A new paper by Paul Stenner and David Kaposi reflects on the Covid-19 pandemic and the special difficulties that it poses for thinking about the future. Here, David Kaposi presents an abridged version of the paper. He begins by considering the Queen's recent address to the nation: 'While we have faced challenges before, this one… Continue reading The Covid-19 pandemic as a liminal hotspot
What feelings and emotions do you bring to the organisation you work for? A new article discusses this question and explores changes in the way that workers relate to their employers. Do you feel passionately engaged with your work? Do you hope to make your work-life a fun matter of play? Or is it more… Continue reading The emotional organisation?
A new publication from the School of Psychology and Counselling challenges psychologists to take art and film seriously, especially during times of crisis when people go through 'liminal experiences'. The article is the result of a collaboration between Professor Paul Stennerfrom the Open University and Professor Tania Zittounfrom the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. The online first version has just appeared in… Continue reading The importance of art and film for psychology
Sage Research Methods, edited by Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Alexandru Cernat, Joseph W. Sakshaug and Richard A. Williams, is a new 4 million word publication on research methods, updating the well-known series, Sage Encyclopedia of Research Methods, to an online format. The School's Academics have authored two of the Foundation chapters in Sage Research Methods. Professor… Continue reading Research methods: the School’s academics contribute to a major new online publication
Professor Paul Stenner leads the Culture and Social Psychology group in the School. This blog outlines some of his recent research activities, including the presentation of an international lecture and the publications of new chapters and articles. This August, Paul Stenner (Professor of Social Psychology, OU) gave the ‘Innovations in Psychology Lecture’ at Aalborg University,… Continue reading What do professors do all day?