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The Political Positions Between Us: Can Psychology Depolarise the Public?

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 10:30 to 16:00
Wellcome Room, The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ
People in a meeting room - photo by Antenna on Unsplash

Join The Open University to explore how psychology can depolarise the British public on vexed political issues. 

This intimate event is open to the public, policy-makers, and researchers alike.

This knowledge transfer event will offer a thought-provoking opportunity to interact and discuss political polarisation - the divergence of political attitudes - with experts and innovative new researchers. 
Speakers include: 

  • Kate Signorini, The Open University in Scotland
  • Dr Kesi Mahendran, Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology, The Open University
  • Dr Sandra Obradović, Lecturer in Psychology, The Open University
  • Dr Anthony English, Teaching Associate, Lancaster University
  • Dr Tabitha Baker, Lecturer in Politics, Bournemouth University
  • Dr Ana-Maria Bluic, Social and Political Psychologist, the University of Dundee
  • Kate Holliday, Politics PhD student, the University of Edinburgh

Book your place and find more information about this event on Eventbrite.
Places are limited. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

This event is supported by the OU's Open Psychology Research Centre, the OU's Culture and Social Psychology (CuSP) research strand and the Rachael Webb Political Psychology Studentship. 

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