LAUNCH OF THE CENTRE OF CRITICAL PSYCHOLOGY (CC-PSY)
2:45 – 5:30 PM
Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Medrus 4, Aberystwyth University
This event launches the Centre for Critical Psychology at Aberystwyth University.
The vison for the Centre for Critical Psychology at Aberystwyth University is to create a better everyday life by using the tools of critical psychology.
At the heart of most research questions or policies is a desire for people to think and act differently. Underpinning this desire then, is a critique of the people such work seeks to affect.
CC-PSY takes a different approach. Our research starts with questions of how a person makes sense of themselves. Then, we ask what can they say, think or do when they understand themselves this way? And what social, political, economic or material conditions enables this understanding? These questions allow us to understand the person in context, to value their sense making, and to identify new ways of reconceptualising problems to enhance lives.
Many contemporary preoccupations – in everyday life, research and policy – are about transforming the self. To launch CC-PSY, we offer an exciting event showcasing a range of research on how people are working – and expected to work – on themselves.
This timely event explores the psychological, social, behavioural, policy and ethical implications of a cultural imperative to work on the self, seeking to showcase the work of CC-PSY and its associates, and develop a forward thinking research agenda. Tickets are limited and can be accessed here. If you can't make it, check out our website where links to the presentations will be uploaded in November.
Arrival with tea, coffee and bara brith cake
Welcome from Professor Neil Glasser, Head of Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences
Introduction to the Centre for Critical Psychology (CC-PSY) – our mission and rationale – by Sarah Riley, lead for CC-PSY
15 minute presentations:
10 min discussion in tables: considering these presentations in the light of your own work - what are the implications for subjectivity and policy?
Pecha Kucha presentations:
Q&A with presenters as the panel and other members of CC-PSY Alex Hird (researching mental health crisis homes) and Emily Jacques [SR (researching masculinities on a lads night out) introduce their projects joining the panel.
Postfeminism & Health book launch presentation: Dr Adrienne Evans (Post digital cultures research centre, Coventry University)
Closing remarks from Professor Nigel Holt, Head of Department of Psychology Aberystwyth.
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