Ryan Barrett

Ryan Barrett is a final year B.A. Psychology & Sociology student at the University of Limerick studying. He has used the VIAPPL this year to study the nature of self-interest and cooperation within the minimal group conditions. Specifically, his research has critically assessed the minimal group studies conducted by Tajfel in the early 1970’s and using the VIAPPL he has been attempting to build on the limitations of the early design to test the validity of Social Identity Theory (SIT).