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

Psychology, Social Psychology

Football, love and passion

In World Cup season, some of us are fully focused on football and some of us are ... not so much. In our social psychology blog, David Kaposi, a DD317 author and member of presentation team, reflects on the meanings of football, past and present, and why they might have changed. You can read the… Continue reading Football, love and passion