Towards a Psychology of Social Change: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Conference
Event Time: 
09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Event Venue: 
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Delhi
in collaboration with ICSSR

ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Yashpal Jogdand, Purnima Singh

TOWARDS A PSYCHOLOGY OF SOCIAL CHANGE: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue
13th January 2018

This conference aims to bring together social scientists and psychologists interested in study of the change processes in society. Although the issue of social change has received wider attention, there has been limited engagement with the psychological underpinnings of change processes. There are important theoretical and methodological developments in social and political psychology that would benefit social science research on social change whereas social and political psychology would also certainly stand to gain by developing contextually embedded and culturally relevant accounts of social change. Therefore, an interdisciplinary dialogue about psychological underpinnings of social change becomes an imperative. Given the complexity of the issues involved, the proposed conference takes an interdisciplinary stance to present, contest and provide some kind of a perspective which would facilitate deeper understanding of psychological aspects of social change. Importantly, this conference aims to provide a platform to develop a culturally sensitive and social relevant psychology of social change.

Speakers:

Stephen Reicher
Surinder Jodhka
Nicholas Hopkins
Girishwar Misra