My research focuses on gender in digital spaces. This includes selfies and social media and mothering on and offline. My theoretical focus is on the construction and transgression of discursive boundaries around identity - in particular political and gender identities. I am also interested in the role and politics of methodology in psychology.
Lazard, L., Capdevila, R., Dann, C., Locke, A. & Roper, A. (2019) Sharenting: Pride, affect and the day-to-day politics of digital mothering. Social & Personal Psychology Compass; e12443. https://doi.org/10.1111/spc3.12443
Capdevila, R., Hubbard, K. & Donnelly, L. (2019) Standing still whilst ‘looking back and moving forwards’: the personal accounts of POWS members in the here and now. Psychology of Women & Equalities Section Review
Stenner, P., & Capdevila, R. (2019) Q methodology. SAGE Research Methods Foundations
Capdevila, R. & McAvoy, J.M. (2016) Psychological theory, research, methodology and feminist critiques. In Naples, N.A. (ed) Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. Wiley-Blackwell.
Capdevila, R., Dixon, J. & Briggs, G. (eds.) (2015) Investigating psychology 2: (Volumes 1 -3) Milton Keynes: The Open University.
Capdevila, R. (2015) Negotiating health, mothering and ‘choice’. Psicologia della Salute, 1: 9-29.
Roper, S., Capdevila, R., Lazard, L. & Roberts, A. (2015) How is this feminist again? Q as a feminist methodology. Psychology of Women Section Review, 17: 3-12
Capdevila, R. & Lazard, L. (2015) Psychology of Women. In Parker, I. (ed) Handbook of Critical Psychology. London: Routledge.
Johnson, S. & Capdevila, R. (2014) That’s just what’s expected of you … so you do it’: Mothers discussions around choice and the MMR vaccination. Psychology & Health. Online first, 1-16.
Rutherford, A., Capdevila, R., Undurti, V. & Palmary, I. (2011) (eds.) Handbook of International Perspectives on Feminism. Book Series: International and Cultural Psychology. New York: Springer.
Lazard, L., Capdevila, R. & Roberts, A. (2011) Methodological pluralism in theory and in practice: the case for Q in the community. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 8(2), 140-150.
Articles in The Conversation
Lazard, L., Capdevila, R., Dann, C., Locke, A. & Roper, S. (9 March, 2018) Sharenting: why mothers post about their children on social media. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/uk
Capdevila, R. & Lazard, L. (12 April, 2017) Selfie culture isn’t the root of all evil. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/uk
Capdevila, R. & Lazard, L. (7 March, 2017) International Women’s Day: yes, we still need to protest this shit. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/uk
For full listing a repository of research publications and other research outputs can be viewed at The Open University's Open Research Online.
Investigating Psychology 1 (DE100)
Investigating Psychology 2 (DE200)