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    Developing a tool to measure corporate culture from the ‘outside’

Developing a tool to measure corporate culture from the ‘outside’

Dr Tom Reader and Dr Alex Gillespie reflect on the process of developing a tool to measure organisational culture ‘unobtrusively’, and its potential value for investors

 Since May 2016, Dr Tom Reader and Dr Alex Gillespie have led an academic research project to develop a new approach to measuring corporate culture. Funded by the AKO Foundation (a UK charity),5 this […]

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    Culture and two-way perspective-taking in research on autism

Culture and two-way perspective-taking in research on autism

A new study from Brett Heasman and Alex Gillespie has been published in Autism which highlights an important methodological and theoretical gap in understanding autistic social interactions.

Open Access paper accessible here: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1362361317708287

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people connect and relate to others, and also impacts one’s sensory experience of the world (NAS, 2017b). For […]

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    ‘Space invaders’: Are smartphones really transforming parents and adolescents’ ways of communicating?

‘Space invaders’: Are smartphones really transforming parents and adolescents’ ways of communicating?

This post originally appeared on the ‘Parenting for a digital future’ blog from the Department of Media and Communications.
Marina Everri takes a closer look at the ways in which smartphones impact family life in Italy, and whether they are changing the ways in which parents and adolescents interact. Marina is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Department of […]

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    Investigating organisational culture from the ‘outside’, and implications for investing

Investigating organisational culture from the ‘outside’, and implications for investing

Dr Alex Gillespie and Dr Tom Reader consider how organizational culture can be researched from ‘outside’ an organization and what dimensions could be of particular interest for potential investment decisions.
Organisational culture has consistently been shown to predict a range of performance metrics, including an organisation’s return on assets (ROA), return on equity (ROE), return on investment (ROI), operating margin, market […]

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The psychology of children with same-sex parents

What does it mean to become parents in a stigmatising political and sociocultural context? Marina Everri discusses her thoughts from her new book on same-sex parents and their children living in Italy.

In most Western European and Scandinavian countries, same-sex couples have been allowed to get married and have or adopt children since the beginning of the twenty-first century (see […]

Week 1 Reflections

As the new academic year begins, we feature a blog from one of our recent MSc alumna, Ramona Martinez, about the experience of her first week
This blog first appeared on the Students@LSE blog here.

As I anticipated coming to LSE this year, I wondered nervously about the student culture and dreaded the level of academic competition I might find. I […]

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    Podcast: The relationship between virtual experiences and social behaviour

Podcast: The relationship between virtual experiences and social behaviour

The relationship between virtual experiences and social behaviour has long held the fascination of researchers of social science, with studies exploring extensively its negative (e.g. aggression) and positive (e.g. learning) effects. With the development of the Oculus Rift and mobile technologies such as the Samsung Gear VR, the infrastructure for virtual experiences is becoming increasingly accessible in our daily […]

3 ways the EU referendum transformed our psychology

PhD candidate Brett Heasman reflects on the psychological impact of the EU referendum. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author, and not the position of the Psychology@LSE blog, nor of the London School of Economics.

Whether you voted to remain or leave, the EU referendum has unquestionably altered our cultural landscape, and we now face a critical struggle to […]

The psychology of communicating during a crisis

Dustin Eno, an alumni of the MSc in Social and Public Communication, shares his thoughts and experiences about working in the crisis communications industry.

Life is full of unexpected events, where unknowns can rapidly lead to fear, anger, and a need for a target to blame – a way of making sense of what has happened. In most cases, […]

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    Looking to solve the replication crisis in psychology? Limitations of questionnaire methods must be considered

Looking to solve the replication crisis in psychology? Limitations of questionnaire methods must be considered

This blog first appeared on the LSE Impact blog here.

Throughout its history, psychology has been faced with fundamental crises that all revolve around its disciplinary rigour. Current debates – led in Nature, Science and high-ranking psychology journals – are geared towards the frequent lack of replicability of many psychological findings. New research led by Jana Uher highlights methodological limitations […]

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