Forensic Psychology

Would you make a good eye witness?

Forensic psychologists in the School have developed an interactive which you can use to test yourself https://www.open.edu/openlearn/body-mind/photofit-me

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Psychology in the world

Artificial Intelligence and rationality as psychological issues

Psychologists are interested in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its possibilities, as discussed in the Level 2 module Living Psychology. This week there are news reports of successful experiments with the use of AI for medical diagnosis, but also warnings of the potential for ‘spectacular and unpredictable’ failures https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/sep/24/ai-equal-with-human-experts-in-medical-diagnosis-study-finds In a new psychology blog, Dr Lee Curley discusses… Continue reading Artificial Intelligence and rationality as psychological issues

Meet people in the School

Meet the PhD Convener in the School of Psychology and Counselling: David Kaposi

This week we begin a series which introduces important role-holders in the School of Psychology and Counselling. This week we meet the School’s PhD convener, Dr David Kaposi. My job as PhD convener has three components. First, I provide knowledge and support to the School’s current PhD students and their supervisors concerning university guidelines and… Continue reading Meet the PhD Convener in the School of Psychology and Counselling: David Kaposi

Student news

Presentations by a psychology student representative

Billy Docherty is a student representative on the Psychology Teaching Committee and one of the Faculty Association Representatives in the Open University Student Association, OUSA. He has recently presented at two conferences on learning. At the Jisc CAN (Change Agents Network) Conference. With OUSA Vice President for Equality and Diversity, Cherry Day, Billy talked to… Continue reading Presentations by a psychology student representative

Student news

The Open University Psychological Society

Student representative Abi introduces the Open University Psychological Society (OUPS). What is OUPS?  The Open University Psychological Society (OUPS) is the student society for OU psychology students and alumni. We are a volunteer-run, not-for-profit, registered charity  affiliated with the OU Students Association (OUSA).  What is the relation between OUPS and the School?  The Open University… Continue reading The Open University Psychological Society