At the end of May, a new kind of academic event took place. The Psychology of Global Crises: State Surveillance, Solidarity and Everyday Life was a conference about events like the Covid-19 pandemic, organised to fit with the circumstances that the virus has imposed. Academics could not travel or meet in person, so they gathered online,… Continue reading The Psychology of Global Crises: A virtual conference
Some of the School’s PhD students presented their work in progress at a recent CuSP session. Their projects indicate innovative data possibilities for psychology research. Ayca Gunaydin Kaymakcioglu is analysing an education programmethat is rather like an OU module, except that it comes from the Turkish government. Part of the government’s policy is to encourage… Continue reading Families, WhatsApp and ‘investment citizens’: Innovative data analyses in PhD research
One function of the School’s research groups is to offer a forum in which academics can receive feedback on work in progress. A recent meeting of the Culture and Social Psychology group discussed two new pieces of writing, each of which centres, in rather different ways, on problems connected to listening, hearing and voice. Dr… Continue reading New research in the School: problems of listening, hearing and voice
Professor Stephanie Taylor is part of the Culture and Social Psychology (CuSP) collaboration in the School. In this blog, she writes about her recent research activities, including her new publications. This autumn, my main research activity has been the development of my new book Pathways into Creative Working Lives. I'm co-editing this international collection with… Continue reading What do professors do all day?
Professor Paul Stenner leads the Culture and Social Psychology group in the School. This blog outlines some of his recent research activities, including the presentation of an international lecture and the publications of new chapters and articles. This August, Paul Stenner (Professor of Social Psychology, OU) gave the ‘Innovations in Psychology Lecture’ at Aalborg University,… Continue reading What do professors do all day?