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COVID 19 pandemic and the digital divide

Clap for Carers image. Copyright free provided by UpSplash The OU’s Psychology & Counselling’s Dr Ben Evans and Dr Lara Frumkin are currently involved in The Digital Technologies Power and Control Working Group (DTPCWG) who have designed a UK-based qualitative research study regarding the access, experience and divide, amongst different focus groups, of digital technology, particularly between the… Continue reading COVID 19 pandemic and the digital divide

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New developments in psychology: insights from our research groups

Recently, members of the School's research groups recorded their conversations with other academics in their fields: Paul Stenner from CuSP talked to Prof. Sonia Livingstone about social psychology, the internet and young people's lives todayDavid Kaposi from PHeW talked to Prof. Peter Fonagy about openness, psychoanalysis, mentalisation and trustSarah Laurence from FCRG talked to Prof.… Continue reading New developments in psychology: insights from our research groups

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Psychology research and counter-terrorism: an interview with Prof. Andrew Silke

Dr Lara Frumkin from the Forensic Cognition Research Group conducts an interview on psychology research and counter-terrorism as part of the pre-launch programme for the Open Psychology research centre. In this video-recorded interview, Professor Andrew Silke, Professor of Terrorism, Risk and Resilience at Cranfield University, discusses his work on counter-terrorism.  He speaks with Dr. Lara… Continue reading Psychology research and counter-terrorism: an interview with Prof. Andrew Silke

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Reforming Scotland’s unique jury system: why we need to listen to lawyers

Drs Lee Curley, James Munro, Lara Frumkin and Jim Turner from the School write about reforms to Scotland's legal system. Rape Crisis Scotland has once again called for the country’s not proven verdict to be scrapped, after new figures revealed that almost a quarter of all rape and attempted rape cases ended in acquittals under this verdict. In April,… Continue reading Reforming Scotland’s unique jury system: why we need to listen to lawyers

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Become a research participant in a study of jurors’ decision-making

Drs James Munro, Lara Frumkin, Jim Turner and Lee Curley from the School are conducting research into how jurors in Scottish courtrooms make decisions. Would you like to participate in the study? Check the information and the link below. We are conducting a study into how individuals make decisions in Scottish courtrooms. As researchers we… Continue reading Become a research participant in a study of jurors’ decision-making