Blogs and social media: free attention?

McGowan, J. (2015) Blogs and social media: free attention? In: British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Society Annual Conference, 2nd-4th December, 2015, London.

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What do clinical psychologists do? Among many other things we are often engaged in trying to make sense of complex stuff. Clinically, or in research or in the way we try and understand the world around us. Plenty of us like to communicate that understanding (or attempt at it!) via traditional channels such as journal articles, conference presentations and books. Estimates vary as to how many people read or hear such things but everyone agrees it’s usually not many. How can we reach wider audiences? John talks about the experience of using social media and blogging platforms to reach a wider audience, trying to make dry academics more appealing, and what’s it’s like do anything for ratings.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0790 Mental health services. Mental illness prevention
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology > Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology
Depositing User: Dr John McGowan
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2016 15:38
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2016 15:38

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