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

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Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Social Psychology

What’s the Truth about False Allegations and Sexual Violence?

Our Lisa Lazard has written a great piece over on The Conversation about the reality behind current panics around false allegations and sexual violence, which are really very uncommon. Why didn’t these women speak up sooner? This was asked time and time again during the recent public furore around sexual harassment, violence and abuse. Underlying the… Continue reading What’s the Truth about False Allegations and Sexual Violence?

Counselling, Psychology

New resource on Gender, Sexual & Relationship Diversity and Mental Health

Our Meg-John Barker has written this new resource for the British Association for Counselling and Psychology (BACP) all about how to work with clients across Gender, Sexual & Relationship Diversity (GSRD). The resource gives an up-to-date understanding of the psychology of gender, sexuality, and relationships, as well as half a page or so on each… Continue reading New resource on Gender, Sexual & Relationship Diversity and Mental Health

Psychology, Social Psychology

Harvey Weinstein, Sexual Harassment and 21st Century Living – by Lisa Lazard

Lisa Lazard writes...  Over the last year, the topic of sexual harassment seems rarely out of the news. The case of Harvey Weinstein is the most recent in a series of high profile sexual harassment cases that have been brought to public attention in 2017. In reverse order, the case against Ex Radio DJ, David… Continue reading Harvey Weinstein, Sexual Harassment and 21st Century Living – by Lisa Lazard

Counselling, Psychology, Social Psychology

Developing psychosocially informed self-help on gender

Meg-John Barker writes... In a previous blog for OU CCIG I outlined my whole project of creating psychosocially informed self-help, and the various methods involved: reviewing existing theory and research; analysing existing self-help; conducting collaborative research with gender-, sexual-, and relationship-diverse (GSRD) communities; autoethnographic reflection; and creative dissemination. This time I want to reflect on one particular… Continue reading Developing psychosocially informed self-help on gender