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

Political Psychology, Psychology, Research in the School

Lessons from lockdown: The contributions of behavioural science

New research by Dr Sandra Obradovic and colleagues examines the contributions of behavioural science to lockdown policy and the UK's Covid-19 response. What went wrong in the coupling of behavioural science and policy-making during the UK’s first lockdown? How does an emergent science foster credibility and trust as a policy-making tool for times of crisis?… Continue reading Lessons from lockdown: The contributions of behavioural science

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