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Social Psychology. Social identity. Collective action. And the odd political rant.

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And remember, it was precisely because we haven't always done this that populists like Gove were able to portray us… https://t.co/ODJoJN6uPzFundamentally it means doing what we advise politicians to do. Don't take the public for fools with flawed rational… https://t.co/shHeVOCSkGThat's why we should always acknowledge that advice is based on the best evidence we have at the present moment. Bu… https://t.co/5IKsFzvYIFThere are two problems with this. First, the assumption that people can't cope with uncertainty is unfounded (e.g.… https://t.co/bRKjVC4l6pIt is often assumed that people need simple authoritative messages because they can't cope with uncertainty or comp… https://t.co/kUFXzZdnYkMany people ask 'you used to say no to masks, now you say yes - what has changed'. The science has changed, that's… https://t.co/ex71wNgvhf @alexanderhaslam @ulfschaefer1 And there is a condensed version in Scientific American available online at https://t.co/1Nut8BRkeMP.S. If you are interested in both posts simply apply for the one and mention the other.Want to do research on the social psychology oif the pandemic? Or on how people respond to extreme danger? We have… https://t.co/AEorinAck9Crowds, riots and simple social influence: beyond contagion - public webinar later this month https://t.co/OXkWfYDSiv via @SussexUni
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7/11
2020
We have two jobs for post-docs at St. Andrews. One for a project on group processes in the pandemic, the other for… https://t.co/Bq5hkoHHrw @hansijzerman Well, we can differ on many things - from the problems of replication to the role of psychology in po… https://t.co/Gz68cwNytiIf you want just one graph to sum up the difference between Scotland's 'elimination' stategy and England's 'drift'… https://t.co/WMeKbUih6eWatch this week's @IndependentSage briefing, live from 11.30, at https://t.co/qLhgRiXLxI We will show the latest f… https://t.co/wOaFPJW74a @alexanderhaslam @KatrienFransen Before me too. I want to touch it, stroke it... I better stop there before this tweet is blocked!They show the value of combining basic social psychological insights with policy and creative imagination. They sh… https://t.co/SFZbIEN1C9These adverts, along with this short film - https://t.co/65CmRuscH3 - are the product of a collaboration between so… https://t.co/KSOKBNzJ8XHere's the theory on how to use social psychology in the pandemic response: "A shared sense of identity or purpose… https://t.co/ELaR7EDvn2To those who say 'people won't wear masks' 'its against our culture', welcome to the new normal. In new circumstanc… https://t.co/XDwFKHXOCC
7/10
2020
Looks like a fascinating paper showing both the worst and the best of collective processes. Very much looking forwa… https://t.co/6aGBauIVBv @TheNickyHawkins Thanks Nicky - particularly pleasing coming from someone so expert in the area.Rooted in social psychological principles. Drawing on shared identity and social norms. Integrating understanding o… https://t.co/fNZr00L0ztIt isn't just about wopmen being good leaders, it is also about accepting women as leaders. Could it be that when t… https://t.co/KUiCvK9DGRWhen t-shirts were made with their pictures, they sold out immediately raising huge amounts for food charities. An… https://t.co/sjJrm9EhurAnother fascinating piece about gender and leadership in the pandemic in Canada (I am reading up for my CIFAR talk… https://t.co/sIgldqCRdLWorth reading about Bonnie Henry, British Columbia CMO who successfully led their resppnose to COVID-19:… https://t.co/gRUI9o1KY1There is something particularly revealing about the sheer pettiness of imposing car parking charges. It doesn't hav… https://t.co/nRgL94ynaxTonight at 6pm (UK time) - a conversation on the psychology of the pandemic (and the critical role of a collective… https://t.co/XptI8sdqAf
7/9
2020
To be satisfied with 1,000 deaths a week is a sign of practical failure and of moral failure. We can go for a zer… https://t.co/G3xJAcatsH1). Say what!!! We had 126 deaths recorded today & newspapers are reporting this as a ‘GOOD NEWS STORY’! Not only… https://t.co/K965VZZOOC
Retweeted by Stephen ReicherOur blog post highlights how blaming 'individual choice' & behaviour for the #LeicesterLockdown is nothing more tha… https://t.co/E2ghAsMRyF
Retweeted by Stephen ReicherThe most remarkable poll evidence I have seen in a long time: https://t.co/euekJ2xXWH Ratings of leaders for their… https://t.co/Ra0dNuwVL3This is bad for science, it makes it more difficult for independent voices to be heard, and through setting up the… https://t.co/Emi15QtcziSo instead he has a new body set up, run by security experts, staffed by carefully vetted individuals who can be tr… https://t.co/QDfepUlRhMI imagine that, ever since we pointed out his role in undermining the COVID response, Dominic Cummings has been sit… https://t.co/2F9sFoNd0bWe can get to zero COVID. We must get to zero COVID. It is a matter of political vision and political will to imple… https://t.co/hbHaBhsYWqReplacement of SAGE by Joint Biosecurity Centre as principal mechanism for advising govt on the intersection of Cov… https://t.co/eutdyoFGwi
Retweeted by Stephen ReicherMy piece on public solidarity during the pandemic. Now out in the summer edition of Resource - the magazine of the… https://t.co/k145N3Vz0LSome helpful responses and the obvious question - what do we say instead of lockdown. Not sure. The only things I c… https://t.co/4VZDp8oGb6It is experienced as humiliating It does provoke anger and resentment And (as our own research shows -… https://t.co/s2XIzSXPlqA balanced, well-evidenced piece on stop and search - and all the more powerful for that: https://t.co/DYbth9OleW S… https://t.co/RTpCHyN73zand, only in the context of such an overall supportive package, (d) such temprary restrictive measures as are neces… https://t.co/hKiKW5zrc1(c) to respond with targeted support including enhanced testing, information campaigns, providing sufficient resou… https://t.co/GOvX9chQukAs we argue in the Independent SAGE report on Leicester (https://t.co/80f5TJMDT1 ), the way to deal with local outb… https://t.co/oAJlS9B3lUDon't say lockdown! Lockdown is what you do in prisons. Lockdown is punitive. Lockdown blames victims. Outbreaks de… https://t.co/x6rH7o5Rrz
7/8
2020
Altogether now: "Scots do it. The Irish do it. Even folk in Wales may soon do it. Let's do it Lets... implement a f… https://t.co/jdDyWldW1W @psychmag @ElizaSouthwood Thankos @EllizaSouthwood it is wonderful... any way of getting hold of a copy (or even the original?) @psychmag @jetten_j @alexanderhaslam P.P.S. This piece is a summary of the key points from our new book on the Psyc… https://t.co/h4irAo2kqYNew piece in The Psychologist: 10 lessons for dealing with a pandemic (https://t.co/gFS9ue6orU ) - or how to harne… https://t.co/0iwQbfO0WQSo the real Kings X imitated our virtual Kings X. Life imitated science. We were proved right... but not in a way I… https://t.co/yTiUFepYuhAnd when, later, we studied the bombings we found precisely the behaviours we had been modelling: the emergence of… https://t.co/s5ze2KuWTaWe went upstairs where people were crowded around the television. Pictures emerging of explosions at Kings X, near… https://t.co/XaEeHQMEbINow I was going to be late. I ran to the Russell Square Tube and was furious when that too was closed. So I ran thr… https://t.co/jfrovgXGOdI had travelled down from Scotland early for the event and was in a bad mood. My plane to Luton was delayed so I go… https://t.co/twH3ZWScuxWe were investigating the conditions under which people in crises develop a sense of shared identity and the impact… https://t.co/mgTLlYT5k0An uncanny story of life imitating science... 15 years ago today @ProfJohnDrury @DrChrisCocking and I were presenti… https://t.co/57nt4r6hLrToday is the 15th anniversary of the July 7th London bombings - how did survivors respond during the event? https://t.co/9tojjf7V8H
Retweeted by Stephen ReicherAt 2pm today, the BMJ and Independent SAGE will be hosting a public discussion on the key question of the pandemic:… https://t.co/VLsGOsthGnOne of the core insights of discursive psychology is that explanation is fundamentally about managing accountabilit… https://t.co/aOPH23U24p @Karen_Douglas So the importance of understanding adherence, of good communication, of maintaining trust won't go a… https://t.co/zbgExX1uwPApart from being deeply depressing, there is a key conceptual point here. Vaccines don't stop coronavirus. Getting… https://t.co/wjPwMB5hN0My #COVID19 advice to all, whatever you are doing today & going forwards, behave as if people outside your househol… https://t.co/yMLkw08zDQ
Retweeted by Stephen ReicherThey misunderestimated George Bush Jr.. His mis-speaking actually increased his standing. How come? It all comes do… https://t.co/FE1BG0VoRcTrump was strenghthened, not weakened, by his gaffes. This explains how and why his opponents attacks misfired and… https://t.co/BnKRw9PEhDBoris succeeded not despite but because of his blundering. Here's why - and what it tells us about the nature of le… https://t.co/dOM6qgJ9Hk
7/7
2020
Probably the most interesting, innovative and diverse journal in the discipline. Making us more critical and more r… https://t.co/eoittf9Yhv @rolsi_journal Not up to it? Lost touch? Don't be ridiculous. I don't know anyone sharper. @rolsi_journal Thanks - much appreciated - especially coming from you. Do you fancy reviewing the book?It is based on an identity leadership analysis, as explained in The New Psychology of Leadership (with… https://t.co/WbYGL2hSYrA piece on Boris Johnson's leadership - and why his previous strengths have beeen his weakness in this pandemic -… https://t.co/7CXozryfnl @GlobalC19Study and thanks to you too!2. You don't have to rely on us or Zimbardo' or anyone to interpret the study. You can now visit the archive at… https://t.co/8IkvqzM6cjTwo broad conclusions: 1. Even the orriginal authors accept that participants didn't automatically or inevitably f… https://t.co/HqFxclXHxjThen the reply and the reply to the reply: https://t.co/yU6Jwdk6tQ https://t.co/yU6Jwdk6tQ https://t.co/njw1BZn1hcIf you are interested in the latest thinking on the Stanford Prison Experiment, read the debate in American Psychol… https://t.co/kxJeGfDKSP @leoniedelt Jen, you are completely right. It is important to stress this. Those who cannot wear masks should not h… https://t.co/js3BGLiLaBI hate wearing masks Masks make me hot. Masks steam up my glasses But wearing a mask protects others from infectio… https://t.co/xCLijxncwxAnother study from Germany shows face masks decrease infections - by 40% https://t.co/0VFY3M4FGp The decrease is s… https://t.co/T6HY5eO0dxMore shennanigans with the COVID figures. The government is to stop telling us how many people were tested every da… https://t.co/nU8w88rcnnSorry, that should be Thursday at 6pm. THURSDAY, THURSDAY, THURSDAY!!! https://t.co/BWhZWazsa1 @BenJaneFitness RightThe talk will be more of a converesation and you can ask questions as well as listen. So do join us - and do join… https://t.co/gz1RGQM3QQOn Wednesday at 6pm (UK time) I will be doing a webinar for the Canadian Institute For Advanced Research (CIFAR) on… https://t.co/f4geKlw0EuSecond, oh, look at the curious deals with the private sector organisations involved in the untried, high-tech, cen… https://t.co/vNe2sn3kuYThese two tweets sum up the current state of the UK pandemic response. First, why are we relying on an untried, hig… https://t.co/FAHfnej9ILIt gives the lioe to those who argue that huge top pay is necessary toget the people who can improve organizational… https://t.co/Sedn0lIGfBI love this paper. An instant classic. As predicted by identity leadership models, those things that separate the l… https://t.co/89Lemhl2q5
7/6
2020
This is a highly significant paper by @daniel_storage and others showing how pervasive and how dangerous this ideol… https://t.co/isrUbXBumTThe idea of genius and of leaders as exceptional individuals has always been inherently patriarchal. Not for nothin… https://t.co/ixNy6Jdzct... and that's the story of last night as well. Despite the Government opening things on a Saturday and on July 4th… https://t.co/MKbEZVSVPzOur PM likes to think of himself as Winston Churchill. But Churchill built up the link between science and governme… https://t.co/wVnYDLiDt8Are you a journalist with a health or politics background who would like to work with Independent SAGE? We are hiri… https://t.co/pzO3wJOBqh
Retweeted by Stephen ReicherWatch. This is absolutely key. The best way to save lives is to drive towards a zero-COVID UK. The best way to reop… https://t.co/srzmsP2kk3So, as so often during this pandemic, an overall summary was that, by and large, the public did well (there were ex… https://t.co/6Z0sIsS9fUWhat is more, like the gambling companies who flash up the message 'bet safe', to urge people to go out and drink a… https://t.co/EN7Lb5eBeyOn the other hand, the government mistiming and mismessaging did its harm, as expected. In some places people did i… https://t.co/fCcWyiu0uEWe need a balanced summarry of last night. On the one hand, most pubs and most people behaved responsibly. The majo… https://t.co/BknCtL9VyF
7/5
2020
The legal principle of cui bono (who profits?), used to determine guilt in a court of law, is not a bad basis for d… https://t.co/bKNwdhjBZuMy thought for the day: Imagine there was a killer out there. Would the most sensible thing to do be to go where yo… https://t.co/pCkD0RumIE @peterkinderman Thanks Peter. That is very kind.
7/4
2020

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