Psychology, Research in the School

Freud and sexuality

In a new article, David Kaposi from the School explores a little known but highly important paper on sexuality by Sigmund Freud. Shall we talk about sex? I can see you are blushing. I am blushing too. Yes, sex seems to be everywhere these days. We cannot go on with our daily lives for long… Continue reading Freud and sexuality

CUSP, Research in the School, Social Psychology

The Covid-19 pandemic as a liminal hotspot

A new paper by Paul Stenner and David Kaposi reflects on the Covid-19 pandemic and the special difficulties that it poses for thinking about the future. Here, David Kaposi presents an abridged version of the paper. He begins by considering the Queen's recent address to the nation: 'While we have faced challenges before, this one… Continue reading The Covid-19 pandemic as a liminal hotspot

Research in the School, Social Psychology

Re-assessing the Milgram experiments

Stanley Milgram's obedience experiments are famous, and notorious - every psychology student has heard of them. Yet the significance of the experiments continues to be debated. Dr David Kaposi from the School of Psychology and Counselling has just published a new article re-assessing the experiments. The article, in the British Journal of Social Psychology, is titled… Continue reading Re-assessing the Milgram experiments

Counselling, Psychology, Psychology in the world

Thoughts for the times on virus and loss

Life during the current Covid-19 crisis situation has been compared to the experience of being at war. For a better understanding of lockdown and its associated anxieties, Dr David Kaposi, a senior lecturer in the School and a psychodynamic psychotherapist, looks back to Sigmund Freud's response to World War 1, and forward to the challenge… Continue reading Thoughts for the times on virus and loss

Meet people in the School, Psychology

Meet the PhD Convener in the School of Psychology and Counselling: David Kaposi

This week we begin a series which introduces important role-holders in the School of Psychology and Counselling. This week we meet the School’s PhD convener, Dr David Kaposi. My job as PhD convener has three components. First, I provide knowledge and support to the School’s current PhD students and their supervisors concerning university guidelines and… Continue reading Meet the PhD Convener in the School of Psychology and Counselling: David Kaposi