Dr. Shruti Tewari holds a D. Phil degree in Psychology from University of Allahabad. Her doctoral research identified the mechanisms through which people with physical disabilities circumvent, avoid and surmount the obstacles in the course of their daily lives and achieve their life goals. She investigated process of coping with physical disability within the multivariate transactional model of stress. She joined AMITY Institute of Behavioural & Allied Sciences (AIBAS) at AMITY University, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow campus as Lecturer in Psychology.
In 2010, she took up post-doctoral fellowship (as Research Director) in an Indo-British Collaborative Project on Social Identity and Collective Participation at Magh Mela funded by Economic & Social Research Council, UK with Prof. Nicholas Hopkins & Prof. Steve Reicher. This project was hosted by Department of Psychology, Dundee University, Scotland, UK and Centre of Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences (CBCS), University of Allahabad in collaboration with St. Andrews University, Exeter University and Queens University, UK. The project studied social psychological processes underlying the effect of collective participation on health, well-being and positive experience.
She continued her post-doctoral fellowship with Prof. Narayanan Srinivasan at CBCS and studied how social factors affect basic cognitive processes such as time perception and attention.
Her research employs mixed-methods, combining qualitative methodologies with survey and experimental methodologies. She also has expertise in multivariate analysis. She has couple of international and national research collaborations broadly based on religion, social categorization and well-being. She has published in various international journals and edited books.
2015 Srinivasan, N., Tewari, S., Makwana, M. & Hopkins. N. P. Attention Mediates the Effect of Context-Relevant Social Meaning on Prospective Duration Judgments. Timing & Time Perception. Brill.
2015 Reicher, S., Hopkins, N., Khan, S. S., Tewari, S., Srinivasan, N., & Stevenson, C. Explaining effervescence: How shared social identity produces positive experiences in crowds. Cognition & Emotion (Impact factor 2.31)
2015 Khan, S., Hopkins, N., Reicher, S., Tewari, S., Srinivasan, N., Stevenson, C. How Collective Participation Impacts Social Identity: A Longitudinal Study with Control Data. Political Psychology. (Impact Factor: 1.77)
2015 Khan, S., Hopkins, N., Reicher, S., Tewari, S., Srinivasan, N., Stevenson, C. Shared identity predicts enhanced health at mass gatherings. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations (Impact Factor 1.46)
2014 Khan, Hopkins, N., S., Tewari, S., Srinivasan, N., Reicher, S. D. & Ozakinci, G. Efficacy and well-being in rural north India: The role of social identification with a large-scale community identity. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44(7), 787-798. (Impact factor: 1.77)
2013 Shankar, S., Stevenson, C., Pandey, K., Tewari, S., Hopkins, N., & Reicher, S. D. A calming cacophony: Social identity and the experience of noise at the Magh Mela in Allahabad. Journal of Environmental Psychology.36, 87-95. (Impact factor: 2.17)
2012 Tewari, S., Khan, S.S., Hopkins, N., Srinivasan, N., & Reicher, S. Participation in mass gatherings can benefit well-being: Longitudinal and control data from a North Indian Hindu pilgrimage event. PLOS ONE, 7(10): e47291 (Impact factor : 4.45. citation 16)
2011 Pande, N., & Tewari, S. Understanding Coping with Distress due to physical disability, Psychology and Developing Societies, Vol. 23(2). pp. 177-209.
2015 Hopkins, N., Stevenson, C., Shankar, S., Pandey, K., Khan, S. & Tewari, S. Being together at the Magh Mela: The social psychology of crowds and collectivity. In Gale, T. Maddrell, A., & Terry, A. (eds.). Sacred Mobilities. Ashgate: Farnham.
2014 Pande, N. & Tewari, S. Psychology and Physical Disability Policies. In Tripathi, R. C. (Ed.), Psychology and Social Policies in India, Springer Publications. pp. 171-192.