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Dr Stephen La Macchia

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer, Marketing

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Deakin Business School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, 2016
Bachelor of Arts & Sciences, University of Queensland, 2007

Contact

Biography

Dr Stephen La Macchia is a Lecturer in the Department of Marketing in Deakin Business School. Currently, Stephen researches the consumer behaviour of peer-to-peer energy sharing and other new forms of technology and commerce, as well as consumer trust and decision-making more generally.

He is a social psychologist by training, specialising in the study of trust. In addition to this, he has published (and continue to publish) on topics such as lay theories, norms, social identity, race, and collective behaviour. He mainly uses quantitative methods, gathering data using experiment and survey methods and analysing it using both lower-order and higher-order statistical analyses. Stephen also uses qualitative methods such as interviewing and thematic analysis.

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Research interests

  • Trust
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Social Norms

Teaching interests

  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Psychology
  • Statistics and Research Methods

Conferences

  • 'N-P-Own up! Consumer responses to trust violations and subsequent repair approaches by non-profit versus commercial organisations', 46th Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP), Australia, 20-22 June 2017.
  • 'A test of group size and individual–group discontinuity effects using the trust game', 45th Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP), Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP), Australia, 31 March - 3 April 2016.
  • 'An implicit theory of group size and trustworthiness [Paper presented in the Outstanding Postgraduate Research Award plenary session]', 44th Annual Conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP), Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP), Australia, 9-11 April 2015.

Awards

  • Tutors & Clinical or Professional Practice Supervisors (TCPS) Award, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, The University of Queensland, 2014.
  • Tutor Excellence Award, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland, 2014.
  • University of Queensland Research Scholarship (UQRS), The University of Queensland, 2013.

Publications

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2020

The Moral Disillusionment Model of Organizational Transgressions: Ethical Transgressions Trigger More Negative Reactions from Consumers When Committed by Nonprofits

M Hornsey, C Chapman, H Mangan, S La Macchia, N Gillespie

(2020), pp. 1-19, Journal of Business Ethics, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article
2017

Healthy eating: a bene?cial role for perceived norm con?ict?

S Plows, F Smith, J Smith, C Chapman, S La Macchia, W Louis

(2017), Vol. 47, pp. 295-304, Journal of applied social psychology, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2016

Crowd behaviour and collective action

S La Macchia, W Louis

(2016), pp. 89-104, Understanding peace and conflict through social identity theory: contemporary global perspectives, Cham, Switzerland, B1-1

book chapter

The impact of unpunished hate crimes: when derogating the victim extends into derogating the group

A Sullivan, A Ong, S La Macchia, W Louis

(2016), Vol. 29, pp. 310-330, Social justice research, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article

In small we trust: lay theories about small and large groups

S La Macchia, W Louis, M Hornsey, G Leonardelli

(2016), Vol. 42, pp. 1321-1334, Personality and social psychology bulletin, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1-1

journal article

The whitewashing effect: using racial contact to signal trustworthiness and competence

S La Macchia, W Louis, M Hornsey, M Thai, F Barlow

(2016), Vol. 42, pp. 118-129, Personality and social psychology bulletin, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2014

Predicting Facebook users' online privacy protection: risk, trust, norm focus theory, and the theory of planned behavior

A Saeri, C Ogilvie, S La Macchia, J Smith, W Louis

(2014), Vol. 154, pp. 352-369, Journal of social psychology, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal article

Testing the direct, indirect, and interactive roles of referent group injunctive and descriptive norms for sun protection in relation to the theory of planned behavior

H Bodimeade, E Anderson, S La Macchia, J Smith, D Terry, W Louis

(2014), Vol. 44, pp. 739-750, Journal of applied social psychology, Hoboken, N.J., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

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