CUSP, Events, Open Psychology Research Centre, Psychology in the world, Student news

Critical and Discursive Psychological Approaches to Bullying

Bullying is a broad concept describing a spectrum of abuses of power that function to harm individuals and groups. Much bullying is initiated, conducted and permitted through discourse, so psychological research is shifting to take greater account of the role of language. Wetherell’s Critical Discursive Psychology integrates ‘macro-level’ social discourses and ‘micro-level’ interactions. Illustrating this approach with a number of examples, Dr Karen Hagan addresses the importance of how acts of bullying are understood and some implications for the design of interventions.

Watch the video here:

https://www.open.ac.uk/centres/psychology/launch-event-talks

1 thought on “Critical and Discursive Psychological Approaches to Bullying”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s