Sage Research Methods, edited by Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Alexandru Cernat, Joseph W. Sakshaug and Richard A. Williams, is a new 4 million word publication on research methods, updating the well-known series, Sage Encyclopedia of Research Methods, to an online format. The School's Academics have authored two of the Foundation chapters in Sage Research Methods. Professor… Continue reading Research methods: the School’s academics contribute to a major new online publication
Professor Paul Stenner leads the Culture and Social Psychology group in the School. This blog outlines some of his recent research activities, including the presentation of an international lecture and the publications of new chapters and articles. This August, Paul Stenner (Professor of Social Psychology, OU) gave the ‘Innovations in Psychology Lecture’ at Aalborg University,… Continue reading What do professors do all day?
Is ‘fake news’ a feature of a contemporary ‘post truth’ society, or does it have a longer history? A new short film links the phenomenon back to the famous thinker Michel Foucault. In this week’s blog for Advancing social psychology (DD317), Professor Paul Stenner writes about the film, and about the influence of Foucault’s thinking… Continue reading How new is fake news?
This week sees the publication of ‘Liminality and Experience: A transdisciplinarity approach to the psychosocial’, by Paul Stenner. Professor Steven Brown from the University of Leicester describes Stenner’s new book as a ‘landmark statement’ offering a ‘new vision’ of psychological experience as inseparable from our social and cultural worlds. Processor Tania Zittoun from the University… Continue reading A new book by Professor Paul Stenner
Paul Stenner is giving a keynote talk this week on transforming emotions at the affective media studies conference in Potsdam, Germany. Here's more about it... The affective and emotional lives of people is increasingly targeted for manipulation and control by a whole range of new media and technologies. Our moods are tracked, our sentiments analysed… Continue reading Transforming the way we feel?