motivations of the part-time adult learner. Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA). University of Leeds, UK

Pulford, B. D., Pinto, D., & Colman, A. M. (2015). Cooperative behaviour in experimental games: Qualitative methods speak volumes. Invited talk at the Kingston University Interdisciplinary Group on Decision, Thinking and Risk Research, March 25, 2015.

Pulford, B. D., Krockow, E. M., Pinto, D., & Colman, A. M. (2014). Verbal protocol analysis of strategic choices in static and dynamic dyadic games. Network for Integrated Behavioural Science Coordination Workshop, University of Nottingham, December 13, 2014.

Pinto, D.G. (2010). The Authentic personality: A tripartite concept. Presented at the University of Leicester School of Psychology Internal Research Seminar Series, Leicester, UK.

Pinto, D.G. (2010). Exploring the tripartite model of authenticity within Gray's approach and inhibitory systems and Cloninger's bio-social model of personality. Presented at the University of Leicester School of Psychology Internal Research Seminar Series, Leicester, UK.

Pinto, D.G. (2010) Horneys's linkage between authenticity and aggression: People living authentically are less likey to respond aggressively in unfair situations. Presented at the University of Leicester School of Psychology , postgraduate conference.

Peer Reviewer

Peer Reviewer for Personality and Individual Differences- The Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences.

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Contact Details

Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour

Room 3.13,  Centre for Medicine
Lancaster Rd, Leicester, LE1 9HN, UK

 t: +44 (0)116 229 7171 

diana.pinto@le.ac.uk

Office Hours

Office Hours: Wednesday afternoon from 13.00-15.00 pm

or email me for an appointment

Teaching

BSc Psychology

BSc Applied Psychology

Foundation Year in Biological Sciences

Contact

Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH

T: +44 (0)116 252 2922
E: npbenquiries@le.ac.uk

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