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Life Transitions and the Imagination: The CuSP Annual Lecture

7th June 2019

The Annual Lecture is to be given by Tania Zittoun, Professor of sociocultural psychology at the Institute of psychology and education (IPSYED). This talk, titled 'Transitions and imagination: expanding into older age', brings together two of her core interests: life transitions and the imagination.

This event is FREE, please register here.

Living Between Worlds, Thinking Beyond Categories: A Transdisciplinary Gathering within The OU

16th May 2019

Organised by the Culture and Social Psychology Research Collaboration in the School of Psychology, this colloquium will bring together current research from three Open University Faculties (FASS, WELS and FBL) whose work addresses the between worlds issue.

Emergence: A CuSP Meeting in Collaboration with UEL Psychology and Social Change Group

29th March 2019

In this seminar, two panels of social psychologists, from UEL and The Open University, will speak on the importance of emergence in their own research.

Epideictic Derailment: Unreasonable Argumentation in British Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration

25th January 2019

This presentation explores the rhetoric of the national Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) commemoration ceremony, as broadcast on British television. Dr Richardson argues that the televised national ceremonies should be approached as an example of multi-genre epideictic rhetoric, working up meanings through a hybrid combination of genres (speeches, poems, readings), author/animators and modes (speech, music, light, movement and silence) – meanings that have an epideictic function in that they invoke and recreate “norm circles”.

The Launch of Culture and Social Psychology Group (CuSP)

15th June 2018

You are cordially invited to the launch of Culture and Social Psychology (CuSP), a new research nexus stemming from The Open University’s School of Psychology. Alongside director Professor Paul Stenner’s introduction, the launch event will feature talks by Professor Lynne Segal (Birkbeck) and Professor Peter Hegarty (University of Surrey).

On Process: Third Meeting of the Association for Process Thought

8th June 2018

The Association for Process Thought (APT) was formed in January 2016. It focuses on process thought as a mode of thought that a) begins ‘in the middle’ with relations and processes, b) values experience, and c) views structures and systems of all kinds as coordinated streams of occurences.