In a new blog for the Level 3 module DD317 Advancing social psychology, Stephanie Taylor discusses social research about place and belonging. She considers the connections we draw between feeling at home and feeling safe. She suggests that these contribute to the continuing strong emotions around the Grenfell tower tragedy. You can read the blog… Continue reading Feeling safe at home in a place where you belong?
Over on the Advancing social psychology (DD317) blog, a new post considers the relevance of a key psychological concept, the essential person, for a recent tv series about the new face of international crime. A recent BBC drama depicted the takeover of global crime networks by new 'Harvard-educated', business-focussed criminals. It was about how the graceless… Continue reading Good criminal, bad criminal
Over on the blog for DD317, Advancing social psychology, our Dr. Stephanie Taylor recently introduced a new academic group in the School of Psychology and explained why its members see society and culture as central concerns for psychology... Social psychologists in the School of psychology at the OU have formed a new group to promote their… Continue reading Introducing CUSP: Social psychology as a social and cultural field
Over on the DD317 - Advancing Social Psychology - blog Stephanie Taylor reviews an interesting new book and presents a view of new technologies that is informed by critical discursive psychology. In a season when people are acquiring lots of things, as gifts and in New Year sales, I have enjoyed reading a new book on… Continue reading Things and words: a critical discursive approach to new technologies
Over on the DD317 Advancing Social Psychology blog, Stephanie Taylor has written about PhD student Marie Paludan's award-winning research on how young women confront and manage all the current cultural ideas about who they are and who they should be, as well as living their lives as contemporary young women. Here's the abstract of Marie's thesis:… Continue reading Open University research on young women’s experience