Social Psychology

A psychologist has been working with a theatre company to cast light on the origins of civil unrest. How to Start a Riot is the first show from the theatre company Worklight. Its members spent a year researching source material on crowd psychology and developing the work through writing workshops.
Older people who live in the English countryside often feel stranded, isolated and lonely.
A person's physical environment can impact the likelihood of them taking part in dishonest behaviour, new research has suggested.
Positive emotions may be linked to having more social connections.
It's usually a good idea to back away from physical confrontation with an aggressor who is bigger and stronger than you. However, there are other factors to take into account.
A person's overall evaluations of their experiences are often shaped by the social context in which these events take place.
People may be more likely to sign up for a good cause if it appeals to their reputations.
Our Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP) held a meeting at the House of Commons this week on the issues surrounding the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5).
New research published in the Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, concludes that the term ‘panic’ should not be used to describe behaviour in emergencies.
Statistical logic means that your lover has probably had more sexual partners than you. Similarly, at the gym, most of the other users train more frequently than you.
In ethnically diverse areas such as major cities, cross-ethnic friendships are more common than same-ethnic ones.
A professor from Nottingham Trent University has been named an academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) following a nomination from the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Friday (15 March) was the 25th Red Nose Day and people up and down the country did something funny for money in order to raise cash for the charity Comic Relief. But why is it so popular?
Having many Facebook friends could help to boost a person's social capital, new research has suggested.
People often believe their names to be rarer than they actually are.
This event will be practitioner-led with talks from speakers from the public and voluntary and community sectors who work in the fields of multiculturalism and intercultural relations.
Our Social Psychology Section, in collaboration with the London School of Economics (LSE), is hosting an event to enable practitioners to discuss their specific researc
Listen again to Radio Four’s programme on the ‘quarter-life crisis’ to hear Society member Dr Oliver Robinson’s interview about the troubles of today’s twenty something’s when they are facing tough life choices.
Powerful people are better at dealing with mild rejection than those further down in the pecking order.
This years conference theme is: "Individual and Social Change" The theme of this year’s event is ‘Individual and Social Change’.
Indigenous people who live in isolation do not necessarily have certain personality traits previously believed to be universal.
Young people in the UK are struggling to cope with the demands of daily life, new research has suggested.
When it comes to work and money, people are more likely to be greedy than generous .
Stephen Gibson, Honorary Secretary of the Society's Social Psychology Section, has a letter in this week's Times Higher Education defending social psychology.
Competitive advantages can be gained through in-group biases, new research has indicated.
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