UPDATE: 6/10/13 WAITLIST IS ON (often works out, so it's worth putting yourself down)
ABOUT THIS EVENT:
"How God has changed my heart" - A Discursive Psychology Study.
No don't worry, you haven't accidentally clicked on a religious site! - the title refers to this often used phrase by religionists, and uses data from television shows recorded from TV and online from the ‘God Channel’ (UK & US).
We're delighted that LAAG member, Dr. Penny Xanthopoulou, will be talking to us about her work and research findings in this fascinating study of religion, from a social psychology perspective.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER AND HER WORK
Penny Xanthopoulou completed her post-graduate studies at the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. She gained a BSc (Hons) in Psychology at East London University (2001) and an MSc in Social Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2004). Currently, Penny is working at the Department of Applied Health Research at UCL investigating Multidisciplinary Team Meetings in the NHS.
Her Phd Thesis study explored the linguistic resources available to people in constructing the religious aspects of their existence in broadcast evangelical settings.
Specifically, it attempts to understand how the institutionalization of religion takes place and how religious knowledge is discursively organized.
The data used are television shows recorded from TV and online from the ‘God Channel’ (UK & US).
After the talk we will have Q&A and possible group discussion - depending on what people want on the night.
Any pre-event comments or questions can be added in the comments boxes below, as usual.
What is Discursive Psychology?
Discursive psychology (DP) is a form of discourse analysis that focuses on psychological themes.
DP starts with psychological phenomena as things that are constructed, attended to, and understood in interaction. An evaluation, say, may be constructed using particular phrases and idioms, responded to by the recipient (as a compliment perhaps) and treated as the expression of a strong position. In discursive psychology the focus is not on psychological matters somehow leaking out into interaction; rather interaction is the primary site where psychological issues are live.
It is philosophically opposed to more traditional cognitivist approaches to language. It uses studies of naturally occurring conversation to critique the way that topics have been conceptualised and treated in psychology.
£5 non members/ non RSVP'd members
£3 LAAG/CLHG members, £2 NUS (if RSVP'd)
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19:00- 19:20 Arrival upstairs (please get drinks and order any food DOWNSTAIRS first)
19:30 Discussion /Talk starts PROMPTLY, break and then Q & A usually till 21:30 (but flexible)
Social time at the bar, with some nibbles, till 22:30
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- The usual end time for discussion is 21:30pm, but this is flexible if people want to continue with the discussion, and usually we have some social time afterwards until 10:30pm (or until the pub closes!)
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