Over on the blog for DD317, Advancing social psychology, our Dr. Stephanie Taylor recently introduced a new academic group in the School of Psychology and explained why its members see society and culture as central concerns for psychology... Social psychologists in the School of psychology at the OU have formed a new group to promote their… Continue reading Introducing CUSP: Social psychology as a social and cultural field
Over on the DD317 - Advancing Social Psychology - blog Stephanie Taylor reviews an interesting new book and presents a view of new technologies that is informed by critical discursive psychology. In a season when people are acquiring lots of things, as gifts and in New Year sales, I have enjoyed reading a new book on… Continue reading Things and words: a critical discursive approach to new technologies
Spyridon Logothetis has written a post over on the DD317 blog about how he formulated his interdisciplinary social psychological PhD project on local political action in Greece. As an undergraduate I always thought that psychology was about individuals, individuals who may be racist, prejudiced, authoritarian and so on. However, by isolating the individual from their social… Continue reading Research on citizenship and political action: Building a new project
Over on the DD317 Advancing Social Psychology blog, Stephanie Taylor has written about PhD student Marie Paludan's award-winning research on how young women confront and manage all the current cultural ideas about who they are and who they should be, as well as living their lives as contemporary young women. Here's the abstract of Marie's thesis:… Continue reading Open University research on young women’s experience
In a blog prompted by a recent news story, Stephanie Taylor draws some connections to issues discussed in the new module Advancing social psychology (DD317). She asks how we can make society fairer and, in particular, how we can break the circularity of 'like' favouring 'like', for instance, when recruiters favour job candidates who are similar to… Continue reading Changing people by changing ideas?