Psychology, Psychology in the world

Public reactions to COVID-19

Dr Jim Turner and Dr Lara Frumkin from the School consider psychological reactions to the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK, asking how far the current extraordinary situation resembles other major incidents, like terrorist attacks. They describe their new research project to investigate people's responses to COVID-19 and invite readers to participate in the study. Psychologists… Continue reading Public reactions to COVID-19

Social Psychology

Bottom up – how to tackle radicalisation with Lara Frumkin

Lara Frumkin did a podcast this week with Progress. How do we ‘combat extremism’? Radicalisation is an extremely complex issue, and its manifestations are rapidly changing. Conor Pope and Alison McGovern are joined by Lara Frumkin, senior lecturer in psychology at the Open University, who researches the psychology behind radicalisation. You can listen to the podcast here.