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In Dialogue with Professor John Dixon about his Talk at the OPRC Launch Event

Professor John Dixon speaking at the OPRC Launch 2021 ‘Captive Geographies: Places, Identities and the ‘Time-Geography’ of Sectarian Segregation in Belfast’ Sue: So John, please tell me, what’s this talk all about? John: The talk is about a collaborative research programme called the Belfast Mobility Project. The project, which was funded by the ESRC, explored… Continue reading In Dialogue with Professor John Dixon about his Talk at the OPRC Launch Event

CUSP, Events, Open Psychology Research Centre, Political Psychology, Psychology in the world, Student news

Captive Geographies: Places, Identities and the ‘Time-Geography’ of Sectarian Segregation in Belfast

Desegregation is a process through which members of formerly separated groups are brought together, often through the removal of institutional barriers to interaction. Two recurring arguments have been presented in favour of desegregation. The first holds that it promotes intergroup harmony and the reduction of prejudice; the second that it promotes social justice and equality.… Continue reading Captive Geographies: Places, Identities and the ‘Time-Geography’ of Sectarian Segregation in Belfast

Psychology, Research in the School

Nonverbal coordination increases with lie difficulty

The Times and the New Scientist have recently published articles about a research paper entitled 'A liar and a copycat', co-authored by Professor John Dixon of the Open University School of Psychology and Counselling. In this paper, the authors demonstrate in two experiments that lying affects the interactional dynamics and non-verbal behaviour between two people.… Continue reading Nonverbal coordination increases with lie difficulty

Psychology, Psychology in the world, Research in the School

Stitches and stories: a different kind of research impact

Academic researchers want their research findings to have an effect on the social world: this is referred to as 'impact'. A short film records an example from the work of academics in the School of Psychology and Counselling, and the School of Arts and Humanities. In 2018 Prof. John Dixon led the Belfast Mobility Project,… Continue reading Stitches and stories: a different kind of research impact

Academic journal, Psychology, Social Psychology

Introducing the European Journal of Social Psychology (EJSP)

  We continue to introduce journals on which the School's academics have editorial roles.  Professor John Dixon and Dr Eleni Andreouli are both Associate Editors of the European Journal of Social Psychology. As members of the Editorial Board, John Dixon and Eleni Andreouli oversee the review and publication process of papers submitted to the journal. The… Continue reading Introducing the European Journal of Social Psychology (EJSP)