The influence of toxic leadership on recent rioting in Northern Ireland

By Dermot Barr In the recent violence in Northern Ireland, children as young as 12 have thrown petrol bombs, families have been forced out of their homes, and undercover British special forces have reportedly been deployed. In this blogpost I

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The role of collective psychological empowerment in the Capitol insurrection

By Carina Hoerst On January 6 this year, Trump supporters gather in front of the White House to attend Donald Trump´s rally to “Stop the Steal”. Confederate and USA flags, together with those bearing “Trump 2020” and “Jesus saves” mark the scene.

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Mitigating the new variant SARS-CoV-2 virus: How to support public adherence to physical distancing

By John Drury Journalists often ask me how the public will behave when the next set of Covid-19 restrictions begins. Will they accept the rules or ignore them? This matters crucially right now. With rising infections in many areas of

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Understanding collective fear responses to perceived terrorist threats

By Dermot Barr The UK national threat level was raised to ‘Severe’, the second highest level, on the 3rd November 2020 after a series of terrorist attacks in France and Austria. This level means an attack is thought to be

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Neighbours support each other during COVID-19

By Selin Tekin Guven Since the beginning of March 2020, COVID-19 pandemic related news has been the main topic in the media. Medical experts have explained different methods to prevent the spread, and authorities in each country have implemented various

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After George Floyd: Why does civil unrest spread between cities?

By John Drury Protests and riots that began in Minneapolis after police killed an unarmed African American have now spread to over 23 states. I recently led a large-scale programme of research on the wave of riots in England in

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Looking back: The role of the general election in satisfaction with UK response to COVID-19

By Carina Hoerst Recently, a group of people with controversial stances protested against lockdown restrictions in the US – a particularly concerning move since the protest action was carried out against the ban of public assembly and could increase the infection rate

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How to cope with working from home

By Carina Hoerst The current life under COVID-19 is physically restricting. We are bound to being at home a bit more than we want. Luckily, we live in times of global connection which enables us to break the restriction –

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People Like Us in 2020

By Susie Ballentyne If there’s ever a time of year when so many of us are making plans for change, it’s now. Over half of us make a new year’s resolution to change something about our behaviour, yet very few

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Ten things I learned from being editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology

By John Drury Today (31st December 2019) I step down from being editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology (BJSP), a post I have occupied for three years, shared with Hanna Zagefka (Royal Holloway University of London). The occasion has prompted me

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