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COVID 19 pandemic and the digital divide

Clap for Carers image. Copyright free provided by UpSplash The OU’s Psychology & Counselling’s Dr Ben Evans and Dr Lara Frumkin are currently involved in The Digital Technologies Power and Control Working Group (DTPCWG) who have designed a UK-based qualitative research study regarding the access, experience and divide, amongst different focus groups, of digital technology, particularly between the… Continue reading COVID 19 pandemic and the digital divide

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OU Experts Ask: What’s in a face? Dr Catriona Havard of OPRC discusses her research expertise in face recognition

Photo credit: Shutterstock Dr Catriona Havard, a member of the Open Psychology & Counselling Centre (OPRC) strand, Forensic Cognition Research Group (FCRG) has engaged in many years of extensive research in facial cognition; including the complexities, biases and implications of misidentification, and the possibilities of using artificial intelligence (AI) and its reliability. You can find… Continue reading OU Experts Ask: What’s in a face? Dr Catriona Havard of OPRC discusses her research expertise in face recognition

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Psychology research and counter-terrorism: an interview with Prof. Andrew Silke

Dr Lara Frumkin from the Forensic Cognition Research Group conducts an interview on psychology research and counter-terrorism as part of the pre-launch programme for the Open Psychology research centre. In this video-recorded interview, Professor Andrew Silke, Professor of Terrorism, Risk and Resilience at Cranfield University, discusses his work on counter-terrorism.  He speaks with Dr. Lara… Continue reading Psychology research and counter-terrorism: an interview with Prof. Andrew Silke

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The Psychology of Face Perception

Dr Sarah Laurence, a Lecturer in the School, interviews Professor Cathy Mondloch, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Face Perception Lab at Brock University, Canada. Professor Mondloch is an expert on the Psychology of Face Perception. She explains the importance of face recognition in real world settings, such as the difficulties faced by people… Continue reading The Psychology of Face Perception

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Line of Duty: A Psychologist’s View

Dr Zoe Walkington from the School trains police officers in investigative interviewing techniques as part of her work for the Centre for Policing Research and Learning at the Open University. Utilising this insider perspective, she writes about the tv series that Britain is watching on Sunday evenings, Line of Duty. Read the article here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5cNwtbKsjtQPG33ZV4Wrmj2/in-the-line-of-duty-our-love-affair-with-tv-detectives… Continue reading Line of Duty: A Psychologist’s View