Psychology, Social Psychology

Happy Halloween: Why we love horror

Meg-John Barker is in the US at the moment so they took some time out during this Halloween period to make this video about why we seem to be so drawn to horror movies and fiction. The recent film It is the top-grossing horror movie of all time and makes some intriguing links between real-life… Continue reading Happy Halloween: Why we love horror

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Counselling, Psychology, Social Psychology

Developing psychosocially informed self-help on gender

Meg-John Barker writes... In a previous blog for OU CCIG I outlined my whole project of creating psychosocially informed self-help, and the various methods involved: reviewing existing theory and research; analysing existing self-help; conducting collaborative research with gender-, sexual-, and relationship-diverse (GSRD) communities; autoethnographic reflection; and creative dissemination. This time I want to reflect on one particular… Continue reading Developing psychosocially informed self-help on gender

Counselling, Psychology, Social Psychology

New book on gender from OU Psychologist

Meg-John Barker's new book How to Understand Your Gender comes out today! Published by Jessica Kingsley and co-authored with psychotherapist Alex Iantaffi, this book attempts to make the psychology of gender accessible to everybody. The Open University CCIG kindly sponsored Julia Scheele's beautiful cover and illustrations throughout the book. The blurb for How To Understand Your Gender says...… Continue reading New book on gender from OU Psychologist