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Dr Diana Pinto

Course Leader for BSc Psychology

School/Department: Psychology, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 229 7171

Email: dp122@leicester.ac.uk

Profile

I am interested in positive psychology and wellbeing: particularly how personality character strengths and virtues influence psychological wellbeing. This includes positive affect and post-traumatic growth. My research interests overlap with decision making personality and individual differences positive psychology including leadership self efficacy and coaching psychology with the central focus on authentic living. I am also interested in research on Higher Education Lifelong Learning and Transformative Learning. I offer my services as a positive psychology coach where I apply psychometrics and mBraining techniques.

Research

Teaching Dominant Lecturer. My research interests overlap with decision making personality and individual differences positive psychology including leadership self efficacy and coaching psychology with the central focus on authentic living. I am also interested in research on Higher Education Lifelong Learning and Transformative Learning.

Publications

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Pulford, B. D. Krockow, E.M., Pinto, D.G., Colman, A.M. (2021). A five- factor integrative model of strategic reaosoning in dyadic games. European Journal of Social Psychology.

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.

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Supervision

Not supervising PHD students

Teaching

1st and 2nd year research methods modules Academic skills modules Social and Developmental modules Applied Psychology modules Health and Wellbeing modules Personal tutor Dissertation Supervisor AccessAbility Tutor Deputy Senior Tutor

Press and media

Pedagogy Coaching mBraining lifelong learning positive psychology

Interests

mBIT Master coach and BPS trained Personality and occupational test user

Qualifications

BSc Psychology with Biology MSc Psychological reseearch Methods PhD Positive Psychology: Authentic personality mBIT practitioner and Master Coach. Positive Psychology Coach BPS trained test user: Personality and Occupational.
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