Psychology, Social Psychology

Introducing CUSP: Social psychology as a social and cultural field

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

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Psychology, Social Psychology

Things and words: a critical discursive approach to new technologies

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

Psychology, Social Psychology

Research on citizenship and political action: Building a new project

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

Psychology, Social Psychology, Uncategorized

Open University research on young women’s experience

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