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In Dialogue with Professor Peter Hegarty about his Talk at the OPRC Launch Event

'Re-Imagining Group Differences in Scientific Psychology' Eka: What’s this talk all about, Peter? Peter: This talk is about the feeling of being marked as “other” and the ways in which that feeling is reproduced in the way that we write about social identities such as race, gender and sexuality in psychological science. Eka: Interesting, that… Continue reading In Dialogue with Professor Peter Hegarty about his Talk at the OPRC Launch Event

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Re-Imagining Group Differences in Scientific Psychology

Psychology aims to be an inclusive science that represents people fairly. In this talk Professor Peter Hegarty describes content analysis and experimental research on visualization, explanation and hypothesis testing that informs that aim. He argues for a two-way process between shared cultural beliefs and psychologists’ written accounts of their reasoning about race, gender, sexuality and… Continue reading Re-Imagining Group Differences in Scientific Psychology

Research in the School, Social Psychology

Romantic love and cultural heterosexism

Do heterosexual people recognise the love experiences of gay and lesbian people? Professor Peter Hegarty from the School introduces recently published research that suggests some heterosexual people struggle to imagine romantic love between two men or two women. In 2015, a week before the same-sex marriage referendum in the Republic of Ireland, novelist Colm Toibin… Continue reading Romantic love and cultural heterosexism

Meet people in the School, Psychology

Introducing a new professor in the School, Peter Hegarty

This week we introduce Peter Hegarty, our new Professor in Psychology.  Tell us about your interests and the area of psychology that you work in.  I work in the area of social psychology – which examines how social systems shape individuals’ thoughts, feelings and behaviour and the history of psychology, which examines both the history of… Continue reading Introducing a new professor in the School, Peter Hegarty