CUSP, Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, Uncategorized

Psychosocial perspectives on criminality and violence

As you know (?), what used to be the Social Psychology Research Group (SPRG) has recently transformed into the ambitious Culture and Social Psychology (CuSP) collaboration – offering what promises to be an exciting programme of cutting edge external seminars for 2019, to be held at the OU’s Camden Town location, as well as an… Continue reading Psychosocial perspectives on criminality and violence

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CUSP, Social Psychology, Uncategorized

CuSP launched!

The Research Cluster of Culture and Social Psychology (aka CuSP) has been launched with an afternoon event at OU Camden, on 15 June. The launch event attracted over 30 people, academics and students from various institutions – it was a considerable success which is already gathering substantial following both within and outside the UK! The… Continue reading CuSP launched!

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

Counselling, Psychology, Social Psychology

Borderline personality – a ‘disorder’ for our times?

The School of Psychology’s Social Psychology Research Group (aka SPRG) met for the third time this academic year and discussed an intriguing project of our colleague Dr David Jones. The discussion was around the topic of "Borderline Personality Disorder" and its  more and more frequent presence as both a diagnosis and a cultural phenomenon. The… Continue reading Borderline personality – a ‘disorder’ for our times?