Goldsmiths researchers have taken to social media site, reddit, to take part in huge open discussions about their work with a truly global audience.
Each day, reddit hosts ‘Ask Me Anything’ sessions with its nine million-strong science community and Goldsmiths psychologists and politics researchers have attracted thousands of questions and comments from members. These discussions have featured on reddit’s homepage and weekly round-up email and are read by tens of millions of people.
Read the exchanges between Goldsmiths researchers and the reddit community:
- Professor Chris French, Director of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London on the psychology of paranormal belief and paranormal experiences.
- The Forensic Psychology Unit were joined by world renowned honorary member Professor Elizabeth Loftus to discuss how psychology can improve the criminal justice system.
- Dr Will Davies, Director of the Political Economy Research Centre at Goldsmiths on how ‘happiness’ has become an obsession for governments and businesses, helping to shape public policy, marketing and management.
- Goldsmiths' Dr Marco Gillies and Dr Sylvia Pan were joined by tech entrepreneur Harry Brenton to discuss the future of virtual reality for gaming and applications for health.
- Dr Alice Jones Bartolli, Director of the Unit of School and Family Studies in the Department of Psychology, on psychopathy and childhood development
- Prof Chris French Director of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London on the psychology of paranormal belief and paranormal experiences
- Prof Yulia Kovas, Director of The Accessible Genetics Consortium, on accessible genetics and the post genomic era
Further AMAs are planned for 2017.