Psychology in the world, Social Psychology

The abolition of ‘part-time’ education?

In this end-of-year blog, Professor Stephanie Taylor questions whether the label of 'part time' is appropriate for Open University study. Are you a part-time student? Do you think part-time university education should be abolished? Before you answer those questions, let's consider exactly what we mean by 'part-time'. The Open University has of course been famous… Continue reading The abolition of ‘part-time’ education?

Winter postcards from our modules

A winter postcard from module DE300 Investigating Psychology 3

We begin a new series of winter postcards from the School's modules, written by the academics who work mostly closely with students and tutors, the Staff Tutors. They write about what's happening on each module at this point in the year. Today Dr Katy Smith writes from DE300, the dissertation module for the School's main… Continue reading A winter postcard from module DE300 Investigating Psychology 3

Meet people in the School, Research in the School

Writing a research grant proposal – developing collegial relationships

Professor Sarah Crafter from the School writes about building international relationships for developing a funding proposal for a European research bid. She points out the relevance of the psychology of social relationships to the process of developing new psychology research. It started with a text from an Italian friend, whom I had known for a… Continue reading Writing a research grant proposal – developing collegial relationships

Psychology in the world

Veterinary science and health psychology

Dr Jenny Lynden is a Staff Tutor in the School of Psychology and Counselling. She describes a seminar for veterinary students that drew on psychology and neuroscience to understand wellbeing in a veterinary context. On Saturday 23rd┬áNovember Open University Staff Tutor and Health Psychologist, Dr Jenny Lynden, co-facilitated a day-long online seminar for over 50… Continue reading Veterinary science and health psychology

Research in the School

Psychosocial Studies and Criminology: A new book

Dr David Jones, from the School of Psychology and Counselling, explains how the cross-disciplinary field of psychosocial studies makes a special contribution to criminology, going beyond either psychological or sociological accounts of criminal behaviour. The second edition of his book, Understanding Criminal Behaviour: Psychosocial Perspectives on Criminality and Violence (2019), is published by Routledge. I… Continue reading Psychosocial Studies and Criminology: A new book