Winter postcards from our modules

A Winter Postcard from DD210 Living Psychology

We continue our series of winter postcards from Psychology and Counselling modules. Becky Nash, an Associate Lecturer, writes about what's happening on DD210 Living Psychology. Hello, I’m Becky Nash and I've been an Associate Lecturer with the OU since 2010. I was keen to get back to work after a maternity break as I kept… Continue reading A Winter Postcard from DD210 Living Psychology

Psychology in the world

Artificial Intelligence and rationality as psychological issues

Psychologists are interested in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its possibilities, as discussed in the Level 2 module Living Psychology. This week there are news reports of successful experiments with the use of AI for medical diagnosis, but also warnings of the potential for ‘spectacular and unpredictable’ failures https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/sep/24/ai-equal-with-human-experts-in-medical-diagnosis-study-finds In a new psychology blog, Dr Lee Curley discusses… Continue reading Artificial Intelligence and rationality as psychological issues

A Tutor's View

DD210 Living Psychology: A Tutor’s View

Continuing our series in which Associate Lecturers introduce modules that they tutor on, Aoife Thornton tells you about DD210 Living Psychology. Hello.  My name is Aoife Thornton.  I’ve been tutoring on psychology modules with the OU for eleven years.   I’ve worked on DD210 since its first presentation in 2015 - and I’m still a fan! I’m an ex-OU psychology… Continue reading DD210 Living Psychology: A Tutor’s View