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Moving Worlds programme for Refugee Week 2022

Dr Nelli Stavropoulou (School of Psychology & Counselling, The Open University) is the curator and producer of Moving Worlds, a programme of films available to watch during Refugee Week, a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees (20-26 June 2022). Moving Worlds is produced by Counterpoints Arts, which coordinates Refugee Week nationally.  Over the past six years, Moving… Continue reading Moving Worlds programme for Refugee Week 2022

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Dr Lee John Curley and Dr James Munro of The OU, Co-author The Article Published in The Conversation

Dr Lee John Curley, lecturer in Psychology and Dr James Munro, Psychology Technical Lead (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University) with Dr Itiel Dror, Senior Cognitive Neuroscience Researcher (University College London) co-author the article: 'Juries are subject to all kinds of biases when it comes to deciding on a trial'. It discusses the… Continue reading Dr Lee John Curley and Dr James Munro of The OU, Co-author The Article Published in The Conversation

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What stories make worlds, what worlds make stories – Book review

Photo credit: Shutterstock Stories Changing Lives: Narratives and Paths towards Social Change Edited by Corinne Squire (Oxford, University Press). Reviewed by Kesi Mahendran, Sue Nieland, Anthony English and Nicola Magnusson all within the Public Dialogue Psychology Collaboratory, Open Psychology Research Centre, The Open University. https://www.publicdialoguepsychologycolab.co.uk/ Psychologists have always been preoccupied with stories: the ones that… Continue reading What stories make worlds, what worlds make stories – Book review

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Dr Evangelos Ntontis discusses Trump and the Storming of the Capitol

Photo Credit: The Conversation: ‘Fight like hell’: Donald Trump speaks to his supporters on 06/01/2021 Dr Evangelos Ntontis of The Open University's Psychology & Counselling School, discusses the events of 6th January 2021, and his article in The Conversation, when the US Capitol building was stormed, resulting in five deaths. What is very important from… Continue reading Dr Evangelos Ntontis discusses Trump and the Storming of the Capitol

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Past, Present and Future: How We Use History to Make Sense of Politics

References to history seem to become more and more commonplace within political rhetoric. Golden eras, better days and the romanticization of history sits uncomfortably with the rising criticism of how historical figures, statues, street names and commemorations paint a particular version of history that disregards the negative acts and events of ‘our’ country. Both of… Continue reading Past, Present and Future: How We Use History to Make Sense of Politics