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Psychology Colleagues from The Open University to Present at the SPSSI Conference in June

Congratulations to Dr Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, Dr Laura McGrath, Dr Evangelos Ntontis and Dr Sandra Obradovic in the School of Psychology & Counselling (The OU), who have successfully secured the Open Psychology Research Centre (OPRC) fund and have been accepted to present at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) conference in San… Continue reading Psychology Colleagues from The Open University to Present at the SPSSI Conference in June

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The Politics of Mental Health: Taking Experiential Knowledge Seriously

PHeW Strand Lead, Dr David Kaposi introduces Professor Helen Spandler (University of Central Lancashire), followed by commentaries from Dr Simon Clarke and Dr Laura McGrath (The OU) and Q&A session. Current mental health discourse often refers to the value of ‘lived experience’ and ‘experts by experience’. But what does it really mean to take experience… Continue reading The Politics of Mental Health: Taking Experiential Knowledge Seriously

Research in the School, Social Psychology

Drawing and mapping methods in psychological research

Dr Laura McGrath from the School writes about a new article titled Building visual worlds: Using maps in qualitative psychological research on affect and emotion. This article, by Laura McGrath, Shauna Mullarkey and Paula Reavey, was published in a special edition of the journal Qualitative Research in Psychology. The articles in the special edition, 'Feelings Affects and Emotions… Continue reading Drawing and mapping methods in psychological research

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Introducing new academics in the School: Dr Laura McGrath

This week we meet another of the new academics in the School of Counselling and Psychology, Dr Laura McGrath. Tell us about your interests and the area of psychology that you work in.  The majority of my work to date has looked at the relationship between material space and mental health. I looked at this… Continue reading Introducing new academics in the School: Dr Laura McGrath