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Cultures of Listening: a new article

Open Psychology Research Centre academic Dr Johanna Motzkau talks about her new article. Her research brings a fresh pair of ears to the problem of what it means to listen. My new paper with Nick Lee, examines how psychologists have studied listening, then goes on to develop a concept of listening that is better able… Continue reading Cultures of Listening: a new article

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Energetic Openings: Intersectional Psychology and Social Justice Trajectories

CuSP Strand Lead Professor Stephanie Taylor introduces Professor Ann Phoenix (University College, London), followed by Ann's talk and commentaries from Dr Johanna Motzkau and Dr Jovan Byford (The OU) and Q&A session. In recent years, the international psychotherapy field has seen an increasing recognition of the role that client preferences play in the psychotherapy decision-making… Continue reading Energetic Openings: Intersectional Psychology and Social Justice Trajectories

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Feminist Critical Psychology in an International Context: A discussion with members of CuSP and the Discourse Unit.

Prof. Rose Capdevila, Dr. Johanna Motzkau and Prof Sarah Crafter, from the School, talk to three renowned critical and feminist psychologists. They are Prof Erica Burman, Dr. Ilana Mountian and Prof Ingrid Palmary. They talk about their connections to the Discourse Unit and the translatability of psychology across different geographical locations, disciplinary boundaries and traditions. … Continue reading Feminist Critical Psychology in an International Context: A discussion with members of CuSP and the Discourse Unit.

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Life under lockdown: home schooling and other stresses

Dr Johanna Motzkau from the School brings her expertise as an academic and a psychologist to the realities of parenting under lockdown. Our first week under lockdown was quite challenging. I found that no amount of the OU module production team management skills that I thought would get me through this seemed quite up to… Continue reading Life under lockdown: home schooling and other stresses

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New research in the School: problems of listening, hearing and voice

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