Impact and dissemination
The SEER members are involved in making a difference. Examples of knowledge exchanges and funded projects are reported below.
Social Emotions and Judgement
- 2022. Erica Hepper contributed to a Washington Post article on nostalgia https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/08/21/nostalgia-restorative-first-aid-emotion/
- 2021: The development of disgust project was featured in a BA blog https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/blog/do-children-feel-moral-disgust/
- 2020. Erica Hepper contributed to an article in The Guardian on nostalgia https://www.theguardian.com/safe-is-the-new-bold/2020/jan/31/back-to-the-future-why-are-we-opting-for-nostalgic-pop-culture?)
- 2020: Sophie Russell was a guest speaker on BBC Radio 4 talking about disgust and contempt in films https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000tfl6
- 2020: Sophie Russell’s research on the role of disgust in insect consumption was featured in a Woven newsletter https://mailchi.mp/20b82bc6a369/woven-network-newsletter-no-41-february-2021.
Gender and Sexuality
- 2021. Research conducted by Francesca Guizzo in collaboration with Fabio Fasoli on the role of Instagram consumption in women’s body dissatisfaction was featured in several media outlets (view press release), for example: Daily mail, Die Welt, Vanity Fair Italy
- 2021. Online Discussion: Body Image, Body Positivity and Humour. Dr Fasoli has organised an online discussion based on findings of his project on humour and body image. Prof Jane Ogden, professor of Health Psychology, and Mr Stephen Bell, co-founder of Portrait Positive, took part in this online discussion.
- 2021. Research showing that gay men who ‘sound gay’ are target of stigma and discrimination from heterosexual peers has received media attention (view press release): Daily Mail, Pink News, LGBT Nation, New York Post, NBC News
- 2021: Aífe spoke about her research as part of the I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here event organised by the British Psychological Society. The event aims to show students how psychologists work and research real world problems.
- 2020. Fabio has discussed his research at Channel Q ‘Let’s go there with Shira and Ryan’ podcast. https://omny.fm/shows/let-s-go-there-with-shira-ryan/2-17-sounding-gay
- 2020: Aífe presented her work with the Global Equality Collective (GEC) on their education app for Gender Equality. View the article on the GEC website.
- 2019: Harriet Tenenbaum spoke to the NY Times about how to raise a child without imposing gender stereotypes: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/07/style/gender-neutral-design-child.html.
The self and interpersonal relationships
- 2021. Postgraduate researcher Greta Urbonaviciute, supervised by Erica Hepper, wrote a blog for Society of Personality and Social Psychology on her research about narcissism and empathy. https://www.spsp.org/news-center/blog/urbonaviciute-narcissism-empathy
- 2021. Harriet Tenenbaum published a book titled A School for Everyone. The book is an illustrated discussion tool designed to address pressing social issues for children. It helps teachers, parents and professionals caring for children to alleviate young people's worries and opens up conversations on tricky topics. https://uk.jkp.com/products/a-school-for-everyone
- 2020: Harriet Tenenbaum contributed to how to improve teaching via peer interaction: https://hechingerreport.org/the-science-of-talking-in-class/ and a podcast for the Times Educational Supplement (https://www.tes.com/magazine/archive/why-peer-learning-more-effective-you-think?mc_cid=4873efdd89&mc_eid=fd6e0b9d2e)
- 2016 onward. Erica Hepper has contributed to news features on narcissism. Examples: The Guardian, The Times.