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 November 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

Events, Psychology in the world

Invitation to take part in an event:

Children on the move: Unsettling narratives of care, childhood, and the migration ‘crisis’: A joint symposium between the Open University and UCL Prof. Sarah Crafter is working in collaboration with a team at UCL on an International Symposium focusing on the ways in which care, childhood and migration are conceptualised and how these have important… Continue reading Invitation to take part in an event:

Events, Psychology in the world

Is your behaviour shaped by ‘unconscious bias’? Do you need training to correct it?

In a recent presentation to the School of Psychology and Counselling (Wednesday 9th October), Professor Perry Hinton from Warwick University discussed the concept of ‘unconscious bias’.  This concept has been made popular by recent psychological research using the so-called The Implicit Association Test (IAT) (test yourself at https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/). Using reaction time measures, this test investigates how… Continue reading Is your behaviour shaped by ‘unconscious bias’? Do you need training to correct it?

Psychology in the world

Artificial Intelligence and rationality as psychological issues

Psychologists are interested in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its possibilities, as discussed in the Level 2 module Living Psychology. This week there are news reports of successful experiments with the use of AI for medical diagnosis, but also warnings of the potential for ‘spectacular and unpredictable’ failures https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/sep/24/ai-equal-with-human-experts-in-medical-diagnosis-study-finds In a new psychology blog, Dr Lee Curley discusses… Continue reading Artificial Intelligence and rationality as psychological issues