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Psychology and the Open University in Northern Ireland

The School of Psychology and Counselling was very pleased to learn that the connection between the Open University and the British Psychological Society (BPS) will be further strengthened by the election of Dr Karen Hagan to Chair of the Northern Ireland Branch of the British Psychological Society (NIBPS).  The BPS is the representative body for psychologists… Continue reading Psychology and the Open University in Northern Ireland

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Culture, art and a social psychological issue

A new BBC series on the arts of Oceania is a useful reminder of issues around culture and, perhaps less obviously, different theories about the nature of people. The Level 3 module Advancing social psychology (DD317) discusses culture, including the sometimes problematic assumptions that derive from classic psychological studies of 'other' people that were conducted… Continue reading Culture, art and a social psychological issue

Psychology, Social Psychology

I read the news today… and watched tv

Over on the DD317 Advancing Social Psychology blog, Stephanie Taylor has posted about how social psychology can inform us on recent news stories, including the treatment of the Windrush generation, #MeToo, exam results, and the British Bake-Off. Check out the blog post here. These are just a few of the possible connections (a future blog… Continue reading I read the news today… and watched tv

Psychology, Social Psychology

Feeling safe at home in a place where you belong?

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?