CUSP, Psychology, Psychology in the world

Panic Buying and Blame Shifting: Responses to the Pandemic

During this second lockdown, Dr Sebastian Bartos from the School reflects on responses to the pandemic, and social exclusion. In March, shortly before the first lockdown in England, I was asked for my expertise on a topic I knew little about. The host of a local radio programme wanted to chat to me about ‘panic… Continue reading Panic Buying and Blame Shifting: Responses to the Pandemic

Cultural Psychology, CUSP, Research in the School

Children bridging cultural worlds

Professor Sarah Crafter from the School writes about her recently published article on children who have to interpret and translate for their parents and peers.  A new article by Sarah Crafter and Humera Iqbal, The contact zone and dialogical positionalities in ‘non-normative’ childhoods: How children who language broker manage conflict, was drawn from data collected… Continue reading Children bridging cultural worlds

CUSP, Psychology, Psychology in the world

School academics in radio election special

A BBC Radio Wales / BBC Sounds programme 'Vote for Me – The Science of Personality Politics' will be broadcast at 18.30 on Tuesday 3rd November and again at 5.30 on Wednesday 4th November. Dr Kesi Mahendran, a political psychologist who works on the dialogue between citizens and their governments  discusses the rise in populist… Continue reading School academics in radio election special

Research in the School, Social Psychology

Romantic love and cultural heterosexism

Do heterosexual people recognise the love experiences of gay and lesbian people? Professor Peter Hegarty from the School introduces recently published research that suggests some heterosexual people struggle to imagine romantic love between two men or two women. In 2015, a week before the same-sex marriage referendum in the Republic of Ireland, novelist Colm Toibin… Continue reading Romantic love and cultural heterosexism