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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 […]

LSE Literature Festival 2016: Out of Our Bodies

As part of the 2016 LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival, Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch from the Department of Social Psychology at the LSE will be speaking on a panel alongside novelist Ned Beauman, Dr Kate Devlin and Professor Nicholas Humphrey at the event ‘Out of Our Bodies: Can We Ever Free Consciousness?’ on Saturday 27th February. It will draw upon a number of William Gibson’s […]

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European Commission funds new survey on safety in aviation

As part of the ‘Future Sky Safety’ initiative, the European Commission has funded The London School of Economics and EUROCONTROL to explore safety across the air transport system.

Safety culture refers to the norms, values and practices shared by groups in relation to safety and risk. Research shows that organisations with a poor safety culture are more prone to accidents, […]

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 […]

Cumberland Lodge 2015

The Department of Social Psychology held its annual Cumberland Lodge weekend of 6th November to discuss new ideas at the intersection of psychology and society.

The conference weekend involved sessions which covered a variety of different topics within societal psychology. From understanding how motorists conceive of the road as a social space (Dr Tennant), to exploring how fiction can inform […]

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    Resisting discrimination and embracing marginalized identities: a catalyst for global entrepreneurship

Resisting discrimination and embracing marginalized identities: a catalyst for global entrepreneurship

In their new book chapter, Lakshmi Ramarajan, Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School, and Emily LeRoux-Rutledge, PhD candidate at LSE, illustrate that when people resist discrimination by embracing their marginalized identities, it can spur them to become successful global entrepreneurs.

When Bimpe Nkontchou, a successful Nigerian lawyer, moved to the UK she came to a disturbing realisation:

I soon realized […]

Introspection put back on its feet: New research reveals conceptual leap

Dr Jana Uher, Social Psychology, LSE
j.uher@lse.ac.uk
Perceiving physical stimuli such as light is not the same as perceiving one’s own thoughts and feelings. Introspective findings on the psychophysical laws of stimulus perception therefore cannot prove that all mental life is quantifiable as psychologists have long assume.
Mental life is accessible only by each individual him- or herself and by nobody else. […]

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    How to build an echoborg: PhD researcher Kevin Corti featured on the BBC

How to build an echoborg: PhD researcher Kevin Corti featured on the BBC

Research by Kevin Corti and Alex Gillespie on “echoborgs”, a hybrid social agent consisting of a real person who speaks words determined by a computer program, has been featured on the BBC website.

By Brett Heasman and Kevin Corti

In the race to develop artificial intelligence, echoborgs tell us much about our future relationship with machines, and how their communication can be […]

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