Psychology, Social Psychology

Past Voices and Present Voices: Feminists Making a POW in the Now

Over on the Psychology’s Feminist Voices blog, Katherine Hubbard has written a post about some work she's done with our Rose Capdevila about people’s engagement with the Psychology of Women Section (POWS) of the British Psychological Society - just recently renamed the Psychology of Women and Equalities Section (POWeS). One of the most wonderful things about Psychology’s Feminist Voices is its resurrection of the voices… Continue reading Past Voices and Present Voices: Feminists Making a POW in the Now

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Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Social Psychology

What’s the Truth about False Allegations and Sexual Violence?

Our Lisa Lazard has written a great piece over on The Conversation about the reality behind current panics around false allegations and sexual violence, which are really very uncommon. Why didn’t these women speak up sooner? This was asked time and time again during the recent public furore around sexual harassment, violence and abuse. Underlying the… Continue reading What’s the Truth about False Allegations and Sexual Violence?

Counselling, Psychology, Social Psychology

Borderline personality – a ‘disorder’ for our times?

The School of Psychology’s Social Psychology Research Group (aka SPRG) met for the third time this academic year and discussed an intriguing project of our colleague Dr David Jones. The discussion was around the topic of "Borderline Personality Disorder" and its  more and more frequent presence as both a diagnosis and a cultural phenomenon. The… Continue reading Borderline personality – a ‘disorder’ for our times?

Counselling, Psychology

New resource on Gender, Sexual & Relationship Diversity and Mental Health

Our Meg-John Barker has written this new resource for the British Association for Counselling and Psychology (BACP) all about how to work with clients across Gender, Sexual & Relationship Diversity (GSRD). The resource gives an up-to-date understanding of the psychology of gender, sexuality, and relationships, as well as half a page or so on each… Continue reading New resource on Gender, Sexual & Relationship Diversity and Mental Health

Counselling, Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Social Psychology

Why study psychology at the OU if you’re interested in mental health

Psychology has always been a popular university course, but this is even more the case at the moment with the huge national interest in mental health and well-being, and more and more awareness of the high rates of stress and other mental health problems and the toll they take on society. Classically students who have taken psychology degrees have been somewhat… Continue reading Why study psychology at the OU if you’re interested in mental health