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The Sarah Everard murder: the problem with the government’s plan to make women ‘feel’ safer

The Conversation publishes the article by Dr Lisa Lazard and the Intersectional Violence Research Group Our recent article on the “Sarah Everard murder: the problem with the government’s plan to make women ‘feel’ safer” in The Conversation arose out of our work on the Psychology of Women & Equalities Section (POWES) of The British Psychological… Continue reading The Sarah Everard murder: the problem with the government’s plan to make women ‘feel’ safer

Psychology, Social Psychology

Social media, gender and relationships

Social media practices are part of contemporary life, including family relationships. Dr Rose Capdevila and Dr Lisa Lazard from the School are part of an academic team who study Networking Families using a critical psychological perspective. You can read about the research on the Networking Families website. http://fass.open.ac.uk/research/groups/networking-families

Psychology, Social Psychology

You Women’s Digital Lives event

Abigail Locke, Charlie Dann, Lisa Lazard, Rose Capdevila and Sandra Roper are holding a one day event on "Young Women's Digital Lives" (as part of a BPS Seminar Series "Locating gendered relationships in digital space") at The Open University in Camden on Monday the 25th of March 2019. Speakers include Dr Beth Bell (York St John University), Prof Ros Gill, and… Continue reading You Women’s Digital Lives event

Counselling, Psychology, Social Psychology

New course on gender identity

Open University Psychology have got together with gender charity Gendered Intelligence to put together this FutureLearn two week course about understanding gender identity. The course is a good starting point for any individual or organisation looking to increase their awareness of gender diversity, particularly trans identities. Ultimately, people taking the course will learn how to… Continue reading New course on gender identity

Counselling, Psychology, Social Psychology

New edition of relationship self-help book out

Our Meg-John Barker has published the second edition of their book Rewriting the Rules this year. Here's what they had to say about it for Psychology Today... There’s a lot of information out there about relationships, and much of it implies that when things aren’t working, you are the problem. Maybe it’s time to revise… Continue reading New edition of relationship self-help book out