Psychology, Social Psychology

New free course: Making sense of ourselves

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

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Social Psychology

Culture, art and a social psychological issue

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

CUSP, Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, Uncategorized

Psychosocial perspectives on criminality and violence

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