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?
Last month, several of the OU School of Psychology team attended the International Society for Theoretical Psychology conference in Tokyo, Japan. We thought you might like to see some of their pictures from the event and hear a bit about what they were presenting. Darren Langdridge was keynoting the event talking about his work on phenomenological… Continue reading OU psychologists talk theory in Tokyo
Could this be your next module choice? You still have time to register! New media, power, surveillance technologies, globalisation, conflict, fear/threat, migration, happiness and working/employment are just some of the real world issues that are explored in in DD317. Watch this video, for a taste of the module and to get a sense of how… Continue reading DD317 – A little preview of Advancing Social Psychology