CUSP, Psychology, Research in the School

New research on creative workers and creative careers

Professor Stephanie Taylor introduces a new collection of published research. Pathways into Creative Working Lives is a collection of fifteen chapters on new research into the ways that people enter so-called 'creative' work. For more than two decades, policy makers and educationalists have celebrated the ever-expanding range of occupations that make up the global sector of… Continue reading New research on creative workers and creative careers

Psychology

An update on recent posts

This is the blog for the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Open University. The blog presents news about staff and students in the School. It's a good way to stay in touch with the research of our academics. There are also posts about modules, to help you decide what to study and receive… Continue reading An update on recent posts

CUSP, Psychology, Psychology in the world, Research in the School

Major success for a School academic

Professor Sarah Crafter from the School of Psychology and Counselling is part of a team that has won funding for an important new project to support migrant children and young people in education. The EU Horizon 2020 grant will fund a new cross-borders project. Sarah Crafter, Professor of Cultural-Developmental Psychology will play an important part in the project titled ‘NEW ABC:… Continue reading Major success for a School academic

A PhD in Psychology, Psychology, Research in the School

Madhouse and the Whole Thing There: A PhD Story

School academic Dr Simon Clarke, Lecturer in Critical Mental Health, has just successfully completed his second PhD. This is unusual (should we now call him 'Doctor Doctor'?) and the PhD is additionally unusual because it utilises the method of autoethnography. Here Simon demonstrates an autoethnographic approach in a series of short extracts. It’s the usual… Continue reading Madhouse and the Whole Thing There: A PhD Story

Meet people in the School, Psychology

Introducing a new professor in the School, Peter Hegarty

This week we introduce Peter Hegarty, our new Professor in Psychology.  Tell us about your interests and the area of psychology that you work in.  I work in the area of social psychology – which examines how social systems shape individuals’ thoughts, feelings and behaviour and the history of psychology, which examines both the history of… Continue reading Introducing a new professor in the School, Peter Hegarty