European / International Joint Ph.D. in
Social Representation and Communication

Social Representations, Economy and Finance

  • X.1. Social Representations of Economy and Finance in specialised and generalist media during the current global financial crisis; Psychology of the stock market at the interface among financial advisors, investors and media; social representations and economic decision making: the role of mediating factors in the guided or self-oriented practices in traditional or new kinds of financial investments: Sapienza University of Rome – Italy; University of Nankai – China; CUNY, New York – USA
  • X.2. The single currency viewed through the lens of the multidimensional (local, regional, national and supranational) identities: a two-speed Europe, or two Europes? A mosaic of Images of Europe within and between the Euro zone and EU countries. Consumer familiarization, perceived inflation and adaptation strategies to the euro over the time. The global economic crisis and the dynamic of cause-effect in the explanations and justifications among expert and lay people. Political management of the financial crisis and the gap with citizens and real economy world: the growing anti-Euro, anti EU emerging protest movements and the new forms of participatory democracy and political activism mobilization through social networks; new risks of the labour market and social exclusion: Sapienza University of Rome – Italy; University of Vienna – Austria; University of Iasi – Romania; Masaryk University, Brno - Czech Republic
  • X.3. Walking on the brink: The social representations of European economic decisions facing the global crisis: justification of risky choices of political economy, use of metaphors in political economy theoretical debate, traditional media (radio, television, newspapers) communication on consequential decisions of political economy and its impact on the social representations of European integration, in times of global economic and financial crisis: Sapienza University of Rome – Italy; University of Vienna – Austria
  • X.4. Tax behaviour, social norms, justice; misperception of chance and loss repair: on the dynamics of tax compliance; decision process for ethical investment; money management in private households.  Social representations of tax practitioners by actors in the tax context: University of Vienna – Austria; Sapienza University of Rome – Italy
  • X.5. Consumer behaviour and consumer culture as a specific topic for environmental psychology: the relationship between consumption and citizenship and the consequences of consumer culture on the design and significance of urban environment: Sapienza University of Rome – Italy; University of Iasi – Romania
  • X.6. Social representations of work, integration dynamic and social changes; changes in the working life: story of companies and their employees; social represnetations of the work in the post-communist era: University of Ottawa – Canada; Contatto Lavoro – Italy; Matej Bel University – Slovakia