Social Psychology Days 2021 Helsinki (Zoom)

‘The Multiple Angles of Well-being’

April 15-16, 2021

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Research Professor Jari Hakanen (Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland): “The positive state of work engagement – drivers, outcomes and the challenge of Covid for well-being.”

Dr Cristian Tileagă (Loughborough University, UK): “The emotional capital of solidarity: Understanding sympathy with victims of online misogyny”

Dr Tracy Morison (Massey University, New Zealand): “‘We are not OK until we are all OK’: Advancing Reproductive Health, Justice, and Well-Being in Social Research”

Dr Samantha Heintzelman, (Rutgers University-Newark, USA):  Meaning in Everyday Life”

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At the current times of heightened uncertainty, human well-being arises as an ever more pertinent issue worth addressing from a multitude of scientific angles. This uncertainty can relate to issues such as health at the face of pandemics or climate change. In addition, uncertainty is involved in polarized and even aggressively enforced group divisions and politicized negotiations around equal rights to security.

At Social Psychology Days 2021, we wish to engage with the question of how social psychology in its various forms can address and enhance well-being empirically and theoretically. We will explore interventions into well-being, research on knowledge-making practices, and everyday understandings around it. We also wish to engage with inequalities related to well-being, how well-being is defined in relation to ill-being, whose well-being comes to matter in societal practices, and what kinds of norms and realities underlie our definitions of well-being. Finally, we wish to address the question of what the grounds are for building solidarity around well-being, and in turn, how solidarity-building practices can enhance well-being.

The conference is free of charge.

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