Dr Gordon Sammut

Dr Gordon Sammut

Visiting Fellow

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Gordon is a senior lecturer in social psychology at the University of Malta and visiting fellow at the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at the LSE. He graduated from his Doctoral studies in Social Psychology at the LSE in 2011. At the University of Malta he coordinates a masters by research programme in psychological studies and supervises a number of doctoral studies. He has participated in MIRIPS, an international study that investigated multiculturalism, integration and intercultural contact in 17 countries. He is also a member of the Horizon 2020 funded Re.Cri.Re project that seeks to investigate cultural dynamics in policymaking in Europe across various domains and countries. His present interests concern intercultural and intergroup relations, the theory of social representations, modalities of social influence, and issues relating to divergent perspectives in social relations that may precipitate a spiral of conflict between diverse groups. He is coeditor of Papers on Social Representations and chief-editor of Cultural Encounters and Social Solidarity [special issue: Papers on Social Representations, 2011], The Cambridge Handbook of Social Representations [2015, Cambridge University Press], Understanding the Self and Others: Explorations in Intersubjectivity and Interobjectivity [2013, Routledge], and Methods of Psychological Intervention: Yearbook of Idiographic Science Vol. VII [2016, Information Age]. Gordon is also associate editor of Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology.

 

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Intercultural relations in plural and diverse societies; social representations theory; argumentation and attributions of knowledge and ignorance; social influence; interobjectivity