18th June 2020 | Live Stream

Want to understand our psychological responses to the pandemic? Us too - so please may we present Prof Stephen Reicher.

This Thursday 18th June at 7:30 pm at Salon Lockdown hear Stephen Reicher, a Professor of Social Psychology from the University of St Andrews and behavioural science advisor during the pandemic, explain the psychology of us as a group - what brought us together to defeat the virus and what pulled us apart from each other.

Stephen will be explaining how important harnessing group psychology is in dealing with the pandemic - the opportunities the government had in communicating messages - the ones that worked and the ones that didn't. He'll be looking back over the messaging we have received since the start of the pandemic and explaining how this has affected how we have behaved. 

These illuminating findings have been published as Together Apart (which we are so pleased to be able to offer you a copy to read here if you would like to read before or after) with three other leading international social psychologists. Stephen will explain exactly how psychological theory and the social identity approach can help us better understand and what could happen next in response to the COVID-19 crisis, and we are so pleased to have him on the Salon Lockdown digital stage.

Stephen will be in conversation with Salon Lockdown’s Helen Bagnall before we open to your questions - LIVE. We leave plenty of space for questions and everyone is invited to get involved to understand the psychology of the last few months a little deeper.

This Salon is free and open to all as part of our commitment to get us together with big ideas in lockdown. If you would like to support, please consider making a £5 donation. Alternatively, become a member and get unlimited access to all Salon events, live and online, across the year.