CUSP, Psychology, Social Psychology

Upcoming event on British Holocaust Memorial Day

Sign up here if you're interested in attending. Epideictic derailment: unreasonable argumentation in British Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration Dr John E. Richardson Queen Mary University London and the University of the Sunshine Coast (Australia) Date: 25 January 2019 Time: 5-7pm Venue: OU Camden (1-11 Hawley Crescent, NW1 8NP, London) This presentation explores the rhetoric of the national Holocaust… Continue reading Upcoming event on British Holocaust Memorial Day

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Social Psychology

Culture, art and a social psychological issue

A new BBC series on the arts of Oceania is a useful reminder of issues around culture and, perhaps less obviously, different theories about the nature of people. The Level 3 module Advancing social psychology (DD317) discusses culture, including the sometimes problematic assumptions that derive from classic psychological studies of 'other' people that were conducted… Continue reading Culture, art and a social psychological issue

Social Psychology

How new is fake news?

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?

Psychology, Social Psychology

I read the news today… and watched tv

Over on the DD317 Advancing Social Psychology blog, Stephanie Taylor has posted about how social psychology can inform us on recent news stories, including the treatment of the Windrush generation, #MeToo, exam results, and the British Bake-Off. Check out the blog post here. These are just a few of the possible connections (a future blog… Continue reading I read the news today… and watched tv