DD317 Overview Day
This overview day offers a full programme of four talks, covering the key issues and themes that run throughout this level 3 module.
The day is comprised of the following sessions:
- Session 1: Multiple social psychologies
This session will focus on the underlying premise of the module that there are multiple ways of doing social psychology. It will provide an overview of the entire module, looking at the topics of each block and the approaches used to study these topics.
- Session 2: Doing social psychology critically – what do we mean by 'critical'?
The focus of this session is on critical thinking and writing. It will take Holzkamp as an example of a critical approach to traditional social psychology. In the session, we will also look at Motzkau’s three modes of evaluation as a frame for critically evaluating research.
- Session 3: Thinking critically about cross-cultural and socio-cultural approaches
In this session, we will apply Motzkau’s frame to the topic of cultural social psychology - critically examining the differences and similarities between the cross-cultural, socio-cultural approaches and multiculturalism.
- Session 4: Module themes and negotiating diversity
In this session, we will look at the themes of the module and think about to integrate them into your TMAs. We will also consider how we negotiate the diversity of approaches in social psychology.
Dr Alison Davies is a part-time Postdoctoral Research Associate within the School of Psychology at the OU. She is also a practising psychodynamic therapist working in private practice. Until recently, Alison was an Associate Lecturer on several Psychology modules including DD317, DE300, D240 and DD310 and had written material for the online DD317 VLE.
Alison's research has focused on the discursive work performed by families and individuals affected by health-related issues, with particular interest in how identities are constructed through discourse and how individuals take up and resist these identities in everyday practices.
The timetable for the day can be downloaded from here: DD317 timetable
Our seminar will be held in
Birkbeck, University of London,
Malet St (Torrington Square Entrance),
London WC1E 7HX.
Our room for this event is MAL253.
There is easy access to the building and to all rooms from street level.
Travel and directions
Birkbeck is surrounded by Tube and mainline rail stations, the closest are Russell Square, Tottenham Court Road, King's Cross/St Pancras and Euston.
Many buses pass down nearby Gower Street or go via Russell Square.
We strongly recommend booking this event in advance and cannot guarantee that places will be available on the day.