CUSP, Psychology, Social Psychology

Upcoming event on British Holocaust Memorial Day

Sign up here if you're interested in attending. Epideictic derailment: unreasonable argumentation in British Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration Dr John E. Richardson Queen Mary University London and the University of the Sunshine Coast (Australia) Date: 25 January 2019 Time: 5-7pm Venue: OU Camden (1-11 Hawley Crescent, NW1 8NP, London) This presentation explores the rhetoric of the national Holocaust… Continue reading Upcoming event on British Holocaust Memorial Day

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Cultural Psychology, CUSP, Social Psychology, Uncategorized

Experiences of child language brokers – a CuSP discussion

On 29 November, the Culture and Social Psychology (CuSP) Research Collaboration had a very lively meeting where we discussed our colleague Dr Sarah Crafter's recent draft paper (co-authored with Humera Iqbal of UCL) "Managing conflict during linguistic and cultural encounters: the role of children who language broker". The paper focuses on children born into immigrant… Continue reading Experiences of child language brokers – a CuSP discussion

Social Psychology

Bottom up – how to tackle radicalisation with Lara Frumkin

Lara Frumkin did a podcast this week with Progress. How do we ‘combat extremism’? Radicalisation is an extremely complex issue, and its manifestations are rapidly changing. Conor Pope and Alison McGovern are joined by Lara Frumkin, senior lecturer in psychology at the Open University, who researches the psychology behind radicalisation. You can listen to the podcast here.      

Psychology, Social Psychology

New free course: Making sense of ourselves

Psychology has a new free course available on OpenLearn: Making sense of ourselves. It introduces you to well-known psychological topics by asking and answering everyday questions, such as: Why don’t we like one another? Why would I hang around with you? Do you see what I see? What’s the point of childhood? You’ll learn how… Continue reading New free course: Making sense of ourselves