Category Archives: Self, Social Identity & Education

Finding connections in social identity and post-structuralist perspectives

One of the interesting challenges in the recent edited book on Self and Social Identity  in Educational contexts was the final chapter: The social construction of teachers’ identities: finding connections in social identity and post-structuralist…

Self & Social Identity in Educational Contexts

We are delighted that this edited book is now out and available!  It has been a labour of love for several years but we are very excited to see it come out and to touch…

Learning behaviour and outcomes: Social influence and field of study

This is an article by Lillian Smyth, Kenneth I. Mavor,  and Michael J. Platow published in the Social Psychology of Education (2017). The research reported in this paper was part of Lillian’s PhD project on discipline identification,…

Kathy McNeill awarded PhD

Congratulations to Kathy on completing her corrections and submitting the final thesis for the award of her PhD!  Kathy’s thesis was entitled “An Investigation of Self-Structure, Social Identity and Norms in Medical Student Wellbeing” and…

Ken gives “Beyond Prevalence to Process” talk to the School of Medicine in Dundee

The Seminar series run by the College of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing in Dundee is a wonderful opportunity to explore the implications of the self and identity process model of medical student well-being.  

Ken gives conference keynote at GRASP 2014, Linköping, Sweden

Ken had the terrific opportunity to present a keynote address entitled “Encapsulating the things that matter: Exploring identities for learning, social action and well-being” at the GRASP conference in Sweden on May 23rd (9th Nordic conference…

“Prevalence to Process” paper in Medical Education

There is a well-established literature showing the higher prevalence of stress and threats to wellbeing in medical students. There is a well-established literature showing the higher prevalence of stress and threats to wellbeing in medical…