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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    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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    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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    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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    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 […]

The challenges facing Generation-Y

A new book from former social psychology alumni at the LSE aims to open up discussion about the challenges facing young professionals in the world of work today. Ann-Victoire Pincé discusses the motivations behind the book and what it can contribute to our understanding of organisational psychology.

Millennials, also known as Generation-Y, represent the demographic cohort born from the early […]

How women footballers can overcome negative stereotypes

English footballers wrote history this week. For the first time ever, they won at the knock-out stage and reached the quarter finals.

Hang on, you might say, this is cannot be true? England won the world cup in 1966 and reached the quarter final several times before? The success was in fact achieved by the women’s football squad, who are […]

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    Do you see what I see? How language and culture shape visual perception

Do you see what I see? How language and culture shape visual perception

Ann Kristin Rhode, PhD candidate in Business Administration – Marketing at ESCP Europe Business School and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and former MSc student of Social Psychology at LSE, explores how language interacts with culture to affect the way we process visual information.

According to a widely held view, our senses are hard-wired gateways to the world, no matter which […]

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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 […]