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Research Profile

Dr Steven Stanley  

Dr Steven Stanley
School:Social Sciences

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 74853
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74175
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Address:2.28 Glamorgan Building

Research Interests

Interdisciplinary critical social psychology, especially involving analyses of language use in action (e.g. discourse, rhetorical and conversation analysis) combined with broader social and ideological analysis.

Critiques and developments of the ‘discursive turn’ and empirical studies of embodiment, affect, and experience.

Integrations of critical social science with theory and practices deriving from early Pali Buddhism and modern secular traditions of mindfulness meditation (e.g. secular Buddhism, Buddhist sociology, Buddhist social theory, psychosocial criminology).

Mindfulness (including mindfulness-based interventions, meditation, and silent/relational retreat practice) as a topic and resource in the social psychological study of experience – especially as applied to masculinity, emotion, and social class.

Applied qualitative social psychological research in collaboration with professionals, groups and communities engaging with mindfulness in a variety of settings (e.g. mental health, prisons, youth offending).

Participatory pedagogy in Higher Education as applied to social psychology through engaging with traditions of contemplative education, especially mindfulness practices.