Psychology has a new free course available on OpenLearn: Making sense of ourselves. It introduces you to well-known psychological topics by asking and answering everyday questions, such as: Why don’t we like one another? Why would I hang around with you? Do you see what I see? What’s the point of childhood? You’ll learn how… Continue reading New free course: Making sense of ourselves
The OU Faculty of Social Sciences - which the School of Psychology is part of - is videoing chats between experts from different disciplines. Here's the first one all about Halloween. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_7-y5J-nOw
Check out this amazing new poster for DD310 - Counselling and forensic psychology: investigating crime and therapy.
A new BBC series on the arts of Oceania is a useful reminder of issues around culture and, perhaps less obviously, different theories about the nature of people. The Level 3 module Advancing social psychology (DD317) discusses culture, including the sometimes problematic assumptions that derive from classic psychological studies of 'other' people that were conducted… Continue reading Culture, art and a social psychological issue
Following a launch event last June, what used to be the Social Psychology Research Group (SPRG) has recently transformed into the ambitious Culture and Social Psychology (CuSP) collaboration – offering what promises to be an exciting programme of cutting edge external seminars for 2019, to be held at the OU’s Camden Town location, as well… Continue reading Psychosocial perspectives on criminality and violence