The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted heavily on the previously celebrated global sector of the creative industries. Contemporary discourses of creativity and creative work derive in large part from psychological research that both draws on and challenges the elite associations of the arts. Professor Stephanie Taylor's lecture adopts a critical discursive psychological approach to challenge accounts… Continue reading A positive legacy? Creative subjectivities in the wake of the pandemic
What role do cultural and social psychology play in tackling real-world issues, such as post-conflict reconciliation, community resilience in face of crises and broader global challenges such as those posed by the Covid-19 pandemic? In this video, Dr Sandra Obradovic (OU) is joined by Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch (London School of Economics) and Dr Maria Cecilia… Continue reading Cultural and social psychology in the real world: a conversation
Prof. Paul Stenner from the School interviews Prof. Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology at the London School of Economics. Watch the interview here: Opening Psychology for Changing Times | Open Psychology Research Centre Prof. Livingstone's research focuses on the Psychology of Media, including children, media and the internet. Talking with Paul Stenner, she discusses… Continue reading Social psychology, the Internet and young people’s lives today: An interview with Sonia Livingstone
As part of the launch programme for the School's new research centre, we feature online research presentations from Dr Karen Hagan, on bullying, and Dr David Kaposi, on Milgram and implicit violence. Hold these dates! Attend the whole launch programme or select the events that interest you. Full details of the programme can be found… Continue reading Opening Psychology Launch highlights 3 – Critical Social Psychology presentations
Is psychology a science? This question is less straightforward than it might first seem. It has been discussed by numerous theorists. This month, the question was the focus of a seminar for CuSP, the Culture and Social Psychology research group. As part of his contribution to the seminar, Prof. Paul Stenner writes about some of… Continue reading Is psychology a science?