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Stephen Reicher

Stephen Reicher

Professor of Psychology, University of St Andrews
My research interests are, broadly: The issues of group behaviour and the individual-social relationship.

More specifically, my recent research can be grouped into three areas.

The first is an attempt to develop a model of crowd action that accounts for both social determination and social change.

The second concerns the construction of social categories through language and action.

The third concerns political rhetoric and mass mobilisation - especially around the issue of national identity.

Currently, I am starting work on a Leverhulme funded project (jointly with Nick Hopkins of Lancaster University) looking at the impact of devolution on Scottish identity and social action in Scotland.

Capitol assault: the real reason Trump and the crowd almost killed US democracy

Jan 07, 2022 06:01 am UTC| Politics Insights & Views

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