Think Kent Lecture Series

Q-Step staff have been involved the Think Kent lecture series, a university-wide project to showcase the expertise of Kent's researchers. These videos show the kinds of things you might study during one of our quantitative research degree programmes

Benefit claimants: stereotypes and implicit attitudes | Dr Robert de Vries

Our everyday lives are awash with stereotypes. Through the media and through everyday conversation the picture we are given of certain social groups is slanted, simplified, and often negative. Women may be portrayed as incompetent, irrational, or emotional (or sometimes all three). Black men may be portrayed as angry and aggressive. Even if, consciously, we passionately disagree with these stereotypes, they may still affect our unconscious thoughts and reactions.

In this lecture, Dr Robert de Vries explores these unconscious attitudes, with particular reference to how we might feel about a particularly maligned social group – welfare benefit claimants.


Flexible working: The way of the future? | Dr Heejung Chung 

The way we work has changed considerably in recent years with an increasing number of people gaining access to flexible working and more control over their work schedules. But in reality, has such flexibility given employees more freedom and autonomy?




Lone Parents and Welfare to Work | Dr Tina Haux



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Last Updated: 31/07/2017