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Introducing new academics in the School: Dr Cathy Schofield, Staff Tutor

We introduce a new Staff Tutor in the School, Cathy Schofield. Cathy says 'I started my new role as a Staff Tutor, and I think I can genuinely say that the Open University has given me the warmest welcome ever – this morning I have spent over an hour going through all of the welcome… Continue reading Introducing new academics in the School: Dr Cathy Schofield, Staff Tutor

Academic journal, Psychology

Introducing the journal The Psychology of Women and Equalities Review (POWER)

The School's academics contribute to academic journals by publishing articles, and also by taking key editorial roles. Today we begin a new series in which we introduce some of the journals. Dr Lisa Lazard was formerly editor of The Psychology of Women and Equalities Review (POWER). This is a British Psychological Society publication which promotes research… Continue reading Introducing the journal The Psychology of Women and Equalities Review (POWER)

CUSP, Psychology, Research in the School

She’s so vain? OU Psychologists explore how young women understand their own selfies

In a recent article, Dr Lisa Lazard and Dr Rose Capdevila explore how young women make sense of selfies against social disapproval of this practice as narcissistic. It is common for those who take and post selfies to be accused of narcissism. Since women and young people engage in photo sharing practices more frequently than… Continue reading She’s so vain? OU Psychologists explore how young women understand their own selfies

Psychology, Psychology in the world

How to engage with people who believe conspiracy theories

In uncertain times, conspiracy theories proliferate, such as the 'anti-vax' scares that are now circulating online. In a new article in The Conversation, Dr Jovan Byford writes about how to engage with people who believe conspiracy theories. You can read the article here https://theconversation.com/ive-been-talking-to-conspiracy-theorists-for-20-years-here-are-my-six-rules-of-engagement-143132 You can read more about Jovan Byford's work here: http://www.open.ac.uk/people/jtb77    … Continue reading How to engage with people who believe conspiracy theories