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Critical and Discursive Psychological Approaches to Bullying

Bullying is a broad concept describing a spectrum of abuses of power that function to harm individuals and groups. Much bullying is initiated, conducted and permitted through discourse, so psychological research is shifting to take greater account of the role of language. Wetherell’s Critical Discursive Psychology integrates 'macro-level' social discourses and 'micro-level' interactions. Illustrating this approach with… Continue reading Critical and Discursive Psychological Approaches to Bullying

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New developments in psychology: insights from our research groups

Recently, members of the School's research groups recorded their conversations with other academics in their fields: Paul Stenner from CuSP talked to Prof. Sonia Livingstone about social psychology, the internet and young people's lives todayDavid Kaposi from PHeW talked to Prof. Peter Fonagy about openness, psychoanalysis, mentalisation and trustSarah Laurence from FCRG talked to Prof.… Continue reading New developments in psychology: insights from our research groups

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An interview with the Mental Health Champion for Northern Ireland

Dr Karen Hagan from the School speaks with Siobhan O’Neill, Professor of Mental Health Sciences at the University of Ulster, whose research focus is trauma, mental health, and suicidal behaviour. Prof O'Neill is the interim Mental Health champion for Northern Ireland, advising on policy and services, and promoting evidence-based services for those who suffer from… Continue reading An interview with the Mental Health Champion for Northern Ireland

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Opening Psychology Launch highlights 3 – Critical Social Psychology presentations

As part of the launch programme for the School's new research centre, we feature online research presentations from Dr Karen Hagan, on bullying, and Dr David Kaposi, on Milgram and implicit violence. Hold these dates! Attend the whole launch programme or select the events that interest you. Full details of the programme can be found… Continue reading Opening Psychology Launch highlights 3 – Critical Social Psychology presentations

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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