The ‘ripple effect’ of driving behaviour

The Department of Social Psychology has completed a research project for the tyre company Goodyear, working through LSE Enterprise. Dr Chris Tennant discusses what the study revealed about the psychology of ‘ordinary, everyday’ drivers, and how they can get involved in antagonistic interactions with other drivers, (combative driving) and co-operative interactions with other drivers, (considerate driving).
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When negotiating road space […]

Complaints data is untapped resource for NHS improvement

The NHS can better utilise the vast potential of patient complaint data, according to a new study by Dr Alex Gillespie and Dr Tom Reader of the Department of Social Psychology,  LSE
In their research paper (1), published in BMJ: Quality & Safety, Dr Alex Gillespie and Dr Tom Reader argue that adopting a consistent system to assess the nature and […]

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    New article warns against incorrect use of psychological terms

New article warns against incorrect use of psychological terms

A paper in the latest issue of Frontiers in Psychology highlights why 50 commonly used terms in psychology should be avoided.

The article, by Lilienfeld et al. is aimed at students, teachers and researchers of psychology and warns that terminology must be used carefully otherwise it can easily lead to misinformation and confusion. To illustrate this point, Lilienfeld et al. […]

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    New report for the European Commission identifies indicators for responsible research and innovation

New report for the European Commission identifies indicators for responsible research and innovation

Professor Martin W. Bauer has been working as part of a small panel of experts who have recently published a new report on Indicators for promoting and monitoring responsible research and innovation.

The report on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is concerned with Science becoming more responsive to and better aligned with the values, needs and concerns of Society. Within […]

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    Shades of Muslim: Racialisation, representation and white British Muslims

Shades of Muslim: Racialisation, representation and white British Muslims

PhD Candidate Amena Amer presents at the Everyday Muslim Symposium, discussing the social psychology of how British Muslims are represented, and the problematic consequences this may have on marginalised groups within the wider Muslim community.

Frequently seen as the religion of the ‘other’, Islam in Britain along with the category ‘British Muslim’, is often racialised as an ‘outsider’ both religiously […]

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    New MSc publication on how to advance the wellbeing of older people in disaster settings

New MSc publication on how to advance the wellbeing of older people in disaster settings

By Brett Heasman

Adding to the growing numbers of DSP MSc student publications in high impact journals, Mihoko Yotsui, who graduated with an MSc in Health, Community and Development in 2012/13 has just had her dissertation published in AGEING AND SOCIETY (Cambridge University Press, Impact Factor 1.3).

Miho’s paper explores the way in which social participation by elder people advanced […]

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    The cultural psychology of morality: Reflections on Professor Richard Shweder’s talk

The cultural psychology of morality: Reflections on Professor Richard Shweder’s talk

PhD candidate Brett Heasman reflects on Professor Richard Shweder’s (University of Chicago) talk in honour of the Department of Social Psychology’s 50th anniversary.

In the second lecture of 2015 celebrating fifty years of Social Psychology at the LSE, Professor Richard Shweder delivered his talk The Moral Challenge of Robust Cultural Pluralism. Shweder’s talk examined the tension that exists between robust […]

New assessment form likely to underestimate disability

Changes to the disability living allowance (DLA) form may lead to reduced financial support for claimants, new research suggests.

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