Emotions – Critical Social Psychology

he aim of this position paper is to track your thinking about a specific topic through the process described above by writing 5 short pieces as entries in a blog:

1. A synthesis of and reflection on position paper 1, prior to any inquiry.

2. An exploration of the topic from the perspective pf mainstream social psychology, using some of the key questions generated by your group in the first group inquiry.

3. Your critical review.

4. An exploration of the topic from the perspective of critical social psychology, using some of the key questions generated by your group in the second group inquiry.

5. A final commentary in which you explain your process on inquiry and what you learnt about the topic. There might be some shifts in your thinking as a result of your use of notions from critical social psychology. However, it is also possible that you do not agree with the latter and instead, found good reasons to continue to use theories and methods from mainstream social psychology.

PATCH 2

Each student chose two questions to concentrate on and has been working on them. You are now to write an individual piece describing your progress in tackling these two key questions. Start by stating the questions and providing a brief, but strong, justification (rationale) for choosing these questions. Explain your progress so far. Your readings will have been in Mainstream Social Psychology. This entry should be 400 words

PATCH 3

Each student chose two new questions to concentrate on and has been working on them. Your 3rd ‘patch’ will describe your progress in tackling these two key questions. Start by stating the questions and providing a brief, but strong, justification (rationale) for choosing these questions. Explain your progress so far (i.e. how these questions can be answered). Your readings will have been in Critical Social Psychology. This entry should also be 400 words

Patch 4:

Your critical review (800 words) – posted to you blog on the day when you present in the seminar

PATCH 5:

Final commentary (500 words) – stored in blog by 3RD May