CUSP, Psychology

Psychology and history: CuSP viewpoints

In recent meetings, the Culture and Social Psychology group have been revisiting some of the ‘big debates’ within the psychology discipline. In December 2020, at the invitation of Sebastian Bartos, members discussed the relevance of history to psychology.  Psychology and history have an awkward relationship. Most students will be taught about the history of the… Continue reading Psychology and history: CuSP viewpoints

CUSP, Events, Political Psychology

The 3rd Annual UK Political Psychology Conference: 11-15th January 2021 FREE TO ATTEND

The 3rd Annual UK Political Psychology Conference gathers scholars at all career stages to analyse the big political questions of the day. The conference brings together a selection of leading and emerging academics in the field of Political Psychology from around the UK and beyond.  The organising committee would like to welcome anyone to attend… Continue reading The 3rd Annual UK Political Psychology Conference: 11-15th January 2021 FREE TO ATTEND

CUSP, Research in the School

Affective transformations: changing the world by changing feelings?

Professor Paul Stenner’s work features as the lead chapter in a newly published international volume called ‘Affective transformations: politics, algorithms, media’. Edited by Bernd Bösel and Serjoscha Wiemer, the book is published by meson press and is freely available online.  The volume addresses two recent developments which at first appear contradictory but have deeper shared… Continue reading Affective transformations: changing the world by changing feelings?

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