Psychology, Psychology in the world

How to talk about conspiracy theories without starting an argument

The spread of coronavirus has given rise to a number of conspiracy theories, linking it, for example, to business interests and patents, or the 5G network. Dr Jovan Byford from the School contributes to a new short film on the BBC news website How to talk about conspiracy theories without starting an argument https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-53395619/coronavirus-how-to-talk-about-conspiracy-theories Read more… Continue reading How to talk about conspiracy theories without starting an argument

Psychology, Research in the School, Social Psychology

Research and care under lockdown

Professor Sarah Crafter has published a short blog for her project ‘Children Caring on the Move’ (CCoM). In her blog she offers some personal reflections on the challenges of researching at the point of coronavirus lockdown and how ‘care’ was never more important. You can read Sarah's reflections here https://ccomstudy.com/index.php/2020/04/17/researching-during-coronavirus-lockdown/    

Counselling, Psychology

Practicing therapy online – a training course

As Covid-19 has forced counsellors and psychotherapists to transfer their practices on line, the Open University has produced a training course to assist them, authored by Dr Naomi Moller and Dr Andreas Vossler from the School. Therapists wanting to keep offering support to clients have had to swiftly transfer their practice online – yet few… Continue reading Practicing therapy online – a training course

Psychology, Psychology in the world

Covid stories? Participate in online research about lockdown

Psychologists are looking for participants in an online study on lockdown. You are invited to volunteer: We (Naomi Moller, Open University, UK and Virginia Braun, The University of Auckland, New Zealand) are conducting an online COVID-19 related story completion study. We are recruiting ‘general public’ participants resident in New Zealand and the UK, and would… Continue reading Covid stories? Participate in online research about lockdown

Psychology, Psychology in the world

How to keep your plates spinning during lockdown

Why is working from home especially demanding? Dr Gemma Briggs from the School exposes the myth of multitasking and explains the cognitive processing involved when we try to combine different life activities. As I write this, I can hear my kids in the background speaking to their friends on Skype. In this strange time of… Continue reading How to keep your plates spinning during lockdown