CUSP, Psychology, Research in the School, Social Psychology

Sexual Harassment, Psychology and Feminism – A New book

In a new book, Dr Lisa Lazard from the School explores #MeToo and how women’s assumed empowerment in contemporary culture has shaped understandings of sexual harassment and social responses to it. This book explores how the phenomenon of sexual harassment has been made sense of and understood, both in psychology and in popular culture, over… Continue reading Sexual Harassment, Psychology and Feminism – A New book

Academic journal, Psychology

Introducing the journal The Psychology of Women and Equalities Review (POWER)

The School's academics contribute to academic journals by publishing articles, and also by taking key editorial roles. Today we begin a new series in which we introduce some of the journals. Dr Lisa Lazard was formerly editor of The Psychology of Women and Equalities Review (POWER). This is a British Psychological Society publication which promotes research… Continue reading Introducing the journal The Psychology of Women and Equalities Review (POWER)

CUSP, Psychology, Research in the School

She’s so vain? OU Psychologists explore how young women understand their own selfies

In a recent article, Dr Lisa Lazard and Dr Rose Capdevila explore how young women make sense of selfies against social disapproval of this practice as narcissistic. It is common for those who take and post selfies to be accused of narcissism. Since women and young people engage in photo sharing practices more frequently than… Continue reading She’s so vain? OU Psychologists explore how young women understand their own selfies

Psychology, Psychology in the world, Research in the School

A film about Sharenting: Are you sharing too much online?

For many parents, it’s natural to share images of their children on social media. But is this fair? Rose Capdevila,Catriona Havard and Lisa Lazard from the School contribute to a new BBC Ideas film that explores the ethics of "sharenting". You can watch the film here  https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/how-much-should-we-share-about-our-kids-online/p08bzl7t    

CUSP, Psychology, Research in the School

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