Psychology, Social Psychology

Introducing CUSP: Social psychology as a social and cultural field

Over on the blog for DD317, Advancing social psychology, our Dr. Stephanie Taylor recently introduced a new academic group in the School of Psychology and explained why its members see society and culture as central concerns for psychology... Social psychologists in the School of psychology at the OU have formed a new group to promote their… Continue reading Introducing CUSP: Social psychology as a social and cultural field

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Psychology, Social Psychology

Digital mothering

Recently our Dr. Lisa Lazard presented her research on digital mothering and the psychology of why parents upload photos of their children to social media at the OU Psychological Society conference (OUPS). Here's a pic of her presenting and some more information about her research in this area... Participation in online life has become increasingly a… Continue reading Digital mothering

Psychology, Social Psychology

Liminality and experience

The Social Psychology Research Group (SPRG) had its first gathering of the year. As usual, we discussed the output of a colleague: Professor Paul Stenner’s forthcoming book Liminality and Experience - A Transdisciplinary Approach to the Psychosocial. The book discusses essential issues at the core of the discipline; in fact, it poses the very question… Continue reading Liminality and experience

Psychology, Social Psychology

Things and words: a critical discursive approach to new technologies

Over on the DD317 - Advancing Social Psychology - blog Stephanie Taylor reviews an interesting new book and presents a view of new technologies that is informed by critical discursive psychology. In a season when people are acquiring lots of things, as gifts and in New Year sales, I have enjoyed reading a new book on… Continue reading Things and words: a critical discursive approach to new technologies