Counselling, Psychology, Social Psychology

New edition of relationship self-help book out

Our Meg-John Barker has published the second edition of their book Rewriting the Rules this year. Here's what they had to say about it for Psychology Today... There’s a lot of information out there about relationships, and much of it implies that when things aren’t working, you are the problem. Maybe it’s time to revise… Continue reading New edition of relationship self-help book out

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CUSP, Psychology, Social Psychology

CUSP Launch

You are cordially invited to the launch of Culture and Social Psychology (CUSP), a new research nexus stemming from the Open University’s School of Psychology. Alongside director Professor Paul Stenner’s introduction, the launch event will feature talks by Professor Lynne Segal (Birkbeck) and Professor Peter Hegarty (University of Surrey). The event will take place on… Continue reading CUSP Launch

Psychology, Social Psychology

New Book: Mediated Intimacy – Sex Advice in Media Culture

Last month Meg-John Barker launched a new academic book with Prof Rosalind Gill and Dr Laura Harvey. The book, Mediated Intimacy, is a study of sex advice across all kinds of media including blogs, zines, sex manuals, reality TV, apps, and problem pages. Get your copy of the book here. For more information, here is the… Continue reading New Book: Mediated Intimacy – Sex Advice in Media Culture

Psychology, Social Psychology

Introducing CUSP: Social psychology as a social and cultural field

Over on the blog for DD317, Advancing social psychology, our Dr. Stephanie Taylor recently introduced a new academic group in the School of Psychology and explained why its members see society and culture as central concerns for psychology... Social psychologists in the School of psychology at the OU have formed a new group to promote their… Continue reading Introducing CUSP: Social psychology as a social and cultural field

Counselling, Psychology

New resource on Gender, Sexual & Relationship Diversity and Mental Health

Our Meg-John Barker has written this new resource for the British Association for Counselling and Psychology (BACP) all about how to work with clients across Gender, Sexual & Relationship Diversity (GSRD). The resource gives an up-to-date understanding of the psychology of gender, sexuality, and relationships, as well as half a page or so on each… Continue reading New resource on Gender, Sexual & Relationship Diversity and Mental Health