A sponsored article featuring the School of Psychology on the topic of TV versus real-world crime scene investigations has been published in the London-based 'Metro' newspaper. The article, entitled 'The CSI Effect' outlines Forensic Psychology opportunities available through the Open University. Prof Graham Pike, CPRL Director of Research, remarks that materials drawn on for grisly… Continue reading The CSI effect: Graham Pike in the Metro
You are cordially invited to the launch of Culture and Social Psychology (CUSP), a new research nexus stemming from the Open University’s School of Psychology. Alongside director Professor Paul Stenner’s introduction, the launch event will feature talks by Professor Lynne Segal (Birkbeck) and Professor Peter Hegarty (University of Surrey). The event will take place on… Continue reading CUSP Launch
Earlier this year, our Rose Capdevila, Lisa Lazard, Sandra Roper, and others published a piece over on The Conversation about sharenting - the practice of sharing images of your kids online. On Mother’s Day, social media feeds are often full of celebration. Facebook reported that in 2017, Mother’s Day “drove more posts in a single day than… Continue reading Sharenting: why mothers post about their children on social media
On 15 June we will launch an exciting new research centre at the School of Psychology: Culture and Social Psychology (CUSP). CUSP has been formed as a much enhanced successor of the Social Psychology Group (SPRG) formation and will built on the School's long0standing and unique tradition of (critical) social psychology. Please see the invite… Continue reading Launching CUSP!
The new free OU Psychology OpenLearn course, Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings, introduces the key ideas and practices of mindfulness, describes how it is helping counselling clients and prisoners, and also looks at some of the criticisms mindfulness has received in recent years. Our Meg-John Barker and Troy Cooper put together this course… Continue reading Free course: Mindfulness in mental health and prison settings