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OPRC contributes to Children’s Commissioner’s Family Review

Photo credit: Pixabay In May 2022 there was a call for submissions from the Children’s Commissioner for evidence to contribute to their Family Review The OPRC put forward three submissions from the Children Caring on the Move project (Professor Sarah Crafter), the Child Language Brokers and Spaces of Belonging project (also Professor Crafter) and the… Continue reading OPRC contributes to Children’s Commissioner’s Family Review

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Summer in the School

Here is a look back to a post from this time last year. The same holds true. The summer month of August is traditionally a quiet month in universities, but the Open University is different and there is still a lot happening here in the School of Psychology & Counselling, and the Open Psychology Research… Continue reading Summer in the School

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New Book-Putting Psychology in its Place: Critical historical perspective

Photo Credit: Routledge ' Putting Psychology in its Place: Critical historical perspective' by Professors Graham Richards and Paul Stenner Abstract This fourth edition of Putting Psychology in Its Place builds on the previous three in introducing the history of Psychology and placing the discipline within its historical and social contexts. Written by esteemed Psychologists Graham Richards and… Continue reading New Book-Putting Psychology in its Place: Critical historical perspective

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‘The dialogue between citizens and their governments – that’s what I care about’ – Dr Kesi Mahendran with The Psychologist

Dr Kesi Mahendran in the interview with Ella Rhodes at the Psychologist  Political psychologist Kesi Mahendran who founded the Public Dialogue Psychology Collaboratory within the Open Psychology Research Centre - recently spoke with Ella Rhodes at the Psychologist  about her work at the interface between psychology and political science. In the interview she discusses how… Continue reading ‘The dialogue between citizens and their governments – that’s what I care about’ – Dr Kesi Mahendran with The Psychologist

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Intergenerational play at a distance: Using technology to support grandparent-grandchild relationships

Photo Credit: Pexels Images By Professor Rose Capdevila and Dr Lisa Lazard (Psychology & Counselling-FASS) and Anna Taylor (Independent Researcher), Amanda Gummer (FUNdamentally Children) Research suggests that the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren can have important positive psychological benefits for both. For children, the support grandparents can give has been linked to positive emotional outcomes… Continue reading Intergenerational play at a distance: Using technology to support grandparent-grandchild relationships