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June 2017

Narcissism and Destructive Leadership

16th June 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
17 Oval Way, London SE11 5RR

London, London SE11 5RR United Kingdom
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The idea that there are ‘narcissistic’ individuals who can wreak havoc when in positions of leadership and power has been receiving considerable public attention. Stories from  political arenas,  corporate boardrooms and public organisations tell of the damage done by particularly destructive individuals who gain positions of power. Superficially at least, the fit between the clinical formulations of Narcissistic Personality Disorder and the behaviour of a number of prominent individuals seems strong. The seemingly overwhelming confidence in their own ability, the…

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July 2017

Reasons to be cheerful or manic hope? Thoughts on the general election

4th July 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Tuesday 4 July, 6-8pm - The Tavistock Centre, Belsize Lane, NW3   A roundtable discussion organised by the Tavistock Clinic Policy Seminar, the Association for Psychosocial Studies, and the BSA’s Sociology Psychoanalysis and Psychosocial Study Group. The result of the recent general election took many of us by surprise. Labour’s unexpected surge in the polls and the loss of 13 Conservative seats indicate that large sections of the electorate are weary of austerity, reject the populist ‘Little England’ and anti-immigration sentiments…

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November 2017

Psychosocial Methodologies: Politics and Change

1st November 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  A short doctoral course offered by UCL Institute of Education in association with the Association for Psychosocial Studies and the University of Birmingham   Dates: 5 - 7pm, Wednesdays 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th November 2017 Venue:  UCL Institute of Education, Room 537              20  Bedford Way              London              WC1H OAL Tutors: Claudia Lapping, Ian McGimpsey, Maria Jose Lagos, Felipe Acuna   Registration:…

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December 2017

Annual General Meeting

15th December 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Birkbeck College, WC1E 7HX + Google Map

The Annual General Meeting of the Association for Psychosocial Studies. All members and interested parties welcome.   Friday 15th December, 4.00->6.00pm   Committee Room 3; 30 Bedford Way (Institute of Education/UCL) London WC1H 0AL.

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April 2018

Annual Conference: ‘Psychosocial Reflections on a Half Century of Cultural Revolution’

5th April 2018 @ 8:00 am - 7th April 2018 @ 5:00 pm
University of Bournemouth,

Venue: University of Bournemouth Date:  5th-7th April 2018 Call for papers Deadline: 22nd January 2018 Send your abstract of 250–300 words to: APS2018@bournemouth.ac.uk *Due to popular demand, we have added a new open stream for those who wish to submit proposals for papers, panels or artistic presentations on: “Current and Future Directions in Psychosocial Studies” ‘Psychosocial Reflections on a Half Century of Cultural Revolution’   Join us to reflect on revolutionary relationships and revolutionary politics which challenged authority then and which…

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June 2018

Psychosocial Methodologies: Politics and Change

18th June 2018 @ 8:00 am - 20th June 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Psychosocial Methodologies: Politics and Change   UCL Institute of Education in association with the Association for Psychosocial Studies and the University of Birmingham   Dates: over 3 days Monday June 18th10am - 5pm Tuesday June 19th  10am- 5pm Wednesday June 20thand 10 am – 1.15pm   Tutors: Claudia Lapping, Ian McGimpsey, Maria Jose Lagos, Felipe Acuna   Venue: UCL Institute of Education, Rooms tbc 20 Bedford Way Bloomsbury, London WC1H OAL   Registration: UCL students – as usual. Non UCL students:…

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December 2018

Annual General Members’ Meeting and Panel: Mental Health and The Emotional Work of the Gig Economy

14th December 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
University of Westminster, Boardroom, 309 Regent Street
London, W1B 2HW United Kingdom
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3.30-5pm: Panel on Mental Health and The Emotional Work of the Gig Economy Speakers: Sally-Anne Gross and Dr George Musgrave (University of Westminster): Can Music Make You Sick? In recent years there has been a growing body of research that has begun to examine the dark side of our relationship to music. The media understandably concentrate on the more sensational aspects of rock and roll; membership of ‘27 Club’, or the recent public declaration of critically acclaimed dubstep producer Benga…

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May 2019

The ‘READING’ CONFERENCE 2019

16th May 2019 @ 10:00 am - 17th May 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Birkbeck College, WC1E 7HX + Google Map

ASSOCIATION OF PSYCHOSOCIAL STUDIES ‘READING’ CONFERENCE 2019. At Birkbeck, University of London, Thursday 16th and Friday 17th May 2019 The Psychosocial – reflections and developments   The APS Reading Conference 2019 will create an innovative space for developing the field of psychosocial studies. Over two days, you will have the opportunity to participate in discussion of contemporary and foundational psychosocial texts as well as symposia and workshops exploring cutting edge psychosocial ideas and research on contemporary politics and culture. Our…

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July 2019

Psychosocial Methodologies: Politicising Research with Narrative and Free Association

1st July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3rd July 2019 @ 4:00 pm

A course for psychosocial researchers taking place at UCL Institute of Education and supported by the Association for Psychosocial Studies and the University of Birmingham   Course tutors:  Claudia Lapping, Ian McGimpsey, Felipe Acuna, Mohamed Elshirazy Dates: Mon 1st, Tues 2nd and Weds 3rd July, 10 am - 4pm Location: UCL Room: B06 Drayton House, 30 Gordon Street, WC1H 0QB Registration: UCL students – as usual Non UCL students: Please contact Claudia Lapping: c.lapping@ucl.ac.uk   Overview: Whenever we are teaching or…

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December 2019

AGM and Relaunch of the Journal of Psychosocial Studies

18th December 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We  are delighted  to celebrate the publication of the double re-launch issue of the Journal of Psychosocial Studies. The journal will henceforth be published by Policy Press. This move to a professional academic publishing platform reflects the strength of the journal and growing national and international recognition of the unique place it occupies in the field of psychosocial studies. More info here

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