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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

Psychology and Counselling research centre, Research in the School

Machines for the making of gods

Can humans really be machines? Can machines ever become really human? The first issue of a new journal, the International Review of Theoretical Psychologies (IRTP) has gone public, and it contains some fresh reflections on these questions and many others. The first volume of this open access and online journal has been given the title ‘Measured Lives… Continue reading Machines for the making of gods

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Social psychology, the Internet and young people’s lives today: An interview with Sonia Livingstone

Prof. Paul Stenner from the School interviews Prof. Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology at the London School of Economics.   Watch the interview here: Opening Psychology for Changing Times | Open Psychology Research Centre Prof. Livingstone's research focuses on the Psychology of Media, including children, media and the internet. Talking with Paul Stenner, she discusses… Continue reading Social psychology, the Internet and young people’s lives today: An interview with Sonia Livingstone

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Is psychology a science?

Is psychology a science? This question is less straightforward than it might first seem. It has been discussed by numerous theorists. This month, the question was the focus of a seminar for CuSP, the Culture and Social Psychology research group. As part of his contribution to the seminar, Prof. Paul Stenner writes about some of… Continue reading Is psychology a science?

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The psychology of possibilities and potentials?

A new encyclopedia presents writing from psychologists and social scientists on ‘the Possible’. Prof. Paul Stenner from the School has written an entry with Prof. Tania Zittoun (University of Neuchatel, Switzerland), about the British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott. The entry discusses Winnicott’s notion of a ‘potential space’. Here, Prof. Stenner introduces the entry. The idea of… Continue reading The psychology of possibilities and potentials?