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Psychology as Social Science

Nikolas Rose, professor of sociology at LSE, will give a public lecture at the School on Monday 5 February. His lecture is entitled Psychology as Social Science.

This talk considers what it means to approach psychology as a 'social' science in a specific sense - that is to say it sketches out an approach to the analysis of the part that psychology - its languages, techniques, forms of expertise, self-technologies - played across the twentieth century in the development of social-welfare rationalities and technologies of government.

LSE has a long standing and recognised history in the field of societal and cultural psychology expressed both in the work pioneered by Hilda Himmelweit and her colleagues and in the current research and teaching carried out within the Department of Social Psychology. This lecture is one in a series of events that draws attention to both the past and present of Social Psychology at LSE and illuminates the articulations between social psychology and other disciplines of the social sciences

Nikolas Rose is professor of sociology and director of the BIOS Research Centre for the study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society at LSE

Dr Derek Hook, LSE, will chair this event.

Psychology as Social Science is on Monday 5 February 2007 at 6.30-8pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.


To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

26 January 2007