Taught by HCD staff, the Department of Social Psychology offers a unique research led masters programme which explores the role of community participation and small scale collective action in public health and the mechanisms whereby community development approaches have the potential to lead not only to improved health, but also to transformatory social action.
HCD’s Ines Mahr leads debates about teaching peace psychology
Current HCD student Ines-Lena Mahr, has been invited to present her undergraduate dissertation at the 2014 convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington DC. Her dissertation involved the design of a curriculum to introduce undergraduate students to the field of peace psychology, based on the teaching method of problem based learning (PBL). Ines is planning a career either in the field of peace education, teaching peace psychology to undergraduate students, or as a community psychologist, focusing on processes of forgiveness and reconciliation.