Psychology, Psychology in the world, Research in the School

Prenatal mental health during COVID-19; the importance of social support, thinking style, and countering loneliness

Dr Gini Harrison discusses her new research on how COVID-19 impacts on pregnant women, and the steps they can take to counter some of the negative effects. There is no doubt that COVID-19 has placed a significant strain on people’s mental health. And this may be amplified for pregnant women (who are classed as a… Continue reading Prenatal mental health during COVID-19; the importance of social support, thinking style, and countering loneliness

Psychology, Psychology in the world

The Covid 19 beach moment!

In a new online article, Dr Volker Patent from the School reflects on recent crowd events on British beaches and asks what psychology can tell us about what's been happening https://medium.com/@volkerpatent/the-covid19-beach-moment-reflections-on-the-psychologies-of-pandemic-crowd-control-c77ecbbbfd30 You can read about Volker Patent's work here http://www.open.ac.uk/people/vp2265    

CUSP, Research in the School, Social Psychology

The Covid-19 pandemic as a liminal hotspot

A new paper by Paul Stenner and David Kaposi reflects on the Covid-19 pandemic and the special difficulties that it poses for thinking about the future. Here, David Kaposi presents an abridged version of the paper. He begins by considering the Queen's recent address to the nation: 'While we have faced challenges before, this one… Continue reading The Covid-19 pandemic as a liminal hotspot

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