CUSP, Psychology, Psychology in the world

Time for change?

Paul Stenner considers recent events in Bristol and calls for more psychological research into time, and its political significance. Time – as a psychological experience - has always been political, but in recent weeks it has become political in a way that almost nobody can ignore. Bristol is well known to have been built to… Continue reading Time for change?

CUSP, Psychology, Psychology in the world

The Psychology of Global Crises: A virtual conference

At the end of May, a new kind of academic event took place. The Psychology of Global Crises: State Surveillance, Solidarity and Everyday Life was a conference about events like the Covid-19 pandemic, organised to fit with the circumstances that the virus has imposed. Academics could not travel or meet in person, so they gathered online,… Continue reading The Psychology of Global Crises: A virtual conference

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The Covid-19 pandemic as a liminal hotspot

A new paper by Paul Stenner and David Kaposi reflects on the Covid-19 pandemic and the special difficulties that it poses for thinking about the future. Here, David Kaposi presents an abridged version of the paper. He begins by considering the Queen's recent address to the nation: 'While we have faced challenges before, this one… Continue reading The Covid-19 pandemic as a liminal hotspot

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The emotional organisation?

What feelings and emotions do you bring to the organisation you work for? A new article discusses this question and explores changes in the way that workers relate to their employers. Do you feel passionately engaged with your work? Do you hope to make your work-life a fun matter of play? Or is it more… Continue reading The emotional organisation?

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The importance of art and film for psychology

A new publication from the School of Psychology and Counselling challenges psychologists to take art and film seriously, especially during times of crisis when people go through 'liminal experiences'. The article is the result of a collaboration between Professor Paul Stennerfrom the Open University and Professor Tania Zittounfrom the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. The online first version has just appeared in… Continue reading The importance of art and film for psychology