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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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    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 […]

Reflecting on the Unspoken

Akile Ahmet and Caroline Howarth reflect on the initial findings of the Race in the Academy project, exploring experiences of race at the LSE and why the school struggles to attract or retain black and ethnic minority academic staff.

This blog first appeared on the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion blog on 23rd June 2016.

What cannot be said, or cannot be heard, in […]

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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    ‘We need to speak about race’: Examining the barriers to full and equal participation in university life

‘We need to speak about race’: Examining the barriers to full and equal participation in university life

This blog originally appeared on LSE Impact Blog on 14th April 2016.

Looking to examine and address the barriers facing black and minority ethnic academic staff, the LSE is funding a project entitled ‘Race in the Academy’ investigating why so few black and ethnic minority academics are attracted to the LSE and why it struggles to retain black and ethnic minority […]

What is “personality”?

Dr Jana Uher, Senior Research Fellow and Marie Curie Fellow, LSE

There is hardly anything that is as central to anyone’s life as “personality”. But what is “personality” and why are there so many different definitions? Jana Uher, Senior Research Fellow at LSE, investigated the meta-theories – the “theories behind the theories” – that scientists have developed about “personality”.
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    New publications on ‘Conflict and Memory’ from PhD researchers

New publications on ‘Conflict and Memory’ from PhD researchers

PhD candidates Cathy Nicholson and Sandra Obradovic have recently published in the Journal of Peace Psychology
Cathy’s research focuses on narratives of historical events that were discussed during open ended interviews about conflict and coexistence within Israeli–Palestinian relations. According to Cathy “Jewish Israelis and Palestinians living in London often used historical events as a way of justifying a positioning of a […]

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    Inhabited Research: Reflexivity and Positioning in a Dynamic and Contestable World

Inhabited Research: Reflexivity and Positioning in a Dynamic and Contestable World

PhD candidate Clare Coultas reflects on her personal experiences conducting research in the field, discussing the impact and influence of power, privilege and positioning and the importance of researcher reflexivity.

Reflexive awareness is fundamental in all research work. Continually assessing at every stage of a project how we as researchers may impact on not only the people we study but also the […]

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