Academic journal, Psychology, Social Psychology

Introducing the Journal of Psychosocial Studies

We continue to introduce journals on which the School's academics have editorial roles. Dr David W Jones, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, introduces the Journal of Psychosocial Studies. I am the Joint Editor of the Journal of Psychosocial Studies, with Liz Frost (at University of West of England) ( As Editors, our job is to take initial views… Continue reading Introducing the Journal of Psychosocial Studies

Psychology, Social Psychology

A new book by Professor Paul Stenner

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

Psychology, Social Psychology

Liminality and experience

The Social Psychology Research Group (SPRG) had its first gathering of the year. As usual, we discussed the output of a colleague: Professor Paul Stenner’s forthcoming book Liminality and Experience - A Transdisciplinary Approach to the Psychosocial. The book discusses essential issues at the core of the discipline; in fact, it poses the very question… Continue reading Liminality and experience

Counselling, Psychology, Social Psychology

Borderline personality – a ‘disorder’ for our times?

The School of Psychology’s Social Psychology Research Group (aka SPRG) met for the third time this academic year and discussed an intriguing project of our colleague Dr David Jones. The discussion was around the topic of "Borderline Personality Disorder" and its  more and more frequent presence as both a diagnosis and a cultural phenomenon. The… Continue reading Borderline personality – a ‘disorder’ for our times?