Researching psychologists’ resilience in the workplace: A call for participants!

Sameen Malik, Third Year Leicester Trainee, introduces her research into self-care amongst psychologists & invites you to have your say Earlier this year, Madalyn Parker’s post about taking a sick day for her mental wellbeing was re-tweeted over 16,000 times. What got social media animated was not her email asking for the day off, but her CEO’s…

Why ideas matter: Jennifer Clegg reflects on her presentation to the December Psychology Cultures Seminar

Psychology has traditionally been a discipline that focuses on evidence but, as Liz Valentine observed, it is not always clear what ideas the data are evidence for. Moreover, some regard empiricism as highly conservative: it recycles traditional ideas that validate the status quo, mistrusting ideas and the imagination (summarised in Pilgrim 2015). In Logic of…

At the limits of understanding: A psychologist’s reflections on work with gender variant children

Announcement of February Psychology Cultures Seminar We are delighted to announce that Bernadette Wren will be speaking at the Psychology Cultures Seminar in February. The details are as follows: Title: ‘Through understanding to the limits of understanding’: Reflections on the crisis of meaning in work with gender variant children and adolescents  Public Talk by Bernadette…

Leicester Psychologists for Social Change

  Join us on Weds 29 Nov to help form our new group Psychologists for Social Change is a national network of applied psychologists, academics, therapists, psychology graduates and others who are interested in applying psychology to policy and political action. We held an initial discussion evening in Leicester that was widely attended and established that there…

Why Ideas Matter: Forthcoming Seminar

PSYCHOLOGY CULTURES SEMINAR SERIES We are delighted to announce details of our forthcoming Psychology Cultures Seminar. Places are available on a first-come first-served basis. Please book your place by emailing Carl Gudgeon at cmg16@le.ac.uk. (Trainees and course staff do not have to book.) Why ideas matter Speaker: Professor Jennifer Clegg Monday 4th December 2017     2.30 –…