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

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Apart from being a quite amazing story, this is a compelling cautionary tale about the madness of a society in whic… https://t.co/JFtAkQuwy8Here is a thread I wrote which addresses @JamieSpurway's query about the Milgram studies (cf @psychmag). Effectivel… https://t.co/lxagm4yWUDThere is a long literature on whether we want just and truthful leaders. The answer is that it depends on who they… https://t.co/rtSNmFuDQZDear Janet Beer, please look at yourself in the mirror and ask "why am I paid £410k, despite having failed in my st… https://t.co/bP0OWhpUXG
12/6
2019
Please get as many people as possible to watch this. And also ask, for all its many flaws, do we really think we wo… https://t.co/DLisrkgFnVTo feel guilt is to interiorise the voice of management, whereas it is they who should be feeling guilty for allowi… https://t.co/TzBvhUMjHkDon't feel guilty, Clare, feel proud. We have forgone our pay to stand up against exploitation, for equality, again… https://t.co/DGvKu608zHOn the one hand they destroy democratic decision making. On the other, by discrediting politics, they open the way… https://t.co/Qau2Ic8nX8If I were to use evidence in this way I would be disgraced and sacked - both for dishonesty and for bringing my pro… https://t.co/xj7F1ALzwYThese aren’t outright lies but in some ways are worse. They are crafted to be within the letter of the law - and so… https://t.co/ByAHqtAiQ3Then the Lib Dem’s... Their leaflet has a list of old headlines and quotes about a Lib Dem surge and how only they… https://t.co/KszB3kNW5gTwo election leaflets today, both designed to deceive. First the Tory for North East Fife provides a huge graph to… https://t.co/iXfEey6LxRYou want just one image to sum up the @UCU strike? Here is is, thanks to @mudwaterclimate. A graph showing (a) the… https://t.co/cWQpIdIYpeNext step, extend the model to address how previous riots impacts police as well as public responses, and how the t… https://t.co/9DNHxgNVhAThe strategic path involves seeing the vulnerability of a common outgroup (the police) and a sense of well-being to… https://t.co/O1VBukAr1HThe cognitive path involves direct identification with previous rioters - see ourselves in them. It explains why Br… https://t.co/UkfKbJ4IvbIn line with SIDE analyses, we propose two processes of diffusion, one cognitive and one strategic. The different p… https://t.co/xzckdWHzI6Excited by this paper. Theoretically, it extends the social identity model of crowds by analyses the process of dif… https://t.co/ij6lSVSMvS
12/5
2019
🙏 to @AOC for this warning from the US. Let’s heed it: “To our friends in the UK: please cherish, protect, & contin… https://t.co/YoR4rZdpQp
Retweeted by Stephen ReicherJust finished our last picket line of the #UCUstrikeback . I have been tweeting quite a lot to keep myself (and hop… https://t.co/7RWKAgES43#PicketHero https://t.co/d4Cgpk9FWo @ucu Any VC worth their salt should be raising these issues, not making us to do it. We shouldn't be losing our pay… https://t.co/eSVc8hJhsB @ucu As our salaries have declined by 17% those of VCs have gone through the roof, to an average of nearly 300k. Ho… https://t.co/neW81rUfli @ucu We ended the last dispute in good faith, agreeing to a Joint Expert panel on pensions. The JEP reported that o… https://t.co/YIqjL7APgo @ucu Over 50% of academics are stressed and over 40% suffer from mental ill-health. That is a moral taint on the Un… https://t.co/d3oUJhRGYu @ucu There is a 39% gap between the pay of black women and of white men in academics. 39%! That is a moral taint on… https://t.co/mhmdsqbrgXDay 8 of the @UCU strike. On the first day I showed that employers could pay for our demands but choose not to. On… https://t.co/H5c4EXCdud
12/4
2019
Our UCU St Andrews President Tom Jones is a #PicketHeroes for leading the branch action: coordinating rallies, sign… https://t.co/BIAzmwkV7n
Retweeted by Stephen ReicherAbsolutely right. The psychological literature shows that being the object of contempt confirms people in their vie… https://t.co/aDx5jhPuVLThese employers are both vicious and stupid. Don’t they realise that such gratuitous attempts to hurt us will only… https://t.co/9bPn9x1FuhShame on him. But if we allow such loathsome, heartless, cruel people to be elected, so they can impose more suffer… https://t.co/D0WtJvTEka @ucu #thatsmypensionthatis You get the idea. Now your turn. https://t.co/OqyLRWjqjI @ucu #thatsmypensionthatis https://t.co/MLIzdao66t @ucu #thatsmypensionthatis https://t.co/FY4Rc6wQut @ucu So, what we obviously need is a hashtag. Each time you pass a new building on campus, take a photo and post it… https://t.co/ZgEHXpbNck @ucu But you don’t need spreadsheets to make the case, you can see it all around you. We have become building site… https://t.co/7ZHJOy6g6a @ucu The biggest increase in University expenditure is in new buildings. Nationally, it has gone up by some 35%. In… https://t.co/cnYiPIHvpKDay 7 of the @UCU strike… and a thread to introduce #thatsmypensionthatis. This dispute is simple. Universities CAN… https://t.co/MBOW0lulPa
12/3
2019
However many individuals and social forces there are which seek to harm, hate, hurt, divide and exploit, if we come… https://t.co/eNvaDwYjQ6I learnt about the incredible bravery of staff in tackling Jack's killer; I saw amazing footage of Chilean women st… https://t.co/QCFuSeSM7xI woke up this morning - it was like the worst blues song ever. I read about Jack Meritt's death and its misuse by… https://t.co/mEmLNECuglWonderful. Simply wonderful. In so many ways. https://t.co/JCuPIO7ONyReasons for being on strike: You added 1,000 students while DECREASING the number of academics. What on earth did y… https://t.co/qeQCTzzP0S... and that's why I love to work - and, sometimes, not to work - here. Wonderful, principled colleagues. Yes. the… https://t.co/SzSuZ5GBpxPleased to announce that we will be meeting with UUK today. With thanks to every single striker and picketer, our a… https://t.co/iiI9Y8k988
Retweeted by Stephen Reicher @ucu In this context, the intransigence of the authorities is unlikely to make action go away. They will only deepe… https://t.co/bcRa9jGIgj @ucu As a consequence, many are acting, not to get more for themselves, but because they feel obliged to challenge… https://t.co/ILIuC8vZbN @ucu Recent research points additionally to the importance of moral obligation. There is a clear moral dimension t… https://t.co/oV5Gg6PtGY @ucu The third factor is instrumentality – a belief that we can win something through our action. Here, a number of… https://t.co/FWAQpUqIps @ucu The third factor is instrumentality – a belief that we can win something through our action. Here, a number of… https://t.co/WtxbFnZtMh @ucu Our grievances are forged partly from perceived violations of basic obligations, partly out of the last strike… https://t.co/xVXcXcvy3J @ucu The second factor is a sense of grievance, of illegitimacy, and the emotions that flow from this. In part this… https://t.co/MkhkL64OgN @ucu This sense is as much an output as an input to collective action. It was forged out of the experience of the l… https://t.co/d8Wu2yACTP @ucu Thee are three key factors in mobilising people to take action. The first is a strong sense of politiicsed soc… https://t.co/x0DGddhcTnDay 6 of the @UCU strike – and to start week 2, a slightly different tack. An analysis of the psychology of collect… https://t.co/Jgj6deECFd
12/2
2019
Fact check: I am told that the description was originally used for Esther McVey. Fair enough, but if the cap fits..… https://t.co/uOwAzjqw2f @KJurstakova We missed you too... and if you want to come to the picket line (8.30-10.30 outside St. Mary's), I'll see you there. @ucu And HoD's (and ex HoDs) who know this more than anybody should, more than anybody, be speaking up and standing up for the strike.All this, and more, makes me realise how inhuman and unsustainable the current system is. It makes me delighted tha… https://t.co/G9LY3QwAZRI met with those who had to take time off for stress and mental ill-health. I met with everyone about the REF and b… https://t.co/j8VTYrROKoI think it is particularly important for HoD's to speak out on the #UCUstrike. For, more than anyone, they see up c… https://t.co/hM1VA3x6em @martin_lowe @ProfDaveAndress Thanks Martin - but if the cap fits... (and as far as the current government is conce… https://t.co/AJTGDGvxUsWho was it who described Priti Patel as the person who would unplug your life support machine to charge her own pho… https://t.co/SGSzLrEkVlWhen we ask University employers to #dotherightthing, and to give staff what they deserve, their response always br… https://t.co/xwx3xg0aBOIf VCs were proper University leaders, THEY would be ensuring staff are properly paid THEY would be dealing with r… https://t.co/oQpgJ2M1YV
12/1
2019
We have been warned - and the lesson is clear: anyone with an ounce of decency, who opposes racism, must use their… https://t.co/JEBeX3egwbRemember the consequences after Thatcher's election: the 1981 Nationality Act which enshrined the racist concept of… https://t.co/omFwVpaBhNThis is part of a pattern of behaviour whereby Johnson dog-whistles racism, refuses to disavow his comments about M… https://t.co/PMz7QhDuciThis Tory press release is so reminiscent of 1979, before which Thatcher famously talked of the UK being 'swamped'… https://t.co/4PgLSfcQluAnd by comparing the reality of the group to the image provided in the literature, we can see enough errors of omis… https://t.co/exraTnpu4EFor how can we understand groups if we have no experience of groups.There is no better social psychology practical than to join a picket line! https://t.co/pnf6ki3WZGP.S. If he is genuinely concerned with racism in politics, I confidently expect a letter of objection from the Chie… https://t.co/0QIYPCaYRySo my father, who escaped Poland in the war to come and fight as a pilot was a burden on the system was he. And I a… https://t.co/1aSgXAVDQcSpread this far and wide! The @UCU action is about the very survival of UK Universities. The case is so compelling… https://t.co/FkactNi2AjSo, we ask Universities to #dotherightthing - to deliver pensions agreed to, salaries we deserve, workloads we are… https://t.co/61avFym1R2There is a key point about collective action here. It's not just about challenging the existing world, it's about c… https://t.co/Rp08eI4BKn
11/30
2019
P.S. In case anyone thinks this is just another mad lefty idea, even the IMF agree... https://t.co/zQpzCPN7d9Look mate, don't people realise we are facing a huge immigration crisis in this country.... In order to deal with t… https://t.co/TyETp4UevUHey, @ucustandrews, what a brilliant idea. Could we make sashes in time for next week's graduation? https://t.co/mhcik6NV68And if you want the evidence, it is there in our book 'The new psychology of leadership'. A simple summary is in ou… https://t.co/Nd0CAATgXBIf this perception gains traction, Johnson will be fatally undermined. All the other concerns about him will also g… https://t.co/ajMY57qJICThis is the fatal paradox of leadership: We trust leaders and are influenced by leaders to the extent we view them… https://t.co/wvNgat7dGh @justin_ales So, happy picketing today, have a raucous climate protest, a relaxing weekend, and see you all back ou… https://t.co/UzOCXYqbrP @justin_ales Add in Brexit and the ‘hostile environment’ that stops foreign academics from bringing their families… https://t.co/jFXkBMh4Mu @justin_ales Looking at absolute amounts, the average academic staff pay in the US has gone from £58k to £71k in th… https://t.co/cTt0XJaw3lIn terms of salaries, the increase in pay from 2018-2017 for academic staff is 22% in the US, 9% in the UK. For Uni… https://t.co/GXn2jxyf3VAccording to the 2019 OECD ‘Eduncation at a Glance’ report, the % of University income spent on staff in the UK is… https://t.co/CtMJIiaDwJDay 5 of the #UCU – and temparatures plummet. But to keep your blood hot, here is international comparative data to… https://t.co/4bbSxeTyZ0In the last week *alone* it’s emerged Boris Johnson said “black kids” make him “turn a hair”, “Macpherson was just… https://t.co/p0XCQR06Us
Retweeted by Stephen Reicher
11/29
2019
I dug out the CD of the BBC Horizon program I did with Jonathan Miller in 2003. Here's a clip. https://t.co/CZIh91GUMe
Retweeted by Stephen ReicherGobble gobble! It’s American Thanksgiving!!! I’m thankful for pensions and labour rights & the ability to defend th… https://t.co/JNKP4HF3Zi
Retweeted by Stephen ReicherOf interest to @ProfJohnDrury @EvangelosPsych? https://t.co/zX0fzoTYmjSo, Vice Chancellors and Principals: Our demands are not radical. Our demands are affordable. We aren’t asking you… https://t.co/R93THTIZ9KAnd you know it is wrong that your institutions rely increasingly on zro hours conracted staff who do two hours wor… https://t.co/6AiRytcU0CYou know it is wrong that workloads force us to work far longer than our contracted hours and that the stress is so… https://t.co/bcas4rNOcuYou know it is wrong that the gender pay gap in Universities stands at 22.6%, that the ‘race’ gap at 26% and that b… https://t.co/pjuLWifK4wYou know it is wrong that, after we all agreed to convene an independent Joint Expert Panel on our pensions, the re… https://t.co/8IP6LLYwpLYou know it is wrong that your salaries have risen massively while our have consistently declined #dotherightthingAnd so today, when it comes to what we are asking of our employers, the words ‘do the right thing’ come to mind aga… https://t.co/OBLE7Lo8l1
11/28
2019

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