A PhD in Psychology, Counselling, Forensic Psychology, Open Psychology Research Centre, OPRC, Psychology

Summer in the School

Here is a look back to a post from this time last year. The same holds true. The summer month of August is traditionally a quiet month in universities, but the Open University is different and there is still a lot happening here in the School of Psychology & Counselling, and the Open Psychology Research… Continue reading Summer in the School

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Academic journal, Psychology

Introducing the journal The Psychology of Women and Equalities Review (POWER)

The School's academics contribute to academic journals by publishing articles, and also by taking key editorial roles. Today we begin a new series in which we introduce some of the journals. Dr Lisa Lazard was formerly editor of The Psychology of Women and Equalities Review (POWER). This is a British Psychological Society publication which promotes research… Continue reading Introducing the journal The Psychology of Women and Equalities Review (POWER)

Psychology, Social Psychology

Digital mothering

Recently our Dr. Lisa Lazard presented her research on digital mothering and the psychology of why parents upload photos of their children to social media at the OU Psychological Society conference (OUPS). Here's a pic of her presenting and some more information about her research in this area... Participation in online life has become increasingly a… Continue reading Digital mothering

Psychology, Social Psychology

Past Voices and Present Voices: Feminists Making a POW in the Now

Over on the Psychology’s Feminist Voices blog, Katherine Hubbard has written a post about some work she's done with our Rose Capdevila about people’s engagement with the Psychology of Women Section (POWS) of the British Psychological Society - just recently renamed the Psychology of Women and Equalities Section (POWeS). One of the most wonderful things about Psychology’s Feminist Voices is its resurrection of the voices… Continue reading Past Voices and Present Voices: Feminists Making a POW in the Now