Category Archives: psychology

Things I’ve written lately, mostly elsewhere.

I’m rather aware that I’ve been neglecting this blog lately.  It’s not because I’ve been inactive, the opposite, in fact.  So here is a list of the most important things I’ve written over the last year and a bit. “Properly” … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, ecology, economics, Latin America, Manchester, politics, psychology, social policy, Spain | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CIA torture report: torture is but one aspect of this war.

The appearance of the US Senate report on torture practices by the CIA in the US “War on Terror” has confirmed the scale of torture by this agency of the USA State. I’m pleased to have been an early voice … Continue reading

Posted in politics, psychology | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Liberation and living well

This week I’ve been busy in two distinct areas of “scholarly activism”.  At first sight they might seem very disparate, but I think they are part of the same overall project. On Monday, the Steady State Manchester collective, of which … Continue reading

Posted in coloniality, ecology, economics, psychology, thinkers | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Brazil 2014, and it’s not about football!

Fortaleza, August / September 2014 We have come to Fortaleza, Ceará, North East Brazil for a conference, holiday and study tour. I was here just over two years ago on my post-retirement tour of Latin America, and found the type … Continue reading

Posted in Latin America, psychology, travel | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I’ve been otherwise engaged.

Some recent posts elsewhere. First the initiative I began among community psychologists on the assault on the people of Gaza: Statement of support and solidarity with the people of Gaza 19 July, 2014   The next 5 together form a … Continue reading

Posted in ecology, economics, Manchester, politics, psychology | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Re-framing the mess we’re in: ideology-action-structure complexes and coloniality.

Originally posted on Uncommontater:
Re-framing the mess we’re in:  ideology-action-structures and coloniality. This is a working paper in which I explore some ideas I’ve been working with.  It takes a long and comprehensive view of where we are, how we…

Posted in coloniality, Disability, ecology, Equality, ideology, psychology | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Jokes and the unconscious

More light relief from the usual heavy issues of social, economic and ecological crisis.   Have you ever made a joke while asleep?  Well I’ve woken up singing (sort of operatically!) and shouting.  I’ve spoken Spanish (when using the language a … Continue reading

Posted in everyday life, humour, psychology | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The psychologists gather

Just back from Harrogate where the British Psychological Society were meeting.   Why go there when I’m so ambivalent about these professional clubs?  Well they were kind enough to give me an award for ‘the promotion of equality of opportunity’, for … Continue reading

Posted in coloniality, politics, psychology | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment