A PhD in Psychology, Psychology, Social Psychology

An issue of ‘bad’ participant interviews

Marianna Latif is working on a PhD on migrant fatherhood and use of symbolic resources. In this week’s social psychology blog, she discusses a methodological issue related to participant interviews.  Interviewing in qualitative research is one of the most common way of gathering data. As a qualitative researcher you think carefully about what it is… Continue reading An issue of ‘bad’ participant interviews

Psychology

Research methods: the School’s academics contribute to a major new online publication

Sage Research Methods, edited by Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Alexandru Cernat, Joseph W. Sakshaug and Richard A. Williams, is a new 4 million word publication on research methods, updating the well-known series, Sage Encyclopedia of Research Methods, to an online format. The School's Academics have authored two of the Foundation chapters in Sage Research Methods. Professor… Continue reading Research methods: the School’s academics contribute to a major new online publication

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Meet the SST Academic Lead for the School of Psychology and Counselling

We continue our series introducing important role-holders in the School of Psychology and Counselling. This week we meet the Academic Lead of the Student Support Team, Dr Caroline Kelly. She tells us how the Student Support Team works, what changes are coming up and how her own OU history led her to this role.  There… Continue reading Meet the SST Academic Lead for the School of Psychology and Counselling

Events, Psychology, Psychology in the world

Is your behaviour shaped by ‘unconscious bias’? Do you need training to correct it?

In a recent presentation to the School of Psychology and Counselling (Wednesday 9th October), Professor Perry Hinton from Warwick University discussed the concept of ‘unconscious bias’.  This concept has been made popular by recent psychological research using the so-called The Implicit Association Test (IAT) (test yourself at https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/). Using reaction time measures, this test investigates how… Continue reading Is your behaviour shaped by ‘unconscious bias’? Do you need training to correct it?