Counselling, Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Social Psychology

Why study psychology at the OU if you’re interested in mental health

Psychology has always been a popular university course, but this is even more the case at the moment with the huge national interest in mental health and well-being, and more and more awareness of the high rates of stress and other mental health problems and the toll they take on society. Classically students who have taken psychology degrees have been somewhat… Continue reading Why study psychology at the OU if you’re interested in mental health

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Counselling, Psychology, Social Psychology

Being a young interpreter

Sarah Crafter recently wrote a post with Humera Iqbal about being a young interpreter for the Migration Museum Project. We've reproduced the post here. To read the project's full series on the experience of running workshops with young people and schoolchildren, check out their website. ‘When I was small and I moved in Milan, I used… Continue reading Being a young interpreter

Psychology, Social Psychology

Research on citizenship and political action: Building a new project

Spyridon Logothetis has written a post over on the DD317 blog about how he formulated his interdisciplinary social psychological PhD project on local political action in Greece. As an undergraduate I always thought that psychology was about individuals, individuals who may be racist, prejudiced, authoritarian and so on. However, by isolating the individual from their social… Continue reading Research on citizenship and political action: Building a new project

Forensic Psychology, Psychology

Detecting Deception: Can you spot a liar?

OU psychologist Zoe Walkington and her team have put together a great interactive video on lie detection. You can watch a video of a number of people being interviewed and either lying - or telling the truth - about whether or not they stole some money. Then you get the chance to figure out which… Continue reading Detecting Deception: Can you spot a liar?

Psychology, Social Psychology

Happy Halloween: Why we love horror

Meg-John Barker is in the US at the moment so they took some time out during this Halloween period to make this video about why we seem to be so drawn to horror movies and fiction. The recent film It is the top-grossing horror movie of all time and makes some intriguing links between real-life… Continue reading Happy Halloween: Why we love horror