Speaker Series

Each year the Department has a series of lectures delivered by external researchers and speakers.  Staff, students and the public are all welcome to attend the lectures.

The POWER Centre (People and Well-Being in the Everyday Research Centre) and the Department of Psychology and Counselling invite you to attend the next event in our 2016-17 Public Lecture Series:

Guest speaker: Professor Constanine Sedikides

​Professor Constantine Sedikides is a Professor of Social and Personality Psychology, and the Director of the Centre for Research on Self Identity at the University of Southampton.

Date: Thursday 16th February 2017

Time: 5:30 to 6:30pm

Venue: AB 1.01

Abstract: Narcissism has been defined and operationalised as an agentic trait: Narcissists satisfy their self-needs (i.e., grandiosity, esteem, entitlement, power) in the agentic domain (i.e., competence-relevant). This is known as agentic narcissism. I will introduce a different form of narcissism, communal narcissism. Such narcissists satisfy their self-needs (i.e., grandiosity, esteem, entitlement, power) in the communal domain (i.e., relationship-relevant). I will discuss differences between these constructs as well as behavioural implications.

The lecture is open to all faculty, staff, students, and members of the general public.  

Booking is not necessary, but places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, so please arrive in plenty of time.

For more information, please contact Roy Spina at r.spina@chi.ac.uk.

Upcoming speakers:

  • Dr Clare Wilson, Research Director, University of Portsmouth. The Self-Management of Mental Health
  • Professor James W. Pennebaker, Regents Professor of Psychology, University of Texas, Positive Psychology, Language Use and Well-Being

Recent distinguished speakers who have visited the Department include:

  • Professor Aldert Vrij, University of Portsmouth, Cognitive lie detection: A theoretical and empirical overview
  • Dr Susan J. Rickard Liow, National University of Singapore, Variations in Bilingual Children’s Spelling Development: Models and Applications
  • Professor David Wilson, Birmingham City University, A structural model for understanding the behaviour of serial killers
  • Professor Patrick Sturgis, Director of ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, University of Southampton, What makes trusters trust?
  • Dr Richard de Visser, Reader, University of Sussex, Encouraging adherence to alcohol intake guidelines through use of unit-marked glasses: An intervention study among adults
  • Dr Katherine Bradbury, Research Fellow, University of Southampton, The person-based approach to developing health-related behaviour change interventions
  • Dr Rebecca Graber, Research Fellow, at the University of Sussex, Title: What about your friends? A peer-based approach to psychological resilience and health
  • Dr Lorenzo Stafford, Senior Lecturer, University of Portsmouth, Last Orders At The Bar? Using Health And Psychobiological Approaches To Understanding Alcohol