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Past, Present and Future: How We Use History to Make Sense of Politics

References to history seem to become more and more commonplace within political rhetoric. Golden eras, better days and the romanticization of history sits uncomfortably with the rising criticism of how historical figures, statues, street names and commemorations paint a particular version of history that disregards the negative acts and events of ‘our’ country. Both of… Continue reading Past, Present and Future: How We Use History to Make Sense of Politics

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Captive Geographies: Places, Identities and the ‘Time-Geography’ of Sectarian Segregation in Belfast

Desegregation is a process through which members of formerly separated groups are brought together, often through the removal of institutional barriers to interaction. Two recurring arguments have been presented in favour of desegregation. The first holds that it promotes intergroup harmony and the reduction of prejudice; the second that it promotes social justice and equality.… Continue reading Captive Geographies: Places, Identities and the ‘Time-Geography’ of Sectarian Segregation in Belfast

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Opening Psychology Launch highlights 4 – Political Psychology presentations

The launch programme for the School's new research centre will feature online political psychology research presentations from Dr Sandra Obradovic and Dr Kesi Mahendran. Hold these dates! Attend the whole launch programme or select the events that interest you. Registration is free and now open on this link.  Open Psychology Research Centre website: https://www.open.ac.uk/centres/psychology/  Thursday 1st July 09.40  Dr Sandra Obradovic      … Continue reading Opening Psychology Launch highlights 4 – Political Psychology presentations

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Covid-19 and a narrative psychology of how the political became personal

A report from the 3rd UK Annual Political Psychology Conference by Dr Kesi Mahendran, Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology, Open University and Chair-Elect of the Political Psychology Section. As the closing event of the 3rd UK Political Psychology Conference, we hosted a panel ‘Political Resistance and the Covid-19 Crisis’ which brought together an extraordinary group… Continue reading Covid-19 and a narrative psychology of how the political became personal

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Lessons from lockdown: The contributions of behavioural science

New research by Dr Sandra Obradovic and colleagues examines the contributions of behavioural science to lockdown policy and the UK's Covid-19 response. What went wrong in the coupling of behavioural science and policy-making during the UK’s first lockdown? How does an emergent science foster credibility and trust as a policy-making tool for times of crisis?… Continue reading Lessons from lockdown: The contributions of behavioural science