CResPP - Centre for Research in Political Psychology at Queen's University Belfast
What Does the Centre for Research in Political Psychology Do?
The Centre for Research in Political Psychology (CResPP) does research, teaching and community service in political psychology, and has a particular focus on understanding conflictual versus harmonious inter-group relations, new forms of political engagement, active citizenship and political cognitions in the context of multi-cultural and multi-faith societies. CResPP is well placed in Belfast, benefiting from the socio-political history of, and recent developments in, Northern Ireland.
CResPP promotes research in political psychology conducted within different epistemological and theoretical frameworks and employing both quantitative and qualitative methods. It engages critically with existing theoretical debates, contributes to the development of new research agendas and provides innovative and useful answers to societal concerns. To achieve its goals, CResPP engages in collaborations with researchers from other cognate disciplines such as Politics, Sociology and Anthropology. Look at our Research Projects and Research Outputs for more information.
Regarding teaching, CResPP members are involved in an MSc programme in Political Psychology offered by the School of Psychology, the first in the UK.
CResPP also provides community service. Societal actors such as journalists, members of non-governmental organisations, politicians or teachers can seek advice in political psychological questions from CResPP. Simply contact one of our members by email or telephone.