On cognitive dissonance and social identity – big bosses, talent for people and sapiens.

I only realised how excited I am about social psychology when I stumbled upon some well-known concepts and theories in a couple of books I’ve been reading lately. That made me reflect on what I actually know about social psychology and I even went back to my course books and materials to do a semi-propper fact check. This time it’s about how individuals create their identity, or their self-concepts, in relation to their employer and how cognitive dissonance may (or may not) account for certain behaviours. Identity has been central in for example Kajsa Asplund’s “Talang för människor” or a bit more subtle in Palm’s & Alsgren’s “The Big Boss” alongside cognitive dissonance which also plays a role in Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. Join me on a journey through three almost randomly selected books and what they can tell us about how psychological concepts are used in popular literature.

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Salemmordet ur ett social psykologiskt perspektiv

Salemmordet betecknar mordet på Daniel Wretström år 2000 som oftast liknas med startskottet för Salemmarschen, ” den största nazistiska manifestationen i Norden” (lyssna på P3 Dokumentär här). Inom ramen för mina psykologi studier fick jag analysera händelserna ur ett social psykologiskt perspektiv. Nedan delar jag med mig av min inlämningsuppgift.

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