The Research Cluster of Culture and Social Psychology (aka CuSP) has been launched with an afternoon event at OU Camden, on 15 June. The launch event attracted over 30 people, academics and students from various institutions – it was a considerable success which is already gathering substantial following both within and outside the UK! The… Continue reading CuSP launched!
In a new blog for the Level 3 module DD317 Advancing social psychology, Stephanie Taylor discusses social research about place and belonging. She considers the connections we draw between feeling at home and feeling safe. She suggests that these contribute to the continuing strong emotions around the Grenfell tower tragedy. You can read the blog… Continue reading Feeling safe at home in a place where you belong?
A sponsored article featuring the School of Psychology on the topic of TV versus real-world crime scene investigations has been published in the London-based 'Metro' newspaper. The article, entitled 'The CSI Effect' outlines Forensic Psychology opportunities available through the Open University. Prof Graham Pike, CPRL Director of Research, remarks that materials drawn on for grisly… Continue reading The CSI effect: Graham Pike in the Metro
You are cordially invited to the launch of Culture and Social Psychology (CUSP), a new research nexus stemming from the Open University’s School of Psychology. Alongside director Professor Paul Stenner’s introduction, the launch event will feature talks by Professor Lynne Segal (Birkbeck) and Professor Peter Hegarty (University of Surrey). The event will take place on… Continue reading CUSP Launch
Earlier this year, our Rose Capdevila, Lisa Lazard, Sandra Roper, and others published a piece over on The Conversation about sharenting - the practice of sharing images of your kids online. On Mother’s Day, social media feeds are often full of celebration. Facebook reported that in 2017, Mother’s Day “drove more posts in a single day than… Continue reading Sharenting: why mothers post about their children on social media