CUSP, Psychology in the world, Research in the School

Citizenship under Covid-19

As the pandemic proceeds, the first academic research on its effects is being published. Social psychologist Dr Eleni Andreouli writes about how the Covid-19 experience has changed UK political discourse and models of citizenship. Covid-19 has certainly altered the fundamentals of the way we live our lives. For the most part, the ‘science’ of Covid-19… Continue reading Citizenship under Covid-19

Research in the School

How have you been affected by the coronavirus? Take part in a survey

Dr Lara Frumkin and colleagues from the School are running a study to examine how people think and respond to the coronavirus situation. They want to hear from a wide range of people. Whether you’ve been directly affected by the virus or not, take 15 minutes to complete their survey, here.

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 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    

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