Critical and Social Psychology Group - Groups - University of Derby

Critical and Social Psychology Group

This group has a diverse membership covering many aspects of critical and social psychology. Group members adopt a range of both qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches. If you are interested in joining or want to learn more about the group, contact the co-ordinator Dr Carrie Childs at For more information about UK Social Psychology please visit

Selected recent research group publications

  • Childs, C. (in press). From reading minds to social interaction: Respecifying Theory of Mind. Human Studies.
  • Childs, C. (2012) Directing and requesting: Two interactive uses of the mental state terms 'want' and 'need'. Text and Talk, 32(6), 727-749.
  • Childs, C. (2012). 'I'm not X, I just want Y': Formulating 'wants' in interaction. Discourse Studies, 14(2), 181-196.
  • Chipchase L., Sheffield D., Hill P. (2012). The long-term effectiveness of pain management programs: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of  Pain Management,  5 (3), 00-00.
  • Gale, C., Baldwin, L., Staples, V., Montague, J., & Waldram, D. (2012). An exploration of the experience of mental health service users when they decide they would like to change or withdraw from prescribed medications. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 19(10), 853-859.
  • Hallam, J., Lee, H., & Das Gupta, M. (2012). Multiple interpretations of child art-the importance of context and perspective. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.  6(2), 185-193.
  • Hussain, Z., Griffiths, M.D. & Baguley, T. (2012). Online gaming addiction: classification, prediction and associated risk factors. Addiction Research & Theory 20, (5), 359-371.
  • Jones, M.V., Coffee, P., Sheffield, D., Yanguez, M. & Barker, J.B. (accepted). National identities and emotion: English and Spanish soccer fans' in the 2010 World Cup. Psychology of Sport and Exercise.
  • Orchard, L. J., Fullwood, C., Galbraith, N., & Morris, N. (in press). Individual differences as predictors of social networking.  Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.
  • Richardson, M., & Hallam, J., (in press) Exploring the Psychological Rewards of a Familiar Semi-Rural Landscape: Connecting to Local Nature Through a Mindful Approach. The Humanistic Psychologist

The Social Psychological Review

The Social Psychological Review is the periodical of the Social Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society. The periodical has two aims: first, to provide a forum for the dissemination of empirical research papers, theoretical work, and reviews on key topics and issues of interest to the social psychological community; second, to provide a channel for news and information about people, events, and publications that may be of interest to social psychologists.

The Editor of the journal is Dr Tom Reader (London School of Economics) and the Book Review Editor is Dr Claire Campbell (Edge Hill University).