CUSP, Social Psychology

The lie of the future?

A current exhibition at Milton Keynes Gallery looks at the founding of the city in which the OU is located. Some of the issues raised by the exhibition, about past visions of the future, link to novelty and the classic concept of 'emergence', the focus of a seminar organised by the Culture and Social Psychology… Continue reading The lie of the future?

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CUSP, Psychology, Social Psychology

Emergence: A CuSP Meeting in Collaboration with UEL

CUSP Seminar on 29th March 2019 - sign up here. Despite being a major theme across the sciences, emergence itself has not been a central concept in social psychological theory. This is surprising given how important the concept was within the social psychology of one of the discipline’s founders, G.H.Mead. Mead (1932/1980, p.23) defined emergence as… Continue reading Emergence: A CuSP Meeting in Collaboration with UEL

CUSP, Psychology, Social Psychology

Upcoming event on British Holocaust Memorial Day

Sign up here if you're interested in attending. Epideictic derailment: unreasonable argumentation in British Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration Dr John E. Richardson Queen Mary University London and the University of the Sunshine Coast (Australia) Date: 25 January 2019 Time: 5-7pm Venue: OU Camden (1-11 Hawley Crescent, NW1 8NP, London) This presentation explores the rhetoric of the national Holocaust… Continue reading Upcoming event on British Holocaust Memorial Day

Cultural Psychology, CUSP, Social Psychology, Uncategorized

Experiences of child language brokers – a CuSP discussion

On 29 November, the Culture and Social Psychology (CuSP) Research Collaboration had a very lively meeting where we discussed our colleague Dr Sarah Crafter's recent draft paper (co-authored with Humera Iqbal of UCL) "Managing conflict during linguistic and cultural encounters: the role of children who language broker". The paper focuses on children born into immigrant… Continue reading Experiences of child language brokers – a CuSP discussion