Forensic Psychology, Psychology

Badged OpenLearn Course: Forensic psychology

We're pleased to announce that the badged version of the OpenLearn course Forensic psychology is now live. Explore how your own mind works, and discover how the limitations of the human brain can lead to major miscarriages of justice. Despite advances in forensic science, eyewitness testimony remains a critical component of criminal investigations. Psychological research… Continue reading Badged OpenLearn Course: Forensic psychology

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Psychology, Social Psychology

Social Psychology – sign up now

Where can social psychology take you? Here four psychologists tell us about the fascinating work and career journeys open to people studying social psychology. Sign up for our #Q83 social psychology degree if you're interested in more - deadline March 21st. https://youtu.be/TwXjYrJhUP0

Forensic Psychology, Psychology

New research showcased at major policing conference held at OU

Last week (1 March 2018), over 200 police and academics from across the UK met to present and discuss research which can improve policing. Sadly the second day of the conference had to be cancelled due to the snow, but the first day went extremely well. The annual conference of the Society of Evidence Based… Continue reading New research showcased at major policing conference held at OU

Psychology, Social Psychology

OU Workshop Considers Segregation in Belfast

Bree Hocking reports on a recent workshop in Belfast featuring our Prof. John Dixon. Why do people go where they go? How do inter- and intra-group relationships shape how people use space? What role do symbolic threats play in influencing mobility practices? Nearly 20 years after the Good Friday peace agreement, a new Open University-led… Continue reading OU Workshop Considers Segregation in Belfast

Counselling, Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Social Psychology

University Mental Health Day – March 1st 2018

The idea of a World Mental Day was introduced in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health and is now promoted annually and celebrated on the 10th October. It was initiated because of the felt need to promote education about mental health and break down the stigma that so often attaches to mental ill-health.… Continue reading University Mental Health Day – March 1st 2018