Political Psychology, Psychology, Psychology in the world

Covid-19 and a narrative psychology of how the political became personal

A report from the 3rd UK Annual Political Psychology Conference by Dr Kesi Mahendran, Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology, Open University and Chair-Elect of the Political Psychology Section. As the closing event of the 3rd UK Political Psychology Conference, we hosted a panel ‘Political Resistance and the Covid-19 Crisis’ which brought together an extraordinary group… Continue reading Covid-19 and a narrative psychology of how the political became personal

CUSP, Events, Political Psychology

The 3rd Annual UK Political Psychology Conference: 11-15th January 2021 FREE TO ATTEND

The 3rd Annual UK Political Psychology Conference gathers scholars at all career stages to analyse the big political questions of the day. The conference brings together a selection of leading and emerging academics in the field of Political Psychology from around the UK and beyond.  The organising committee would like to welcome anyone to attend… Continue reading The 3rd Annual UK Political Psychology Conference: 11-15th January 2021 FREE TO ATTEND

CUSP, Psychology, Psychology in the world

School academics in radio election special

A BBC Radio Wales / BBC Sounds programme 'Vote for Me – The Science of Personality Politics' will be broadcast at 18.30 on Tuesday 3rd November and again at 5.30 on Wednesday 4th November. Dr Kesi Mahendran, a political psychologist who works on the dialogue between citizens and their governments  discusses the rise in populist… Continue reading School academics in radio election special

Academic journal, Psychology, Social Psychology

Introducing the Journal of Social and Political Psychology

We continue to introduce journals on which the School's academics have editorial roles. Dr Kesi Mahendran is a section editor on the Journal of Social and Political Psychology (JSPP). Political psychology is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field drawing together political scientists and (mostly social) psychologists. JSPP itself is a relatively new Open Access journal which has… Continue reading Introducing the Journal of Social and Political Psychology

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