Where are you from?The importance of place for identityJenna CondieLecturer in Psychology@jennacondiePsychology Seminar Se...
OverviewMy PhDMy PhDjourneyjourney
EnvironmentalPsychology
EnvironmentalConditions Flickr: Gene Hunt
AnnoyanceAnnoyanceStressStressManage, mitigate,Manage, mitigate,& control…& control…
‘Objective’measurement
Establishing exposure-responserelationshipsLink: http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Default.aspx?Menu=Menu&Module=More&Location=Non...
Measuringhuman responseas ‘annoyance’Thinking about the last 12 months or so, when indoors at home, how bothered, annoyed ...
PhD Research““A common story of the professional developmentA common story of the professional developmentof most qualitat...
Moving from……a position of knowing to a position of understanding...…takes time!
PhD wordle from 2009
PhD wordle from 2013
Environmental conditions as ‘place’Environmental conditions as ‘place’Flickr: fsse8infoFlickr: khym54 Flickr: Bob the cour...
Link: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?The broader context where environmentalconditions “are only part of the story”(Mo...
Language as agency and structure:Language as agency and structure:That’s so annoyingThat’s so annoyingMusic to my earsMusi...
Places are“doubly constructed”(Gieryn, 2002, p. 465)Motive for placeconstructions –identity work!Theimportanceof language
““One of the waysOne of the wayspeople use placepeople use placein interaction isin interaction isas a resource foras a re...
Dialogical Self(Bakhtin, 1986; Hermans, 2004)Hi, I’m fromManchesterHi, I’m fromManchester I’m fromManchester tooI’m fromMa...
From the monologue of the individual toFrom the monologue of the individual tothe dialogue of multiple voicesthe dialogue ...
The (In)Significance of RailwaysDonna: well the house that we previously lived in was only atwo bedroomed house and we had...
Lived ideologiesLived ideologies(Billig et al., 1988)(Billig et al., 1988)Kindly drawn byKindly drawn by@coen_sharon this@...
‘A peaceful and quiet place’Jenna: What’s the area like?Roxanne: The areas good, the areas good, it’squiet, apart from the...
‘‘Trouble’ (Wetherell, 1998)Trouble’ (Wetherell, 1998)Chris:Chris: …the only one, the only concern was the…the only one, t...
Three interpretative repertoires:•Strategies of ‘normification’ (Bush et al., 2001)•Construct moral selves (e.g. tolerant)...
You get used to itLink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNDIiXrjV-8
• Spoiled identity (Goffman, 1963)• Ideological Dilemma – finding somewhere to liveversus living alongside railways• Makin...
Miles Apart?RelativismPositivism ConstructionismRealismQuantitative Qualitative
Back together…Response (e.g. annoyance)Exposure(e.g.noiselevel)Place ChangeAdaptationNew SourcesSustainability
‘Identity’ mattersto policy making•Behaviour•Health & Well-being•Social Change•Driver paper onplace-based andenvironmental...
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  • - - Research interface between psychology and sociology
  • Place and identity – theoretical framework I developed and applied to the context of living alongside railways
  • Situate the research in its wider field of environmental psychology, social psychological influence. 1960s – city life as stressful. Growing awareness of ‘the environment’ semi independent field of attention.
  • Where are you from ? Place and Identity

    1. 1. Where are you from?The importance of place for identityJenna CondieLecturer in Psychology@jennacondiePsychology Seminar SeriesUniversity of SalfordMay 2013#salfordpsych
    2. 2. OverviewMy PhDMy PhDjourneyjourney
    3. 3. EnvironmentalPsychology
    4. 4. EnvironmentalConditions Flickr: Gene Hunt
    5. 5. AnnoyanceAnnoyanceStressStressManage, mitigate,Manage, mitigate,& control…& control…
    6. 6. ‘Objective’measurement
    7. 7. Establishing exposure-responserelationshipsLink: http://randd.defra.gov.uk/Default.aspx?Menu=Menu&Module=More&Location=None&Completed=0&ProjectID=15949Defra Project (NANR209)Published: March 2011
    8. 8. Measuringhuman responseas ‘annoyance’Thinking about the last 12 months or so, when indoors at home, how bothered, annoyed or disturbed have you been by feeling vibration or shaking or hearing or seeing things rattle, vibrate or shake caused by ________________.Would you say not at all, slightly, moderately, very or extremely? Thinking about the last 12 months or so, when indoors at home, how bothered, annoyed or disturbed have you been by feeling vibration or shaking or hearing or seeing things rattle, vibrate or shake caused by ________________.Would you say not at all, slightly, moderately, very or extremely? 
    9. 9. PhD Research““A common story of the professional developmentA common story of the professional developmentof most qualitative researchers…goes somethingof most qualitative researchers…goes somethinglike this: dissatisfaction with quantitative orlike this: dissatisfaction with quantitative orexperimental methods has led many of us to adoptexperimental methods has led many of us to adoptalternative, qualitative methods and, perhaps, toalternative, qualitative methods and, perhaps, towonder how our own perspective and experienceswonder how our own perspective and experiencesenter into, transform or change the issue or areaenter into, transform or change the issue or areabeing investigated (as well as ourselves)”being investigated (as well as ourselves)”(Sullivan, 2002, p. 3).(Sullivan, 2002, p. 3).
    10. 10. Moving from……a position of knowing to a position of understanding...…takes time!
    11. 11. PhD wordle from 2009
    12. 12. PhD wordle from 2013
    13. 13. Environmental conditions as ‘place’Environmental conditions as ‘place’Flickr: fsse8infoFlickr: khym54 Flickr: Bob the courier
    14. 14. Link: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?The broader context where environmentalconditions “are only part of the story”(Moser, 2009, p.1).
    15. 15. Language as agency and structure:Language as agency and structure:That’s so annoyingThat’s so annoyingMusic to my earsMusic to my earsAgency Structure
    16. 16. Places are“doubly constructed”(Gieryn, 2002, p. 465)Motive for placeconstructions –identity work!Theimportanceof language
    17. 17. ““One of the waysOne of the wayspeople use placepeople use placein interaction isin interaction isas a resource foras a resource forconstructingconstructingidentity, one’sidentity, one’smeaning inmeaning inthe world”the world”(Myers, 2006, p. 39)(Myers, 2006, p. 39)Where you are is who you areDo we still need toDo we still need tobelong somewhere?belong somewhere?Place Identity (Dixon & Durrheim, 2000)
    18. 18. Dialogical Self(Bakhtin, 1986; Hermans, 2004)Hi, I’m fromManchesterHi, I’m fromManchester I’m fromManchester tooI’m fromManchester tooI’m fromSalfordI’m fromSalford
    19. 19. From the monologue of the individual toFrom the monologue of the individual tothe dialogue of multiple voicesthe dialogue of multiple voices‘‘Double voiced’ (Frank, 2005)Double voiced’ (Frank, 2005)‘…always an orientation to other’‘…always an orientation to other’(Madill & Sullivan, 2010, p. 2196)(Madill & Sullivan, 2010, p. 2196)Flickr:marsmet541
    20. 20. The (In)Significance of RailwaysDonna: well the house that we previously lived in was only atwo bedroomed house and we had two small children at thetime, a boy and a girl so it was a bit cramped we actually,well my parents knew the people who lived in this house priorto us and we were searching for somewhere to move to andthey just happened to say you know, come and have a lookat the house and we fell in love with it straight away andthat’s when we put an offer in and the rest is historyJenna: so can I ask sort of what were the reasons to move,for more space or?Donna: it was it was space, there’s a lot more land, there’s alot more space in the house as well, and even though withthe train line it is actually a peaceful area
    21. 21. Lived ideologiesLived ideologies(Billig et al., 1988)(Billig et al., 1988)Kindly drawn byKindly drawn by@coen_sharon this@coen_sharon thismorning…unprompted!morning…unprompted!‘‘The Rural Idyll’The Rural Idyll’Flickr: Katy Wrathall
    22. 22. ‘A peaceful and quiet place’Jenna: What’s the area like?Roxanne: The areas good, the areas good, it’squiet, apart from the trains, but like I say over theyears you just get used to them
    23. 23. ‘‘Trouble’ (Wetherell, 1998)Trouble’ (Wetherell, 1998)Chris:Chris: …the only one, the only concern was the…the only one, the only concern was thewhat do you call it, like freight and they’re reallywhat do you call it, like freight and they’re reallyearly hours and they do make a hell of a row,early hours and they do make a hell of a row,the screeching and the clanging, what is it, theythe screeching and the clanging, what is it, theygo through very slowly and then they’ll stop andgo through very slowly and then they’ll stop andthen they’ll pick up again but been here eightthen they’ll pick up again but been here eightyears and I couldn’t tell you when they come onyears and I couldn’t tell you when they come ona regular basis now, you just get used to it yeaha regular basis now, you just get used to it yeah
    24. 24. Three interpretative repertoires:•Strategies of ‘normification’ (Bush et al., 2001)•Construct moral selves (e.g. tolerant)•Manage and negotiated identities of placeThe Role of Adaptation
    25. 25. You get used to itLink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNDIiXrjV-8
    26. 26. • Spoiled identity (Goffman, 1963)• Ideological Dilemma – finding somewhere to liveversus living alongside railways• Making sense of ‘disruption’Railways as ‘commonplace’I suppose everyone lives near something thatmakes noise and I think its just a by-productof 21stcentury nowI suppose everyone lives near something thatmakes noise and I think its just a by-productof 21stcentury nowAllen
    27. 27. Miles Apart?RelativismPositivism ConstructionismRealismQuantitative Qualitative
    28. 28. Back together…Response (e.g. annoyance)Exposure(e.g.noiselevel)Place ChangeAdaptationNew SourcesSustainability
    29. 29. ‘Identity’ mattersto policy making•Behaviour•Health & Well-being•Social Change•Driver paper onplace-based andenvironmental change
    30. 30. Where are you from?The importance of place for identityJenna CondieLecturer in Psychology@jennacondiePsychology Seminar SeriesUniversity of SalfordMay 2013#salfordpsych
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