Community Psychology Section

The Psychology of Democracy – 22nd May, 2015, 10am – 4.30pm

The Psychology of Democracy – 22nd May, 2015, 10am – 4.30pm

What will happen after the General Election?  Will our votes mean we get the politicians we deserve and how will they make things happen?  How much importance should we place on what we are told before and after the election? These are questions which underpin the way our democracy functions, but how well it works may be another question altogether.

To mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and this election year, the University of Salford is delighted to invite you to this one day event featuring talks and debates with psychologists and political thinkers who have researched and consulted on these issues with the aim of ensuring we get the best from our current system.

Speakers include Professor Matt Flinders (author of ‘Defending Politics’), Professor Jo Silvester (designer of candidate selection systems for two of the major political parties), Dr Richard Kwiatkowski (leading psychological interviewer of UK MPs), Dr Peter Bull (expert analyst of political speeches), Dr Sharon Coen (media psychologist who assesses public perceptions of politicians) and Dr Ashley Weinberg (editor of ‘The Psychology of Politicians’ and researcher into MPs’ mental health).

In the spirit of democracy this event is free! Lunch is also provided. Please register using the link below: