Earlier this year, our Rose Capdevila, Lisa Lazard, Sandra Roper, and others published a piece over on The Conversation about sharenting - the practice of sharing images of your kids online. On Mother’s Day, social media feeds are often full of celebration. Facebook reported that in 2017, Mother’s Day “drove more posts in a single day than… Continue reading Sharenting: why mothers post about their children on social media
Paul Stenner is giving a keynote talk this week on transforming emotions at the affective media studies conference in Potsdam, Germany. Here's more about it... The affective and emotional lives of people is increasingly targeted for manipulation and control by a whole range of new media and technologies. Our moods are tracked, our sentiments analysed… Continue reading Transforming the way we feel?
In a blog prompted by a recent news story, Stephanie Taylor draws some connections to issues discussed in the new module Advancing social psychology (DD317). She asks how we can make society fairer and, in particular, how we can break the circularity of 'like' favouring 'like', for instance, when recruiters favour job candidates who are similar to… Continue reading Changing people by changing ideas?
Last month, several of the OU School of Psychology team attended the International Society for Theoretical Psychology conference in Tokyo, Japan. We thought you might like to see some of their pictures from the event and hear a bit about what they were presenting. Darren Langdridge was keynoting the event talking about his work on phenomenological… Continue reading OU psychologists talk theory in Tokyo
Could this be your next module choice? You still have time to register! New media, power, surveillance technologies, globalisation, conflict, fear/threat, migration, happiness and working/employment are just some of the real world issues that are explored in in DD317. Watch this video, for a taste of the module and to get a sense of how… Continue reading DD317 – A little preview of Advancing Social Psychology