Author Archives: Alison Kidd

About Alison Kidd

Research Psychologist

What does redundant really mean?

It looks like masses of people will become redundant as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown. And our economic systems and government policies have made paid employment the sole means to reliably feed, clothe and house your family.  It is … Continue reading

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The Covid who came for G&T

OK, so the unexpected ring at the door WAS a surprise but I (being both ‘home’ and ‘alert’) saw it as an opportunity to face the enemy and try to understand her perspective on causing a devestating pandemic. She did … Continue reading

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What effect is Covid-19 having on our thinking?

Stuck at home in isolation, I’ve been wondering (as have many others) what impact Covid-19 is having on our thinking about the world we’d like to inhabit beyond the pandemic. In this weird, lonely and suspended state, we long for … Continue reading

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Our shadow selves…

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Technology trials & tribulations

The Prospectory agenda  (assuming we were ever formal enough to have such a thing) suffered a significant set back when Peter was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in December 2017. Having said that, our combined interests in technology and psychology … Continue reading

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Enjoying irrationality

“What I like doing best is Nothing.” “How do you do Nothing?,” asked Pooh after he had wondered for a long time. “Well, it’s when people call out at you just as you’re going off to do it, ‘What are … Continue reading

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A small rant about project ‘outcomes’

I’ve just completed a project proposal which required a section entitled ‘Outcomes’ ( “The way a thing turns out” according to the OED). Grant Applications often require this too along with a description of  “Outputs” (“The amount of something produced … Continue reading

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