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OPRC contributes to Children’s Commissioner’s Family Review

Photo credit: Pixabay In May 2022 there was a call for submissions from the Children’s Commissioner for evidence to contribute to their Family Review The OPRC put forward three submissions from the Children Caring on the Move project (Professor Sarah Crafter), the Child Language Brokers and Spaces of Belonging project (also Professor Crafter) and the… Continue reading OPRC contributes to Children’s Commissioner’s Family Review

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Have you ever wondered what psychologists do?

Psychology research includes a diverse range of topics, from teaching to terrorism and parenting to politics. A new collection of articles on OpenLearn explains some of the research projects that Open University psychology PhD students are currently studying. You can find the full collection of articles by clicking here or continue reading for a summary...… Continue reading Have you ever wondered what psychologists do?

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‘The dialogue between citizens and their governments – that’s what I care about’ – Dr Kesi Mahendran with The Psychologist

Dr Kesi Mahendran in the interview with Ella Rhodes at the Psychologist  Political psychologist Kesi Mahendran who founded the Public Dialogue Psychology Collaboratory within the Open Psychology Research Centre - recently spoke with Ella Rhodes at the Psychologist  about her work at the interface between psychology and political science. In the interview she discusses how… Continue reading ‘The dialogue between citizens and their governments – that’s what I care about’ – Dr Kesi Mahendran with The Psychologist

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Intergenerational play at a distance: Using technology to support grandparent-grandchild relationships

Photo Credit: Pexels Images By Professor Rose Capdevila and Dr Lisa Lazard (Psychology & Counselling-FASS) and Anna Taylor (Independent Researcher), Amanda Gummer (FUNdamentally Children) Research suggests that the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren can have important positive psychological benefits for both. For children, the support grandparents can give has been linked to positive emotional outcomes… Continue reading Intergenerational play at a distance: Using technology to support grandparent-grandchild relationships

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Event Reminder: ‘How do you help staff look after traumatised children?’

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2022 - 10:00 to 12:00 ONLINE Training and regular ongoing support are crucial to help staff in residential settings like The Mulberry Bush. In this dissemination event, Dr Heather Price will share recent research findings; Jennifer Browner, Consultant Child Psychotherapist will talk about how the Mulberry Bush has embedded a reflective culture in a therapeutic… Continue reading Event Reminder: ‘How do you help staff look after traumatised children?’