Social Psychology

One Man’s Pot Noodle Is Another Man’s Gold Pt III

Don’t judge a book by its cover. A tattered and worn book may contain the world’s greatest mystery. Likewise, not every book with a shiny flyleaf and pretty picture on the front has value. Be wise.


Social Identity, Labels, And Woking F.C. Pt III

We can’t sit by and allow people to be isolated and then be surprised when they find a place in an extremist group, turning their back on society, or worse, supporting Woking FC.

Social Identity, Labels, And Woking F.C. Pt II

Like it or not, you are in a group. Many groups. Parent, spouse, sport fan, vegan, hunter, political party affiliate. You, me, everyone – we’re in groups and we like it. It is so easy to see differences between us, but we become healthier, stronger, and have stronger mental health if we focus on the areas we have commonality.

Social Identity, Labels, And Woking F.C. Pt I

We apply labels to ourselves, and depending on who is reading the label the meaning may change. Describing someone as an immigrant, conservative, liberal, *insert religion*, *insert nationality*, or Woking FC supporter means different things to different people. We love labels. The problem isn’t that we use labels, the problem is that we allow them to become a definition of the whole person.