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Psychosocial research understands that we are in the social world, and the social world is in us.

Psychological issues cannot be abstracted from social conditions and practices, but neither can they be reduced to the social. Psychosocial research understands that we are in the social world, and the social world is in us. Our approach must be contextual and attend to the relationships and institutions that help to make us what we are. Equally, it is dynamic and attends to processes as they emerge and unfold over time: there is no such thing as a society or person that does not change. In tune with CCIG’s overall approach the psychosocial is transdisciplinary.

In CCIG we study processes of human meaning-making in various settings from changing health practices and work practices to the politics of citizenship. Recent work has been on sexualities and intimate relationships, individual and collective identities, citizenship and otherness, affects and emotions, memories and remembrances, habitus, feminist praxis, the subjective side of conflict, unravelling paradoxes in health and welfare practices, and the interrelation between racialised/gendered subjectivity and material and policy object. Our work is open and participative and we are attentive to relations of power and inequality.

 

Stream Leader

Professor Paul Stenner

 

Stream Leader Professor Paul Stenner introduces CCIG's psychosocial research.