Professor Tegan Cruwys

NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow
Professor in Psychology
PhD/MClinPsych, PhB (Sci)(Hons), MAP FCCLP

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Building 39, University Avenue, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 2601


Journal Articles:

  1. Cruwys, T., Steffens, N. K., Haslam, S. A., Haslam, C., Hornsey, M. J., McGarty, C., & Skorich, D. P. (in press, accepted 13 Feb 2019). Predictors of social identification in group therapy. Psychotherapy Research. (IF: 3.0).
  2. Kyprianides, A., Cruwys, T. & Easterbrook, M. J. (in press, accepted 28 Jan 2019). “I changed and hid my old ways”: How social rejection and social identities shape wellbeing among ex-prisoners. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. (IF: 1.4).
  3. Sparti, C., Santomauro, D., Cruwys, T., Burgess, P. & Harris, M. (in press, accepted 16 Jan 2019). Disordered eating among Australian adolescents: prevalence, functioning, and help received. International Journal of Eating Disorders. (IF: 3.9).
  4. Norwood, R. Cruwys, T., Chachay, V. & Sheffield., J. (in press, accepted 15 Dec 2018). The psychological characteristics of people consuming vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten free and weight loss dietary patterns. Obesity Science and Practice.
  5. Cruwys, T., Saeri, A. K., Radke, H. R. M., Walter, Z. C., Crimston, D. & Ferris, L. J. (2019). Risk and protective factors for mental health at a youth mass gathering. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 28(2), 211-222. (IF: 3.6).
  6. Greenaway, K. H. & Cruwys, T. (in press, accepted 19 Feb 2018). The Source Model of Group Threat: Responding to internal and external threats. American Psychologist. (IF: 4.9).
  7. Fong, P. Cruwys, T., Haslam. C., & Haslam, S. A. (2019). Neighbourhood identification and mental health: How social identification moderates the relationship between socioeconomic disadvantage and health. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 61, 101-114. (IF: 3.6).
  8. Haslam, C., Steffens, N. K., Branscombe, N. R., Haslam, S. A., Cruwys, T., Lam, B. C. P., Pachana, N. A. & Jang, J. (2019). The importance of social groups for retirement adjustment: Evidence, application, and policy implications of the Social Identity Model of Identity Change. Social Issues and Policy Review, 13(1), 93-124. (IF: 6.1).
  9. Koni, E., Moradi, S., Arahanga-Doyle, H., Neha, T., Hayhurst, J. G., Boyes, M., Cruwys, T., Hunter, J. A. & Scarf, D. (2019). Promoting resilience in adolescents: A new social identity benefits those who need it most. PLOS One, 14(1): e0210521 (IF: 2.8).
  10. Bouguettaya, A., Cruwys, T., Moulding, R. King, R. & Bluic, A. M. (2019). Evidence that frame of reference effects can reduce socially prescribed perfectionism. Frontiers in Psychology, 9: 2703. (IF: 2.1)
  11. Haslam, C., Lam, B. C. P., Branscombe, N. R., Steffens, N. K., Haslam, S. A. Cruwys, T., Fong, P., Ball, T. (2018). Adjusting to life in retirement: The protective role of new group memberships and identification as a retiree. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 27(6), 822-839. (IF: 2.6).
  12. Cruwys, T., Wakefield, J. R. H., Sani, F., Dingle, G. A., & Jetten, J. (2018). Social isolation predicts frequent attendance in primary care. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 52, 817-829 (IF: 3.1).  
  13. Lam, B. C. P., Haslam, C., Haslam, S. A., Steffens, N. K., Cruwys, T., Jetten. J. & Yang, J. (2018). Multiple social groups support adjustment to retirement across cultures. Social Science and Medicine, 208, 200-208. (IF: 3.0)
  14. Cruwys, T., An, S., Chang, M. X-L., & Lee, H. (2018). Suicide literacy predicts the provision of more appropriate support to people experiencing psychological distress. Psychiatry Research, 264, 96-103. (IF: 2.2)
  15. Haslam, S. A., McMahon, C., Cruwys, T., Haslam, C., Jetten, J. & Steffens, N. K. (2018). Social cure, what social cure? The propensity to underestimate the importance of social factors for health. Social Science and Medicine, 198, 14-21. (IF: 3.0).
  16. Ng, N. W. K., Haslam, C., Haslam, S. A. & Cruwys, T. (2018). “How can you make friends if you don’t know who you are?” A qualitative examination of international students’ experience informed by the Social Identity Model of Identity Change. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 28, 169-187. (IF: 1.1)
  17. Saeri, A. K., Cruwys, T., Barlow, F. K., Stronge, S. & Sibley, C. G. (2018). Social connectedness improves public mental health: Investigating bidirectional relationships in the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Survey. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 52(4), 365-374. (IF: 5.1)
  18. Jetten, J., Haslam, S. A., Cruwys, T., Haslam, C., Greenaway, K. H. & Steffens, N. K. (2017). Advancing the social identity approach to health and well-being: Developing the social cure research agenda. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47, 789-802. (IF: 2.0)
  19. Webb, H., Lin, H., Jones, B. M., McNeill, K., Lim,  L. … & Cruwys, T. (2017). Smoke signals: The decline of brand identity and smoking behaviour following the introduction of plain packaging. Addictive Behaviours Reports, 5, 49-55. (IF: 2.7)
  20. Finch, E. C., Foster, M., Fleming, J. M., Aitken, P., Williams, I. Cruwys, T., & Worrell., L. (2017). Undetected and underserved: The untold story of patients who have had a minor stroke. Medical Journal of Australia, 206, 337-338. (IF: 4.2)
  21. Seymour-Smith, M., Cruwys, T., Haslam, S. A. & Brodribb, W. (2017). Loss of group memberships predicts depression in postpartum mothers. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 52, 201-210. (IF: 2.9)
  22. Praharso, N. F., Tear, M. J. & Cruwys, T. (2017). Stressful life transitions and wellbeing: A comparison of the stress buffering hypothesis and the social identity model of identity change. Psychiatry Research, 247, 265-275. (IF: 2.2)
  23. Chang, M. X-L., Jetten, J., Cruwys, T. & Haslam, C. (2017). Cultural identity and the expression of depression: A social identity perspective. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 27(1), 16-34(IF: 1.1)
  24. Cruwys, T., Steffens, N. K., Haslam, S. A., Haslam, C., Jetten, J. & Dingle, G. A. (2016). Social Identity Mapping (SIM): A procedure for visual representation and assessment of subjective multiple group memberships. British Journal of Social Psychology, 55, 613-642(IF: 1.8)
  25. Steffens, N. K., Jetten, J., Haslam, C., Cruwys, T. & Haslam, S. A. (2016). Multiple social identities enhance health post-retirement because they are a basis for giving social support. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1519. (IF: 2.1)
  26. Cruwys, T., Platow, M. J., Rieger, E., Byrne, D. G. & Haslam, S. A. (2016). The social psychology of disordered eating: The Situated Identity Enactment model. European Review of Social Psychology, 27(1), 160-195. (IF: 3.8)
  27. Chang, M.X-L., Jetten, J., Cruwys, T., Haslam, C., & Praharso, N. (2016). The more (social group memberships), the merrier: Is this the case for Asians? Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1001. (IF:2.1)
  28. Cruwys, T., Leverington, C. T., & Sheldon, A. M. (2016). An experimental investigation of the consequences and social functions of fat talk in friendship groups. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49, 84-91. (IF: 3.9)
  29. Steffens, N. K., Cruwys, T., Haslam, C., Jetten, J. & Haslam, S. A. (2016). Social group memberships in retirement are associated with reduced risk of premature death: Evidence from a longitudinal cohort study. BMJ Open, 6, e010164. (IF: 2.4)
  30. Cruwys, T. & Gunaseelan, S. (2016). "Depression is who I am": Mental illness identity, stigma, and wellbeing. Journal of Affective Disorders, 189, 36-42.  (IF: 3.8)
  31. Haslam, C., Cruwys, T., Haslam, S. A., Dingle, G. A. & Chang, M. X-L. (2016). Groups 4 Health: Evidence that a social-identity intervention that builds and strengthens social group membership improves mental health. Journal of Affective Disorders, 194, 188-195. (IF: 3.8)
  32. Banas, K. Cruwys, T., de Wit, J. B. F., Johnston, M., & Haslam, S. A. (2016). When group members go against the grain: An ironic interactive effect of group identification and normative content on healthy eating. Appetite, 105, 344-355. (IF: 3.2)
  33. Greenaway, K. H., Cruwys, T., Haslam, S. A. & Jetten, J. (2016). Social identities promote well-being because they satisfy global psychological needs. European Journal of Social Psychology, 46, 294-307. (IF: 2.0)
  34. Steffens, N. K., Goclowska, M. A., Cruwys, T., & Galinsky, A. D. (2016). How multiple identities are associated with creativity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42(2), 188-203. (IF: 2.5)
  35. Haslam, C., Cruwys, T., Milne, M., Kan, C. H. & Haslam, S. A. (2016) Group ties protect cognitive health by promoting social identification and social support. Journal of Aging and Health, 28(2), 244-266. (IF: 2.1)
  36. Dingle, G. A., Cruwys, T. & Frings, D. (2015). Social identities as pathways into and out of addiction. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1795. (IF: 2.1)
  37. Cruwys, T., Bevelander, K. E. & Hermans, R. C. J. (2015). Social modeling of eating: A review of when and why social influence affects food intake and choice. Appetite, 86, 3-18. (IF: 3.2)
  38. Greenaway, K. H., Frye, M. & Cruwys, T. (2015). When aspirations exceed expectations: Quixotic hope increases depression among students. PLOS ONE, 10(9). e0135477. (IF: 2.8)
  39. Greenaway, K. H., Haslam. S. A., Cruwys, T., Branscombe, N. R., Ysseldyk, R., &, Heldreth, C. (2015). From “we” to “me”: Group identification enhances perceived personal control with consequences for health and wellbeing. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109(1), 53-74. (IF: 5.7)
  40. Cruwys, T., Greenaway, K. H. & Haslam, S. A. (2015). The stress of passing through an educational bottleneck: A longitudinal study of psychology honours students. Australian Psychologist, 50, 372-381(IF: 1.4)
  41. Jetten, J., Branscombe, N.R., Haslam, S.A., Haslam, C., Cruwys, T., Jones, J.M., Cui, L., Dingle, G., Liu, J., Murphy, S. C., Thai, A., Walter, Z., & Zhang, A. (2015). Having a lot of a good thing: Multiple important group memberships as a source of self-esteem. PLOS One, 10(5), e0124609. (IF: 2.8)
  42. Cruwys, T., Haslam, S. A., Fox, N. E. & McMahon, H. (2015). “That’s not what we do”: Evidence that normative change is a mechanism of action in group interventions. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 65, 11-17. (IF: 4.1)
  43. Dingle, G. A., Stark, C., Cruwys, T. & Best, D. (2015). Breaking good: Breaking ties with social groups may be good for recovery from substance misuse. British Journal of Social Psychology, 54, 236-254. (IF: 1.8)
  44. Cruwys, T., South, E. I., Greenaway, K. H. & Haslam, S. A. (2015). Social identity reduces depression by fostering positive attributions. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6(1), 65-74. (IF: 2.6)
  45. Haslam, C., Cruwys, T. & Haslam, S. A. (2014). "The we's have it": Evidence for the distinctive benefits of group engagement in enhancing cognitive health in ageing. Social Science and Medicine, 120, 57-66. (IF: 3.0)
  46. Cruwys, T., Haslam, S. A., Dingle, G. A., Jetten, J., Hornsey, M. J., Chong, E. M. D. & Oei, T. P. S. (2014). Feeling connected again: Interventions that increase social identification reduce depression symptoms in community and clinical settings. Journal of Affective Disorders, 159, 139-146. (IF: 3.8)
  47. Oei, T. P. S., McAlinden, N. M. & Cruwys, T. (2014). Exploring mechanisms of change: The relationships between cognitions, symptoms, and quality of life over the course of group cognitive-behavior therapy. Journal of Affective Disorders, 168, 72-77. (IF: 3.8)
  48. Cruwys, T., Dingle, G. A., Hornsey, M. J., Jetten, J., Oei, T. P. S. & Walter, Z. C. (2014). Social isolation schema responds to positive social experiences:  Longitudinal evidence from vulnerable populations. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 53, 265-280. (IF: 2.6)
  49. Cruwys, T., Haslam, S. A., Dingle, G. A., Haslam, C. & Jetten, J. (2014). Depression and social identity: An integrative review. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 18(3), 215-238. (IF: 9.3)
  50. Cruwys, T., Dingle, G. A., Haslam, C., Haslam, S. A., Jetten, J. & Morton, T. A. (2013). Social group memberships protect against future depression, alleviate depression symptoms and prevent depression relapse. Social Science and Medicine, 98, 179-186. (IF: 3.0)
  51. Skorich, D. P., Webb, H., Stewart, L., Kostyanaya, M., Cruwys, T., McNeill, K. Frain, A. J., Lim, L., Jones, B. M., Smyth, L. & O'Brien, K. J. (2013). Stereotype threat and hazard perception among provisional license drivers. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 54, 39-45. (IF: 2.6)
  52. Cruwys, T., Platow, M. J., Rieger, E. & Byrne, D. G. (2013). The development and validation of the Dieting Intentions Scale (DIS). Psychological Assessment, 25(1), 264-278. (IF: 3.4)
  53. Cruwys, T., Platow, M. J., Angullia, S. A., Chang, J. M., Diler, S. E., Kirchner, J. L., Lentfer, C. E., Lim, Y. J., Quarisa, A., Tor, V. W. L. & Wadley, A. L. (2012). Modeling of food intake is moderated by salient psychological group membership. Appetite, 58(2), 754-757. (IF: 3.2, cites: 51)
  54. Cruwys, T. & O'Kearney, R. (2008). Implications of neuroscientific evidence for the cognitive models of post-traumatic stress disorder. Clinical Psychologist, 12(2), 67-76. (IF: 1.4)


Book Chapters: 

Jetten, J., Haslam, S. A., Cruwys, T. & Branscombe, N. R. (2018). Social identity, stigma, and health. In B. Major, J.F. Dovidio, & B.G. Link. (Eds). The Oxford Handbook of Stigma, Discrimination, and Health. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190243470.013.18 

Cruwys, T., Gaffney, A., & Skipper, Y. (2017). Uncertainty in transition: The influence of group cohesion on learning. In K. I. Mavor, M. J. Platow, & B. Bizumic. (Eds.). Self and Social Identity in Educational Contexts. Abingdon: Routledge.

Haslam, S. A., Haslam, C., Cruwys, T., Jetten, J., Dingle, G. A. & Greenaway, K. H. (2017). Applying the Social identity approach in clinical and health domains. In S. A. Buckingham & D. Best. (Eds). Addiction, Behaviour Change, and Social Identity: The Path to Resilience and Recovery. Abingdon: Routledge.

Haslam, C., Cruwys, T., Haslam, S. A., & Jetten, J. (2017) Social connectedness and health. In N. A. Pachana (Ed) Encyclopedia of Geropsychology. (pp.2174-2182). New York: Springer-Verlag.


Haslam, C., Jetten, J., Cruwys, T., Dingle, G. A. & Haslam, S. A. (2018). The new psychology of health: Unlocking the social cure. New York: Routledge Psychology Press. 

Commissioned reports:

Cruwys, T., Williams, E., & Ferris, L. (2018). The Psychology of Schoolies 2017: The third annual report on risk taking, wellbeing, and social connections in attendees of Schoolies. Report commissioned by Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, Queensland Government. The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. 

Cruwys, T., Chang, M. X-L., Ferris, L., & Saeri, A. K. (2017). The Psychology of Schoolies: An investigation of risk taking, wellbeing, and social connections in attendees of Schoolies 2016. Report commissioned by Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, Queensland Government. The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. 

Haslam, C., Cruwys, T., Chang, M. X-L. Bramley, E., Buckingham, H., & Eckley, B., (2017). Let’s get together: How activity groups help to build resilience and well-being. Report commissioned by the Church Urban Fund, United Kingdom.

Cruwys, T., Berry, H., Cassells, R., Duncan, A., O’Brien, L., Sage, B. & D’Souza, G. (2013). Marginalised Australians: Characteristics and Predictors of Exit Across 10 Years 2001-2010. Report commissioned by the ACT Government. University of Canberra, Australia. (cites: 8)

Scholarly media and industry publications:

Cruwys, T & Dingle, G. (2018) Why lonely people visit the doctor more often. Psychlopaedia. 

Cruwys, T. (2018). How groups beat depression. The Psychologist, 31, 40-43.

Saeri, A. K., Cruwys, T., Barlow, F. K., Stronge, S. & Sibley, C. G. (2017). Are you part of a social group? Making sure you are will improve your health. The Conversation.

Webb, H., Skorich, D.P. & Cruwys, T. (2017). Goodbye glamour-puss and rugged hero: Smokers lose brand identity with plain cigarette packaging. The Conversation.

Vartanian, L. & Cruwys, T. (2015). Self control or government regulation? Squaring the blame for overeating. The Conversation.

Cruwys, T., Haslam, S. A. & Dingle, G. A. (2014). Depressed? Try the Social Cure. Scientific American Mind, 25, 60-63. 

Dingle, G. A., Cruwys, T., Jetten, J., Johnstone, M. & Walter, Z. (2014). The benefits of participation in recreational group activities for adults at risk of homelessness. Parity, 27(6), 18-19.

Psychotherapy manuals:

Haslam, C., Cruwys, T., Dingle, G. A. & Haslam, S. A. (2015). Groups 4 Health: Facilitator Manual. Brisbane, Australia: Centre for Health Outcomes, Innovation & Clinical Education. ISBN: 978-0-9942844-0-2.

Haslam, C., Cruwys, T., Dingle, G. A. & Haslam, S. A. (2015). Groups 4 Health: Workbook. Brisbane, Australia: Centre for Health Outcomes, Innovation & Clinical Education. ISBN: 978-0-9942844-1-9.