Open Psychology Research Centre, Psychology, Research in the School

Intergenerational play at a distance: Using technology to support grandparent-grandchild relationships

Photo Credit: Pexels Images By Professor Rose Capdevila and Dr Lisa Lazard (Psychology & Counselling-FASS) and Anna Taylor (Independent Researcher), Amanda Gummer (FUNdamentally Children) Research suggests that the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren can have important positive psychological benefits for both. For children, the support grandparents can give has been linked to positive emotional outcomes… Continue reading Intergenerational play at a distance: Using technology to support grandparent-grandchild relationships

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Moving Worlds programme for Refugee Week 2022

Dr Nelli Stavropoulou (School of Psychology & Counselling, The Open University) is the curator and producer of Moving Worlds, a programme of films available to watch during Refugee Week, a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees (20-26 June 2022). Moving Worlds is produced by Counterpoints Arts, which coordinates Refugee Week nationally.  Over the past six years, Moving… Continue reading Moving Worlds programme for Refugee Week 2022

Open Psychology Research Centre, PHeW, Psychology, Research in the School

Event Reminder: ‘How do you help staff look after traumatised children?’

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2022 - 10:00 to 12:00 ONLINE Training and regular ongoing support are crucial to help staff in residential settings like The Mulberry Bush. In this dissemination event, Dr Heather Price will share recent research findings; Jennifer Browner, Consultant Child Psychotherapist will talk about how the Mulberry Bush has embedded a reflective culture in a therapeutic… Continue reading Event Reminder: ‘How do you help staff look after traumatised children?’

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Gender Equitable Interactions Online (GEiO)- Funding Success

Dr Lisa Lazard Professor Rose Capdevila Congratulations to our psychology academics Dr Lisa Lazard and Professor Rose Capdevila for their funding success from ESRC/CHANSE for their project: 'Gender Equitable Interactions Online (GEiO): Supporting gender equity in work-based videoconferencing' of £1.22mIn and securing over half a million for the OU. The GEiO project takes an innovative… Continue reading Gender Equitable Interactions Online (GEiO)- Funding Success

Open Psychology Research Centre, PHeW, Psychology, Research in the School

How do you help staff look after traumatised children?

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2022 - 10:00 to 12:00 ONLINE Training and regular ongoing support are crucial to help staff in residential settings like The Mulberry Bush. In this dissemination event, Dr Heather Price will share recent research findings; Jennifer Browner, Consultant Child Psychotherapist will talk about how the Mulberry Bush has embedded a reflective culture in a therapeutic… Continue reading How do you help staff look after traumatised children?