The Annual Social Psychology Conference 2022


Divisions: Visual and other approaches to current social psychology

5-6 May 2022

University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio campus

The theme of Social Psychology Days in 2022 – DIVISIONS – combines two socially topical themes: boundaries and disagreements, and visuals and images. Conflicts, categorizations and intergroup divisions are always relevant in Social Psychology. The change in the forms of communication and interaction as well as the ever-expanding use of social media have made images – in numerous different forms – an area of research that interests social scientists. Research on the visual requires both new theoretical and methodological openings, which may provide fresh perspectives on classical questions in Social Psychology. We understand DIVISIONS to open a broad platform that connects a number of research trends beyond disciplines since it addresses topics related to different kinds of divisions in contemporary societies and/or visual approaches to Social Psychology at large.  

The keynote speakers are Professor Kevin Durrheim, University of Kwazulu-Natal (South-Africa), Professor Stephen Reicher, University of St. Andrew (United Kingdom), Associate Professor Vlad Glăveanu, Webster University (Switzerland) and University Lecturer Tuija Saresma, University of Jyväskylä (Finland). Working groups in Finnish and in English will convene during the days.