Dr. Lynne Friedli – ‘Welfare Reform and the Rise of Psychological Fundamentalism: The Case of Workfare’ (Lecture, Durham, 7th May 2014)

This paper is concerned with growing influence of  psychology  and the role of psycho-policy in formulating and gaining consent for the current regime of welfare reform, notably in the roll out of the Department for Work and Pensions Workfare programme.  What emerges is the construction of a psychological ideal that embodies the norms and values Read the full article…

Translating Happiness: Medicine, Culture & Social Progress (CFP, Special Issue, Health, Culture & Society)

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Health, Culture and Society: Translating Happiness: Medicine, Culture and Social Progress This year the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) proclaimed March 20th the International Day of Happiness. This day is premised on international recognition of the pursuit of happiness as a fundamental human goal, and Read the full article…