In the aftermath of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, three psychologists reflect on complacency, emotional decision-making and how we might reconcile.
John McGowan, Angela Gilchrist and Rachel Terry discuss the psychology of the forthcoming UK referendum on membership of the European Union.
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A transcript of this discussion can be found here.
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Some links mentioned in the show
Daily Telegraph Piece about Daniel Kahneman’s views on ‘anger and irritation’ in the Referendum
John’s McGowan on the Scottish Independence Referendum (from 2014 – 2nd piece in feature. The other two are very interesting also!)
A short introduction to Social Identity Theory.
A very interesting piece by Matthew D’Ancona about some of the expectations on both sides of the argument.
The UK in a Changing Europe project is a network of social scientists providing evidence-based, non-partisan analysis of the UK’s relationship to the EU.
Full Fact offers analysis of the claims made by both sides in the Referendum.
Producer: John McGowan
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