Where is (should?) social psychology heading?
Last week I posted about going through the process of writing Social Psychology: the Basics, a new textbook I am currently writing. I am just about to get cracking on the first draft of the final chapter. One aim of this section is to discuss future directions of social psychology as a discipline. I’m interested in what new topics social psychologist will (or should) be exploring. And I would like you to tell me!
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Busy, busy, busy?
I’ve decided to (try) and stop saying I am busy all the time. When people ask me, I will try and stop say ‘ too busy’, ‘so busy’ or ‘you know, busy’ or any variation of the ‘busy’ theme. No idea if I will manage it, but we’ll see how it goes!
Read on to find out why…
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Social Psychology: The Basics – now being written
For some time I have been harbouring a bit of a secret from you. I’ve not been sure how to bring it up, but I think it is time. I’ve been writing, and not with you. I met someone, we had a chat, and now I am in a wonderful relationship with a great editor. In fact, we’re having a book together. I didn’t mean for it to happen, but it has. I think it’s time you know all about it. The book’s name? I’m not sure it’s that important, but it’s going to be called ‘Social Psychology: The Basics’.
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Lots of exciting posts on the way
It has been great getting back in the swing of writing for PsychologyItBetter.com again. I’m so excited about the blog posts that we have coming up, I wanted to share in advance! I have already scheduled posts on the importance of professional friendships, why I am going to try and stop telling people I am busy, and the role of ‘Big Tobacco’ in harm reduction. These will be appearing over the next few weeks. (I’ve also got some very exciting news to share soon…. 🙂 ).
Alongside all this I am also planning new posts on the five most important psychology books ever written, the role of self-affirmation and a load more topics. There should can be something for everybody 🙂
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Help a student (or even two)!
A few of my students have some interesting online research going on as part of their courses – have a look and see if you’d like to take part of :-). There is no payment for participation, except the warm glow you get inside for having helped someone out 🙂
Eyewitness testimony around pubs and clubs
One of my students (Georgina Bartlett) is doing a study investigating eyewitness memory for crimes that take place around pubs and clubs as part of her doctoral studies- If you wish to take part, you will be asked to complete a consent form before watching a short video clip of a crime outside a bar. You will also be asked to fill in a short questionnaire. In total the study should take around 10 minutes. You can find out more about this study by clicking here.
How people interact with Facebook
One of my undergraduates, Christian Powell, is looking at how people interact with Facebook as part of their undergraduate studies. This questionaire will ask you how well you can resist clicking facebook notifications, and takes about 15 minutes. If you want to find out more, click here.
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Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Why does sometimes, it all feel like a little too much, and a little too challenging?
Like everyone, I sometimes feel a little overwhelmed by those little everyday stressors (note the lack of posts earlier this year!). Competing demands of deadlines, work life balance and the general too and fro of life can sometimes seem a little much. Why? And what can we do about it?
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So – I have some unexpected book news. In 2016 I co-wrote (with Chris Sterling, and a chapter from Elizabeth Newton) a book called ‘Psychology Squared: 100 concepts you should know‘. It outlines the entire discipline of psychology (well, a good chunk of it), with one concept per page. I had a blast writing it, and in many ways it kick-started this blog. It’s also (if I say so myself!) a great little volume, and one I am very fond of.
Guess what – the book is now available in German! You can check it out here!
You can check out the English version here if you missed it first time around 🙂
Way back before the Brexit vote I wrote a post on why I was going to vote to stay in the EU, and how I felt when the vote went the other way. As you imagine, a lot has happened since then – we have had a crazy general election, and we still have no idea what Brexit will look like. But what do people feel about it now?
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Psychology has loads of findings which can potentially allow us to lead happier – or at least more content – lives! Here are 10 which can improve yours. Or at least make you smile and think…
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Thaler wins Nobel prize in
In October 2017 one of the authors of the modern classic ‘Nudge’, economist Richard Thaler, won the Nobel Prize in Economics. But is Thaler really a social psychologist in disguise? And should the discipline get a ‘Nobel-esque’ prize of it’s own? Where is the Nobel prize in Psychology?
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