Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Psychology in the world, Research in the School

Using the eyes of eyewitnesses

Graham Pike and Camilla Elphick talk about recently published research on eyewitness identification and pupillometry.  Working out how many people are convicted of a crime they did not commit is difficult for a variety of reasons, but estimates suggest that the number of miscarriages of justice may be something like 7% (in Australia) or 11%… Continue reading Using the eyes of eyewitnesses

CUSP, Psychology, Research in the School, Social Psychology

What it means to be a stepmother

Stepmothers face many challenges, not least of which is their terrible reputation. Although stepfamilies are common – about 10% of UK families according to 2011 UK census – it is difficult to say exactly what a stepfamily is.  Do they include those families where the father’s children are not resident full-time as they live primarily… Continue reading What it means to be a stepmother

CUSP, Psychology, Research in the School, Social Psychology

When the walls come tumbling down? OU psychologists are exploring how to dismantle interface barriers between Protestant and Catholic communities in Belfast

In a recent article, Professor John Dixon of the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Open University, and collaborators, have addressed the issue of the removal of interface barriers in Northern Ireland. They have sought to evidence some of the social and psychological factors that may predict resistance to interface barrier removal and thus… Continue reading When the walls come tumbling down? OU psychologists are exploring how to dismantle interface barriers between Protestant and Catholic communities in Belfast

CUSP, Research in the School, Social Psychology

Sexual citizenship: a critical social psychological issue

A new article extends the social psychological study of citizenship to consider the issue of sexual citizenship, and its boundaries. The article presents research from Cyprus that adopted a critical approach to analyse discourses of citizenship in Greek Cypriot newspapers. The article is co-authored by Dr Eleni Andreouli, the Director of Research in the School.… Continue reading Sexual citizenship: a critical social psychological issue

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A film about Sharenting: Are you sharing too much online?

For many parents, it’s natural to share images of their children on social media. But is this fair? Rose Capdevila,Catriona Havard and Lisa Lazard from the School contribute to a new BBC Ideas film that explores the ethics of "sharenting". You can watch the film here  https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/how-much-should-we-share-about-our-kids-online/p08bzl7t