hermann swart

Social Psychologist

Dr Hermann Swart

Career Profile

I am a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychology at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. 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), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (October and November 2012), and Ghent University (October and November 2019). 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

  • Social Psychology
  • Quantiative Data Analysis
  • SPSS Workshops
  • Online Teaching and Video Editing


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