Wednesday 15 July 2020 1:00 PM - Wednesday 15 July 2020 2:00 PM


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University of Waikato

An Engaged and Relational Psychology for Flourishing and Inclusive Communities

What kind of psychological scholarship can facilitate human understanding and flourish in the 21st century?

Many students come to study psychology because they want to learn about people and help their communities. This puts the onus on those of us who teach in the discipline to deliver a psychology that is engaged and responsive.

This webinar is based on over a decade of research-informed teaching practice. Central here are questions about what kind of psychological scholarship can facilitate human understanding and flourishing in the 21st century. Such questions have been at the forefront for the six authors (which includes Dr Stolte) involved in the production of the 2nd edition of an undergraduate textbook titled ‘Social Psychology and Everyday Life.’

The intent is to offer an engaged and relational psychology, which readers can then meld with their own interests and approaches. Accordingly, our undergraduate textbook, with a new psychological perspective, is a conduit for a dynamic ‘living’ psychology that can be applied and reshaped in ways that are relevant to the everyday life of diverse communities in different times.

The common thread across diverse issues, concepts and approaches in this book is the dignity of all human beings and the inseparability of the human experience from wider contexts and intergroup histories. Rather than presenting psychology as a static blueprint, we will draw on pluralistic histories of psychological thinking from around the world.

About Dr Ottilie Stolte
Dr Ottilie Stolte is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Waikato, New Zealand where she teaches social, societal and community psychology. Particular research interests include poverty, precarity, homelessness, health inequalities and urban sustainability. In her research, seeks to understand contemporary psychological issues within the broader social, cultural and political contexts of people's everyday lives. As Principal Investigator for the Māori Psychology Research Unit, Dr Stolte works alongside Māori and Indigenous colleagues and students to advance inclusive, relational and contextualized scholarship in psychology. She is an associate member of the Ending Poverty & Inequalities Research Cluster (EPIC), and shares a commitment towards social justice, equity and human flourishing.

Webinar Details
When: Wednesday, 15 July 2020 at 1:00pm
Where: Zoom Meeting
Please register via Eventbrite and you will receive a Zoom URL link and passcode to join the meeting.