Psychology

An update on recent posts

Catch up on recent posts on the School blog! This the blog for the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Open University. The blog presents news about staff and students in the School. It's a good way to stay in touch with the research of our academics. There are also posts about modules, to… Continue reading An update on recent posts

Psychology, Psychology in the world

How to engage with people who believe conspiracy theories

In uncertain times, conspiracy theories proliferate, such as the 'anti-vax' scares that are now circulating online. In a new article in The Conversation, Dr Jovan Byford writes about how to engage with people who believe conspiracy theories. You can read the article here https://theconversation.com/ive-been-talking-to-conspiracy-theorists-for-20-years-here-are-my-six-rules-of-engagement-143132 You can read more about Jovan Byford's work here: http://www.open.ac.uk/people/jtb77    … Continue reading How to engage with people who believe conspiracy theories

CUSP, Psychology, Research in the School, Social Psychology

Political Psychology in the BPS – contributions from the School

The Political Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society aims to 'promote Political Psychology in the UK and globally, enabling and empowering citizens with the political skills to meaningfully shape policy, practice and their worlds.' In the Summer 2020 bulletin of the Section, two CuSP members write about recent news events: Dr Karen Hagan analyses political speeches from… Continue reading Political Psychology in the BPS – contributions from the School

Student support

Finished your module? Find out about the OU’s support services for careers and employability

Catrin Davies is an Open University Careers and Employability Consultant.  She and her colleagues support OU students all over the UK, and in fact all over the world, with their career thinking and actions. She offers some advice and a link to a new Careers and Employability Services Support Pack. As you reach the end… Continue reading Finished your module? Find out about the OU’s support services for careers and employability

Psychology, Research in the School

Responding to the pandemic

A huge number of emergency responders have been directly involved with the pandemic. But what impact has this had on their mental health and wellbeing? Dr Gini Harrison and Professor Graham Pike from the School contribute to a new report that highlights the pressures and needs of emergency responders: https://ounews.co/arts-social-sciences/psychology/new-report-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing-of-emergency-responders/ Read more about Gini Harrison's… Continue reading Responding to the pandemic