hermann swart

Social Psychologist

Dr Hermann Swart

Career Profile

I have been a Lecturer at the Department of Psychology at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, since 2011. I am involved in both undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as graduate research supervision. I have been a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Oxford (July 2011 & April - July 2017) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (October and November 2012). View my Curriculum Vitae


  • Social Psychology of Intergroup Relations
  • Group Processes
  • Cross-cultural Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics


  • Intergroup Contact and Prejudice Reduction
  • Intergroup Emotions
  • Interpersonal Friendships
  • Advanced Multivariate Data Analyses

Research Expertise

  • Cross-sectional
  • Longitudinal
  • Multi-level
  • Experimental
  • Structural Equation Modelling

Teaching Experience

  • Psychology as Science
  • Psychology in Context
  • Personality Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Graduate SPSS Workshops


Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize (SPSSI) (2015)
Rectors Award, Stellenbosch University (2013, 2014, 2015)
1st Year Teaching Excellence Award, Stellenbosch University (2010, 2013)
Best Masters mini-Thesis, Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University (2005)
Rhodes Scholarship (2004)

Professional Memberships