Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Psychology in the world

Line of Duty: A Psychologist’s View

Dr Zoe Walkington from the School trains police officers in investigative interviewing techniques as part of her work for the Centre for Policing Research and Learning at the Open University. Utilising this insider perspective, she writes about the tv series that Britain is watching on Sunday evenings, Line of Duty. Read the article here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5cNwtbKsjtQPG33ZV4Wrmj2/in-the-line-of-duty-our-love-affair-with-tv-detectives… Continue reading Line of Duty: A Psychologist’s View

Events, Psychology and Counselling research centre

School research centre launch – Register to attend

We are very pleased to announce the launch of the Opening Psychology Research Centre https://www.open.ac.uk/centres/psychology In the run-up to the official launch on Tuesday 6thJuly, there will be a programme of online events, pre-recorded and live. To register to attend follow this link:   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/opening-psychology-for-changing-times-registration138935661303?aff=ebdssbea Here is the programme for LAUNCH DAY Tuesday 6 July:  09:30-10:00 The… Continue reading School research centre launch – Register to attend

CUSP, Psychology in the world, Research in the School

Citizenship under Covid-19

As the pandemic proceeds, the first academic research on its effects is being published. Social psychologist Dr Eleni Andreouli writes about how the Covid-19 experience has changed UK political discourse and models of citizenship. Covid-19 has certainly altered the fundamentals of the way we live our lives. For the most part, the ‘science’ of Covid-19… Continue reading Citizenship under Covid-19

Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Research in the School

What happens when a websleuth meets a real detective?

Graham Pike and Camilla Elphick from the Open University's Centre for Policing Research and Learning have published new research on the phenomenon of the websleuth. You’ve just witnessed a crime. It happened quickly, too quickly for you to film on your phone, but you got a good look at what happened. You gave the police… Continue reading What happens when a websleuth meets a real detective?

Meet people in the School

Introducing Dr Ben Evans, Post-Doctoral Research Associate

This week we introduce a new Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the School, Ben Evans.  Firstly, can I just say thank you to everyone who has welcomed me to the school. I’m humbled by that and it’s really inspiring to work with such inspirational people.   Can you tell us about the position of Post-Doctoral Research Associate?… Continue reading Introducing Dr Ben Evans, Post-Doctoral Research Associate