Social Psychology

‘They are us’: Some responses from social psychologists

In this week's social psychology blog, Stephanie Taylor discusses some responses to the terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. You can read the blog post here.

Social Psychology

Commemoration and memory

The OU is celebrating its 50th birthday! This is of course a big event for everyone involved with the university. As the official message puts it, 'In our anniversary year, we will tell our story and create moments that inspire pride, unity and involvement.' This kind of commemoration is also of interest to psychologists, and especially social psychologists,… Continue reading Commemoration and memory

CUSP, Social Psychology

The lie of the future?

A current exhibition at Milton Keynes Gallery looks at the founding of the city in which the OU is located. Some of the issues raised by the exhibition, about past visions of the future, link to novelty and the classic concept of 'emergence', the focus of a seminar organised by the Culture and Social Psychology… Continue reading The lie of the future?

CUSP, Psychology, Social Psychology

Emergence: A CuSP Meeting in Collaboration with UEL

CUSP Seminar on 29th March 2019 - sign up here. Despite being a major theme across the sciences, emergence itself has not been a central concept in social psychological theory. This is surprising given how important the concept was within the social psychology of one of the discipline’s founders, G.H.Mead. Mead (1932/1980, p.23) defined emergence as… Continue reading Emergence: A CuSP Meeting in Collaboration with UEL

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