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In conversation with Dr Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, a new Research Associate in the School of Psychology & Counselling at the Open University

Photo credit: Dr Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir presenting her research on regulatory focus and coping strategies among Syrian refugees at the 18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology in Granada/Spain in 2017. Sue: So, Nihan, tell us, what are your academic/psychology interests? Nihan: My first line of research examines social identity dynamics and intergroup… Continue reading In conversation with Dr Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, a new Research Associate in the School of Psychology & Counselling at the Open University

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In Dialogue with Professor Darren Langdridge about his talk at the OPRC Launch Event

'Stories of Sexual Citizenship: Conviction and Critique' Sue: What’s this talk all about Darren? Darren: Well, we hear a lot about how things have gotten better for people who are lesbian, gay, and bisexual. It’s common to hear that ‘things are okay for the gays now’, in particular, and to some extent that is true.… Continue reading In Dialogue with Professor Darren Langdridge about his talk at the OPRC Launch Event

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Discover the new Social and Cultural  Psychology of Professor Paul Stenner in a new book ‘Experience on the Edge: Theorising Liminality’

The book is described by its editors Brady Wagoner and Tania Zittoun as follows: 'This volume grew out of an event - the first of the Innovations in Psychology Lecture Series (formerly the 'Niels Bohr Lectures in Cultural Psychology') - hosted by the Centre for Cultural Psychology at Aalborg University, Denmark. Each year, a rising… Continue reading Discover the new Social and Cultural  Psychology of Professor Paul Stenner in a new book ‘Experience on the Edge: Theorising Liminality’

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OU Experts Ask: What’s in a face? Dr Catriona Havard of OPRC discusses her research expertise in face recognition

Photo credit: Shutterstock Dr Catriona Havard, a member of the Open Psychology & Counselling Centre (OPRC) strand, Forensic Cognition Research Group (FCRG) has engaged in many years of extensive research in facial cognition; including the complexities, biases and implications of misidentification, and the possibilities of using artificial intelligence (AI) and its reliability. You can find… Continue reading OU Experts Ask: What’s in a face? Dr Catriona Havard of OPRC discusses her research expertise in face recognition

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The Open Psychology Research Centre has now been launched!

Thank you to the many people who attended the successful launch! The Open Psychology research centre was officially opened on Tuesday 6th July by the OU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Tim Blackman, and the FASS Executive Dean, Prof. Ian Fribbance. To mark launch day, we had keynote lectures from Prof. Ann Phoenix, Prof. Helen Spandler and Prof.… Continue reading The Open Psychology Research Centre has now been launched!