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ABP Virtual Afternoon Tea Break with Dr Stephen Reicher 20th May

20 May 2020 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This event is now FULLY BOOKED, if you would like to be added to the waiting list please email Jade at


The ABP has long discussed the idea of facilitating online meetings, and the strange times in which we are now living have helped to push this agenda item to the fore!  We’d like to facilitate the ABP community to come together and support each other and are proposing you block out an hour on each Friday at 2.30 to join us with a cup of tea (or coffee!)

Professor Stephen Reicher

The role of leadership in developing skills for collective behaviour.


Currently advising the government on social and collective behaviour, Stephen is coming to speak to us about the value of leaders being able to bring people together and be able to develop ‘collective’ behaviour. He’ll be sharing how we as psychologists working with leaders can help them develop the skills they need to influence groups.

The research of Stephen D. Reicher – current Professor of Social Psychology at the University of St. Andrews, – focuses on group behaviour. In fact, his studies in the area of crowd psychology have been described as “path-breaking.” In 2002 Reicher and fellow psychology professor Alex Haslam produced a BBC documentary titled The Experiment, which was a re-examination of concerns raised in Zimbardo’s famous “Stanford Prison Experiment.”

Reicher received the British Psychological Society’s Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Psychology for his work on the TV documentary, which is said to have “changed [the] basic understanding of how groups and power work.” The results have been published in textbooks as well as scientific journals. Reicher is at present a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

If you’re interested to learn more about Stephen prior to the session on the 15th, here he is a link to his episode on the BBC show ‘The life scientific’.


Instructions are to:

  1. Register – only 25 tickets available!
  2. Bring your tea (or coffee) to your own table on Friday.
  3. Click on the link we send those who register
  4. Bring your brain, your sense of humour and engage with your fellow members.


We’d also like to take this opportunity to ask you for your thoughts on what sort of topics you’d like us to discuss and as well as ideas for what you think the ABP could do to support and help members for the foreseeable future. Please email your suggestions.  Naturally, it will be completely free to ABP members to attend.


20 May 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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