Psychology, Social Psychology

A new book by Professor Paul Stenner

This week sees the publication of ‘Liminality and Experience: A transdisciplinarity approach to the psychosocial’, by Paul Stenner. Professor Steven Brown from the University of Leicester describes Stenner’s new book as a ‘landmark statement’ offering a ‘new vision’ of psychological experience as inseparable from our social and cultural worlds. Processor Tania Zittoun from the University… Continue reading A new book by Professor Paul Stenner

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Forensic Psychology, Psychology

Badged OpenLearn Course: Forensic psychology

We're pleased to announce that the badged version of the OpenLearn course Forensic psychology is now live. Explore how your own mind works, and discover how the limitations of the human brain can lead to major miscarriages of justice. Despite advances in forensic science, eyewitness testimony remains a critical component of criminal investigations. Psychological research… Continue reading Badged OpenLearn Course: Forensic psychology

Forensic Psychology, Psychology

New research showcased at major policing conference held at OU

Last week (1 March 2018), over 200 police and academics from across the UK met to present and discuss research which can improve policing. Sadly the second day of the conference had to be cancelled due to the snow, but the first day went extremely well. The annual conference of the Society of Evidence Based… Continue reading New research showcased at major policing conference held at OU

Psychology, Social Psychology

OU Workshop Considers Segregation in Belfast

Bree Hocking reports on a recent workshop in Belfast featuring our Prof. John Dixon. Why do people go where they go? How do inter- and intra-group relationships shape how people use space? What role do symbolic threats play in influencing mobility practices? Nearly 20 years after the Good Friday peace agreement, a new Open University-led… Continue reading OU Workshop Considers Segregation in Belfast