The origin of this conference stems from a gap we perceived in the dissertation process. To analogize it to a famous thought experiment – if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? If months of hard work resulted in a document that just went from student to marker and was ultimately archived – did it make an impact? We thought perhaps not.
The idea of this day is thus manifold: to give prior year MSc students a platform to showcase their research, to allow current year MSc students to be exposed to the types of research they could undertake in their own dissertations, and perhaps most importantly, to facilitate knowledge exchange and provide an opportunity for collective feedback and discussion – something that is integral to the progression of science itself. After all, the Latin root of the word dissertation is dissertare – which means continue to discuss. We hope everyone leaves with the spirit of continuous discussion today.
Going forward, the aim of the DisCo Initiative is to provide exposure to the dissertations, and create a network of current students, alumni students, professors and on the long run companies to share the knowledge and facilitate a discussion.
The DisCo Team
Dr. Frédéric Basso
Special thanks to Jacq Crane, Gemma Hutchinson and Champa Heidbrink of the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science for all the support you provided us with.
Welcome: Why are we here?
The DisCo Team
Dr. Frédéric Basso
Social & Cultural Psychology
Understanding a liminal condition: Representing the “Vegetative State” in Italian, Indian and UK news.
Edoardo Zulato, MSc Social and Cultural Psychology
“If we let them in, they will try to take our country again”: The influence of collective memory on present attitudes in Lebanon.
Mariam Khoury, MSc Social and Cultural Psychology
Caught in the crossfire: Colombian conflict victims’ representation of peace, conflict and violence.
Natalia Fanjul, MSc Social and Cultural Psychology
“I don’t want to be seen by them as someone with ‘problems’, I want to be seen as a fun, intelligent sex goddess!”: An Examination of How Autistic Women Use Blogs to Represent Their Autism.
Mattie Kendall, MSc Social and Cultural Psychology
Organisational & Social Psychology
In search for Greater good in the private sector: A quantitative analysis of social-oriented meaning in the private sector.
Ayala Schlesinger, MSc Organisational and Social Psychology
Integrating Individual and Collective: A Paradox Perspective on Organisational Socialisation in a Self-Managing Organisation.
Åsa Jonsson, MSc Organisational and Social Psychology
Why work? Social representations of work in the context of dialogicality at a Saudi Arabian Bedouin village under transition.
Ali Amhaz, MSc Organisational and Social Psychology
Psychology of Economic Life
Solving one problem at the time: an analysis of problem solving in the context of a citizen participation project.
Filippo Muzi Falconi, MSc Psychology of Economic Life
Escaping Traditional Problem-Solving: The Effects of Leadership and Labour Division on Group Problem-Solving.
Lindsey Depledge, MSc Psychology of Economic Life
“Say Cheese!” Humane Halos from Environmental Practices in Dairy Production.
Heidi Zamzow, MSc Psychology of Economic Life
Panel: What did we learn today?
The DisCo Team + Dr. Frédéric Basso
Networking & Drinks
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Parish Hall - PA.1.02
Sheffield Street, London WC2A 2AP