Psychology, Psychology in the world, Research in the School

Stitches and stories: a different kind of research impact

Academic researchers want their research findings to have an effect on the social world: this is referred to as 'impact'. A short film records an example from the work of academics in the School of Psychology and Counselling, and the School of Arts and Humanities. In 2018 Prof. John Dixon led the Belfast Mobility Project,… Continue reading Stitches and stories: a different kind of research impact

Meet people in the School, Psychology in the world

Psychology and the Open University in Northern Ireland

The School of Psychology and Counselling was very pleased to learn that the connection between the Open University and the British Psychological Society (BPS) will be further strengthened by the election of Dr Karen Hagan to Chair of the Northern Ireland Branch of the British Psychological Society (NIBPS).  The BPS is the representative body for psychologists… Continue reading Psychology and the Open University in Northern Ireland

CUSP, Psychology, Research in the School, Social Psychology

Political Psychology in the BPS – contributions from the School

The Political Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society aims to 'promote Political Psychology in the UK and globally, enabling and empowering citizens with the political skills to meaningfully shape policy, practice and their worlds.' In the Summer 2020 bulletin of the Section, two CuSP members write about recent news events: Dr Karen Hagan analyses political speeches from… Continue reading Political Psychology in the BPS – contributions from the School

CUSP, Psychology, Research in the School

With us or against us? New research directions

The Culture and Social Psychology group met online last week to discuss new research by two of its members. Karen Hagan presented her ongoing work on the ways that people assert dominance in discourse, including the practices that are commonly labelled as bullying. To explore this further, the group looked at a piece of transcript… Continue reading With us or against us? New research directions

Psychology, Social Psychology, Winter postcards from our modules

A winter postcard from DD317 Advancing social psychology

We continue our series of winter postcards from Psychology and Counselling modules. Dr Karen Hagan, the Staff Tutor for DD317 Advancing social psychology, writes about what's happening on this module. What's happening at the moment on DD317? DD317, Advancing Social Psychology, is a Level Three module taken by students not only on the BSc (Honours)… Continue reading A winter postcard from DD317 Advancing social psychology